Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 4:32 pm

Cot, crib or pod?

Buying a cot is not an easy process, the choices are endless. Add in the dozens of "sleep aids" available and parents can spend a huge amount of money.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:46 pm

Bringing up baby: pocket pushchairs to pods

Parents spend hundreds, or maybe thousands, of pounds on goods for their new born children. What is on the market, and is it worth it?

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:46 pm

How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:46 pm

Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour

Shares in Time Warner, the company behind Game of Thrones-maker HBO, CNN and Warner Bros, jump for a second day on fresh reports of a $73bn-plus tie-up with AT&T.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:30 pm

Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister

A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:07 pm

FTSE 100 dips as tobacco shares mixed

News of British American Tobacco's planned merger with US cigarette company Reynolds has a mixed effect on the sector.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 11:08 am

McDonald's beats sales forecasts on breakfast rush

McDonald's has reported better-than-expected sales during the third quarter, lifted by the UK and an improved all day breakfast menu.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 9:35 am

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier announces significant job cuts for the second time this year, shedding another 7,500 posts.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 9:15 am

Does Ireland remain committed to the EU?

Colm O'Regan looks at the challenges ahead for Ireland after the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 6:03 am

Government borrowing rises to £10.6bn in September

Government borrowing rose to a higher-than-expected £10.6bn in September, according to official figures.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 5:52 am

'I wanted to believe'

Your stories of being tricked out of money by con artists posing as romantic partners.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 5:37 am

Can Visa grab some of Kenya's mobile money?

The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 5:21 am

Online gambling companies probed by CMA over winnings

Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 5:10 am

Nissan to make Sunderland Qashqai decision 'next month'

Nissan's chief executive says the company will make a decision next month on whether to produce the next Qashqai SUV at its Sunderland plant.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 4:14 am

Petrobras boss says oil firm can find its 'best days' again

Pedro Parente, chief executive of Petrobras, says the Brazilian oil giant will return to its best days in five years' time - once he implements new governance and business measures.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:20 am

British American Tobacco plans $47bn Reynolds merger

British American Tobacco makes an offer to merge with its US partner Reynolds to combine brands including Rothmans and Camel.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 2:42 am

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach

A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 2:39 am

‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam'

Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation finds.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 1:53 am

Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:17 am

Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off

Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 8:31 pm

Robot rage

Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 6:49 pm

E-state agent

Their flat fees are less than those charged by traditional High Street agents, attracting customers and investors alike, but do online agents offer good value?

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 6:46 pm

Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse

Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 6:44 pm

Tackling Taiwan's start-up struggles

Billions of dollars are raised worldwide every year through crowdfunding. In Asia, where the concept is relatively new, some $1bn has been raised in the last two years.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 6:44 pm