Asia shares higher ahead of holiday
Asian shares headed higher on Thursday but investors were cautious ahead of a Good Friday public holiday tomorrow in some major markets.
Leaders prepare for election debate
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.
VIDEO: Takeda's foreign boss sets to work
Asia's pharmaceutical giant Takeda has its first foreign boss in its 200-year history. Christophe Weber tells the BBC about his priorities.
VIDEO: India sports stars crowdfunding plan
India's cricket stars can earn millions of dollars, but now other sports players are finding new ways to up their income.
Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam
Is teff the next 'super grain'?
Will Ethiopia's teff be the next must eat 'super grain'?
Greece made 'unrealistic promises'
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
VIDEO: 'Bad politics' could hold Greece back
There is nothing holding Greece back except "sometimes bad politics", says Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission.
Shoppers see little point in loyalty
Have supermarket price wars killed the loyalty card?
The pension changes in 10 questions
The top 10 questions you need to ask about pension changes
Kraft accused of wheat price fixing
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.
McDonald's to raise pay for US staff
The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.
VIDEO: How is inflation affecting you?
Steph McGovern speaks to business owners and families in Ottery St Mary about how they feel about the effects of inflation.
Miliband targets zero-hours contracts
Labour will end the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts that are "undermining family life", Ed Miliband insists.
Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
'Temporary' bank cash to be protected
People who have large amounts of money in their bank accounts "temporarily" will be soon protected in the event of their bank going bust, the Bank of England says.
EU milk quota system is abolished
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.
Euro weakness helps manufacturers
Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a closely-watched survey.
VIDEO: Japan's confidence hit by tax hike
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.
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