Downgrade hits South African banks
20 Aug 2014 1:10:22
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales
20 Aug 2014 0:51:33
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
Mortgage lending highest since 2008
20 Aug 2014 0:09:39
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
20 Aug 2014 9:59:22
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
MPC splits 7-2 to hold interest rates
20 Aug 2014 8:48:49
Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years policymakers have backed a rise.
Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z
20 Aug 2014 7:51:20
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
China fines 12 Japan car parts firms
20 Aug 2014 6:59:19
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
Balfour rejects third Carillion bid
20 Aug 2014 6:25:21
Construction firm Balfour Beatty rejects a third takeover approach worth more than £2bn from rival Carillion.
Japanese exports rebound in July
20 Aug 2014 5:43:14
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
VIDEO: Standard Chartered hit by US fine
20 Aug 2014 1:15:35
How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?
Australia's Woodside profit surges
20 Aug 2014 1:13:04
Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees a 27% jump in first half profit, mainly driven by higher prices for its key product - liquefied natural gas.
VIDEO: Subrata Roy's bid for freedom
20 Aug 2014 1:08:03
One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.
Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets
20 Aug 2014 1:06:45
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
The island that kids learn to leave
20 Aug 2014 0:26:53
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
The man 'behind a million babies'
19 Aug 2014 3:00:49
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids
Wall Street market report
19 Aug 2014 1:25:46
Apple shares surged to a record high on Tuesday helping to drive shares on Wall Street up for a second consecutive day.
VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
19 Aug 2014 0:53:10
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
Former Microsoft boss leaves firm
19 Aug 2014 9:29:52
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
India struggles to attract tourists
19 Aug 2014 9:29:20
Why India is struggling to attract tourists
VIDEO: UK house prices hit record high
19 Aug 2014 9:10:47
Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.
Lehman bankers win pensions battle
19 Aug 2014 8:38:16
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.
Standard Chartered fined in US
19 Aug 2014 8:05:20
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate
19 Aug 2014 5:54:34
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone
19 Aug 2014 5:33:35
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
Carillion sweetens Balfour offer
19 Aug 2014 4:51:24
Carillion raises its offer for Balfour Beatty in a further bid to push through a merger of the two UK construction companies.