VIDEO: Banks agree on fee-free accounts
15 Dec 2014 0:56:31
A template for fee-free bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal was struck with UK major banks.
Booming bitterns show big bird boost
15 Dec 2014 0:20:53
Somerset is home to England's largest bittern population, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says.
Uber taxi service faces Paris protest
15 Dec 2014 0:17:00
Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
Libyan troops clash over oil ports
15 Dec 2014 9:38:00
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
FTSE 100 steadies as oil shares rise
15 Dec 2014 9:37:35
After sharp falls last week, the London market edges higher in early trade with energy shares boosted as oil prices rally.
Strikes bring Belgium to standstill
15 Dec 2014 9:31:24
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.
Firm apologises for Amazon 1p glitch
15 Dec 2014 9:03:18
A Londonderry-based company apologises for a software glitch that led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon.
VIDEO: Japan's manufacturers mood 'worse'
15 Dec 2014 7:29:30
The latest Tankan survey - a gauge of sentiment - shows the business mood among Japan's manufacturing firms has worsened slightly in the three months to December.
Rangers confirm McCoist resignation
15 Dec 2014 7:25:20
Rangers confirm to the Stock Exchange that manager Ally McCoist has resigned and is serving 12 months' notice.
Australia's budget deficit to widen
15 Dec 2014 7:08:58
Australia's government said it expects the nation's deficit to grow to $40.4bn Australian dollars ($33.2bn) in the 12 months to June.
US chain PetSmart sold for $8.7bn
15 Dec 2014 6:46:01
US pet products retailer PetSmart is sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year.
Independent inquiry into flight chaos
15 Dec 2014 6:28:03
An independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate the air traffic control computer failure which disrupted flights at UK airports last week.
Abe win does little to boost Nikkei
15 Dec 2014 4:41:01
The focus of Asian markets was on Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition win did little to boost Japanese shares, weighed down by a business survey.
Arctic sea ice volume holds up
15 Dec 2014 3:05:33
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'
15 Dec 2014 3:02:52
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
Lower Australian consumer confidence
15 Dec 2014 1:21:13
A quarterly survey has found that more than one third of Australians rate the country's economy as "poor", up from 25% in September
Benefits cap getting 'more to work'
15 Dec 2014 1:19:18
The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people who are affected to find work, new research suggests.
Building the biggest baby food firm
15 Dec 2014 0:02:03
How one man built the UK's largest baby food firm
South Korea's craft beer battle
15 Dec 2014 0:01:56
Can Craft brewers succeed in Seoul?
Deal reached on free basic accounts
15 Dec 2014 0:01:32
A new fee-free template for basic UK bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal with major banks.
Zero-hours workers 'earn less'
15 Dec 2014 0:01:25
Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report.
PM attacks Labour's economy 'gamble'
15 Dec 2014 0:01:16
David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.
Climate deal heralds historic shift
14 Dec 2014 2:26:38
How a historic divide was finally breached in Lima
VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather
14 Dec 2014 9:08:39
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.
Opec stresses no oil production cut
14 Dec 2014 4:59:38
The head of Opec reiterates that the oil producers' cartel will not try to shore up plunging oil prices by reducing production.