Sanctions 'disintegrating Syria'
19 Feb 2012 7:30:35
One of Syria's leading businessmen says its economy is being crippled by foreign sanctions and that the government is slowly disintegrating.
Matalan quits government scheme
18 Feb 2012 8:43:43
The fashion chain, Matalan, becomes the latest employer to withdraw from a controversial government-backed work experience scheme.
'New information' on Rangers deal
18 Feb 2012 6:59:20
Administrators say they have new information on the takeover and running of Rangers which will help form a full picture of club finances.
Few buck house price slump trend
18 Feb 2012 9:41:35
Average house prices have risen in just two local authority areas since the UK's property boom peaked in 2007, research by the Halifax bank suggests.
VIDEO: Can Morocco kick start its economy?
18 Feb 2012 9:02:39
Although Morocco avoided a revolution last year, its economy is fragile. So what can the authorities do to give it a boost?
VIDEO: Can Bahrain still entice F1?
18 Feb 2012 8:51:54
During last year's unrest Formula 1 withdrew its race in Bahrain. But will it go ahead during the next racing season?
Inside the high-end housing market
18 Feb 2012 1:12:38
How the super rich buy their homes
Interest-only loans harder to get
18 Feb 2012 0:00:46
Mortgage firms make it harder to take out interest-only loans
Facebook hacking student jailed
17 Feb 2012 9:44:35
A software development student from York who hacked into Facebook is jailed for eight months.
A Point of View: Wall St back in the firing line
17 Feb 2012 9:02:06
How Wall Street is no stranger to being in the firing line
US Congress backs payroll tax cut
17 Feb 2012 7:50:38
The Republican-led US House of Representatives passes a bill to renew the payroll tax cut, ending months of partisan debate on the issue.
AUDIO: Has Poundland affected the high street?
17 Feb 2012 7:46:52
Some high street shops have blamed Poundland for taking their customers away. However, its chief executive told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that amid tough economic times, shops need to respond to what people want.
Iceland debt 'now safe to invest'
17 Feb 2012 7:03:19
Iceland is safe to invest in again, according to Fitch, which upgraded its credit rating three years after its economy spectacularly collapsed.
Whyte: 'I have nothing to fear'
17 Feb 2012 6:52:05
Rangers chairman Craig Whyte says "every penny" that has come in and gone out of the club has been "properly accounted for".
Spot-bet scam cricketer is jailed
17 Feb 2012 5:57:23
A former Essex county cricketer has been jailed for four months after admitting a corruption charge relating to a 40-over game against Durham.
VIDEO: Retailer pledges industry help
17 Feb 2012 5:57:23
As London Fashion Week gets under way, Topshop boss Sir Philip Green has pledged to continue helping more young people get ahead in the industry.
Fake bonds worth trillions seized
17 Feb 2012 5:45:54
Italian prosecutors have arrested eight people and seized $6 trillion in fake bonds found in a Swiss warehouse
VIDEO: Portsmouth FC in administration
17 Feb 2012 5:45:44
Portsmouth Football Club has gone into administration for the second time in three seasons.
US prices climb 0.2% in January
17 Feb 2012 5:36:34
US consumer prices rose by 0.2% in January, driven by rising costs of clothes and petrol, the Labor Department says.
VIDEO: PM on nuclear job creation
17 Feb 2012 4:19:05
David Cameron has signed an agreement on nuclear energy that will pave the way for new jobs in the UK.
Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday
17 Feb 2012 3:57:37
Rupert Murdoch is to launch new weekend tabloid the Sun on Sunday "very soon" and lifts all staff suspensions.
Greeks losing belief in the state
17 Feb 2012 3:49:25
Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state
Pakistani cricketer named in scam
17 Feb 2012 3:34:09
A former Pakistani international cricketer is named in court as the go-between who persuaded an Essex player to take part in a spot betting scam.
Oil firm considers Bowleven bid
17 Feb 2012 2:56:26
Dubai-based Dragon Oil announces it is considering making an offer for Edinburgh-based oil and gas explorer Bowleven.
Diesel price 'at new record high'
17 Feb 2012 2:32:02
The price of diesel has hit a new high, at 143.05 pence a litre, figures suggest.