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Cash 'lives on' after 50 years of ATMs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:02:49 GMT

Bank of England chief cashier says all future plans include the use of cash despite new technology.

Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:59 GMT

The cladding was used on Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 are feared to have died in a fire.

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:30:42 GMT

The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

UK safety standards are 'cut to the bone', expert says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:29:53 GMT

Austerity forces councils to prioritise other services, says the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Scottish areas worst for broadband speeds, says Which?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:09:47 GMT

The slowest speeds in the UK are experienced in three Scottish local authority areas, Which? says.

Shares in Grenfell cladding maker sink

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:33:02 GMT

Arconic falls 6% after saying it will stop selling Reynobond PE cladding for use in high-rises.

Holland & Barrett sold for £1.8bn to Russian billionaire

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:47:22 GMT

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman buys 1,300-store chain from its private equity owner Carlyle.

Co-operative Bank no longer up for sale

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:48:22 GMT

The bank says it expects to make a further announcement on fund-raising plans to safeguard its future.

Lord Adonis: Brexit delay over Heathrow must end

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:35:08 GMT

Political uncertainty must not hold up Heathrow airport plans, says the top infrastructure adviser.

Growth in personal debt is slowing, says BBA

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:16:58 GMT

The annual rise in loan, card and overdraft borrowing is slowing, but saving levels are at a six-year low.

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:37:39 GMT

Privacy groups cautiously welcome Google's pledge to end scans of Gmail messages to personalise ads.

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:14:15 GMT

Japanese firm faces billions of dollars of liabilities linked to the biggest ever automotive recall.

Italy forced to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:39:54 GMT

Rome will spend at least 5.2bn euros to rescue Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca.

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:58:14 GMT

Three Australian Crown Resorts employees broke the law by enticing Chinese high-rollers to casinos.

The first cash machine came into use 50 years ago today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:12:26 GMT

It is 50 years to the day that the first cash machine came into use. How has it changed over the years?

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:13 GMT

Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

'The government's approach to Brexit will not change'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:20:15 GMT

The government’s approach to Brexit will not change, says the cabinet minister for international trade.

CEO Secrets: Bumble founder says don't take yourself too seriously

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:15:08 GMT

Bumble dating app CEO Whitney Wolfe says don't take yourself too seriously.

How I stayed in business during Asian Financial Crisis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:19:31 GMT

Thai businessman Wasan Benz Thonglor nearly lost everything in the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis.

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:31 GMT

Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe's economy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:32 GMT

Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses.

How safe is your internet router?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:30 GMT

Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.

Ant power

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:15:03 GMT

The drive to find more sustainable transport fuels has been given a boost by some Dutch students.

A High Street star?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:10:27 GMT

The Russian billionaire buying the health food chain said he wanted to invest in future stars of the High Street. Does Holland & Barrett fit the bill?

‘I love doing battle’

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:08:32 GMT

How hard-hitting Irish-American entrepreneur David McCourt made his fortune in TV and telecoms.

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.

Big hitters

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:58:14 GMT

The Women's Cricket World Cup gets under way, on a mission to grow as a sport and a business

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?

'I lost my eye'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:15:35 GMT

About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.

'There's no judgement'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:04:26 GMT

The new generation of dance workouts aiming to be less formal and more enjoyable.

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.

Paris Airshow: eight takeaways from the major aerospace event

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:21:23 GMT

From breaking the sound barrier to sales battles: eight things we learned at the Paris Airshow.

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.

Hidden problem

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:39:07 GMT

Despite international pledges, many of the world's poorest children do not get a chance to go to school.

Philippines outsourcing

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:32:49 GMT

Does US protectionism and artificial intelligence threaten the Philippine's outsourcing industry?

Lightning strike

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:31:32 GMT

While the F-35 has been one of the main attractions at the Paris Airshow, here we've also picked out some of the other highlights of this week's show.

Grand theft auto

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:18:16 GMT

Connected cars are becoming the norm, but how secure are they and how safe is our personal data?

Diva of divorce

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:13:00 GMT

How Ayesha Vardag has became one of the world's most in demand divorce lawyers.

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.

Paris Airshow

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:03:12 GMT

As the Paris Airshow gets under way, the BBC's Theo Leggett says few expect to see big orders for airliners.

Reality Check

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:38:29 GMT

Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?

Home hijack

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:01:15 GMT

A security weakness in Gary Berman's home network may have lost him a $400,000 contract.

Greek gifts

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:07:29 GMT

As eurozone finance ministers hold talks on Greece, Reality Check looks at the bailouts it has received.

Hard done dads?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:04:04 GMT

With Father's Day taking place on Sunday in more than 70 countries, why does it still trail so far behind Mother's Day?

Future fuel

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:15:18 GMT

How can cities improve air quality with cleaner fuels?

Mass surveillance

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:28:34 GMT

BBC Arabic found the sales included decryption software that could be used against the West.

Pay more, wait longer

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:18 GMT

Burgers used to be fast and cheap but what's driving the success of a different type of patty?

Tough school?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:12:13 GMT

Top graduates in Afghanistan are being urged to spend two years as school teachers.

Precious metals

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:21:33 GMT

Some of the metals needed to make many of our tech gadgets are in short supply. Could recycling help?

Trade options

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:53:27 GMT

What is the difference between a free trade area, a single market and a customs union?

Food for thought

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:37:18 GMT

How popular snack food business Graze was successfully grown by its chief executive Anthony Fletcher.

Trading tool

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:26:16 GMT

The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.

Taming the giants

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:38:02 GMT

Five tech giants increasingly dominate the US and global economies. But what, if anything, should be done about it?

Qatar and the UK

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:51:11 GMT

How Qatar spent £35bn investing in everything from Claridge's to the Milford Haven LNG terminal.

Easy charm

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:10:53 GMT

The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson attends a charisma master class as she explores whether you can teach someone to become more charismatic.

How many boxes?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:02:23 GMT

When Beyonce, Lady Gaga, U2 and the Rolling Stones go on tour, they all depend on one London firm to get them onstage.

Baby bytes

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:01:16 GMT

Hundreds of apps give breastfeeding and baby advice to new mums, but are they any good?

Cold revolution

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:01:37 GMT

Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.


Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:29:16 GMT

The Islamic State group relies on encrypted messaging app Telegram to spread its message digitally.

Taking his own path

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:01:16 GMT

How Adrian Fisher became a professional maze designer, creating more than 700 mazes across 32 countries.

Splendid isolation?

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:02:19 GMT

Residents of the new London City Island live less than 30 minutes away from central London.

From videos to vlogs

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:31:14 GMT

In the 1980s, Jane Fonda sold millions of workout videos. Now anyone can be an online fitness guru.

Worked to death

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:35:37 GMT

Japan has some of the world's longest working hours, and some young Japanese are literally working themselves to death.

Climate clash

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 02:27:39 GMT

President Trump ditches the Paris accord, but almost all big firms say pulling out is an error.

Power surge?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:43:36 GMT

BA's explanation for its systems' meltdown at the weekend has left many scratching their heads.

Older age

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 02:31:40 GMT

Paying for social care has figured highly in the election. But other issues are not discussed.

Selling up or selling out?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 01:43:17 GMT

Can independent brands keep to their core beliefs after selling up to a bigger firm or bringing investors on board?

Juice wars

Tue, 30 May 2017 23:33:15 GMT

Changing tastes are putting orange juice's place on the breakfast table in jeopardy.

Feeding the kitty

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:01:02 GMT

The British and Irish Lions are one of the biggest sporting names in rugby union, and they are also one of its premier brands.

Just the job?

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:25:58 GMT

Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job?