Asian markets mixed on Japanese data

Friday's Asian markets have a slew of Japanese economic data to digest - and it paints a mixed picture of the world's third largest economy.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 8:25 pm

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 7:39 pm

VIDEO: Opec keeps oil output at current rate

Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:56 pm

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines delayed results due

Malaysia Airlines' third quarter earnings are due later on Friday - the last before it is taken over by a state investment fund.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:51 pm

Finding long lost treasures of the deep

Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:16 pm

Wal-Mart challenged on Black Friday

Wal-Mart workers revolt against US shopping day

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:13 pm

The seven best metaphors for the economy

On what politicians' economic metaphors are trying to convey

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:10 pm

VIDEO: How to avoid out-of-battery rage

New ways to stop your smartphone running out of battery

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:07 pm

Social media told to simplify terms

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:04 pm

Suspended Tesco exec leaves company

The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 2:55 pm

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 11:11 am

UK swells list of banned websites

The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 11:10 am

VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds

BBC News looks at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its challenges, amid a slump in global crude oil prices.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 11:07 am

Scotland 'should set income tax'

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 11:00 am

German jobless rate hits record low

Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 10:23 am

East Coast rail winner announced

A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 8:06 am

Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:53 am

European MPs want Google break-up

A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:15 am

Poundland reports 12% rise in profits

Budget retailer Poundland reports a 12% rise in half-year profits to £9.3m.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 5:51 am

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 1:55 am

Philippines economy slows sharply

Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 11:21 pm

Flood victims' insurance bills soar

Last year's flood victims struggle with soaring insurance bills

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 9:28 pm

Whatever happened to the Brics?

Whatever happened to the Brics economies?

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:28 pm

VIDEO: Oil market braces for Opec decision

Leading oil exporting countries are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to cut production - a decision that generally has a big impact on the oil prices in Asian giants like India.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:10 pm

Russian oil industry facing deep freeze

Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:56 pm