Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water
21 Jan 2015 3:53:50
By etching grooves into metal with a high-powered laser, physicists create a surface that repels water to the extent that droplets bounce away.
Royal Mint revives 'refinery' brand
21 Jan 2015 3:21:15
The Royal Mint is to produce gold and silver bars under its "refinery" brand, last used nearly 50 years ago.
Bank ends split on rate vote
21 Jan 2015 1:07:24
All nine Bank of England policymakers voted to keep interest rates on hold this month, after two of them dropped calls to raise rates from 0.5%.
BHP cuts shale rigs on oil collapse
21 Jan 2015 0:58:51
The falling oil price has forced the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton to cut its US shale oil operation by 40%.
UK unemployment falls again
21 Jan 2015 9:50:37
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
Report recommends fracking refusal
21 Jan 2015 9:42:19
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
New rules for price comparison sites
21 Jan 2015 9:41:57
Energy price comparison sites will have to become more transparent, under new rules announced by the regulator Ofgem.
Why India should not get complacent over its tiger population
21 Jan 2015 9:21:54
India must not get complacent about its tiger recovery
Pearson leads FTSE 100 higher
21 Jan 2015 9:13:06
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, helped by an upbeat trading update from publisher Pearson.
China tycoon in Atletico Madrid deal
21 Jan 2015 8:06:13
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is buying a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as he looks to diversify his business empire.
Obama demands spread of wealth
21 Jan 2015 7:46:16
US President Barack Obama unveils plans to help working families gain from a growing economy, in his annual State of the Union speech.
'Rollercoaster' for Dixons Carphone
21 Jan 2015 7:40:41
Dixons Carphone, the electrical goods and mobile retailer, says trading over Christmas was a "rollercoaster" but predicts a higher-than-expected full-year profit.
Google and Fidelity invest in SpaceX
21 Jan 2015 4:23:46
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (£659m) in funding from tech giant Google and Fidelity Investments, the firm said on Tuesday.
VIDEO: India tightens mango export controls
21 Jan 2015 3:57:55
India has been given the all clear to resume exports of mangoes to the European Union, with growers saying they have put new pest controls in place.
Warning over forensic science work
21 Jan 2015 2:45:30
Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.
Asia shares mixed on policy meetings
21 Jan 2015 2:08:13
Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcomes of two key central bank meetings.
IBM quarterly earnings take a hit
21 Jan 2015 1:18:16
Earnings for the world's largest technology services company, IBM, slumped in the fourth quarter as it moved away from its hardware business.
A Richer World... but for whom?
21 Jan 2015 0:43:32
Are we better off than ever before?
Eurozone prepares for QE
21 Jan 2015 0:40:47
Why the ECB is tipped to begin a round of quantitative easing
Toys of 2015 unveiled at trade Fair
21 Jan 2015 0:28:12
Are these the toys you'll be buying this Christmas?
VIDEO: Young enterprise heading to Davos
21 Jan 2015 0:26:25
Adam Lowy founded Move For Hunger in 2009 and is going to Davos for the first time.
VIDEO: Income inequality on Davos agenda
20 Jan 2015 3:43:07
Income inequality is one of items at the top of the agenda for the World Economic Forum, which is about to get underway in Davos.
VIDEO: Solar-powered plane set for global flight
20 Jan 2015 2:54:35
Solar-powered plane set for round-the-world flight
Ebola scientist warns business elite
20 Jan 2015 2:48:25
Leading Ebola scientist Professor Peter Piot warns the World Economic Forum that developed nations are "vulnerable" to epidemics and must invest more in research.
Unmasking China: Winning in the East
20 Jan 2015 1:57:48
How to succeed in the East