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UK economic growth estimate revised down

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:59:30 GMT

The economy expanded by just 0.2% in the first three months of the year, the ONS says.

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:27:42 GMT

More EU citizens left the UK, and fewer came, after the Brexit vote, new figures show.

Housing market moving sideways, lenders say

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:28:25 GMT

Loans worth £18.4bn were advanced in April, a significant drop on the amount borrowed in March.

English house-building at highest for a decade

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:42:17 GMT

More than 162,000 homes were started in England last year, the highest number since 2007/08.

White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:46:23 GMT

A former US treasury secretary says it is the "most egregious" mistake he has seen in four decades.

Mongolia gets financial aid totalling $5.5bn from IMF

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:51:17 GMT

The package aims to help Mongolia recover from a slowdown in global commodity prices.

Moody's cuts China's credit rating for first time since 1989

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:48:13 GMT

China dismisses the one-notch cut by Moody's, accusing it of using "inappropriate methodology".

Dollar slips after cautious Fed minutes

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:01:07 GMT

Leaders at the US central bank want proof economic slowdown is temporary.

Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:10:01 GMT

The White House says it is a "taxpayer first" plan, but even hardline conservatives have qualms.

Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices?

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:07:36 GMT

Opec is hoping to extend existing oil production cuts, in order to push prices higher.

Government borrowing at three-year April high

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:02:27 GMT

The Office for National Statistics says the government borrowed £10.4bn last month.

Further signs of UK property slowdown in April

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:32:02 GMT

Both the number of transactions in the UK and the number of mortgages being taken out fell in April.

Scotland sees record foreign investment

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:35:31 GMT

The EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey showed Scotland is the second most popular part of the UK to invest in behind London.

EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:08:19 GMT

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says no deal is not an option in talks due to start on 19 June.

Portugal back to fiscal health, says EU

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:27:55 GMT

The country wins plaudits from the European Commission after its budget deficit falls to 2% of GDP.

Why are so many Sri Lankans learning Chinese?

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT

China is behind the bulk of infrastructure development on the island of Sri Lanka - and many young Sri Lankans see opportunity in the growing links between the nations.

Making money-making movies on a budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:35 GMT

Film maker Jason Blum explains how you can make money-making movies on a low budget.

Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT

The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

What’s keeping Indian women from working?

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:10:09 GMT

Just one in five women in urban areas in India are in paid employment.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:10:42 GMT

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

How does Britain work?

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:24 GMT

The way we work is changing. Here's a breakdown of how people in the UK are employed.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Battle ground

Sun, 14 May 2017 01:14:58 GMT

Why the debate over exactly who should pay tax - and how much - is so difficult to settle.

TV dinners

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:37:27 GMT

The industrialisation of food production has saved us time - but we are paying the price in other ways.

Chapter closed?

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:01:27 GMT

President Temer has set out on ambitious reform agenda but his success could be his own undoing.


Mon, 08 May 2017 07:46:22 GMT

As a former economy minister, Emmanuel Macron needs to prove his economic credentials.

Hello Arizona

Thu, 04 May 2017 23:27:10 GMT

Financial jobs in the US have finally rebounded. But they're not growing where you might think.

Superstar economics

Sun, 07 May 2017 23:30:01 GMT

How technology turns small gaps in quality into vast gaps in pay.

Critical factor

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:45:18 GMT

As Iranians prepare to choose their next president, the economy is emerging as a critical issue.

Battery bonanza

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:01:30 GMT

Could batteries help solve the renewable power problem?

Trumponomics quiz

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:48:40 GMT

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

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

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:44:18 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.