US prices fall on cheaper petrol
14 Dec 2012 5:02:19
US consumer prices declined in November due to a sharp drop in petrol costs, according to official figures, the first fall for six months.
VIDEO: Baggage handlers protest at market plans
14 Dec 2012 4:29:17
The single market aimed to open up services across Europe to competition 20 years ago, but there are still areas of the economy where it has not been brought in.
AUDIO: British firm decorates Bethlehem tree
14 Dec 2012 3:59:16
BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to the Liverpool-based company chosen to decorate Bethlehem's 55-ft Christmas tree.
Online users 'need 22 passwords'
14 Dec 2012 3:50:11
Internet users have an average of 22 password-protected accounts, a survey by the Payments Council finds, but many put them at risk by using the same log-in details.
LSE gets nod to buy LCH Clearnet
14 Dec 2012 3:27:20
The UK's competition regulator gives the London Stock Exchange Group the go-ahead for its planned takeover of clearing house LCH Clearnet.
Rail staff to hold 24-hour strike
14 Dec 2012 3:22:14
Workers at CrossCountry Trains will stage a 24-hour strike over a "comprehensive breakdown" in industrial relations.
AUDIO: Why seals are getting photo IDs
14 Dec 2012 3:13:42
Scientist Dr Paddy Pomeroy told 5 live why some grey seals were getting photo identification in the Outer Hebrides.
Reservoirs 'can affect rainfall'
14 Dec 2012 3:08:26
Researchers say large man-made reservoirs can increase the intensity of rainfall and can affect the effectiveness of flood defences.
VIDEO: Digital newspaper The Daily closing
14 Dec 2012 1:48:55
Rupert Murdoch's The Daily was the first paper available only on tablet computers and smartphones. But a lack of readership has meant it is to close down.
Rent 'to rise faster than prices'
14 Dec 2012 1:35:52
Surveyors predict that UK house prices will rise by 2% in 2013, but that the cost of renting will increase twice as fast.
Scotland 'could lead' on fracking
14 Dec 2012 1:31:23
The head of Weir Group says Scotland is well placed to be at the forefront of a new European shale oil and gas industry.
Construction output decline slows
14 Dec 2012 0:52:34
Output in the UK construction industry fell 5.1% in October, which was the smallest decline since February, official figures show.
Euro factory output pain eases
14 Dec 2012 0:43:43
The decline in the eurozone's manufacturing sector has eased, a survey indicates, a rare spot of good news for the recession-racked region.
Deeper eurozone union 'agreed'
14 Dec 2012 9:52:00
EU leaders have agreed on a roadmap for eurozone integration beyond the deal on centralised banking supervision, Germany's Chancellor Merkel says.
Scientists call for Turing pardon
14 Dec 2012 9:21:20
Some of Britain's leading scientists call on the government to grant a posthumous pardon to Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing.
VIDEO: Novelty knitwear Christmas boom
14 Dec 2012 9:00:53
The traditional Christmas jumper was once a dreaded gift but now festive knitwear has turned trendy.
Indian inflation declines further
14 Dec 2012 8:39:14
India's inflation declines further in November, helped by an easing of fuel and manufacturing prices.
Fitch keeps France's AAA rating
14 Dec 2012 8:23:09
Fitch maintains the French government's top AAA credit rating, the only major ratings agency left to say the country deserves to be among the world's most creditworthy borrowers.
VIDEO: Seasonal peak for shopping trolleys
14 Dec 2012 7:25:22
As supermarkets entice shoppers with festive offers and the aisles get busier, one company is doing its bit to ease peak demand for shopping trolleys.
VIDEO: China 'driving global wine market'
14 Dec 2012 3:28:59
Greater China, and Honk Kong in particular, is driving the international market for top end wines, says Sotheby's.
VIDEO: 'Huge potential' for Indonesian films
14 Dec 2012 3:24:58
Indonesia's burgeoning film industry can play a important part in the country's economic and cultural development, says a leading director.
PetroChina agrees Canada gas deal
14 Dec 2012 3:17:06
PetroChina agrees to buy a 49.9% stake in Canadian firm Encana's natural gas project in Alberta, as it looks to meet growing domestic energy demand.
VIDEO: Economy key to Japanese election
14 Dec 2012 3:15:51
With parliamentary elections on Sunday, Japan's small businesses are concerned about three key policies designed to get the country's economy back on track.
Ash fungus genetic data released
14 Dec 2012 3:13:59
The first genetic data on the fungus afflicting British ash trees is released on the web to help research efforts.
Japan business sentiment worsens
14 Dec 2012 1:45:16
Sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers worsens in the three months to December, underlining the weakness in its economy.