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UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:58:47 GMT

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of 2017 as the service sector stalled.

RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:59:27 GMT

The bank returns to profit in the first quarter of 2017 and says its cost-cutting plan is ahead of target.

M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:21:21 GMT

The High Street giant prepares to join a crowded market for home delivery but could face problems.

NatWest and RBS banking app fails

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:38:23 GMT

Customers are complaining on social media that payments and money transfers have not gone through.

Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:31:35 GMT

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.

US economic growth rate hits three-year low

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:50:42 GMT

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.

Barclays profits more than double

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:48:14 GMT

The bank reports a big rise in profits for the first quarter, boosted by a healthier core business.

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:47:03 GMT

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.

Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:16 GMT

It was "morally reprehensible" not to warn customers sooner about a second recall, MPs say.

House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:12:24 GMT

Prices have now fallen for two months in a row, the Nationwide building society says

Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:29:13 GMT

Shares in the bank drop more than 5% despite it reporting a doubling in profits.

Eurozone inflation picks up to 1.9%

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:13:23 GMT

Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in April, returning to the European Central Bank's target.

Olympus scandal: Former bosses to pay $529m over fraud

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:11:19 GMT

A Tokyo court rules six men must compensate the Japanese firm and its shareholders for a massive accounting fraud.

Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:53:18 GMT

Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel all report a surge in profits.

'Rocket man' takes off in flying suit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:06 GMT

British inventor Richard Browning has been testing his flying suit, which he says he has developed as "a bit of fun".

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:18 GMT

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Somali trader's life in South Africa

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:05:39 GMT

A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Uber's booming Egyptian market

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:22 GMT

Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:25:05 GMT

You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:05 GMT

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

Fyre Festival turns from 'luxury' to 'disaster' with ticket-holders stranded in Bahamas

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:03:34 GMT

A luxury music festival in the Bahamas is branded a "disaster" after reports of cancelled flights and no security.

Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:29:49 GMT

The attacker replaced the homepage with a profanity-laden message criticising the company.

No branch?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:05:04 GMT

Operators say that new technology means video ATMs will change the way we bank.

'Pawternity' leave

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:08:29 GMT

From giving staff a week's paid leave to look after their new dog, to the firm that pays towards its employees' weddings.

Job opportunities

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:43 GMT

Uber launched in Egypt two years ago, and is now one of the company's fastest growing markets.

In the small print

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:16 GMT

Donald Trump is expected to announce a tax plan that would lower rates for businesses.

Hard tackling

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:25:54 GMT

From image rights to winding up orders, how HMRC has tackled the football industry.

Colour me

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:08:21 GMT

Working out what colour is going to be popular in future is crucial for industries across the world.

Email hell

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:10:55 GMT

When email goes wrong... how it can irritate and annoy everyone in the office.

Lunch-hour hacks

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:52 GMT

Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.

'You're hired Mr Happy'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT

A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Machine learning

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:52:29 GMT

Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.

Energy price cap

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:31 GMT

The Tories want a cap on energy prices - so what models might they choose from?

Geeks v government

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Tory price promise

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:59:35 GMT

Suppliers and trade body Energy UK warn capping prices would eliminate competition in the sector.

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.

Brand Masha

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:27:22 GMT

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.

Packing a punch

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:58:24 GMT

Paul Singer's Elliott Management, famous for its pursuit of Argentine debt, is calling for shake-ups at several companies.

Braced for Brexit

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:44:19 GMT

Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.

Key concerns

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:44:28 GMT

The regulator is concerned about the motor finance industry - so should car buyers also be worried?

Russia's secret

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:17:03 GMT

Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths - have an image problem. But not in Russia.

Presidential challenge

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:10:40 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.

The hippo at work

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:31:05 GMT

The problem of "hippos" in the workplace - and why it is important that their decisions can be openly questioned.