BBC Business News
Global markets fall on growth fears (Thu, 23 May 2013 10:37:44 GMT)
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
UK first quarter growth unchanged (Thu, 23 May 2013 10:46:10 GMT)
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
Nissan recalls over 800,000 vehicles (Thu, 23 May 2013 07:14:17 GMT)
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
Ford to shut Australian production (Thu, 23 May 2013 03:02:40 GMT)
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
French court questions IMF chief (Thu, 23 May 2013 07:40:12 GMT)
IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Mothercare reports another big loss (Thu, 23 May 2013 09:33:45 GMT)
Mothercare recorded another big loss for the last financial year, but said it was making good progress with its turnaround plan.
Halfords reports big drop in profits (Thu, 23 May 2013 08:24:31 GMT)
Profits at the car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords have fallen by almost 25%, after what the company described as a "demanding" trading environment.
Co-op rolls out talking cashpoints (Thu, 23 May 2013 10:23:36 GMT)
The Co-operative Bank has become the latest to introduce talking cashpoints, for blind or partially-sighted people
IMF: UK 'long way from recovery' (Wed, 22 May 2013 14:22:33 GMT)
The UK economy is still a long way from "a strong and sustainable recovery", the International Monetary Fund warns.
Concerns over Flybe Gatwick sell-off (Thu, 23 May 2013 12:01:40 GMT)
Business leaders and politicians are raising concerns over the future of Inverness Airport's links with London Gatwick.
Couple's £163,000 phone bill shock (Wed, 22 May 2013 11:55:08 GMT)
A couple who own an electrical firm had a shock when they received a mobile phone bill for £163,000, then fought for months to have the debt cleared.
PM hails tax deal amid Google row (Wed, 22 May 2013 19:41:20 GMT)
David Cameron hails an EU agreement to close tax loopholes as a "turning point", as Google's boss urges politicians to "sort" the system.
Oklahoma damage bill 'could be $2bn' (Wed, 22 May 2013 16:53:22 GMT)
The damage from the Oklahoma tornado could reach $2bn (£1.3bn), the Oklahoma Insurance Department warns, although many tenants may have no insurance cover.
Twitter boosts security after hacks (Thu, 23 May 2013 10:30:15 GMT)
Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
Hewlett-Packard shares jump 12% (Wed, 22 May 2013 21:10:02 GMT)
Hewlett-Packard shares leap in after-hours trading, despite quarterly results showing a seventh consecutive fall in sales.
SAP in autism recruitment drive (Wed, 22 May 2013 08:00:05 GMT)
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
Bad weather hits retail sales again (Wed, 22 May 2013 09:06:08 GMT)
UK retail sales in April were 1.3% lower than in March as bad weather continued to dent spending, official figures show.
HMRC to miss tax credit fraud target (Wed, 22 May 2013 09:32:49 GMT)
The UK tax authority's failure to hit a target of reducing tax credit fraud and error has "cost the taxpayer dear", a committee of MPs says.
Two win sickness benefit challenge (Wed, 22 May 2013 14:46:36 GMT)
Two people with mental health problems win a legal challenge against the government tests for sickness benefit.
Electricity bills to increase by 18% (Wed, 22 May 2013 17:39:10 GMT)
Power NI announces that electricity bills for households and small businesses are to increase by 18% from July.
Bernanke hails benefits of stimulus (Wed, 22 May 2013 19:23:54 GMT)
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
Government borrowing revised down (Wed, 22 May 2013 10:15:41 GMT)
The government borrowed slightly less than first thought in the 2012-13 financial year, the latest official figures suggest.
BoE still split 6-3 on stimulus move (Wed, 22 May 2013 11:55:44 GMT)
The Bank of England governor was outvoted once again this month, as the Bank's rate-setting committee decided against more stimulus measures.
The growth of start-up competitions (Thu, 23 May 2013 00:09:57 GMT)
In recent years there has been an ever-growing number of competition schemes for would-be entrepreneurs, as the BBC's Will Smale reports.
Not your typical multimillionaire (Sun, 19 May 2013 23:35:09 GMT)
Launching our new weekly feature called The Boss, we take a closer look at what drives Aaron Levie, the founder and chief executive of cloud storage company Box.
Firms aiming to make money while doing good (Mon, 06 May 2013 10:23:09 GMT)
Karen Weintraub explores the growth in the number of US small firms who wish to profit from making a positive difference in the developing world.
Sports college plan for Don Valley (Wed, 22 May 2013 20:05:55 GMT)
A dedicated sports and life sciences college could be built on the site of the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield City Council announces.
Bundesliga raises Qatar 2022 concern (Wed, 22 May 2013 16:25:12 GMT)
Germany's Bundesliga warns moving the 2022 World Cup to the Qatari winter could lead to legal challenges by European Leagues.
Manchester City in Nike kit deal (Wed, 22 May 2013 12:44:54 GMT)
Manchester City launches its new kit after signing a deal with US sportswear giant Nike reported to be worth £72m ($109m) over six years.
VIDEO: Iron Man 3 is a superhero in China (Thu, 23 May 2013 08:38:00 GMT)
Disney's Iron Man 3 film is set to become China's highest-grossing film of all time, opening the door for more business from Hollywood.