BBC Business News
Governments clash over pension costs (Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:34:47 GMT)
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.
Apple profits beat expectations (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:41 GMT)
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.
Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:34 GMT)
Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.
UK government hits borrowing target (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:11:54 GMT)
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Qualcomm shares dip on weak outlook (Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:35:01 GMT)
Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.
Portuguese bond yield falls to 3.58% (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:16 GMT)
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
Bank raises UK growth forecast (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:46:02 GMT)
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
Game-maker Zynga in widening loss (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:29:03 GMT)
Troubled online game-maker Zynga reports a loss of $61m, as founder Mark Pincus steps down as chief product officer.
Primark to open its first US stores (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:26:44 GMT)
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:10 GMT)
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
EU in slow progress on deficit cuts (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT)
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
FA hit by drop in broadcast money (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:28:53 GMT)
The Football Association was hit by a £34m drop in broadcasting rights income last season compared with 2011-12.
Renewable energy projects approved (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:58:16 GMT)
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
Property sales continue to pick up (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:39:22 GMT)
UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show.
Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:51:39 GMT)
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
Patisserie Valerie plans share sale (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:03 GMT)
The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise £33m.
Flybe in London City Airport deal (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:12:33 GMT)
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
Monster Inc: Nessie advice for firms (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:43:58 GMT)
Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.
Small print 'longer than a novel' (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:36:56 GMT)
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
Danger of London's 'hidden homes' (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:21:22 GMT)
Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes - often in disturbing conditions - because they cannot afford to live elsewhere.
Energy switching numbers 'still low' (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:43:19 GMT)
Nearly two-thirds of people have never switched energy supplier - a process that could save them £200, says the energy regulator, Ofgem.
'A third' can't afford healthy food (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:06:53 GMT)
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:48:45 GMT)
Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
Three Scots universities leave CBI (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:21:03 GMT)
Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20% (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:45:22 GMT)
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
Making work more than just a job (Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:33:49 GMT)
Most companies have value statements, but what can chief executives do to ensure they add meaning and are more than rhetoric?
The man who helps Somali firms grow (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:50:04 GMT)
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.
Entrepreneurs' highs and lows (Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT)
Some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs talk to the BBC about how to succeed - and share some of their biggest mistakes.
R&A chief executive Dawson to retire (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:29:55 GMT)
Peter Dawson is to step down as chief executive of the R&A, golf's governing body, in September 2015.
Jockey Club makes record profits (Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:58:45 GMT)
The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.