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Trump announces tariffs on $60bn in Chinese imports

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:15:08 GMT

Beijing vows to "fight to the end" in any trade war, as the White House targets Chinese goods.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:33:13 GMT

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:03:55 GMT

Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors".

Bank vote hints at interest rate rise in May

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:58:23 GMT

UK rates remain unchanged at 0.5% but two Bank of England policymakers vote in favour of an increase.

Supermarkets drive retail sales higher in February

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:33:38 GMT

Retail trade have beaten expectations but the Beast from the East may stamp out growth.

Fed announces US rate increase

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:12:16 GMT

The US central bank signals growing confidence that US tax cuts and spending will boost the economy.

Household squeeze shows signs of easing as wages rise

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:51:36 GMT

Earnings rose by 2.6% in the three months to January as the jobless rate ticked lower.

Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:15:44 GMT

Consumer price inflation falls from 3% as fuel prices fall and food costs rise more slowly.

US retail giants ask Trump to reconsider China tariffs

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:37:25 GMT

The potential tariffs could affect a list of as many as 100 products including shoes and footwear.

UK growth forecast raised by British Chambers of Commerce

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:04:40 GMT

The BCC raises its UK growth forecasts, but warns the economy will lag behind other major nations.

Pubs facing triple tax whammy, says Camra

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:26:43 GMT

The campaign group says 18 pubs a week are closing and the sector needs a major overhaul of taxes.

Li Ka-Shing: Asia's second-richest person retires

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:25 GMT

Li Ka-Shing's business interests range from ports and telecoms to retail including the UK's Superdrug.

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:02:14 GMT

Petrol and diesel cars must be phased out earlier than the 2040 target, Commons committees say.

Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:57:17 GMT

The draft bill exempts banks with less than $250bn in assets from strict oversight under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Advertisers 'nervous' about Facebook association

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:21:07 GMT

Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw.

Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:42:14 GMT

Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.

De La Rue: Passport decision 'shocking'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:44:32 GMT

He tells BBC Breakfast losing the post-Brexit passport printing contract was a shock.

Video shows fatal Uber crash

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:12:17 GMT

A newly-released video shows the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

'Black people are not seen in commercials'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:56:38 GMT

Michelle Fernandes launched her own fashion brand because she wasn't being given opportunities by her employers.

Why tech giants 'don't pay enough tax' in EU

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:31:40 GMT

The bloc's tax system was designed for companies with a physical presence, not digital businesses, says Pierre Moscovici, the EU's economics affairs commissioner.

Baby steps

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Sending home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:07:58 GMT

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Model citizens

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

Career conversion

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:10:24 GMT

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

Nuclear fallout

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:47:13 GMT

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

Hot dogs

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:53:47 GMT

Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.

Say what?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:55:48 GMT

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

A political Fed

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:18 GMT

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

Plastic fantastic

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:21:05 GMT

The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.

Global leader

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:20:21 GMT

The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.

Budget 2017: Hammond loosens his belt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:54:35 GMT

The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.

Change makers

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:34:04 GMT

How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.

Unlocking trillions

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:22:11 GMT

One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".

Managing the managers

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:58:49 GMT

Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?

Crowded island

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:49:21 GMT

An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?

Balancing the books

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:02:25 GMT

The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Health risks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:24:22 GMT

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

No-belle prize

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:08 GMT

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

Have you been nudged?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:27:31 GMT

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

Brass in pocket?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:23:57 GMT

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

UK trade

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:29:36 GMT

Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?

Not so fantastic?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:20 GMT

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

Success story

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

Northern Rock

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:22:33 GMT

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Creative currency

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

Money machines

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:03:23 GMT

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

Cheers to that

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:10:05 GMT

The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?

Limiting liability

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:06:19 GMT

The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.

Sterling sense

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:35:26 GMT

Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.

Banking bonanza

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:16:16 GMT

Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.

Poisonous progress

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:16:23 GMT

The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

Mixed picture

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:14:10 GMT

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.