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Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:02:38 GMT

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.



Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:22:01 GMT

The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.



Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'no unemployed' remark attacked

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:18:05 GMT

The chancellor made the comment as he played down the threat posed to jobs by new technology.



Labour's John McDonnell demands 'emergency Budget'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:31:54 GMT

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell demands 'an emergency Budget for public services '.



Retail sales in first annual fall since 2013

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:53 GMT

Despite the annual sales fall, the underlying picture is one of growth, the UK statistics body says.



Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT

Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.



Russia and Venezuela agree debt deal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:46:23 GMT

Russia said it had agreed to minimal repayments over six years on more than $3bn in debts.



Security warning over Brexit customs plans

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:20:42 GMT

MPs warn an increase in customs checks could mean border staff are diverted from security checks.



Alibaba's Jack Ma slips to third in China rich list

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:51:20 GMT

Jack Ma, the boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant, falls to third on Forbes' China rich list.



UK pay squeeze tightens but unemployment dips

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:33:55 GMT

People's pay continues to lag inflation in the UK, while unemployment remains at a 42-year low.



Japan's economy posts longest growth streak since 2001

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:06:53 GMT

The Japanese economy records seven quarters of growth in row, in its slow march back to strength.



Public-sector pay rise should be guaranteed, says think tank

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:49 GMT

Public sector pay should be linked to inflation, or pay rises in the private sector, the IPPR says.



Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:11:01 GMT

Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price per unit of alcohol.



Insurance gap penalises poor households

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:00:16 GMT

Sixteen million people in the UK have no contents insurance and have little in savings to replace items.



Signal failure: The two words dreaded by every commuter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:59:54 GMT

BBC News investigates signal failure - the two words every commuter hates to hear.



US leads world in oil and gas production, IEA says

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:56:05 GMT

The International Energy Agency predicts the US will account for 80% of the increase in global oil supply by 2025.



Philip Hammond says there are 'no unemployed people'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:54:12 GMT

The chancellor insists the 1.4m unemployed in the UK have not been forgotten as he clarifies his remark.



'Why I'm giving my wealth away'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:17 GMT

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou discusses why he's started an award for disabled entrepreneurs in the UK.



The man helping turn young lives around

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:24:17 GMT

Despite leaving school with no GCSEs, Louchavan Lemard has been named Black Business Man of 2017.



'My mum's our restaurant's head chef'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:10 GMT

Munaf Kapadia found a unique way to tear his mother away from the television - by making her his head chef in his pop-up restaurant business.



Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.



'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:07:48 GMT

With the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, sub-Saharan Africa is a target market for the video games industry.



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.



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?