Ford profits boosted by US and China
24 Jul 2013 2:01:45
Carmaker Ford reports healthy profits thanks to strong demand in its home US market and in China, which offset more losses in Europe.
Scottish insolvencies on the rise
24 Jul 2013 0:52:29
The number of people and companies going bust in Scotland is up, according to the latest official figures.
VIDEO: Have we stopped giving to charity shops?
24 Jul 2013 0:49:30
Oxfam Chief executive Mark Goldring believes charitable giving is down due to "people feeling the pinch".
RBS fined £5.6m over market trades
24 Jul 2013 0:40:31
Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £5.6m for incorrectly reporting trading activity on the financial markets.
HS2 rail challenge rejected by court
24 Jul 2013 0:39:18
A challenge to the government's HS2 high-speed rail project is rejected by the Court of Appeal.
Eurozone industry 'growing again'
24 Jul 2013 0:32:01
Private sector industry in the eurozone returned to growth in July, a survey suggests, boosting hopes that the area will emerge from recession.
VIDEO: Card fees: Good or bad for consumers?
24 Jul 2013 0:31:46
Would a proposed cap on credit and debit card processing fees help consumers - or actually cost them more?
New Scottish league brands unveiled
24 Jul 2013 0:23:13
The Scottish Professional Football League reveals the names of its league competitions.
Bird flocks black out Australia town
24 Jul 2013 0:04:18
Thousands of galahs and cockatoos flock to a town in Queensland, Australia, causing power cuts and disrupting residents, its mayor says.
EU credit card cap plans confirmed
24 Jul 2013 9:52:18
Plans to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards in the European Union have been published - but there is disagreement over the potential impact.
Dhaka factory collapse: Three months on
24 Jul 2013 9:41:23
Three months after Dhaka factory collapse, have things improved?
VIDEO: US swaps cigarettes for hummus
24 Jul 2013 8:55:55
America's growing taste for hummus could revive the Virginia's agricultural fortunes, once dependent on tobacco farming.
Easyjet shares up on profit outlook
24 Jul 2013 8:37:47
Easyjet shares jump 6% after the no-frills airline reports a strong rise in second quarter sales and says its full-year profits are set to beat expectations.
Wildlife re-homed for canal boats
24 Jul 2013 8:27:47
Nature reserves are created alongside a canal to protect wildlife so the number of boats can increase.
Weather boost for B&Q owner's sales
24 Jul 2013 7:09:43
B&Q owner Kingfisher reports improving sales after better weather boosts sales of outdoor products.
New 'Superman' shrew discovered
24 Jul 2013 6:54:52
A new species of the mysterious "Hero Shrew" has been discovered in Africa which sheds new light into the evolutionary changes of this unique strong shrew.
UK team unveils Mars concept mission
24 Jul 2013 6:54:22
Scientists at Imperial College London have designed a concept mission to land astronauts on Mars and return them to Earth.
Banks to publish local lending data
24 Jul 2013 4:23:27
The UK's biggest banks will have to reveal from next year how much they lend in thousands of local areas, the Treasury announces.
China factory activity at 11-month low
24 Jul 2013 3:15:36
China's manufacturing activity falls to an 11-month low in July, hurt by a decline in new orders, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
Japan exports continue to recover
24 Jul 2013 2:16:54
Japanese exports continue to recover, rising for a fourth month in a row in June, boosted by a weak yen and a revival in demand from Europe.
VIDEO: Valuing the heir to the UK throne
24 Jul 2013 1:28:50
A new baby is always valued - but the new Royal baby has been estimated to have an actual, cash value, says one brand expert.
VIDEO: Safety fears remain in Bangladesh units
24 Jul 2013 1:16:27
Three months on from the terrible collapse of a factory in Dhaka, fears remain about the safety of the four million workers in the garment industry.
VIDEO: Are chickpeas the new cash crop?
24 Jul 2013 1:15:19
For years, Virginia farmers made their living growing tobacco, but as people smoke less, demand for the crop dropped. Now, a new breed of chick peas may help make up for dwindling tobacco sales.
VIDEO: New worries for Fukushima workers
24 Jul 2013 1:07:30
Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they have seen steam rising from one of the damaged reactor buildings, for the second time in less than a week.
VIDEO: Philippines growth fails to filter down
24 Jul 2013 1:02:38
Sharanjit Leyl takes a look at how infrastructure spending in the Philippines does not always filter down to the people.