BBC Business News
Airline axes Gatwick bag handler (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:45:32 GMT)
Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport, after weekend chaos.
Warm weather hits British Gas profit (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:24 GMT)
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
Argentina defaults for second time (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:01:06 GMT)
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:57:04 GMT)
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
House price growth moderates in July (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:30 GMT)
The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.
Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:14 GMT)
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Eurozone inflation falls to 0.4% (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:54 GMT)
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene again.
New guidance on delivery charges (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:01:22 GMT)
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.
New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:55:06 GMT)
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.
Shell sees 'robust' profits rise (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:41:08 GMT)
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.
Diageo sales hit by China slowdown (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:20:12 GMT)
Drinks giant Diageo reports a fall in net sales after being hit by a slowdown in China and other emerging markets.
London Market Report (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:06:07 GMT)
The FTSE 100 gets off to a strong start in early Thursday trading, boosted by a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.
Russia told to pay Yukos investors (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:03:37 GMT)
Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.
Sony's profits jump on sales of PS4 (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:08:28 GMT)
Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:28:48 GMT)
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.
Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:40:17 GMT)
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
India's Tata set to invest $35bn (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:03:09 GMT)
Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.
Bank backtracks on burlesque ban (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:30:11 GMT)
A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.
Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster' (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT)
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
Energy firms to 'double' margins (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:57:09 GMT)
The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.
HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:51 GMT)
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
Personal insolvencies in sudden jump (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:08 GMT)
There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.
US economic growth surges by 4% (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:37:29 GMT)
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
Fastest growth in Spain since 2007 (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT)
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.
New banker rules 'could hurt London' (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT)
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:03:15 GMT)
Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".
The bakery in the middle of a desert (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:16 GMT)
Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.
Business gurus answer your questions (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:05 GMT)
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.
World Cup ads boost ITV profits (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:39:11 GMT)
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:11:29 GMT)
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.