2:42 pm (7 hours ago)
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
6:23 pm (3 hours ago)
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
8:04 pm (an hour ago)
US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.
4:10 pm (5 hours ago)
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
1:40 pm (8 hours ago)
People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed, prompting a commission to be launched.
3:20 pm (6 hours ago)
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
5:59 pm (4 hours ago)
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) agrees to a £3m settlement with the business tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz for his arrest in March 2011.
6:14 pm (3 hours ago)
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
2:36 am (19 hours ago)
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
6:45 pm (3 hours ago)
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.
Yesterday 10:49 pm (23 hours ago)
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
Yesterday, 4:50 pm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
1:03 am (21 hours ago)
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
Yesterday, 4:33 pm
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
Yesterday, 4:35 pm
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
Yesterday, 8:34 pm
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.
5:39 pm (4 hours ago)
Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.
11:14 am (10 hours ago)
The economic recovery in the UK has not been felt by youngsters who have seen their pocket money fall in the last year, a survey suggests.
Yesterday, 4:02 pm
Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.
Yesterday, 12:11 pm
Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.
Yesterday, 12:00 am
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
Yesterday, 6:13 pm
Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.
Yesterday 11:18 pm (22 hours ago)
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.
Yesterday, 12:07 pm
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
Monday, 11:50 pm
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.
Monday, 5:24 am
Akubra has been run by one family for five generations and their handsome felt hats, which are made with rabbit fur, are very much a part of Australia's national identity.
Sunday, July 20th, 11:34 pm
Aged just eight, Michal Stencl knew he wanted to be a computer programmer - now he runs a firm selling one of world's most popular apps.
Yesterday, 3:51 am
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
Wednesday, July 16th, 5:28 pm
Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.
Monday, July 14th, 9:13 pm
Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.
1:40 pm (8 hours ago)
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.
12:11 am (21 hours ago)
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa comes at a huge economic and human cost. In rural Senegal, tracking cows using mobile phone tech could help.
11:39 am (10 hours ago)
High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.
4:36 pm (5 hours ago)
The Chancellor George Osborne has said that GDP figures showing the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak are a "major milestone".
4:28 pm (5 hours ago)
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.
10:20 am (11 hours ago)
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.
7:28 am (14 hours ago)
Mumbai's grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city's diverse cuisine and culture, Sameer Hashmi looks at why they are dying out.
Yesterday, 4:56 pm
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.
12:12 am (21 hours ago)
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news
2:57 pm (7 hours ago)
So why don't I feel better about my cashflow?
12:11 am (21 hours ago)
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers
12:13 am (21 hours ago)
Business gurus reply to your questions
Yesterday, 12:00 am
The restaurants that love solo diners
Wednesday, 12:00 am
From living in an orphanage to a self-made millionaire
Tuesday, 3:13 pm
Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany
Wednesday, 10:44 pm
Digesting China's latest food scandal