Eurozone growth forecast cut to 1.7%
04 Feb 2016 0:41:35
The European Commission cuts its forecast for economic growth in the eurozone this year from 1.8% to 1.7%.
House price growth 'rises to 9.7%'
04 Feb 2016 9:56:59
House price growth in the UK increases to 9.7% in the year to January, up from 9.5% a month earlier, according to the Halifax.
Credit Suisse announces 4,000 job cuts
04 Feb 2016 9:11:02
Credit Suisse reports its first annual loss since 2008 and announces that it is going to cut 4,000 jobs.
FTSE 100 buoyed by mining stocks
04 Feb 2016 8:45:31
London's leading shares rise sharply in early Thursday trading, with mining stocks leading the rally.
Shell confirms 10,000 job cuts
04 Feb 2016 7:51:03
Royal Dutch Shell confirms it will cut 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years.
AstraZeneca warns of declining profits
04 Feb 2016 7:37:49
AstraZeneca warns that the expiry of the patent on its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Crestor will cut its profits this year.
El-Erian: Be obsessed with growth
04 Feb 2016 7:12:59
Mohamed el-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, has urged leaders to step in and ensure companies are investing in growth.
Sharp posts loss amid bailout talks
04 Feb 2016 7:03:03
Japanese electronics firm Sharp posts a net loss of $918m (£630m) even as it considers multiple bailout offers.
Surge in oil prices lifts Asian markets
04 Feb 2016 6:53:07
A surge in oil prices overnight helps lift investor confidence across most markets in Asia, with energy-related stocks largely higher.
Age UK energy deals to be examined
04 Feb 2016 6:25:44
Energy industry regulator Ofgem is to examine a claim that charity Age UK has been promoting unfavourable gas and electricity deals in return for cash.
GoPro shares fall 19% on quarterly loss
04 Feb 2016 6:23:42
GoPro shares fall as much as 19% in after-hours trade in the US after the firm's latest results show a loss-making December quarter.
Carney 'too aggressive' on rates threat
04 Feb 2016 5:43:32
A leading market figures tells the BBC the Governor of the Bank of England has confused markets by suggesting interest rates may rise - and then rowing back.
VIDEO: Central banks 'too aggressive' on rates
04 Feb 2016 5:43:16
Dominic Rossi, the head of global equities at Fidelity, says central banks have been 'too aggressive' when communicating over interest rates.
Australia energy firm drops CSG plans
04 Feb 2016 2:55:21
One of Australia's largest energy says it is winding down its coal seam gas operations, citing falling oil prices and long development times.
Paris deal could 'displace millions'
04 Feb 2016 1:44:33
A global deal to limit emissions of carbon dioxide could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.
Redstone steps down from CBS board
04 Feb 2016 1:24:27
Sumner Redstone steps down from his position as executive chairman of the CBS board of directors.
VIDEO: The winners and losers of the TPP
04 Feb 2016 0:33:30
The long-awaited Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been signed in New Zealand. So who are the winners and losers?
What do trade agreements do?
04 Feb 2016 0:30:40
The BBC's Andrew Walker explains what trade agreements actually do
VIDEO: Using water to improve lorry designs
04 Feb 2016 0:24:00
Experts at Cambridge University have developed a new trailer design that makes lorries more aerodynamic - cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around 7%.
Making decent burials affordable
04 Feb 2016 0:14:54
Zimbabwe's growing market for coffins
Cow poo powers up to 6,000 homes
04 Feb 2016 0:01:08
The dairy farm converting manure into methane to power homes.
Ambitious TPP trade deal signed
03 Feb 2016 3:04:30
The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is formally signed in Auckland even as the US struggles to get the pact ratified in Congress.
SSE to close coal-fired power units
03 Feb 2016 1:15:31
Energy company SSE has said it expects to close three out of four units at its Fiddler's Ferry coal fired power plant in Cheshire.
Strauss-Kahn hired by Ukraine tycoon
03 Feb 2016 0:17:39
Former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is joining the board of a bank owned by one of Ukraine's richest men.
Wells Fargo settles $1.2bn mortgage suit
03 Feb 2016 9:42:46
Wells Fargo reaches an agreement with US authorities to pay $1.2bn to settle claims in improperly certified loans for federal mortgage insurance.