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Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:26:50 GMT

The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:51:22 GMT

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.

Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:30:15 GMT

The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan.

Harvey Weinstein 'steps down from company board'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:23:28 GMT

Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company over sex allegations but had stayed on its board.

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:13:11 GMT

Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

FTSE 100 edges up as Sainsbury's dips

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:41:27 GMT

The supermarket chain is among the biggest fallers on the 100-share index in early trading.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:57 GMT

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

How wide is Aldi and Lidl's appeal among the better off?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:55 GMT

As supermarkets fight tooth and claw for our custom how widely do discounters appeal to the better off?

How do you solve a problem like debt? Your questions answered

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:09:43 GMT

We asked a debt expert your questions about debt.

Legoland owner warns of terrorism impact to its profits

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:34 GMT

Shares of Merlin Entertainment tumble 20% after the firm forecasts flat growth for this year.

Goldman Sachs results beat forecasts despite bond trading hit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:19:27 GMT

Third quarter profits at the US banking giant fall, but its results were not as bad as expected.

Dow Jones index eases back from 23,000 milestone

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:18:57 GMT

The benchmark US share index hit the new milestone before finishing just below 23,000 points.

Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:29 GMT

The global economic body says staying in the EU would have "significant" positive impact on growth.

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:10 GMT

The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

Putting Canadian wine on the map

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:04 GMT

How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world.

What has China's president Xi Jinping achieved so far?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:22:39 GMT

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be confirmed for a second five-year term this month.

Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:24:08 GMT

The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping.

Master brewer: My rookie error

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:45:09 GMT

Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?

A brief history of the old pound coin

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:10:28 GMT

A brief history of the old pound coin as it drops out of circulation on Monday.

Swipe, scan and go: Staffless, cashless stores

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:23:05 GMT

Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience.

How Blu Tack became a million dollar idea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:19:39 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Blu Tack became a million dollar idea.

Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:49:22 GMT

Darjeeling tea may become more difficult to get hold of. Political unrest halted production for three month this year and this has hit India's entire tea industry.

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:47 GMT

Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:53:45 GMT

The Swedish furniture giant has been in the UK for 30 years, and earned both fans and critics.

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.

Toughest lessons

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:33 GMT

A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Poison purifiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:31 GMT

The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis

Strong currency

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:40 GMT

Paresh Davdra developed his successful money exchange firm from the ground up.

Pipe perfection

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:48:41 GMT

Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.

Made in Japan

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24:39 GMT

The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.

Racing finances

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:19:33 GMT

Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.

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?

Pest control

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:09:24 GMT

How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

Timber travel

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:11:22 GMT

A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary

Location, location, location

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:30:08 GMT

Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.

Disney to Pompey

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:05:29 GMT

Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.

Eat your cup

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:23 GMT

What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?

Worst odds

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:08:41 GMT

The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Baby Lifesaver

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:23:46 GMT

This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver

Robo shops

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:28:34 GMT

Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?

From pillows to concrete

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:07 GMT

Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

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.

Mamma spice

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:45:31 GMT

How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:08:37 GMT

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Out of control

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:12:40 GMT

Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Film memorabilia

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:24:31 GMT

Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.

Smells wrong

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:16:27 GMT

Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?

Royal model

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:14 GMT

Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

Trump impact?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:23:53 GMT

International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.

Ice men

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

Close call

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:19:46 GMT

5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

Out of fashion

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:24:00 GMT

From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry.

Women on board

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:52 GMT

There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?

What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

Whole foods king

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:41:02 GMT

Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.

Horses for courses

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:00:13 GMT

Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.

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?

Wooden wheels

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:20:03 GMT

Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

Sugar rush

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:33:51 GMT

The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years.

Ethical model

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:20:09 GMT

More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?