Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'
Yesterday » 9:07:00
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
Yesterday » 8:49:51
The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
Spirit Pubs rejects offer from C&C
Yesterday » 8:15:29
Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.
Tesco woes still weigh on FTSE
Yesterday » 7:57:30
Troubled supermarket Tesco drags down London's benchmark FTSE 100 index for a second day running in early Friday trading.
Egyptian obelisk revealed anew
Yesterday » 7:47:58
Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light
Standalone TSB picks up customers
Yesterday » 6:37:00
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.
China's property prices decline
Yesterday » 6:26:37
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'
Yesterday » 6:25:48
The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.
VIDEO: Infosys 'will be pioneer once again'
Yesterday » 6:20:57
Infosys boss Vishal Sikka says the Indian software giant is bouncing back after struggling in recent years.
'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
Yesterday » 5:59:11
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
Science chief warns on acid oceans
Yesterday » 5:18:50
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
Qantas back on track to profit
24 Oct 2014 4:28:57
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Asian shares up following US stocks
24 Oct 2014 2:10:50
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
24 Oct 2014 1:01:28
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions among members.
UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU
24 Oct 2014 0:24:00
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because of the country's relative economic health.
Roman gums 'healthier than ours'
Yesterday » 3:45:08
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'
23 Oct 2014 3:41:09
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
Job centres to get digital makeover
23 Oct 2014 3:12:33
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures
23 Oct 2014 3:04:53
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
Call to scrap term-time holiday ban
Yesterday » 3:03:31
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
23 Oct 2014 0:41:59
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
Amazon reports increased losses
23 Oct 2014 0:40:43
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
China's billionaires' club
23 Oct 2014 9:00:09
A peek inside the richest club in China
VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid decline
23 Oct 2014 8:57:19
Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.
North America gears up for eclipse
23 Oct 2014 7:43:31
Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday.