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Where the sun never sets

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:34:06 GMT

How Swedes take advantage of 24-hour sunlight in the land of near-endless summer.



Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:04 GMT

Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.



Why you should pay in local currency

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:59 GMT

You should make credit card payments in the local currency when abroad, says the BBC's Simon Gompertz.



'Shrinkflation' has been going on for past five years: ONS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:05:20 GMT

"Shrinkflation" has been going on for five years, says the Office for National Statistics.



Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:49:43 GMT

Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.



Student loan debt: Your questions answered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:16:18 GMT

Find out what owing tens of thousands of pounds means for your credit rating, and when to pay back.



Planet Organic founder's well-being tips for bosses

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:13 GMT

CEO Secrets: Planet Organic founder Renee Elliott shares her well-being tips for bosses.



The world's superyacht hub

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:50 GMT

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.



Virtual campaigning changes Kenya vote

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:02:42 GMT

Social media has taken centre-stage for many voters and candidates ahead of Kenya's general election.



Brexit transition deal: 'The sooner the better' says Goldman exec

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:36:34 GMT

The government should agree a Brexit transitional deal as soon as possible, Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde tells the BBC's Simon Jack.



How the Frisbee flying disc became a million dollar idea

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:11:22 GMT

People have been throwing Frisbees around for over half a century and over 200 million have now been sold around the world.



Kenya's colourful bus journeys

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:35:17 GMT

Nairobi's matatu taxis are inspiring its public bus network to embrace bold artwork.



Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:39:59 GMT

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.



Multi-brand Milton Keynes electric car showroom 'a UK first'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:34:07 GMT

A multi-brand electric car showroom claimed to be the UK's first aims to "dispel myths" about the vehicles.



What do parents think of summer childcare?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:11:45 GMT

So what do working parents think about the state of holiday childcare? We went to see some of them in Cherry Hinton, a village on the outskirts of Cambridge



Most and least expensive US childcare options

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:12:17 GMT

Many parents in the US pay for summer camps for their children. But what happens if that childcare option is out of reach?



Holiday childcare in short supply in UK

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:06:16 GMT

Millions of children will be going to activities clubs this summer while their parents work. But only a quarter of the UK has enough holiday childcare places.



Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:13:19 GMT

Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.



Was money a preoccupation for Jane Austen?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:08:10 GMT

A Jane Austen biographer discusses whether money would have been a preoccupation for the author



Ori's robotic furniture zooms across apartment

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:23:03 GMT

A robotics start-up creates voice-controlled furniture that moves to maximise space in small flats.



Carolyn McCall: ITV boss has long CV

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:04:13 GMT

Carolyn McCall has been named as the new Chief Executive of ITV but she has a long list of famous employers on her CV.



India's traditional craft skills in demand for Game of Thrones

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:30:33 GMT

India has some of the rare skills needed for Game of Thrones props.



The trick to getting what you want: Negotiating tips from the experts

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:06:25 GMT

As the second round of Brexit negotiations looms, BBC World Service asked three experts how you go about getting what want.



CEO Secrets: EasyJet boss shares three tips for success

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:29:57 GMT

EasyJet boss Carolyn McCall offers the business advice she wishes she'd been given when she started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.



The luxury firms hosting art exhibitions

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:18:35 GMT

Why are luxury firms such as Rolls-Royce and Fendi getting involved in the world of art?



Shaving boss: 'Create space in your day'

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:23:36 GMT

CEO Secrets: Shaving disruptor says 'Create space in your day'



Indian twist for Africa's basket weavers

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:27:05 GMT

In Zimbabwe a project with India's National Institute of Design is helping basket weavers earn more from their work.



India exports tuk-tuks or 'auto rickshaws' to Africa

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:25:30 GMT

The tuk-tuk or "auto rickshaw", a traffic-dodging staple on the streets of India, is starting to make its way across Africa.



CEO of Japan's Amazon on noodles and drones

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:27:20 GMT

Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani talks about his first purchase online, drones, and sponsorship of Barcelona.



The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst on the story behind the Smiley

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:26:29 GMT

The Smiley Face earns its copyright holder more than a £100m a year. But the man who came up with it lost out big-time.



‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:18:14 GMT

The machine uses biometric security to verify users have the right to buy its products.



Can app for blind people guess Rory’s mood?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:31:48 GMT

BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Microsoft's new 'Seeing AI' app for the visually impaired.



Toyota targeting US millennials

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:39:35 GMT

Why Toyota is targeting the millennials or "Gen Y" age group in the US to increase its sales.



Gig economy firms 'should pay national insurance' on workers

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:48:00 GMT

The head of the government's review into modern work says firms should pay national insurance on those deemed workers.



Dating app tech finds celebrity lookalikes

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:00:20 GMT

Popular dating app Badoo adds facial recognition technology to let members hunt for star lookalikes.



One billion new pound coins have been minted

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:09:41 GMT

The new 12-sided £1 coin has now reached a big milestone, as one billion have now been minted.



Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns Brexit will hit weekly shop

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:42:32 GMT

Brexit is going to mean "higher prices, less choice and poorer quality", says ex-Sainsbury's boss Justin King.



CEO Secrets: Opera boss says make it all about the people

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:32:39 GMT

CEO Secrets: Royal Opera House boss Alex Beard says it's got to be all about the people



The Californian trying to make wine like the French

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:22:57 GMT

The Californian billionaire trying to make the best Pinot Noir in the New World.



Indian campaigners protest over sanitary pad and tampon tax

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:48:09 GMT

Campaigners in India are going to court over a tax on sanitary pads and tampons, which are taxed at a rate of 12%.



How much do world leaders earn?

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:13:56 GMT

It's the G20 this weekend so we've looked into what some of the world players take home every year.



Why are jumbo jets being turned into beer cans?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:24:50 GMT

Boeing has hinted it could finally stopping making the big jets - but they do have other uses.



The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst on how the Biro ballpoint pen became a million dollar idea.

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:20:55 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells us how the humble Biro ballpoint pen became a million dollar idea.



South Africa's booming private security industry

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:50:06 GMT

South Africans spend more than $4bn (£3bn) a year protecting themselves and their homes.



Former Catesby railway tunnel to be used to test racing cars

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:04:43 GMT

The trains are long gone, now the tunnel will test car performance and aerodynamics.



Sight-loss simulator helps design buildings

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:53:15 GMT

The virtual reality software aims to help architects consider people with sight loss.



Car parker, Ivory Coast: 'I'm the boss of this street'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:50:14 GMT

The men helping people to park their cars in Ivory Coast... for a price.



I'll make more money, but miss my mum

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:22:31 GMT

Anna Lazcano is one of thousands of Filipinos moving abroad to improve their earning prospects.



The Philippines guitar makers competing with karaoke

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:57:38 GMT

Lapu-Lapu in the Philippines sells its handcrafted guitars and ukuleles around the world. But modern life means there are strings attached to its success.



Lord Kinnock on Labour's City policies and credibility

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:26:19 GMT

Looks at the party's relationship with business, and whether it is now trusted by the City.



Airlander: World's longest aircraft in test flight

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:30:49 GMT

The world's longest aircraft completes its fifth test flight over Bedfordshire.



Bosch brain drives autonomous Tesla car

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:04:39 GMT

Fridge-maker Bosch is developing its own autonomous car technology to sell to vehicle manufacturers.



Spam celebrates its 80th birthday

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:45:15 GMT

The canned pork and ham product is still seen as a delicacy in some countries.



Summer holiday money tips to avoid overspending

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:39:08 GMT

June Field, of the Money Advice Service, offers three money-saving tips for summer holidaymakers.



The baby carrier made from Formula 1 technology

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:04:48 GMT

Formula 1 racing team Williams unveils a baby carrier made using similar tech used in its cars.



CEO Secrets: Tips from a 12-year-old CEO

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:17:40 GMT

Jenk Oz, the 12-year-old CEO of children's lifestyle website iCoolKids, has a tip for other child entrepreneurs.



The Office: Life after a virus

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:33:56 GMT

Ukrainian companies are still struggling with the after-effects of the recent cyber-attack.



Philippines bank boss promises continuity

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:46:20 GMT

Central bank governor Nestor Espenilla, promises continuity "for price stability and financial stability".



Selling seats on private jets online

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:08:53 GMT

Sergey Petrossov set up his firm JetSmarter to allow clients to book seats on private jets online, instead of having to rely on fax machines.



Flying in an electric plane

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 07:21:10 GMT

...but how does it feel? Richard Westcott reports.



How Super Glue became a million dollar idea

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:20:59 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells the gripping tale of how Super Glue became a million dollar idea.



Asia's 1997 financial crisis: How did it happen?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:01:18 GMT

Twenty years ago, several major South East Asian economies teetered on the edge of disaster. But how did it happen?



Haldane: UK pay has flatlined

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:08:52 GMT

UK pay growth has stagnated over the past decade, with one of the main causes being flatlining output in the economy, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane says.



Artist recreates Star Wars trailer on 1984 Apple computer

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:20:36 GMT

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.



Cultivating Angola's banana crop

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:44:29 GMT

Fruit farming is proving itself to be a lucrative way of diversifying the economy in Angola.



India's new tax arrives at last - so what does it mean?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:51:56 GMT

India is replacing its current system of regionally-based tax arrangements with a nationwide Goods and Services Tax, but what will it mean for the country?



'Challenging the narrative' of African art

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:45:17 GMT

The Angolan artists being encouraged to move away from traditional depictions of African society.



Should men have to wear ties to work any more?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:45:04 GMT

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has said male MPs will no longer have to wear ties in the chamber. So should anyone be expected to wear a tie to work any more?



Ocado supermarket trials driverless van deliveries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:36:36 GMT

Internet-based grocer Ocado teams up with a robotics firm to test driverless deliveries in London.



Global demand for opals soaring

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:02:47 GMT

Global demand for opals is soaring, pushing up prices of the gemstones.



Start-up reinvents the tree to beat pollution

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:16:15 GMT

A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.



India's IT industry: What has gone wrong?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:17:33 GMT

Once the darling of India's economy, the IT sector is struggling. But why?



Visiting Europe's largest permanent VR facility

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:02:58 GMT

Lucy Hedges visits Europe's largest virtual reality facility in Paris.



Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on UK’s ‘deep ties’ with EU

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:23:55 GMT

Janet Yellen tells the BBC maintaining "deep ties" between the UK and the EU is important.



What's the difference between a hard or soft Brexit?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:07 GMT

The BBC's Kamal Ahmed explains the difference between a hard or soft Brexit for the UK.



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?



Effect of union laws on industrial action and strikes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:39:57 GMT

A government overhaul of trade union law, designed to tighten the rules around balloting for industrial action, came into force in March.



£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.



Asia's 1997 financial crisis: 'We had cars but no cash'

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:32:27 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.