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Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strength

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:00 GMT

After troubled Deutsche Bank's shares hit another record low, the chief executive sends an email to reassure staff that the bank's finances are strong.

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:08:39 GMT

People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies finds.

Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:39 GMT

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

UK car firms 'want to be in EU single market'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:22:30 GMT

The success of the UK motor industry could be "jeopardised" if the UK leaves the EU single market, a senior industry figure tells the BBC.

Yanis Varoufakis hits out at 'inept' George Osborne

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:45:09 GMT

Former Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said George Osborne was an "inept" chancellor and urged Philip Hammond to increase public spending.

Canada approves giant LNG project on British Columbia coast

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:48:34 GMT

Canada authorises the construction of a CA$11.4bn energy project on British Columbia's northern coast despite opposition from environmental groups.

WTO cuts trade forecast by a third

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:28:57 GMT

The World Trade Organization cuts its global trade forecast to 1.7% - which would make 2016 the slowest period of growth since 2009.

Women a 'distinct minority' among highest-paid in the UK

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:05:25 GMT

There are very few women among the richest people in the UK and other OECD countries, according to a report published by the London School of Economics.

Osborne: Rich richer because of monetary policy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:13:11 GMT

The rich have become richer because of the UK's policies of low interest rates and quantitative easing, says former Chancellor George Osborne.

Workless figures show North-South divide getting starker

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:52:18 GMT

Figures on the concentration of workless households in the UK suggest that the North-South divide may be getting even more stark.

Australia shelves backpacker tax plan

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:08:16 GMT

The Australian government scraps a plan to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers.

First US shale gas arrives at Ineos plant in Scotland

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:28:17 GMT

The first shipment of US shale gas is arriving in Scotland amid fierce debate about the future of fracking in the UK.

German economy expecting golden autumn, says Ifo head

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:19:33 GMT

The German economy is expecting a "golden autumn", says the head of the Ifo Institute, as its closely-watched business survey shows confidence jumping.

Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:07:34 GMT

The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.

Cash calendar - tips for October

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:45:09 GMT

Charity campaigns urge people to give up smoking in October but money can be saved by cutting out other unnecessary extras, an advice service says.

'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:09:20 GMT

South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.

Oil slump causes Indian workers to leave Saudi Arabia

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:31:50 GMT

The closure of companies in Saudi Arabia has left thousands of Indian workers without jobs.

Car makers plan for electric future

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:52:07 GMT

The BBC's Theo Leggett has been taking a look at some of the car manufacturers' latest electric concepts at the Paris Motor Show.

Zimbabwe's import ban fuels smugglers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:29:07 GMT

Import restrictions in Zimbabwe have seen traders resort to smuggling in goods over the border.

Tech Talent

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:39 GMT

Mapping out where the UK's leading tech clusters are based and what each one specialises in.

Never retire

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:19:10 GMT

With more of us in developed countries living longer but retiring earlier, there is a growing pensions "time bomb". So could the answer be never retiring in the first place?

Breaking down bonds

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:33:43 GMT

BBC World Service economics correspondent Andrew Walker breaks down the world of bonds.

Brexit costs

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:29:47 GMT

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady tells John Moylan why next week's Congress will be focusing on Brexit.

A slice of the pie

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:34:13 GMT

With the Republic of Ireland's recent history of economic trouble, why is it dead set against taking the 13bn euros the EU says it is owed by Apple?

Brexit so far

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:02:05 GMT

The BBC looks at what has actually happened in the UK since the country voted in June to leave the European Union.

'New era'

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:52:08 GMT

The mood among Brazilian businesses has changed since the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff but little else has improved for the economy, writes Daniel Gallas.

Pushed out

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:12:02 GMT

As the number of people living in cities rise, lower income residents are being pushed farther out to areas with fewer resources.

Changing of the guard

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:47:28 GMT

India appoints a government insider as the new head of its central bank. Can Urjit Patel emerge from his predecessor "rock star" Raghuram Rajan's shadow?

Quantitative easing

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:02:54 GMT

Central banks around the world have been using what's known as quantitative easing, or QE, as a way of stimulating the economy. What is it?

Unequal deal

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:20:36 GMT

Would a cut in interest rates stimulate growth at the cost of increased inequality?

Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse?

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:05:43 GMT

There is no shortage of companies blaming Brexit for their bad news these days - from job losses to price rises - but is this just a handy excuse?

Trade deal

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:55 GMT

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?

Bakersfield blues

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 23:10:29 GMT

Battered by low oil prices as well as drought, Bakersfield, California longs to be great again.

In a jam

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:40:51 GMT

Will we still be able to rely on seasonal workers from Eastern Europe to bring in the strawberry harvest?

Seven-year malaise

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:16:19 GMT

The US economic recovery is now seven years old. So why don't many Americans feel like they've recovered?

Trade consequences

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:23:54 GMT

German politicians consider a tough approach on Brexit as the leading German business association denies saying the UK would continue to have access to the single market.

After Brexit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:28:23 GMT

Now that the British public has voted for Brexit, what exactly will be the economic effects? Here are five areas where experts say we should pay close attention.