Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:04 am

Card firms 'fail' on rights advice

Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:26 pm

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:13 pm

Used car buyers 'need more support'

Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:03 pm

How to reduce your Inheritance Tax

How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:26 pm

Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil

Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:25 pm

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:09 pm

Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:29 pm

Hailo says Uber blocked investors

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:41 pm

Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:06 pm

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 10:13 am

'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:15 am

Ford profits fall on new truck costs

Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:10 am

VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:18 am

VIDEO: Spicing up the supermarket shelves

India's Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) shows how many Indians' lifestyles are changing - it's now selling pre-packed spices to its customers.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:13 am

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

Future entrepreneurs are being cherry-picked using data analysis by a venture capital business looking to get to start-ups earlier than its competitors.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:37 am

VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums

Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:34 am

Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'

The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:30 am

VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune

Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:29 am

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:22 am

Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:38 am

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:06 am

Standalone TSB picks up customers

Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:47 am

Spirit Pubs rejects offer from C&C

Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:15 am

China's property prices decline

China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:26 am