'The pips are squeaking!'

A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:44 pm

Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm

As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:42 pm

VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal

German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 2:46 pm

East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda adopt a truck-tracking system to prevent theft and speed up goods in transit.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 1:40 pm

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 12:43 pm

BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay

The Unite union announces further industrial action from 3 March in the continuing BA pay dispute.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 11:30 am

RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount

RBS is the largest faller in the FTSE 100 after it reports its ninth straight year of losses.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 10:55 am

Pensioners sold wrong annuities to get thousands in redress

Prudential and Standard Life are to pay compensation to thousands of pensioners sold the wrong annuities.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 10:02 am

Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal'

The UK business minister is told members of Vauxhall's pension "will be no worse off" after a PSA deal.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 8:25 am

Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire

The facility near Rotherham will produce high-tech aircraft components.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 7:54 am

'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho'

The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 7:19 am

Why is China investing more in Europe?

Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 7:06 am

Price of stamps to rise next month

Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:27 am

Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn

The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 5:02 am

BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound

The owner of British Airways and Iberia reports higher profits, despite the impact of sterling's weakness.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:38 am

Rate debate

A pay ruling triggers a passionate backlash about the rights of hospitality and retails workers.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 2:58 am

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 11:59 pm

Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early?

Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:46 pm

How a paralysed man invented aids for disabled people

Paralysed after an accident, Rob Smith set up a firm making gripping aids for disabled people.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:42 pm

One-armed DJ's passion for music

Darren Marsh, who was born without his lower right arm, tells the BBC's disability correspondent Nikki Fox about his passion for music.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:41 pm

Don’t be a dinosaur

Technology advances mean work will never be the same again, say industry experts.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:37 pm

Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean?

Bosses talk about being "agile" as the new way to lead a company. But what does it actually mean?

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:36 pm

Searching for Genghis

How satellite images shared via the cloud are helping us discover more about the earth.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:30 pm

Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say

House of Lords report says ensuring energy security should be the top priority for ministers.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:23 pm

New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 4:34 pm