SAP in autism recruitment drive
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
SSE profits up after cold weather
The cold weather helps energy supplier SSE to report a rise in profits, despite disruption from heavy snow and a fine from regulators.
Nationwide mortgage lending rises
The UK's largest building society, Nationwide, says its share of the mortgage market has reached a record high.
Japan sees 10th trade deficit in row
Japan posts its tenth straight monthly trade deficit as a weaker yen increases the cost of imports more than it helps boost exports.
Hong Kong probes commodities market
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which trades commodities, is being probed by the police and market regulators over alleged financial irregularities.