Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 1:37 am

Asia stocks fall after China data

Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:28 pm

China growth slows to five-year low

China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:20 pm

Flights axed due to weather warning

Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:05 pm

Connecting India's offline millions

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 pm

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:26 pm

Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings

Apple reports third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:32 pm

Singapore's charity in a mansion

Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:09 pm

Bank to probe system failure

The Bank of England has launched an official probe after an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks was suspended for much of the day delaying house movers.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:05 pm

Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'

Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:49 am

Bank of England warns on bankers' pay

Banks may have to cut pay to reflect lower industry returns since the financial crisis, a senior Bank of England executive has warned.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:22 am

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:34 am

Fire leaves half power station shut

RWE npower, the owner of Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, says half of the site will remain out of action indefinitely after a fire.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:22 am

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:34 am

Pension funds unaccounted for

Hundreds of people are searching for their money after transferring frozen pensions.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:30 am

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:26 am

Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:23 am

Housing 'plateau' as rates fall

The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:08 am

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:30 am

Sugar cane offers sweet prospects

How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:36 pm

The king of discount voucher codes

The man who has made millions from money off vouchers

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:26 pm

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Why being brilliant is not enough at work

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:21 pm

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:04 pm

Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

Germany 'must increase investment'

The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:36 am