Lotus pins profit hopes on new model

Troubled car manufacturer Lotus says it hopes the launch of its new supercar will prompt a turnaround in the company's fortunes.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 2:36 pm

Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%

Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 1:08 pm

Barclays and Glencore hit FTSE

The FTSE 100 falls, dragged down by disappointing results from Barclays and mining giant Glencore.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:58 am

VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva

An "environmentally friendly" supercar with has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:51 am

Fiat boss wary over tech challenge

The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, says Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:40 am

Former Morrisons tax boss jailed

The former treasurer and head of tax at Morrisons supermarkets is jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to two counts of insider trading.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:35 am

Barclays annual profits fall 21%

Barclays reports a 21% fall in full-year statutory pre-tax profits, as boss Antony Jenkins is awarded his first bonus as chief executive.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: Rolls-Royce sales drop in new markets

Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars talks about the the sharp drop in growth in emerging markets.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 9:50 am

Ford boss urges UK to remain in EU

Ford "really hopes" that the UK will not leave the EU, according to Jim Farley, president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 8:24 am

Plane battery ban over safety concern

United Airlines has announced that it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as new tests reveal they could cause fires.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:13 am

Banks' PPI bill now totals £24.4bn

The bill for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) by the five biggest banks in the UK has now reached a total of £24.4bn.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:02 am

Bank flags market abuse issues

The Bank of England has flagged 50 instances of potential market abuse following a shake up of how it operates.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:34 am

UK construction growth accelerates

Activity in the UK's construction industry picked up in February, a survey indicates, with the sector's performance beating expectations.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 5:00 am

Aston Martin targets female buyers

Aston Martin plans to broaden its range of cars to include new sportscars and a small SUV, to attract younger and female buyers.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 4:59 am

Record drop in Macau casino revenue

Revenue in Macau's casinos fell by a record amount last month as China's corruption crackdown continued to hit the region's gambling industry.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 4:42 am

Will Sony march away from mobile?

Should Sony stop making smartphones?

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:04 pm

'Robo-investing' reaches the masses

How computers are taking over the finance world

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:00 pm

Is the era of free electricity approaching?

Is the era of free electricity approaching?

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:00 pm

Singapore 'world's priciest city'

For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 4:07 pm

Tinder to charge over-28s more

Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 3:28 pm

VIDEO: Japan seeks to reboot innovation

Mariko Oi reports from Japan on the country's quest to rediscover its innovative spirit with "game-changing" products.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 2:39 pm

Rebooting innovation in Japan

What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

EU 'mediating' Greece bailout row

The European Commission says it is trying to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it in bailout talks.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 1:24 pm

Liverpool FC finances back in black

Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 12:06 pm

Brown: 'State could own oil fields'

Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 12:01 pm