VIDEO: Mexican tops Forbes rich list again
04 Mar 2013 6:21:31
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires for a fourth year
TED: Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change - Allan Savory (2013)
04 Mar 2013 5:51:11
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
VIDEO: Can India boost slowing GDP?
04 Mar 2013 5:13:18
Announced alongside next year's budget was GDP figures for October to December which showed India's economy had grown by 4.5%
£5bn Liverpool docks plans approved
04 Mar 2013 5:09:04
Plans for a £5.5bn redevelopment of Liverpool's docklands are given the final go-ahead by the government.
Slim tops Forbes rich list again
04 Mar 2013 4:53:24
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim again comes top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest billionaires, while Warren Buffett slips back.
Miners fired for doing Harlem Shake
04 Mar 2013 3:50:42
Up to 15 miners in Australia have been fired after performing a version of the Harlem Shake underground and posting a video of it online.
Liverpool continues to make losses
04 Mar 2013 3:35:40
Premiership football club Liverpool continued to make losses in the 2011-12 financial year, but the lack of European competition failed to dent revenue, it says.
Toad crossing volunteers sought
04 Mar 2013 3:10:18
Volunteers are sought to save amorous toads from being killed on a road in Hampshire as they cross to spawn in nearby lakes.
AUDIO: 'Big revulsion' over executive pay
04 Mar 2013 3:09:19
Alan MacDougall, Managing Director of PIRC, says "there's large scale public anger about the problem of pay".
Eurozone to mull Cyprus bailout
04 Mar 2013 2:48:30
Eurozone finance ministers will meet in Brussels later to discuss how to fund a potential 17bn-euro ($22bn) bailout for Cyprus.
Analysis: A cure for HIV?
04 Mar 2013 2:35:59
Is the 30-year battle nearly over?
VIDEO: 'Exceptionally disappointing' loan figures
04 Mar 2013 2:29:07
The fall in lending by UK banks is "exceptionally disappointing" Labour's shadow treasury minister has said.
AUDIO: HSBC profits are 'relatively low'
04 Mar 2013 2:21:24
Allister Heath, editor of City AM, says HSBC's profits "are actually not that high".
Construction output falls again
04 Mar 2013 2:09:56
Output in the UK construction sector fell again in February, a survey indicates, as the sector suffered its worst month since October 2009.
Latvia applies to enter eurozone
04 Mar 2013 1:48:45
Latvia formally applies to join the euro in 2014, in a move which could see it become the 18th member of the bloc.
Banks reduce their lending further
04 Mar 2013 1:44:50
The number of loans being offered by banks has continued to fall, in spite of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).
Computer glitch hits Mars rover
04 Mar 2013 1:05:27
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover is put into "safe mode" after a computer glitch caused by corrupted files.
Benefit plans target new EU migrants
04 Mar 2013 1:00:15
Government plans to clamp down on "benefit tourism" could see both Britons and immigrants affected by changes to the rules on entitlement.
AUDIO: Illegal wildlife trade accelerating
04 Mar 2013 0:57:19
David Shukman reports from Bangkok as governments meet to discuss ways of halting the illegal trade in wildlife.
AUDIO: 'Decade of neglect of nuclear policy'
04 Mar 2013 0:05:52
The Conservative MP Tim Yeo says the government is guilty of a "decade of neglect of nuclear policy".
Bank of Ireland in 1.8bn-euro loss
04 Mar 2013 9:56:10
Bank of Ireland records a loss of 1.8bn euros for 2012, as the Irish lender saw little respite in the pace at which it had to write off bad loans.
HSBC profits rise despite large fine
04 Mar 2013 9:53:49
HSBC reports higher underlying profits in 2012, despite a $1.9bn fine from regulators for money laundering.
Orkney walrus heads back to the sea
04 Mar 2013 9:32:08
A walrus which turned up on a small Scottish island - in what has been described as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event - returns to the sea.
BOJ nominee promises bold steps
04 Mar 2013 9:30:38
Haruhiko Kuroda, nominated to be the next head of Japan's central bank, promises to do "whatever we can do" to raise inflation to 2%, sending Japanese shares higher.
VIDEO: HSBC's post crisis profit
04 Mar 2013 9:30:33
HSBC's profits have been hit by a $1.9bn (£1.2bn) dollar fine imposed on the bank by US authorities for allowing the laundering of money from Mexico and Iran.