Global markets hit by weak Chinese data

Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones trading down more than 300 points.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:58 am

Portugal bank sell-off hits snag

Portugal's central bank misses its deadline to sell Novo Banco, a bank created after the collapse of one of the country's second-biggest lender.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:52 am

Building HS2 to cause 'years of misery'

Building the proposed new High Speed Two (HS2) rail line will mean years of weekend "misery" for rail passengers, according to a campaign group.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 9:55 am

Canadian economy enters recession

Canada's economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, official figures show, as falling oil prices took their toll.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:33 am

Contactless card limit rises to £30

UK shoppers will now be able to spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased from £20, amid a surge in people using them.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:46 am

Premier League spending set for record

Premier League football clubs look set to break the summer transfer window spending record, according to analysis from Deloitte.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:27 am

Rate rise link to mortgage activity

Continued expectations of an interest rate rise are prompting more homeowners to lock into a new mortgage deal, figures suggest.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:11 am

Yahoo boss Mayer expecting twins

The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announces she is expecting twin girls but plans to take "limited" time off.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:04 am

High Street shoppers run for cover

The wet weather meant shoppers opted for shopping centres over the High Street during the bank holiday, figures suggest.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:03 am

Eurozone jobless rate lowest since 2012

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:49 am

UK manufacturing growth slows in August

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed slightly in August, a survey suggests, with the workforce falling for the first time in more than two years.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:30 am

Rival bid approach for cooker maker Aga

Cooker manufacturer Aga Rangemaster has received a takeover approach from a second US firm, in a move that could spark a bidding war.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 3:15 am

VIDEO: The personal pain of the iron ore crash

What does the collapse in iron ore prices mean for people in the remote mining towns of western Australia?

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 9:18 pm

How diesel can be made from air

The tech turning carbon dioxide into cleaner fuel

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 6:25 pm

Why India struggles with luxury brands

Why India struggles with luxury brands

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 6:14 pm

VIDEO: Hipsters flock to treehouse office

BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 6:11 pm

Netflix drops thousands of films in US

Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:29 pm

When a slump hits a vast iron ore mine

Life in a vast iron ore mine hitting hard times

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:01 pm

VIDEO: Working in an iron ore mine

Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:56 pm

VIDEO: Slow-melting ice cream developed

Scientists develop a way to make ice cream smoother and less likely to melt so quickly on a hot summer day.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:37 am

What the US economy really needs next

The US catches a cold?

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:16 am

VIDEO: Can India continue to outstrip China?

Indian growth has already outstripped China's for two quarters, but can it maintain that pace of development?

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:44 am

VIDEO: Incontinence lingerie on NZ catwalk

An unusual show at New Zealand's fashion week - one showing off a new type of lingerie that can be used for incontinence.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:09 pm

Do weird workplaces work better?

The people who work in quirky spots

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:46 pm

A hair-raising way to start make money

The hair-raising way one entrepreneur first made money

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:02 pm