Lending to small firms in spotlight
11 Mar 2014 7:54:31
Lending to small and medium firms is being analysed by the OFT on fears they may not be getting the best deal from their banking providers
Japan: Weak demand will dent exports
11 Mar 2014 7:19:22
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
VIDEO: Fukushima - three years on
11 Mar 2014 7:17:06
Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
VIDEO: Safe space landing for torch mission
11 Mar 2014 7:09:26
The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
VIDEO: Upbeat mood in Tehran bazaar
11 Mar 2014 6:53:07
The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
Carney faces MPs over forex probe
11 Mar 2014 4:02:58
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
First high-speed trading share sale
11 Mar 2014 4:00:06
Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
VIDEO: Pawn shops boom in Asia
11 Mar 2014 2:23:13
Leisha Chi reports on how pawn shops are becoming a more mainstream source of loans and jewellery in Asia.
Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax
11 Mar 2014 2:15:32
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses.
Lochhead to make Dounreay statement
11 Mar 2014 1:55:35
The Scottish environment secretary is to make a statement to MSPs about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
Genghis Khan 'lucky with weather'
11 Mar 2014 1:08:18
The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
UK joins 'super-microscope' project
11 Mar 2014 1:00:24
The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.
Skull fragments reveal new crocodile
11 Mar 2014 0:57:16
Two fossilised fragments from a crocodile skull found on the Isle of Wight indicate the discovery of a new species, researchers say.
Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection
11 Mar 2014 0:57:05
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
VIDEO: MP: More of us should go to the dogs
11 Mar 2014 0:26:36
Young people need to be encouraged to keep greyhound racing going, says a Labour MP who owns seven dogs.
Floods 'give UK jobs market boost'
11 Mar 2014 0:23:05
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.
Cheltenham Festival on track for the future
11 Mar 2014 0:11:46
Cheltenham Festival tracks bright future
Helping feed the world with big data
11 Mar 2014 0:02:26
How big data could help feed the world
FA may introduce betting ban - Dyke
10 Mar 2014 3:55:52
The Football Association may impose a ban on players and club staff gambling on football, says chairman Greg Dyke.
VIDEO: Banana firms set to merge
10 Mar 2014 3:50:29
Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn (£597m).
Elephants recognise human voices
10 Mar 2014 3:40:14
Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
eBay cuts chief exec's pay in half
10 Mar 2014 3:02:05
E-commerce giant eBay cuts the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half.
VIDEO: 'We are worse off as economy recovers'
10 Mar 2014 1:39:27
As the British Chambers of Commerce predicts a growth in the economy this summer, the BBC's George Alagiah reports from West Lothian, Scotland, on the differing fortunes of the local community.
Mining shares hit by iron ore slump
10 Mar 2014 1:28:24
Shares of some of the world's biggest mining companies are hit by a slump in the price of iron ore, amid fears of a Chinese economic slowdown.
How astrology helps Indian business
10 Mar 2014 0:17:28
Why astrology is still big business in India