Funding threat as ING pulls out
07 Nov 2012 0:02:17
Thousands of small businesses could find it impossible to buy new vehicles and equipment after a leading finance provider said it would pull out of the UK.
News Corp profits up threefold
06 Nov 2012 2:16:13
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reports a sharp rise in profits thanks to a one-off asset sale and strong revenue growth at its cable networks division.
VIDEO: Profits fall at Marks and Spencer
06 Nov 2012 2:03:35
Marks and Spencer, the UK's biggest clothing retailer, has reported an almost 10% fall in profits for the first half of this year.
Windows Live Messenger to close
06 Nov 2012 0:15:06
Microsoft is to close down its Windows Live Messenger in 2013 and is urging users to switch over to its Skype chat software.
Comet gift vouchers reinstated
06 Nov 2012 9:16:57
Administrators of electrical retailer Comet say gift vouchers bought by members of the public can again be used at stores, two days after suspending them.
AOL shares jump on ad revenues
06 Nov 2012 8:08:49
Shares in AOL jump 14% after the US internet firm reported a sharp rise in advertising revenues.
Bus maker announces new orders
06 Nov 2012 6:53:09
Alexander Dennis, the Falkirk-based bus and coach building firm, announces new orders worth £220m.
VIDEO: 'Anaemic' housing market sees fall
06 Nov 2012 5:34:55
House prices in the UK are dropping gently, according to figures from major mortgage lender Halifax.
UK 'faces depression until 2014'
06 Nov 2012 5:25:12
The UK economy will remain in depression - stuck below its previous peak level of output - for two more years, a leading think tanks says.
VIDEO: New Mandela banknotes unveiled
06 Nov 2012 4:23:45
Nelson Mandela's image has appeared on South African banknotes for the first time.
VIDEO: 'Life is tough on the High Street'
06 Nov 2012 3:49:46
There has been a decline in retail sales in October, with like-for-like sales falling by 0.1% compared with October 2011.
Imagination challenges ARM's CPUs
06 Nov 2012 3:16:36
British GPU designer Imagination Technologies buys a US counterpart in order to challenge ARM's dominance of the mobile CPU market.
Mining slump dents UK production
06 Nov 2012 3:10:48
As official figures show that UK production and manufacturing is falling, fears are growing that the economic recovery may be running out of steam.
Accounts merged after name mix-up
06 Nov 2012 3:06:32
Tens of thousands of pounds ended up in the wrong account following a mix-up over two customers with the same name and date of birth.
New car sales rise 12% in October
06 Nov 2012 1:47:13
UK new car registrations rise 12.1% to 151,252 units in October and could top more than two million in 2012, says the SMMT, defying gloom across the rest of Europe.
Greeks strike against austerity
06 Nov 2012 1:37:08
Greeks begin a 48-hour general strike, putting MPs under pressure as they debate a new wave of austerity measures.
S Africa gets Mandela banknotes
06 Nov 2012 1:31:06
The first banknotes featuring the face of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela go into circulation in South Africa.
French VAT rise to boost firms
06 Nov 2012 1:14:47
The French government says it will raise value added tax and cut public spending in order to fund tax credits for firms that keep jobs in France.
VIDEO: Cameron defends UAE defence ties
06 Nov 2012 1:09:21
Prime Minister David Cameron, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, has been defending his attempts to strengthen security and commercial ties in the region.
VIDEO: Executive pay 'not fair or efficient'
06 Nov 2012 0:48:14
Senior executives in the UK's biggest companies have seen their average earnings go up by more than a quarter in the past year.
AUDIO: Why is executive pay going up?
06 Nov 2012 0:30:19
The most senior company executives have seen the value of their pay packages go up by more than a quarter in the past year.
Primark sees strong sales growth
06 Nov 2012 0:18:39
Primark owner Associated British Foods reports full-year pre-tax profits of £761m ($1.2bn), citing "exceptional" performance from its discount fashion chain.
House prices fall, says Halifax
06 Nov 2012 9:49:37
House prices in the UK are dropping, according to the big mortgage lender the Halifax.
Nissan cuts profit forecast 20%
06 Nov 2012 9:15:31
Nissan slashes its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests.
Asia drives BMW to record profit
06 Nov 2012 9:07:23
Booming sales in Asia have helped car firm BMW shrug off the market gloom to report a record third quarter pre-tax profit.