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UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:15:50 GMT

The UK economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.5% in the three months following the Brexit vote.

EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:25:32 GMT

Belgium's regions back the deadlocked EU-Canada trade deal after agreeing on additional clauses.

New Heathrow runway may be built above the M25

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:49:30 GMT

The transport secretary says Heathrow's new runway could be built above the existing M25.

Earnings rise fastest for the low-paid, says ONS

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:15:10 GMT

Earnings have risen fastest among the lowest paid due to higher minimum wage levels, figures suggest.

Cashing in small pensions 'more popular'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:33:23 GMT

More retirees cash in their pension pots, but the amount they typically withdraw falls to about £10,000.

Egypt seizes 9,000 tonnes of sugar in raids amid shortage

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:48:52 GMT

Egyptian authorities seize 9,000 tonnes of sugar in raids on factories and warehouses, amid a nationwide shortage.

Ceta talks: EU and Canada hold out hope for trade deal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:18:02 GMT

The European Union and Canada say they remain hopeful for their landmark trade deal Ceta, despite three Belgian regions led by Wallonia blocking it.

Manufacturing exports boosted by pound

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:58:56 GMT

Manufacturing exports receive a significant boost from the weakness of sterling, according to the the latest report from the CBI.

Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:02 GMT

The government takes the "truly momentous" decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow.

Banks poised to relocate out of UK over Brexit, BBA warns

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:11:28 GMT

Large banks are set to relocate out of the UK early next year over fears around Brexit, says the boss of the British Bankers' Association.

Government borrowing rises to £10.6bn in September

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:52:56 GMT

Government borrowing rose to a higher-than-expected £10.6bn in September, according to official figures.

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:39:57 GMT

A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.

Nissan: There is no special deal for us

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:50:05 GMT

Nissan boss Colin Lawther explains why the company will build two models in Sunderland

PM: Nissan decision 'vote of confidence in Britain'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:41:40 GMT

Nissan has confirmed it will build both the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant thanks to government "support and assurances".

Big Bang: The day that made London a financial powerhouse

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:04:25 GMT

Thirty years ago today the City changed for ever after radical new rules were introduced.

Ask Andy: What is GDP?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:06:14 GMT

As the latest set of gross domestic product (GDP) figures come out in the UK, economics reporter Andy Verity explains what it actually means - against the clock.

Bright hopes for India art start-up

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:17:46 GMT

In India, one start-up called Kulture Shop is bringing together urban artists and turning their designs into home and lifestyle products.

The Heathrow deal, in numbers...

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:32:26 GMT

Richard Westcott takes a look at some of the big numbers behind the Heathrow third runway decision.

Falling behind?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:37:23 GMT

Does the falling value of the pound mean that the UK economy has fallen behind France?

Never done

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:18:30 GMT

The World Economic Forum estimates that globally women work 39 more days a year than men when unpaid labour is factored in.

Inflation means inflation

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:44:02 GMT

Sooner or later, the downward pressure on the pound since the UK's Brexit vote is expected to lead to upward pressure on the prices of most things we buy.

The business of hedging

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:51 GMT

Hedging is an important part of financial safeguarding for businesses - but what exactly is it?

Fear of falling

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:45:43 GMT

The pound is down and it looks like it's staying down - why should I care?

'Flash crash'

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:06:25 GMT

The "flash crash" during early Asian trading is the latest in a series of blows for the UK's currency.

Trade backlash

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:12:12 GMT

There has long been a consensus that globalisation brings more jobs, higher wages and lower prices - but now many people are voicing their anger against free trade.

Global trade

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:22:43 GMT

As global income distribution has shifted in the two decades up to 2008, the BBC's Andrew Walker looks at one economist's graph that sets out to explain it all - and explains why it's called the "elephant graph".

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

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:49:00 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?