BBC Business News
£1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday' (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:58:55 GMT)
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
Booking.com fraud network revealed (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:39:11 GMT)
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Plan to help over-50s get jobs (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:44:07 GMT)
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:36:26 GMT)
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT)
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Blackberry in revenue slide (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:57:23 GMT)
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
Power firms to get £1bn to stay open (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:48:22 GMT)
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:58:10 GMT)
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
Bank fine reduces public borrowing (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:04:47 GMT)
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic' (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:16:02 GMT)
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
London shares buoyed by Wall Street (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:24:17 GMT)
London's benchmark index closes 1.2% higher on Friday, building on Thursday's sharp rise.
Wonga customer wins fees challenge (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 GMT)
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
Belarus moves to protect currency (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:03:28 GMT)
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
Nigeria in new bid to defend naira (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:34:31 GMT)
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
HK tycoon found guilty of corruption (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:59:33 GMT)
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:54:58 GMT)
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:04:28 GMT)
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
Disabled 'missing out' on scheme (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:40:51 GMT)
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
Number in debt to energy firms rises (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:10:47 GMT)
About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
Retail sales boosted by Black Friday (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:05:16 GMT)
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
China revises up 2013 economy size (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:26:58 GMT)
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
Putin seeks to ease economic fears (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:43 GMT)
President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
US Fed 'patient' over rate rises (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:41:49 GMT)
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
Building the biggest baby food firm (Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:02:03 GMT)
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
Unwrapping Africa's red tape (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:41:12 GMT)
Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
The value of celebrity endorsements (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:10:41 GMT)
A growing number of small firms are boosting sales thanks to securing celebrity endorsements, but doing a deal with a famous figure doesn't necessarily guarantee success.
Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:05:33 GMT)
Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:57:32 GMT)
The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:28:56 GMT)
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me' (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:41 GMT)
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.