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UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:58:47 GMT

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of 2017 as the service sector stalled.

US growth rate hits three-year low

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:38:31 GMT

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.

Eurozone inflation picks up to 1.9%

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:13:23 GMT

Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in April, returning to the European Central Bank's target.

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:38:46 GMT

President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.

Eurozone recovery gathering pace, says Draghi

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:58:59 GMT

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi says the bloc's economy is gathering pace.

TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:01:32 GMT

UK small screen drama could be almost as attractive as the weaker pound when it comes to attracting tourists, a study suggests.

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:52:58 GMT

Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it.

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:02:23 GMT

Government borrowing falls to the lowest level since 2008, but it is set to rise again this year.

Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:39:56 GMT

Jes Staley says that retaining access to talented workers after Brexit is "tremendously important".

Santander chief warns on 'changeable' UK economy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:31:49 GMT

Profits booked by the UK bank's Spanish parent tumble 8% after the pound's fall in value.

Brexit: Labour's Sir Keith Starmer wants talks over customs union

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:09:21 GMT

Staying in the EU's customs union should be "on the table" in Brexit negotiations, Labour says.

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:25:39 GMT

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica hits back as the Tories propose a cap on energy bills.

Brexit: Worries for small businesses with EU staff

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:49:18 GMT

More than half of small firms employing EU workers worry that Brexit will hurt recruitment, report claims.

IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:58:15 GMT

But the global body believes protectionist policies could choke off improving global growth.

'Rocket man' takes off in flying suit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:06 GMT

British inventor Richard Browning has been testing his flying suit, which he says he has developed as "a bit of fun".

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:18 GMT

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Somali trader's life in South Africa

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:05:39 GMT

A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Uber's booming Egyptian market

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:22 GMT

Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

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

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:10:40 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.

Facing the future

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:29:50 GMT

They may threaten the human workforce, but they are crucial to the modern economy.

Services matter

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:13:46 GMT

Services cannot be put on a boat and shipped, yet they way they are traded globally is increasingly important.

Trade agenda

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:17:15 GMT

Trade was one of the dominant themes in Donald Trump's election campaign, but what are his priorities?

Cut price

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:18:58 GMT

King Camp Gillette invented the disposable razor blade and a novel pricing model, still used today.

Trump's trade tactics

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:33:23 GMT

What's the problem with the US-China trade relationship - and what can Trump do about it?

Cost of junk

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:52:58 GMT

The downgrading of South Africa's credit rating could have profound effects on the country's economy.

Tick tock

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:07:44 GMT

From sailing to smartphones, accurate timekeeping has been essential to the world's economy.

Brexit Britain

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:45:50 GMT

With Article 50 now triggered, what are the options for the UK's negotiators when it comes to trade?

Just Google it

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:09:18 GMT

Is Google's position as the world's leading search engine now unassailable?

Reality Check

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:18:54 GMT

CPIH is about to become the headline measure of inflation, but it's not a proper national statistic.

Blurred lines?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:02:25 GMT

Gamblers and insurers both place bets on the future, so how do they compare?

Health check

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:19:57 GMT

With the UK about to trigger Article 50, the BBC looks at how the economy has fared since June 2016.

Rags to revolution

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:12:14 GMT

The Gutenberg press could not have revolutionised how we communicate without the invention of paper.

WTO what?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:14:47 GMT

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, but what exactly does this mean for trade?

Reality Check

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:31:56 GMT

Some taxes are expected to rise in the coming years, but it could all change in Wednesday's Budget.

Goodbye Spring Budget

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:11:17 GMT

Why this Spring Budget will be the last time big tax changes should be made in March.

Chancellor's challenge

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:01:29 GMT

Over-confident consumers and under-confident corporations are on the mind of UK chancellor.

Drugs disaster

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:10:46 GMT

Economic incentives have dangerously distorted the use of antibiotics in people and animals.

Hitting rock bottom

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:07:40 GMT

Why are huge container ships, once worth millions of pounds, now being sold for scrap?

Innovation, Ikea style

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:20:58 GMT

Ikea's humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.

'The pips are squeaking!'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:44:16 GMT

A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.

Price drop

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:46:03 GMT

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast face a collapse in prices and tell the BBC they are not being paid for their crop

Supermarket sourcing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:18:01 GMT

Importing food is getting more expensive so why don't UK supermarkets get more of their supplies from home?