Call for end to 'throwaway society'
24 Jul 2014 7:05:10
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC
24 Jul 2014 5:56:43
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.
IMF lowers global growth forecast
24 Jul 2014 5:50:10
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.
VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power
24 Jul 2014 5:26:17
Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off
Rosetta's comet seen in close-up
24 Jul 2014 5:11:22
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
Register 'fails to stop cold calls'
24 Jul 2014 5:02:39
Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.
Barclays challenges US fraud case
24 Jul 2014 4:47:01
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
Government to end nuclear waste veto
24 Jul 2014 4:26:33
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
Carbon concerns over wood burning
24 Jul 2014 2:58:56
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
Standard Chartered board backs execs
24 Jul 2014 2:35:02
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links
24 Jul 2014 2:33:24
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
GM profits hit by recall problems
24 Jul 2014 2:27:42
Earnings at the US car maker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
Alstom charged with corruption
24 Jul 2014 1:21:59
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs
24 Jul 2014 1:19:09
More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.
'Act now' on tax credit renewal
24 Jul 2014 1:11:43
Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.
Spanish unemployment below 25%
24 Jul 2014 1:07:32
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested
24 Jul 2014 0:41:59
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
European Central Bank website hacked
24 Jul 2014 9:34:08
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
24 Jul 2014 9:23:33
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
UK retail sales continue to grow
24 Jul 2014 9:20:38
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
LG Electronics sees big profit jump
24 Jul 2014 8:55:59
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.
South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus
24 Jul 2014 8:13:04
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.
London Market Report
24 Jul 2014 8:09:35
Shares in Kingfisher and Easyjet fall after disappointing earnings updates.
Google to face Europe data watchdogs
24 Jul 2014 7:11:38
Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
Genetic clues to age of first period
24 Jul 2014 7:09:28
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.