The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 hours 41 min ago
Researchers have come up with a novel piece of wearable tech - a bra that can alert the wearer to their stress levels.
London's stock market falls, with mining companies seeing some of the biggest losses.
The UK government intervenes in support of BP over a US ban on the oil major bidding for new federal contracts.
A US federal judge rules Detroit should be granted bankruptcy protection and says controversial pension cuts could occur as a result.
The boss of RBS has admitted the bank "has to do better" amid a day of disruption for many customers following a computer failure.
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his trade mission to China after a leading Chinese newspaper casts doubt on the "sincerity" of his efforts to boost bi-lateral ties.
Football officials in Nigeria will implement a new code of conduct aimed at preventing future rows over bonuses for national team players.
Auditors to the troubled Co-operative Bank defend their role, saying they saw nothing that raised alarm bells ahead of its financial crisis.
Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures.
UK construction picked up speed in November with output rising at the fastest pace in more than six years, bringing further evidence of economic recovery.
British Gas has been criticised for lobbying to reduce plans for insulating some of the UK’s coldest homes.
Transparency International's corruption perception survey cuts Spain's rating to put it 40th out of 177 countries after a series of recent scandals.
Workers are being urged to keep track of their pension savings with a survey suggesting that 25% of over-55s have four or more pension pots.
Shares in pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond fall 22% as the firm puts itself up for sale amid financial troubles and high-level resignations.
India's current account deficit, a key area of concern, narrowed sharply in the July-to-September quarter, after a series of measures helps curb gold imports.
Mobile phone users will be protected from "sky-high bills" if their phones are stolen, under an agreement reached by the government and four operators.
Global shipments of personal computers will see the "most severe yearly contraction on record", according to research firm International Data Corporation .
Apple buys social media data analytics firm, Topsy Labs, which specialises in using data from Twitter to track customer sentiment.
The exclusive hotel rooms 20ft beneath the waves
Previously announced measures affecting your finances in April