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Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:29 GMT

Between April and June, 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work, a 2.2% fall.

The cities where tens of thousands have problem debts

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:07:47 GMT

In some inner-city areas, more than a fifth of the population are missing bill payments.

US deficit rises to 2008 levels

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:37:34 GMT

The drop was driven by a decline in income receipts from foreigners.

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:13 GMT

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:04:17 GMT's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

Firms are 'wasting potential' of a fifth of workers

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:04:09 GMT

Firms are hiring low paid workers instead of investing in training and technology, says think tank.

Mark Carney says rate rises will be gradual and limited

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:03:08 GMT

The Bank of England governor said that inflation is likely to stay above 2% over the next three years.

Women 'more likely to be paid less than minimum wage'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:28:04 GMT

Two thirds of workers paid less than the minimum wage are female, the Low Pay Commission says.

UK could need '5,000 more customs officials after Brexit'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:51:24 GMT

HMRC also says the UK could need 5,000 more customs officials after it leaves the EU.

Sir James Dyson expects no Brexit deal

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:29:15 GMT

The Leave campaigner says that Brexit uncertainty is an opportunity for UK firms.

Rent rises ahead as landlords pull out of UK housing, says Rics

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:39:26 GMT

Tax changes mean that more landlords will quit the sector in the coming year, surveyors say.

Qatar 'uses $38bn to support economy' during Gulf crisis

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:36:46 GMT

Trade, tourism and banking have been worst hit by the restrictions put in place by other Arab states.

Unemployment rate falls to 4.3% as wages stagnate

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:52:00 GMT

The UK unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in the three months to July, official figures show.

Is the UK reaching coffee shop saturation point?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:41:53 GMT

Outlets selling coffee have been opening at a rapid rate - but how long can it continue?

Brexit: UK targets 'bespoke' deal with EU to protect City

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:13:28 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond says financial services are the UK's most important export to the EU.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:13 GMT

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT

The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT

The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

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.

Selling citizenship

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:20:51 GMT

Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.

The devil's rope

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:36:36 GMT

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.

The tax trick

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:17:26 GMT

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.

Five food fights

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:12:44 GMT

Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap

Inside US/UK trade deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:28 GMT

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

Formula fix

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

Happy travelling

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:41:32 GMT

The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".

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?