Iranians see petrol prices surge

Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:53 pm

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high

Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:36 pm

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:10 pm

Tech giants settle hiring court case

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:38 pm

How to build the world's fastest car

How Christian von Koenigsegg created a megacar

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:45 pm

Big data dividend for small firms?

Can small firms compete with big business on data analytics?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:13 pm

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:07 pm

New mortgage rules and you

How home loan applicants could be asked about their lifestyle

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:02 pm

Barclays pays $280m over mortgages

Barclays agrees to a $280m settlement with US regulators over allegations it misled US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the housing crisis.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:42 pm

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump

Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:50 pm

Little compensation for Rana Plaza survivors

Why Rana Plaza survivors need compensation not charity

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:47 pm

Microsoft earnings beat estimates

Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:47 pm

Gherkin tower in receivership

London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by creditors after one of its owners was declared insolvent

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 2:29 pm

Making allowances for bankers' bonuses

Shareholders wary of making allowances

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:01 pm

Barclays wins pay package vote

Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:24 am

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:51 am

Further IT problems for Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 9:16 am

Post Office staff agree pay deal

The postal union, the CWU, says it's secured a pay deal covering more than 3,000 staff at Crown Post Offices worth up to 7.3% over 3 years.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:57 am

Cost of recalls hits GM profits

General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:09 am

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:54 am

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:43 am

UK car production rises in March

UK carmakers increased production in March, helped by demand from Europe and after a number of firms finished upgrading their plants.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:33 am

Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:10 am

Rogues 'using Green Deal as cover'

Con artists are using the Green Deal energy efficiency scheme as cover to cheat cash out of householders, Citizens Advice has claimed.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:37 am

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:05 am