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Theresa May promises to take action for British industry

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:57:25 GMT

The PM vows to help key sectors such as pharmaceuticals and boost skills for the post-Brexit economy.

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:50:57 GMT

The president plans to replace the Nafta agreement with bilateral trade deals.

Lloyds cyber-attack details emerge

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:43:45 GMT

Lloyds Bank was hit by a denial of service attack nearly two weeks ago that disrupted online access.

McDonald's All Day Breakfast eats its lunch and dinner

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:51:10 GMT

McDonald's sales in the US fell on tough comparisons and customers switching to cheaper options

Trump's economic plans: What do we know so far?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:14 GMT

President Trump promised to hit the ground running, so what will his first economic policy steps be?

Women fear CV gaps for career breaks alienate employers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:04:56 GMT

The belief employers don't want to hire someone with a gap in their CV is the biggest barrier to some women returning to work, a report says.

UK growth 'to slow as economy rebalances'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:57:56 GMT

The UK will see three years of "relatively slow growth" as it comes to rely more on trade and less on consumer spending, a think tank says.

Trump's election win costs Paddy Power Betfair £5m

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:27:34 GMT

The bookmaker says it lost money on both Donald Trump's victory and December's football results.

Young consumers 'expect better service'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:07:00 GMT

Customer satisfaction is rising but many 25 to 34-year-olds say getting a complaint resolved is cumbersome.

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:20:03 GMT

The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7.

FTSE 100 falls as pound hits one-month dollar high

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:16:27 GMT

Shares are hit by a rise in sterling against the dollar, as the US currency weakens following Donald Trump's inauguration speech.

New boss announced for ScotRail

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:58:11 GMT

The new managing director of the ScotRail Alliance will be Alex Hynes following the departure of Phil Verster from the role.

iPhone maker Foxconn signals $7bn US investment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:24:13 GMT

Taiwanese technology giant, Foxconn, confirms it is considering plans to set up a plant in the US.

Brexit: Berlin business leaders unimpressed with UK's message

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:44:00 GMT

An appeal over a post-Brexit trade deal was met with sniggers in Berlin, Damien McGuinness writes.

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 phone fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:26:07 GMT

Samsung reveals what caused the overheating and burning of some of its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones.

Hammond: UK-US ties to 'prosper' under Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:40:38 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK's relationship with the Trump administration will "prosper", but he warns against short-term thinking.

Quentin Willson encouraging the use of electric cars

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:12:07 GMT

Motoring journalist Quentin Willson calls for cheaper and simpler prices to encourage the use of electric cars.

May on UK jobs: 'Very good discussion with banks'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:23 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May has had "very good, positive discussions" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London.

Will Trump's corporate 'tax holiday' plans hit Ireland?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:47:19 GMT

Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return home.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:45 GMT

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:21 GMT

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of Europe

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:54:00 GMT

Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, says the UK will continue to be the "financial lungs" of Europe even after it leaves the EU.

Crunch time for Fox's Biscuits after takeover approach

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:03:13 GMT

Fox's Biscuits could be bought for £350m after owner confirms takeover approach.

Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:16:54 GMT

Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.

Thanks Bill

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How Andy Kuper built investment firm Leapfrog, which aims to help pull people out of poverty in the developing world by investing in insurance and healthcare firms.

Rocking the warehouse

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:13:34 GMT

GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.

Scan for success

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:38:03 GMT

How a design originally drawn in the sand led to the growth of giant supermarkets.

Beware the WTO

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:54:25 GMT

If the UK and the EU are going to have a trade agreement, it is best to get as many sectors covered as possible to reduce the chances of a WTO challenge.

Tempering Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:06 GMT

Donald Trump's hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented.

'Be brave and naive'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:25:30 GMT

CEO Secrets asks four founders what it's like to turn a small company into a huge one.

Red button

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:10:43 GMT

Bankruptcy is now available online rather than in court. Is this the end of the stigma?

Empathy and education

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:54:30 GMT

A Davos cocktail party may not, at first, seem like the ideal place to teach people to understand those with whom they disagree, but that's what some academics are doing.

Happy hookah

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:10:16 GMT

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Chinese whispers?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:29:52 GMT

China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?

The meat killer

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Cobra fang club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:43 GMT

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

Remember these?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:58:54 GMT

It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.

East to West

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:44:17 GMT

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Weighing it up

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:56 GMT

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Looking for $8m ideas

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:37:33 GMT

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Reality check

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:33:20 GMT

Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.

Your questions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:06:09 GMT

BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.

City v country

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:16:24 GMT

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Free lunches

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:01:34 GMT

Everyone loves getting something for free, but why do firms continue to give out freebies, what is in it for them, and who do they target?

Statute of Liberty

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:58:01 GMT

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Sleeping at work

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:53:37 GMT

Why we should take a nap to help us stay alert at work, and why managers need to rethink their attitude to staff sleeping in the office.

Jetpack to work

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?

Cash car

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:21:21 GMT

Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?