March cold weather payments hit £4m
22 Mar 2013 2:47:45
Some £4m in cold weather payments, to help vulnerable people with energy bills, have been made in March - compared with nothing in the same month last year.
UK gas prices surge on supply fears
22 Mar 2013 2:35:00
The price of wholesale gas surges to a record high on Friday after the unexpected closure of one of three import pipelines.
Business lending to get £30m boost
22 Mar 2013 2:27:21
Three lenders get access to £30m to boost the funding of small businesses, which Vince Cable calls an "important boost for non-traditional lenders".
AUDIO: Why did ARM boss step down?
22 Mar 2013 1:09:35
ARM's chief executive Warren East announced he is stepping down, sending the share price tumbling by 2.6%.
VIDEO: Tobacco firms must pay for warning ads
22 Mar 2013 1:07:55
A US federal judge has ordered tobacco firms to pay for an advertising campaign to explain the dangers of smoking.
VIDEO: 'Travelling further and faster into debt'
22 Mar 2013 0:44:04
There could be lessons from the 1930s for the UK - how it escaped austerity with cuts to welfare and building homes nearly a century ago, claims David Starkey.
AUDIO: Would you pay for a snuggle?
22 Mar 2013 0:24:09
Would you pay £40 for an hour long snuggle with a stranger? That's the novel idea behind The Snuggery, located in a cosy suburb on the shores of Lake Ontario in the United States. The BBC's New York correspondent Matt Wells reports.
Post Office staff call Easter strike
22 Mar 2013 8:42:42
Staff at 373 Crown post offices will strike on Easter Saturday in a dispute over shop closures, jobs and levels of pay.
VIDEO: NI islanders split over oil plan
22 Mar 2013 7:33:49
The residents of Rathlin are divided over plans to drill for oil near their island.
BP to buy back $8bn in shares
22 Mar 2013 7:32:31
Oil giant BP says it will buy back $8bn (£5.2bn) of shares, returning to shareholders the money they had put into a complicated Russian venture.
China growth needs 'reform momentum'
22 Mar 2013 7:11:46
China needs a "renewed reform momentum" to sustain long term growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
VIDEO: Race against time for Cyprus banks
22 Mar 2013 6:34:20
MPs in Cyprus are due to begin voting on a series of bills that aim to raise the funds the country needs to secure an international bailout.
VIDEO: How to be a 'big cheese' in Italy
22 Mar 2013 6:18:00
At times of European austerity, Italy's artisan cheese makers are resorting to some more unusual methods to make their products appealing to buyers.
West Ham secure Olympic Stadium
22 Mar 2013 6:16:17
West Ham will be the Olympic Stadium tenants after the government increases its funding by £25m to about £60m.
China is second-biggest movie market
22 Mar 2013 4:47:03
China becomes the world's second-biggest movie market, displacing Japan, underscoring its importance as a key market for Hollywood's moviemakers.
Cyprus MPs due to vote on new plan
22 Mar 2013 4:02:33
Cypriot MPs are to vote on new measures to raise the funds the country needs to secure vital bailout before Monday's deadline.
VIDEO: What World Water Day means for Asia
22 Mar 2013 2:21:09
Securing water supplies is a key issue for Asia as the world's most populous region. Our correspondents mark World Water Day with a look at the problems facing their cities.
VIDEO: Singapore sees boom in arbitration
22 Mar 2013 1:44:26
Competition is heating up up between Singapore and Hong Kong on a new front - settling international disputes.
Competing for Qatari money
22 Mar 2013 0:34:31
The small Gulf state being wooed by governments and foreign firms
VIDEO: Could a folding car solve parking problems?
22 Mar 2013 0:13:02
Theo Leggett looks at high-tech solutions to traffic problems, including a car that folds itself to fit in a smaller space.
Final call for the phone box?
22 Mar 2013 0:07:02
Can technology save the phone box from extinction?
Councils seeking 'cash in the attic'
22 Mar 2013 0:04:28
Local councils could be sitting on £250bn in hidden assets
Nike shares jump on strong earnings
21 Mar 2013 2:16:53
Nike's quarterly profits beat analysts' forecasts as a recovery in US sales and lower material costs help offset continued weakness in China.
Indonesia's wage wars
21 Mar 2013 2:13:03
Has prosperity in Indonesia trickled down?
Report raises Work Programme issues
21 Mar 2013 1:32:31
An official report into the government's main welfare to work initiative, the Work Programme, highlights significant problems with the scheme.