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Hinkley Point deal 'risky and expensive'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:43:50 GMT

Costs and risks for energy users 'not sufficiently considered' warns the National Audit Office.

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:28:15 GMT

The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law.

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:21:29 GMT

The central bank seeks a "significantly enhanced" role in regulating the lucrative market.

Fed: US banks have money for crisis

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:21:29 GMT

The 34 largest US banks passed the first part of the Federal Reserve's annual stress test.

HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:32 GMT

Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail franchises.

Emergency services face £114m rates bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:24:29 GMT

New data shows that all emergency services will see rates bills rise, despite budgets being squeezed.

Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Growers are already having difficulty recruiting pickers and fear it could get harder post-Brexit.

Haldane expects to vote for rate rise this year

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:44:58 GMT

It may be prudent to raise rates later this year, says the Bank of England's chief economist.

UK budget deficit narrows in May to £6.7bn

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:04:05 GMT

The UK's budget deficit narrowed last month, helped by a recovery in value added tax receipts.

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:09:13 GMT

A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

Philip Hammond on Brexit: Prioritise jobs and living standards

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:02:09 GMT

Jobs and living standards must come first as the UK negotiates its EU exit, the chancellor says.

Mark Carney says time not right for interest rate rise

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:51:37 GMT

Wage growth is slowing and the impact of Brexit is unclear, the Bank of England governor says.

Carmakers call for transitional EU deal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:18:55 GMT

The government must strike a transitional deal with the EU to protect the UK car industry, a trade group warns.

UK growth will be 'subdued' as Brexit unfolds, says CBI

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:03:36 GMT

Brexit uncertainty and slower consumer spending will curb growth over the next few years, the CBI says.

Merkel reaches out to France's Macron on eurozone budget

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:56:01 GMT

The German leader says she might back eurozone reforms championed by France's President Macron.

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:31 GMT

Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe's economy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:32 GMT

Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses.

How safe is your internet router?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:30 GMT

Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.

London's temporary African-inspired architecture

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00:55 GMT

Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.

How Velcro became a million dollar idea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:04 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells how Velcro was invented after a walk in a wood.

Premier Inn urgently reviews cladding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:02:57 GMT

The chain says three hotels are affected - but the cladding is 'less flammable' than Grenfell Tower.

One year on

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:05:31 GMT

What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?

Better prospects

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:11:05 GMT

What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?

Energy revolution

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:06:49 GMT

China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.

A hot issue

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:36:26 GMT

South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.

Gaming gift

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:18:59 GMT

From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.

Reality Check

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:38:29 GMT

Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?

Euro clearing

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:25:59 GMT

The EU has outlined its post Brexit plans for regulating this sector worth billions to the UK.

Brexit negotiations

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:53:27 GMT

What is the difference between a free trade area, a single market and a customs union?

Trading tool

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:26:16 GMT

The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.

Qatar and the UK

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:51:11 GMT

How Qatar spent £35bn investing in everything from Claridge's to the Milford Haven LNG terminal.

Cold revolution

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:01:37 GMT

Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.

Back to work

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:09:28 GMT

More than half of women going back to work after a career break go into lower paid roles. Are "returnships" the answer?

Going up?

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:11:21 GMT

Why is this highly successful mass transit system so underrated?

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Battle ground

Sun, 14 May 2017 01:14:58 GMT

Why the debate over exactly who should pay tax - and how much - is so difficult to settle.

TV dinners

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:37:27 GMT

The industrialisation of food production has saved us time - but we are paying the price in other ways.

Chapter closed?

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:01:27 GMT

President Temer has set out on ambitious reform agenda but his success could be his own undoing.


Mon, 08 May 2017 07:46:22 GMT

As a former economy minister, Emmanuel Macron needs to prove his economic credentials.

Hello Arizona

Thu, 04 May 2017 23:27:10 GMT

Financial jobs in the US have finally rebounded. But they're not growing where you might think.

Superstar economics

Sun, 07 May 2017 23:30:01 GMT

How technology turns small gaps in quality into vast gaps in pay.

Critical factor

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:45:18 GMT

As Iranians prepare to choose their next president, the economy is emerging as a critical issue.

Battery bonanza

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:01:30 GMT

Could batteries help solve the renewable power problem?

Trumponomics quiz

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:48:40 GMT

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Geeks v government

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Presidential challenge

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:44:18 GMT

France may have a high standard of living but there are some persistent economic problems that will prove a challenge to whoever becomes the next president.

Family matters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:51:12 GMT

How wealthy your parents are is likely to matter more for young adults than it did for older generations.