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UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:55:38 GMT

Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.

UK government borrowing rises in June

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:44 GMT

The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.

UK property transactions fall for third month in a row

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:17:47 GMT

There were 96,910 property sales in June, the lowest figure since last Autumn.

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:27:33 GMT

Agreement includes strict measures to prevent pests and plant diseases being brought into China.

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:43:40 GMT

The mining and energy sectors helped push the growth rate to 3.9% - its strongest level in 17 years.

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:03:09 GMT

The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.

ECB warns stimulus programme still has a way to run

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:53:30 GMT

The European Central Bank's stimulus programme is still needed, says bank head Mario Draghi.

Hot weather boosts UK retail sales

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:55:10 GMT

Rising sales of household goods and clothes contributed to stronger-than-expected retail sales in June.

Rail electrification plans scrapped by government

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:51:11 GMT

Wales, the Midlands and the North will no longer see their lines upgraded after a government review.

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreement

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:22:02 GMT

The two sides did not issue a joint statement and cancelled press conferences.

State pension age rise brought forward

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:31:03 GMT

The UK state pension age will now be increased from 67 to 68 by 2039, the government says.

Bosses 'silent' over race in boardrooms

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:20:51 GMT

There is a deafening silence over recruiting ethnic minorities into UK boardrooms, a new report says.

UK inflation unexpectedly slows to 2.6% in June

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:59:41 GMT

A surprise decline in inflation to 2.6% in June could ease pressure for a rise in interest rates.

House price growth continues to slow in UK

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:54:33 GMT

Despite the slowdown, the average house price still rose by 4.7% in the year to May.

China's second quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9%

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:11:07 GMT

The economy grew by 6.9% in the April-to-June period from a year earlier, according to official figures.

Brexit transition deal: 'The sooner the better' says Goldman exec

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:36:34 GMT

The government should agree a Brexit transitional deal as soon as possible, Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde tells the BBC's Simon Jack.

How the Frisbee flying disc became a million dollar idea

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:11:22 GMT

People have been throwing Frisbees around for over half a century and over 200 million have now been sold around the world.

Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:39:59 GMT

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.

First electric car showroom opens in Milton Keynes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:34:07 GMT

The UK's first electric car showroom aims to "dispel myths" about the vehicles.

What do parents think of summer childcare?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:11:45 GMT

So what do working parents think about the state of holiday childcare? We went to see some of them in Cherry Hinton, a village on the outskirts of Cambridge

Most and least expensive US childcare options

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:12:17 GMT

Many parents in the US pay for summer camps for their children. But what happens if that childcare option is out of reach?

Easy does it?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:21:52 GMT

Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.

Medieval money

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:29:25 GMT

Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.

Tricky trade-off

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:10:52 GMT

If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.

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?