VIDEO: NZ hopes to influence new China bank

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley explains why the country was the first western nation to support China's plan for a new development bank.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 7:46 pm

Asia shares mostly down in short week

Asian shares are off to mixed start in a holiday-shortened week as investors awaited economic data from the region to give the market direction.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 7:45 pm

Do MPs need a new building?

What should we do with the Houses of Parliament?

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:10 pm

The couple who built a theatre empire

How a husband and wife built the UK's biggest theatre group

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:03 pm

ABN Amro executives renounce bonus

Executives at the Dutch bank ABN Amro have renounced a €100,000 allowance after a public outcry over the extra pay.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 3:25 pm

Deal creates largest travel retailer

Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 1:41 pm

EU exit economic self harm - Clegg

Leaving the European Union would be an act of economic "self harm" and could risk the UK recovery, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 11:27 am

Benefit cuts 'not yet decided'

The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 8:15 am

Greece's creditors mull new reforms

Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 5:08 am

Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 3:54 am

Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 1:46 pm

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 4:48 am

VIDEO: Pao loses Silicon Valley bias case

A jury finds that a Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against a female employee.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 9:01 pm

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:16 pm

How to open your own bed and breakfast

How to start your own bed and breakfast

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:04 pm

Loaded magazine says it will close

Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 1:19 pm

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

What compensation is the airline legally obliged to pay?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:24 pm

VIDEO: Algeria's young, educated and jobless

Cuts in Algeria's public sector has increased unemployment and young people are worried for their future.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:33 am

VIDEO: India's sugar industry crisis

Why many Indian sugar farmers are not celebrating a fifth year of bumper crops.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:18 am

VIDEO: Revamping Uganda's motorcycle taxis

Entrepreneurs in Uganda are helping to improve safety for passengers riding on boda boda motorcycle taxis.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:17 am

VIDEO: New airport to help Nigerian economy

The global fall in the price of oil has prompted Nigeria to build an airport and diversify its exports.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:11 am

Online banking fraud 'up by 48%'

Losses from online banking fraud rose by 48% in 2014 compared with 2013 as more consumers conducted their financial affairs on the internet.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:59 am

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

What does your food shopping say about you?

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:22 pm

Tech to barter your way to the good life

How you can save money and barter your way to the good life

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:10 pm

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:06 pm