VIDEO: Levi Roots: Mentor key to my success
Today » 0:42:30
Reggae musician-turned-entrepreneur Levi Roots explains why he is backing a government scheme to encourage more new business start ups.
Former Saab cars chiefs arrested
Today » 0:31:56
Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
EU bathing water 2012 data released
Today » 0:31:28
The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
Scotland 'can afford independence'
Today » 0:29:37
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
Asia boost to Burberry profits
Today » 0:16:44
UK fashion brand Burberry reports a larger-than-expected rise in annual profits after a strong performance in Asia.
Sharp jump in Royal Mail profits
Today » 9:58:23
Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
Data suggests housing market pick-up
Today » 9:56:15
The UK housing market is seeing a slight pick-up in activity with mortgage lending and prices both rising, figures suggest.
VIDEO: JP Morgan boss Dimon faces revolt
Today » 9:42:29
JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon is facing a shareholder revolt as investors prepare to vote on whether he should be allowed to keep both jobs.
AUDIO: Royal Mail is 'a declining business'
Today » 9:41:47
The Business Secretary Vince Cable says "the big competitive threat to the Royal Mail is email".
VIDEO: Developers turn to indie games
Today » 9:35:38
Games developers are turning their focus towards indie games designed for smart phones or tablets, rather than traditional consoles.
UK inflation rate falls to 2.4%
Today » 8:54:19
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, says the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
Clock ticks on Swiss banking secrecy
Today » 8:43:26
Swiss banks creak under pressure to end trademark secrecy
VIDEO: Private jets flying high in downturn
Today » 8:40:01
Luxury air travel in private jets continues despite struggles in the global economy
Games numbers 50% below target
Today » 8:21:59
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.
VIDEO: 'First crane egg in 400 years'
Today » 8:18:40
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
Vodafone sales hit by European slump
Today » 7:27:14
Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers.
India cricketers due in court soon
Today » 7:01:59
Three cricketers, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier league, are due in court soon.
Ant abilities could aid robot design
Today » 6:49:23
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
G4S chief Nick Buckles steps down
Today » 6:37:57
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
Marks and Spencer sees profits fall
Today » 6:21:50
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
Flightless penguin puzzle 'solved'
Today » 5:25:54
The underwater prowess of the penguin may have cost the bird its ability to fly, scientists believe.
Irish potato famine mystery solved
Today » 3:05:28
Scientists have used plant samples collected in the 19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
Back-to-work scheme failing, say MPs
Today » 2:14:09
A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.
Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations
Today » 1:43:07
Digs shed light on one of world's oldest civilisations
VIDEO: Asia gets into stamp collecting
Today » 0:02:48
The UK-based experts in stamp collecting, Stanley Gibbons, recently opened its first office in Singapore to take advantage of growing interest in the hobby in Asia.