Olympus HQ in earnings probe raid
BBC News, 21.12.2011 06:58
Japanese prosecutors raid the HQ of camera firm Olympus as part of an ongoing investigation into accounting practices.
Thorntons issues profit warning
BBC News, 21.12.2011 09:51
Chocolate maker Thorntons issues a profit warning, blaming weak consumer confidence and high levels of promotional activity.
US Fed in new bank rules proposal
BBC News, 21.12.2011 02:22
The US Federal Reserve has proposed new rules for the biggest US banks aimed at strengthening the financial system against another collapse.
Moody's warns UK of rising risks
BBC News, 20.12.2011 20:55
Ratings agency Moody's has given the UK high scores for economic governance but warns of "rising challenges".
Phone advert complaints rejected
BBC News, 21.12.2011 05:49
More than 500 viewers who said a television advert for a mobile phone shop showing a ghost-like girl was "distressing" have their complaints rejected.
South Americans in Falklands ban
BBC News, 21.12.2011 05:58
Members of the South American trading bloc Mercosur agree to close their ports to ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.
Government outlines pension deal
BBC News, 21.12.2011 00:20
An outline agreement for big changes to public service pension schemes has been achieved, says Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander.
Japanese exports continue slide
BBC News, 21.12.2011 04:07
Japanese exports have fallen again as demand for the country's goods continues to be hit by the strength of the yen and the European debt crisis.
MPs attack 'cosy deals' at HMRC
BBC News, 20.12.2011 13:54
A committee of MPs criticises "cosy" deals between HM Revenue & Customs and large businesses, saying the exchequer has lost out on millions of pounds of tax.
Train fares to increase by 5.9%
BBC News, 20.12.2011 12:53
Train fares will rise by 5.9% on average in January 2012, after the chancellor capped increases at 6% in his Autumn Statement.