Obama plans tax on overseas profits

US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 12:52 pm

Roadchef staff win 17-year pay battle

Hundreds of Roadchef employees will receive thousands of pounds each after winning a legal row over shares promised to them by a former boss.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 12:28 pm

Greece minister in key France talks

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is holding talks in France, as Greece begins its drive in Europe to renegotiate the country's huge debt.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 10:27 am

Greece: The dangerous game

Are EU officials more anxious than they are letting on?

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 6:40 am

Jesus stickers cause insurance row

An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 2:27 am

Pension tracing service to expand

A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 12:58 am

Oil summit to hear pleas for action

An oil industry body is to call for "meaningful action" from government at a summit to help tackle challenges facing North Sea operators.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:20 pm

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 4:20 pm

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:05 am

VIDEO: Jordan businesses get free makeover

Two Amman based graphic designers have started a project that offers dilapidated businesses modern makeovers completely free of charge.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:07 pm

Nokia name row with London start-up

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:59 am

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:55 am

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:11 am

VIDEO: Benin beauty boss cashes in on shea butter

Gilles Adamon, founder of Natura soaps and cosmetics, talks about the shea butter industry in Benin.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 9:53 am

VIDEO: Namibia's flourishing film business

Hollywood studios are increasingly attracted to African locations and Namibia is a particularly popular choice.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 9:38 am

US growth slows in fourth quarter

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 9:10 am

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:59 am

BT earmarks £2bn to pay off deficit

BT sets aside £2bn to deal with its swelling pension deficit as part of a 16-year plan.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:35 am

VIDEO: Comeback for Jordan's film industry?

News of a Hollywood production and talk of incentives gives some Jordanians optimism for the future of their film business.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:25 am

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%

Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:44 am

Eurozone deflation gathers pace

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:10 am

VIDEO: Obama and Modi: Were talks a success?

Is the relationship between the US and India moving in the right direction? Simon Atkinson reports.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:58 am

Mortgage approvals hint at sales dip

New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:11 am

VIDEO: McDonald's losing out to competitors

McDonald's sales are slumping amid competition from high end fast-food burger chains in the US

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:00 am

The tennis entourage can pay its way

Why it pays for players to have an entourage

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:23 am