Post Office account's future secured
16 Dec 2014 5:45:03
A contract has been renewed that will secure the future of the Post Office card account until at least November 2021, the government has confirmed.
Ofcom names Sharon White as new boss
16 Dec 2014 4:32:01
Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.
Cell therapy site to create 150 jobs
16 Dec 2014 3:56:16
A new £55m cell therapy manufacturing centre in Stevenage is set to create up to 150 jobs, it is announced.
Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint
16 Dec 2014 3:28:56
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
VIDEO: Arterton and Blair back equal pay calls
16 Dec 2014 2:29:52
There is a new wave of feminism says the actor Gemma Arterton backing an MP's call for equal pay for women.
McDonald's rations chips in Japan
16 Dec 2014 2:11:59
Fast food company McDonald's is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.
House prices outstrip inflation rate
16 Dec 2014 1:08:58
The annual rise in UK house prices slowed in October, official figures show, but prices still went up much faster than the general cost of living.
Rouble dives despite shock rate rise
16 Dec 2014 9:56:35
The rouble slides again to near all-time lows despite a dramatic move by Russia's central bank to raise rates to 17% from 10.5%.
UK inflation rate falls to 1%
16 Dec 2014 9:49:25
Cheaper fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.
Brent oil price falls below $60
16 Dec 2014 9:25:09
The price of Brent crude drops below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years as oil prices continue to slide.
VIDEO: Portas call for high street help
16 Dec 2014 9:11:10
Retail expert Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" to rejuvenate Britain's struggling high streets.
Sliding oil price hits FTSE 100
16 Dec 2014 9:10:26
Energy shares pull the London market lower yet again, as the price of Brent crude oil drops below $60 a barrel.
Asian markets caught in global rout
16 Dec 2014 7:57:24
Asian markets extended losses with the Nikkei closing down more than 2% as investors pulled back on falling oil prices.
Co-op fails banking stress test
16 Dec 2014 7:50:37
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.
China's manufacturing in contraction
16 Dec 2014 2:50:53
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.
VIDEO: Survey indicates China slowdown
16 Dec 2014 2:47:59
A private survey shows that China's key manufacturing sector is suffering a slowdown.
VIDEO: Rolls Royce in luxury 'capital'
16 Dec 2014 1:45:16
Just over 4,000 Rolls Royce cars will be built this year, a record number and Asia is a major market.
Unwrapping Africa's red tape
16 Dec 2014 1:41:12
Self-made billionaire on how to do business in Africa
Is China's economy really the largest in the world?
16 Dec 2014 0:45:15
Has China really got the largest economy in the world?
Australian lender sells UK loans
16 Dec 2014 0:33:46
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills
16 Dec 2014 0:14:07
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
Trinidad's music pirates still at large
16 Dec 2014 0:02:04
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large
Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'
16 Dec 2014 0:01:55
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"
Portas criticises 'slow' shops action
16 Dec 2014 0:01:36
Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.
VIDEO: Telecoms giant BT looks to buy EE
15 Dec 2014 3:35:35
The telecoms giant BT looks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn