BBC Business News
Qantas credit rating cut to junk (Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:00:28 GMT)
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
The plan is working, says Osborne (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:06:59 GMT)
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
Web fraud botnet ZeroAccess disrupted (Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:55:48 GMT)
ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets - a network of computers infected with malware, is disrupted by Microsoft and law enforcement agencies.
JP Morgan in cyber hack warning (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:02:08 GMT)
JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
Jaguar Land Rover invests in Brazil (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:19:24 GMT)
Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to build a £240m car plant in Brazil capable of producing 24,000 vehicles a year.
Zero borrowing forecast for 2018-19 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:56:56 GMT)
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
Bank holds rates at record low (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:18:49 GMT)
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
GM withdraws Chevrolet from Europe (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:17:36 GMT)
US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
US economy grows faster than thought (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:52:18 GMT)
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
ECB keeps rates at record low (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:21:53 GMT)
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.
US fast-food workers in strike (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:19:52 GMT)
Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
Probe targets diesel filter problems (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:12:29 GMT)
An increase in problems with diesel fuel filters has led to an industry investigation, the BBC has learnt.
Qantas issues profit warning (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:30:01 GMT)
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
Universal Credit 2017 deadline slips (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:39:53 GMT)
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Blockbuster to close more stores (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:39:51 GMT)
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close a further 62 stores with the loss of 427 jobs, administrators say.
Renault-Dongfeng in $1.3bn venture (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:29:34 GMT)
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
English rail fare rises curbed (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:11:30 GMT)
Commuters across England will now pay 3.1% more on average for regulated train tickets from next month, instead of a rise of 4.1%.
Welfare cap to start in 2015 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:53:12 GMT)
A cap on total government welfare spending will start in 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announces.
Tax hit for overseas home owners (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:14:24 GMT)
Foreign property owners will pay tax on any gains in value on UK properties they own, under changes to capital gains tax announced by the chancellor.
Australia and S Korea in trade deal (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:37:49 GMT)
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
Moody's says Spain economy improves (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:50:17 GMT)
Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
Eurozone recovery 'loses momentum' (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:16:14 GMT)
The eurozone "lost some momentum" in November, a closely-watched survey says, with private sector activity slowing slightly.
The boss who says he was born to lead (Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:18:47 GMT)
A profile of Danish software entrepreneur and multimillionaire Tommy Ahlers who says he was born to be a leader.
How bees drove one firm's success (Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:13:20 GMT)
Greek couple Niki and Nikos Koutsianas explain how their shared love and interest in bees and natural products have driven their firm’s success.
Africa's first start-up bus hits the road (Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:18:34 GMT)
StartupBus, a programme for entrepreneurs to identify and solve an existing, local problem by using technology, has its first outing in Africa.
Virgin joins Formula E racing series (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:01:11 GMT)
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
Brazil to miss Fifa stadium deadline (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:00:05 GMT)
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
Football club asks crowd for funds (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:33:50 GMT)
East Fife Football Club becomes the first club in Scotland to turn to crowdfunding to raise finance to develop its grounds.
Interns fight against unpaid work (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:59:22 GMT)
The young workers fighting against unpaid work
How a seaweed obsession paid off (Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:09:19 GMT)
How an unusual passion led to a successful business