Ikea sales rise boosts market share
14 Oct 2013 7:25:56
Global furniture giant Ikea reports a rise in full-year sales and says it has managed to gain market share in almost all its markets.
VIDEO: India's lonely widows
14 Oct 2013 7:25:07
Shilpa Kannan investigates India’s growing population of elderly people with no family to fall back on.
Bennett fears for Welsh regions
14 Oct 2013 6:33:19
Former Wales and Lions fly-half Phil Bennett says the Welsh regions could go bust without European rugby next season.
Banks may be fined for 'swap' loans
14 Oct 2013 6:20:07
The Financial Conduct Authority says it could fine banks who mis-sold complex loan insurance products
Food prices fuel China inflation
14 Oct 2013 4:48:33
Consumer prices in China rise more than forecast in September, by 3.1%, fuelled mainly by a surge in food prices.
VIDEO: UK and China 'have much in common'
14 Oct 2013 3:09:59
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has said that the UK and China have 'much in common' in a speech on a visit to China.
Cancer costing Europe 'billions'
14 Oct 2013 1:27:03
Cancer costs countries in the European Union 126bn euro (£107bn) a year, according to an analysis.
Warming makes El Nino 'more intense'
14 Oct 2013 1:12:50
New research says that the El Nino weather phenomenon will be more intense as a result of rising temperatures.
Hundreds of illegal waste sites shut
14 Oct 2013 1:07:08
The Environment Agency says that it is shutting down 25 illegal waste sites every week.
GM rice opponents wicked - minister
14 Oct 2013 0:31:18
Opponents to the development of a type of genetically modified rice enriched with vitamin A are criticised as "wicked" by the environment secretary.
VIDEO: 'Banking 'swap' cost us £100,000'
14 Oct 2013 0:06:24
Banks who mis-sold customers complex loan insurance products could be fined by the regulator, BBC Panorama has learned.
Grangemouth strike talks to be held
13 Oct 2013 3:44:25
The operator of the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical site is to begin talks with union bosses in a bid to avert a planned 48-hour strike.
Cooking up a successful food business
13 Oct 2013 3:33:05
How driving to Asia inspired a ready meals business
What does China own in Britain?
13 Oct 2013 3:25:15
The surprising targets of Chinese investment
Plight of India's abandoned widows
13 Oct 2013 3:17:27
The growing number of elderly women struggling to survive
VIDEO: What is the US debt ceiling?
13 Oct 2013 3:06:54
Hugh Pym explains why the US debt dispute matters.
Housing bubble risk 'extremely slim'
13 Oct 2013 3:00:27
The EY Item Club plays down the risk of a housing bubble in the UK as "extremely slim".
IMF chief warns of recession risk
13 Oct 2013 3:00:01
The head of the International Monetary Fund warns a US default could spark a global recession, as the deadlock in Congress continues.
UK to relax Chinese visa rules
13 Oct 2013 1:00:05
The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
VIDEO: World Bank warning over US shutdown
13 Oct 2013 4:24:36
The World Bank is warning of grave consequences for the global economy if politicians in the United States fail to increase the government's borrowing limit by Thursday's deadline.
'Massive' energy investment expected
13 Oct 2013 2:54:33
Britain's energy sector is close to securing tens of billions of pounds in investment from the Far East, Energy Secretary Ed Davey says.
VIDEO: Ireland 'to exit bailout this year'
13 Oct 2013 2:23:33
The Republic of Ireland is on track to exit its international bailout programme by December, Prime Minister Enda Kenny says.
Public asked to track slug invasion
13 Oct 2013 1:17:06
Scientists ask for the public's help to track the spread of an invasive species of slug throughout Britain.
Osborne begins China trade trip
13 Oct 2013 8:55:58
Chancellor George Osborne is beginning a trip to China to promote UK business and encourage Chinese investors to consider the UK.
World Bank warns on US debt crisis
13 Oct 2013 8:54:45
World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, warns the US is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the crisis over the borrowing limit.