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Interest rates to rise twice this year, says EY Item Club

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:59:05 GMT

The EY Item Club predicts two rises this year and two next year, despite sluggish economic growth.

No-deal Brexit 'disastrous' for food firms

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:55:41 GMT

Free trade with the EU post-Brexit is "crucial" for UK food and drink firms, says a committee of MPs.

Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:04:54 GMT

The US President criticises producer group Opec and says high oil prices "will not be accepted".

Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:37 GMT

The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.

Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:56:31 GMT

The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.

UK inflation falls to lowest in a year

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:06 GMT

A slowdown in womenswear price rises during March sent UK consumer price inflation down to 2.5%.

John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:05 GMT

A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

IMF predicts stronger growth but warns of risks

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:38 GMT

The IMF forecasts global growth this year to be the strongest since 2011, but warns over trade barriers.

Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:37:10 GMT

Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.

China opens car market after US tensions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:25:54 GMT

The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners.

Matthew Mellon: US billionaire dies in Mexico

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:08:56 GMT

Matthew Mellon, the scion of two US banking dynasties, passed away in a rehab centre in Mexico.

Pound remains close to post-Brexit high

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:31:16 GMT

Sterling hovers around $1.43 amid expectations the Bank of England will raise interest rates.

Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, says report

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:39:43 GMT

Study says 40% of apprenticeship standards do not meet traditional on-the-job training definition.

'I shouldn't have to police Facebook'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:54:50 GMT

Martin Lewis is taking Facebook to court because of fake adverts showing his face.

Brexit: Five steps to understanding the EU customs union

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:18:24 GMT

Five steps to understanding it, ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:52:35 GMT

The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

How whisky tasting 'plays a tune'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:34:38 GMT

A whisky master blender explains how she detects an orchestra of flavours and aromas in Scotland's national drink.

Carney: Brexit talks could delay rate rises

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:31:30 GMT

The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:03:35 GMT

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

Cleaning up

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:24:46 GMT

Tips for the new financial year including selling clutter and finding out how much your pension is worth.

What next for Trump trade?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:08:12 GMT

Some believe the president's confrontational approach could reverse decades of trade liberalisation.

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.