Japan economy at brink of deflation
27 Mar 2015 5:10:14
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.
VIDEO: Japanese inflation grinds to a halt
27 Mar 2015 2:38:29
February's figure was the first time that consumer prices had not risen for nearly two years - but people have more money in their pockets.
Asian shares up despite Japan data
27 Mar 2015 2:28:27
Asian shares are higher despite weak economic data from Japan underlining the struggle policymakers face in reviving the world's third-largest economy.
Office workers 'too sedentary'
27 Mar 2015 1:54:21
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.
VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges
27 Mar 2015 0:22:24
What does your food shopping say about you?
Nigeria's 'champagne' economy boom
27 Mar 2015 0:17:44
Why Nigeria's economy is booming despite Boko Haram
Tech to barter your way to the good life
27 Mar 2015 0:10:09
Can you save your pennies and barter your way to the good life?
VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?
27 Mar 2015 0:06:18
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
Can data help create English football stars?
27 Mar 2015 0:00:56
Can data help create England's next football stars?
Diet Coke loses its fizz in the US
26 Mar 2015 2:35:58
Sales of Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola's sugar-free brand as consumers continue to move away from fizzy drinks.
Easyjet to require two on flightdeck
26 Mar 2015 8:33:05
Budget airline Easyjet says it will require two crew in the cockpit at all times, after UK airlines are told to review procedures following the Alps crash.
Engineer sunk by Petrobras scandal
26 Mar 2015 8:08:29
One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.
FTSE slides 1.4% as oil prices jump
26 Mar 2015 7:04:33
The London stock market falls as investors react to a jump in oil prices following airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen.
Financial risks prompt further action
26 Mar 2015 6:24:11
Worries about the financial stability prompt Bank of England regulators to look into how fund managers would cope with a sudden withdrawal of cash.
PayPal fined for illegal payments
26 Mar 2015 5:34:53
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
VIDEO: 'Last bank in town' deal agreed
26 Mar 2015 5:21:16
Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.
Norwegian green energy to power UK
26 Mar 2015 3:47:37
Green power from Norway will soon be powering hundreds of thousands of homes in Britain, National Grid says.
Adidas unveils Europe factory plan
26 Mar 2015 3:03:31
German sportswear firm Adidas outlines a turnaround plan that includes making some of its goods in Europe rather than Asia.
Pits to close after funding refused
26 Mar 2015 2:44:30
The government refuses to extend the lives of two deep coal mines, saying more state aid would not represent value for money.
Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs
26 Mar 2015 2:07:24
Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.
Toyota resumes efficiency drive
26 Mar 2015 1:55:37
Japanese carmaker Toyota has resumed an efficiency drive that aims to overhaul its manufacturing and production processes in the wake of several vehicle recalls.
France cuts budget deficit target
26 Mar 2015 0:59:31
France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
Lloyd's of London profit holds steady
26 Mar 2015 0:47:33
Insurance market Lloyd's of London reports profits of £3.2bn for 2014, unchanged on the previous year, despite "challenging market conditions".
Reform of unfair pensions 'drifting'
26 Mar 2015 0:40:15
The City regulator says it wants retired people to be able to shop around for a retirement income, but there is criticism of the speed of reform.
UK retail sales up 0.7% in February
26 Mar 2015 0:35:34
UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.