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Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:59:45 GMT

The cash machine industry and the network are at loggerheads over closure plans.



Minimum price 'would increase cost of 70% of alcohol'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:32:58 GMT

There will be sharp increase in the cost of alcohol if a minimum price is introduced, say researchers.



Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:55:04 GMT

Nearly 20 entities have been targeted as Japan widens its blacklist of companies trading with Pyongyang.



Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:34:50 GMT

The Bank of England says progress in Brexit talks is likely to boost household and business confidence.



Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:11 GMT

The European Central Bank expects GDP to rise further but inflation will stay below target.



Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:38 GMT

Deals on electrical household appliances boosted sales in November, official figures suggest.



Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:45:59 GMT

Higher and middle earners will pay more than elsewhere in the UK, but lower earners will pay less.



China's central bank raises interest rates after Fed rise

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:24 GMT

Beijing is trying to stop money from moving out of the country in search of stronger returns.



US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:33:52 GMT

The US central bank has moved to increase interest rates for the third time this year.



Republican lawmakers say historic tax deal is agreed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:12:15 GMT

Republicans reportedly say they have agreed the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.



Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:12:37 GMT

Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, lagging inflation for a seventh month.



UK inflation rate at near six-year high

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:34:16 GMT

Inflation hits 3.1% as the squeeze on household incomes continues.



House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:33:32 GMT

East Midlands prices rose at the fastest pace in the year to October, while London saw the slowest growth.



Forties pipeline shutdown 'worth £20m a day'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:21:12 GMT

A crack was found in the Forties pipeline which carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing.



How public relations became a million dollar idea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:17:58 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea.



Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:20 GMT

The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.



Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:07 GMT

The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.



My close escape from £10,000 bank scam

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:06:07 GMT

Barry Fox, 72, says he had "a close shave" with scammers when trying to buy a Rolls Royce on eBay.



Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:00 GMT

Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.



The small jeans firm with a big ambition

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:11:43 GMT

With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales.



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.



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?