Caution continues among homeowners
31 Dec 2014 0:13:11
Homeowners have not relied on the rising value of their home in 2014 to withdraw equity for other spending, figures show.
FTSE unlikely to match 2013 close
31 Dec 2014 9:14:40
London shares edge higher in early New Year's Eve trading, but the FTSE 100 looks set to end the year lower than it did in 2013.
£5.5m football stadium hit by delays
31 Dec 2014 8:37:55
Manchester football team FC United's new £5.5m stadium may not open until February following a series of setbacks.
VIDEO: Trend for high end gin boosts sales
31 Dec 2014 7:38:27
Many revellers will be raising a glass this New Year's Eve, but apparently more and more people are choosing gin as their tipple of choice.
Venezuelan economy enters recession
31 Dec 2014 7:14:55
The Venezuelan economy is now officially in recession after the central bank released figures showing that it has been shrinking all year.
Shares jump on China train merger
31 Dec 2014 4:58:20
Chinese listed shares of the world's largest train makers skyrocketed on Wednesday after the firms announced plans to merge.
China's factory activity shrinks
31 Dec 2014 3:48:31
China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.
Australian shares up in thin trade
31 Dec 2014 0:15:01
Australian shares traded higher on New Year's Eve in thin trade as Japanese and South Korean markets were closed for the holidays.
Asda boss says 2015 will be tough
30 Dec 2014 3:24:15
The rise of the discount supermarkets will mean 2015 will be another difficult year, the boss of Asda tells the BBC.
Wind-up radio inventor honoured
30 Dec 2014 2:34:02
Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Australia's wine 'cheaper than water'
30 Dec 2014 0:39:15
The impact in Australia of wine that's cheaper than water
S Korea 'nut rage' woman detained
30 Dec 2014 7:07:14
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
Why Greek election makes EU nervous
30 Dec 2014 6:20:25
Why the new jitters about Greece and the euro?
VIDEO: Bridging the science skills gap
30 Dec 2014 4:44:42
At the moment, there's not enough young people who want to enter the fields of science and engineering. Companies, universities and schools are trying to make science careers more enticing.
Travel firms sue cheap airfare site
30 Dec 2014 4:14:43
United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that finds cheap airfares.
AirAsia says debris is missing plane
30 Dec 2014 3:59:04
Indonesian officials confirm that bodies and debris found in Indonesia's Java Sea are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday.
Friday plan 'disappoints' League
30 Dec 2014 3:24:23
The Football League is "disappointed" by the Premier League's plan to stage matches on Friday evenings as part of a new TV deal.
North Sea field starts production
30 Dec 2014 2:49:40
Production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has started, BP announces.
Firm aims to take on City Link staff
30 Dec 2014 2:11:31
A Staffordshire delivery firm says it will make up to 100 jobs available to workers made redundant by the collapse of rival courier City Link.
Network Rail boss will not take bonus
30 Dec 2014 1:57:23
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne says he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.
Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis
30 Dec 2014 1:40:37
Venezuelan officials deny reports that a milk shortage is behind the temporary closure of an ice-cream shop famous for its wide range of flavours.
VIDEO: Why is there a science skills gap?
30 Dec 2014 1:20:21
The BBC's Steph McGovern is looking at the skills shortages facing employers in Britain.
FTSE falls on Greece and oil woes
30 Dec 2014 0:05:39
London's leading shares fall in early Tuesday trading as fears persist over Greece's bail-out programme and the price of Brent crude falls further.
Next revises profit expectations up
30 Dec 2014 9:54:10
Fashion chain Next expects yearly profits to recover some of the ground lost after a warm spell in the third quarter.
Prescription fraud plan criticised
30 Dec 2014 8:44:22
Pharmacists strongly criticised plans to strengthen checks at the counter for entitlement to free prescriptions in England.