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Nissan boss: 10% tariffs would be 'handicap'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:13:57 GMT

Nissan Renault boss Carlos Ghosn warns that Sunderland plant would lose competitiveness if Brexit results in 10% tariffs on car exports.

Honda boss : We want a fast decision on Brexit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:10:16 GMT

Following the UK's vote for Brexit, Japanese car manufacturer Honda reaffirms its commitment to the UK as a major manufacturing base., but says it wants a "fast decision" on Brexit.

VW boss: Emissions scandal 'a huge mistake'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:17:40 GMT

Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of German car giant VW, says the firm made a 'huge mistake' in using technology in its diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests.

A turning point for India's insurance industry

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:18:26 GMT

As one of India's largest insurance firms launches the country's biggest stock market listing in six years, the industry is at a turning point.

The rise and fall of the Blackberry handset

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:34:36 GMT

Ten years ago Blackberries were the handset of choice for busy global business executives but now the company controls just 0.1% of the global smartphone market, so what went wrong?

Timeline: How did Blackberry get here?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:12:31 GMT

Blackberry is to end production of its handsets and will outsource development to partners. The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a look at its bumpy history.

For Sale: Metals you've never heard of

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:27:34 GMT

Rhenium, zirconium, thallium - obscure metals trader Anthony Lipmann shows off his wares, but who would want to buy them?

The business of 'Muslim friendly' travel

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:43:16 GMT

The Malaysian firm TripFez is a bit like TripAdvisor - except it is focussing on serving global Muslim travellers.

Anger in China over peer-to-peer lending losses

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:39:02 GMT

Anger has been boiling over in China over the controversial practice known as peer-to-peer lending, with investors in one firm saying they have lost tens of millions.

Hyundai strike threatens car company's bottom line

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:38:18 GMT

On Monday, nearly 50,000 unionised workers at Hyundai held their first nationwide strike in more than a decade, action that could hit the car company's bottom line.

Concentrix: 'Suicidal calls' made to tax credits firm

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:07:48 GMT

A firm used by the government to cut tax credit payments has received calls from "suicidal" clients, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.

Is the party over for free wi-fi in cafes?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:48:50 GMT

Many small cafes are rethinking free wi-fi in a bid to keep afloat - is the party about to be over for free wi-fi?

Is your phone taking over your life?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:29:22 GMT

5 Love asks listeners if they are addicted to their smartphone after a study has found that over a third of people regularly check their mobiles at night.

CEO Secrets: Levi Roots shares his tips for success

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:55:14 GMT

Levi Roots, the food entrepreneur famous for his sauce, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

China's economic down is my biggest fear, says Rogoff

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:04:31 GMT

Ken Rogoff, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, says the world's second largest economy is slowing much faster than official figures suggest.

South Africa's second-hand toy rental market

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:47:21 GMT

The Smart Toy Club collects, sterilises and rents old toys to new customers.

India tries to make money from satellites

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:13:10 GMT

India launches satellites for a fraction of the amount other countries spend - and it is using those missions to try and recoup some of the cost of its space programme.

South African shops salvaging 'expired' goods

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:00:07 GMT

The Cape Town supermarket owner selling food past its "sell-by" date.

What if Yahoo hackers have my details?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 GMT

The BBC's technology reporter Chris Foxx explains how you can stay safe following the Yahoo hack.

South Africa's bittersweet sugar tax

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:42:12 GMT

The impending sugar tax in South Africa is causing concern in the soft drinks industry.

The costs and challenges of an ageing population

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:44:45 GMT

Being positive may be key to successful ageing but the economic challenge of an ageing population is a huge global predicament.

Yahoo breach: Troy Hunt gives tips to protect yourself

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:16:57 GMT

Security expert Troy Hunt discusses the scale of the Yahoo breach and what steps its users should take to protect their data.

Brexit talks 'probably early 2017'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:22:55 GMT

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that formal negotiations for Britain to Leave the European Union will "probably" begin in early 2017.

New fivers sell for hundreds of pounds

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:16:09 GMT

Why are people paying hundreds of pounds for the new plastic £5 note?

Why don't UK tech firms lead the world?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:02:37 GMT

Are the Americans just more determined when it comes to producing world-beating tech firms?

US Treasury Secretary unhappy with EU’s Apple tax order

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:59:23 GMT

The US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told the BBC that it is unacceptable for the European Union to grab revenue intended for US coffers with the Apple ruling.

Lorry-themed condoms tackle India HIV

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:48:09 GMT

It is estimated two million Indian lorry drivers regularly use prostitutes - but barely 10% of them are using condoms. To help raise awareness, lorry-themed condoms are being sold.

Brits befuddled by who or what is Tim Hortons

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:16:11 GMT

Famed for its coffee and doughnuts, Tim Hortons is an institution in Canada. Now the chain is expanding to the UK - but British consumers have a lot to learn.

How do you sell the fastest sports car in the world?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:28:47 GMT

How do you sell the world's fastest, and one of its most expensive cars, at a time when people are tightening their purse strings?

Tech Talent: British tech company boss shares his vision

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:25 GMT

Herman Narula, founder and chief executive of British tech start-up company Improbable, sets out his roadmap for UK tech success.

Elizabeth Warren mauls 'gutless' Wells Fargo boss

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:07:49 GMT

Elizabeth Warren mauls 'gutless' Wells Fargo boss

Sweden is using tax incentives to encourage repairs

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:43:23 GMT

Sweden hopes to encourage people to repair broken goods by using tax incentives.

On board an $11m luxury yacht

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:50:23 GMT

BBC Business presenter Aaron Heslehurst shows us around a Princess M Class vessel at the Southampton Boat Show, which has 37 miles of cabling, and costs $50,000 to fill with fuel.

Mike Ashley: 'I fly to work by helicopter'

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:49:02 GMT

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tells the BBC that he flies to work by helicopter.

Investing in $1bn tech firms - US vs UK

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:05:15 GMT

Chief executive of the start-up Chessable, David Kramaley, gives his views on why the US has so many more $1bn tech firms than the UK.

Brexit effect on prices of flights from UK to Europe

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:30:09 GMT

There were warnings that leaving the EU might affect the cost of cheap flights to Europe.

The Thai e-commerce firm trying to speed up deliveries

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:45:05 GMT

Bangkok-based aCommerce is trying to speed up deliveries in southeast Asia.

Tech Talent: 'I would turn down £1bn for my company'

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:35:58 GMT

TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus says he would turn down £1bn for his company

Tech Talent: Moneybox founder on ambition in the UK

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:44 GMT

Ben Stanway, founder of the Moneybox app, talks about the difference between the UK and US when it comes to business ambition.

Successful UK technology firms have 'sold out too early'

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:52:55 GMT

One of the UK's leading fund managers, Neil Woodford, says that successful UK technology firms have 'sold out too early'.

CEO Secrets: Skyscanner boss reveals his business tips

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:09:10 GMT

Gareth Williams, co-founder of travel search engine Skyscanner, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

Car testing: How to perform a 'corkscrew'

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:52:53 GMT

BBC News visits a car test centre that has invested in new kit to flip over vehicles at speed.

Pizza, dogs and Bake Off: what Mark Carney really likes

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:36:17 GMT

Bank of England governor Mark Carney answers quick-fire questions from BBC School Reporters about his likes and dislikes.

Singapore F1 Grand Prix roars on despite Zika fears

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:53:07 GMT

Singapore is hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix for a ninth year amid concerns about a Zika outbreak and recently foiled terror plot.

Kenya's mobile-controlled greenhouses

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:34:54 GMT

The band of entrepreneurs who believe pairing farming with technology could secure the future of Kenya's agricultural economy.

The gig economy: Opportunity or threat?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:34:13 GMT

Colm O'Regan looks at the growing number of people undertaking temporary, short-term work.

Indian firms hit by Hanjin bankruptcy

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:36:03 GMT

Indian exporters that used Hanjin Shipping's vessels to send goods around the world are concerned about stranded cargo and shipping competition.

'Terrified' reporter Katy Watson eats a worm

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:33:19 GMT

BBC reporter Katy Watson eats a worm in Mexico - and is surprised by how it tastes.

Hinkley Point: Why do we need a new nuclear power plant?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:56:16 GMT

The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.

Turning a love of travel and shopping into money

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:08:32 GMT

Renee Lodens turned her favourite hobbies - travel and shopping - into a thriving business, Travelshopa

UK should leave EU single market, says James Dyson

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:03:40 GMT

James Dyson tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed why he isn't concerned about Britain's relationship with the rest of the EU following the country's decision to leave the union.

Hike Messenger: Can India's answer to WhatsApp make money?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:23:47 GMT

Can India's Hike Messenger fulfil its potential and make money? Shilpa Kannan has a chat with the app's founder, Kavin Mittal, to find out.

Could the US ease Myanmar sanctions following Suu Kyi visit?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:28:39 GMT

Could the US ease Myanmar sanctions following Aung San Suu Kyi's visit?

Putting a plastic fiver to the test

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:20:04 GMT

The BBC's Simon Gompertz puts the new plastic five pound note to the test.

Ford wants to remove the steering wheel

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:40:05 GMT

The BBC'’s Michelle Fleury takes a ride in one of Ford's prototype self-driving cars.

Mother accused of marriage to dead man

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:06:13 GMT

A teenage mother had her child tax credits stopped after she was wrongly registered as being married to a dead 74-year-old man, the BBC learns.

Seaweed farmers in Indonesia sue in major oil spill case

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:25:39 GMT

Indonesian seaweed farmers launch a class action lawsuit demanding compensation for the effects of Australia's worst oil spill.

Tanzania levies VAT on tourism and banking sectors

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:06:35 GMT

Safari operators and banks in Tanzania are being asked to stump-up value added tax.

Frances O'Grady on working with PM over worker's rights

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:48:08 GMT

Frances O'Grady on zero hours contracts, rest breaks and sick pay.

CEO Secrets: Indiegogo co-founder reveals her business advice

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 05:53:14 GMT

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, offers the business advice she wishes she had been given when she started out.

Why are 80% of Ugandans snubbing local clothing brands?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:44:25 GMT

A booming second-hand clothing market in Uganda is causing controversy.

Wetherspoon boss says UK does not need an EU trade deal

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:55:08 GMT

The chairman of JD Wetherspoon pub chain, Tim Martin, has said that the UK does not need to negotiate a trade deal with the European Union.

Can our economics editor beat the clock?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:05:03 GMT

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed has been in Switzerland to learn what the non-EU country can teach the UK during Brexit negotiations.

Zambia's unorthodox fishermen catch the rising tide

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:31:59 GMT

Demand for fish in Zambia is high but unorthodox fishing methods are also on the rise.

Searching for a stranded Hanjin ship

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:12:38 GMT

The BBC’s Sharanjit Leyl goes in search of one of Hanjin Shipping's vessels, which has been stranded since the firm filed for bankruptcy protection last week.

Indonesia's disabled motorbike taxi service

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:25:39 GMT

One man in Indonesia's city of Yogyakarta - a popular tourist destination - has launched a motorbike taxi service for people with a disability.

Stephen Fry: 'Without tax, civilisation falters'

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:35:38 GMT

In the wake of a fresh row over Apple's European tax payments, actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says he has "no patience" with large firms paying "minuscule rates of taxation".

Sony PS4 Pro: Is this a game changer?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 22:19:07 GMT

Sony has announced a more powerful version of its PlayStation 4 console at an event in New York.

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Will the Games be a success?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:22:27 GMT

After weeks wrought with emotion the Rio 2016 Paralympics are under way with 4,350 athletes taking part. The event will cost $2.1bn, just a fifth of last month's Olympics.

Will the iPhone 7 boost Apple's fortunes?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:51:05 GMT

Apple unveils the iPhone 7 at a time its share price is under pressure and its market share has been falling.

Mark Carney: 'I'm absolutely serene about the comments made'

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:16:02 GMT

Bank of England governor Mark Carney says he is "absolutely serene" about the Bank's preparations for the impact from the Brexit vote.

Mike Ashley unloads wad of £50 notes

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:48:47 GMT

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley unloads a wad of £50 notes when he goes through security at the company's Shirebrook warehouse on a media tour.

Mike Ashley: 'We should be given time'

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:33:37 GMT

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley says he and chairman Keith Hellawell should be given time to improve things at the business.

The explosive chemistry that cleans up your car exhaust

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:32:31 GMT

Platinum helps burn up nasty gases in your car exhaust. Prof Andrea Sella demonstrates this explosive chemistry of catalysis.

'Not much hope' for Jenny to buy home

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:03:23 GMT

The Labour leader challenges the PM on people being able to afford to buy houses.

The welcome wedding crashers

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:43:00 GMT

Tourists are paying to be guests at weddings in India - but does it make a couple's big day any less special?

Gender pay gap: 'I was bullied over equal pay request'

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:34:26 GMT

Women discuss their experiences of asking for equal pay.

Sports Direct chairman should 'step down'

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:09:24 GMT

A shareholder in Sports Direct says investors do not plan to change their vote of no confidence in Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell.

F1 engineer makes 'first flat-pack truck'

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:30:11 GMT

Acclaimed F1 designer Gordon Murray makes the world's first flat-pack vehicle - and says it's his proudest achievement yet.

John Lewis: Inside a modern distribution centre

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:09:21 GMT

BBC News takes a look inside a new distribution centre opened by the John Lewis group in Milton Keynes.

Women 'do ask, just don't get' pay rises

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:41:22 GMT

Women are just as pushy as men when it comes to asking for pay rises. They're just less likely to get them, according to new research.

TPP? RCEP? Trade jargon explained

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:36:36 GMT

Karishma Vaswani explains some of the trade deals - and the jargon behind them - that will be discussed at the Asean summit this week.

From postman to cocoa farmer

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:13:07 GMT

Filipino farmer Grover Rosit started growing cocoa more than a decade ago - and has since struck gold, quitting his old job and sending all his kids to college.

CEO Secrets: IT boss wants you to take 'moon shots'

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:12:14 GMT

Stephen Kelly, CEO of the Sage Group, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

Brexit sparks foreign property spree in London

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:01:36 GMT

The fall in the value of the pound has triggered a spending spree in London's property market from foreign investors.

G20 summit: 'China cannot go it alone' on world economy

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:52:14 GMT

China is hosting the G20 summit where it hopes to increase its say in the global economy, but a senior Chinese banker says it knows "dominance will not create a great leader".

Lincolnshire farmer: 'We could not operate without migrants'

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:39:52 GMT

Some hope that leaving the European Union will restrict the number of migrants coming to Britain. But what might that mean for the UK's rural economy?

North Shields trawlerman: 'No boats left to catch fish'

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:40:27 GMT

British trawlermen have long accused EU fishing quotas of decimating the fishing industry in the North Sea and the Channel. But what do they hope the government will replace them with?

Dialing up cheap data in India

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:54:49 GMT

Reliance is offering Indian smartphone users what it says is some of the cheapest mobile data in the world.

Kenya caps the cost of bank loans

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 21:30:54 GMT

In Kenya the cost of borrowing has come down because the government has passed a law limiting how much banks can charge customers for loans.

Aslef says Southern owners should 'prop up' loss making parts

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:57:59 GMT

Train drivers union, Aslef, says the Go-Ahead rail group should cross-subsidise to "prop up" the loss making parts of the business.

Will the Federal Reserve raise US interest rates?

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:58:30 GMT

Could the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, raise interest rates this month? It may well depend on the August jobs figures.

Smart home tech on show in Berlin

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:13:51 GMT

The tech industry's biggest names reveal their latest smart home gadgets at this year's IFA consumer tech show in Berlin.

Tim Cook: 'Apple hasn't done anything wrong'

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:50:37 GMT

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the European Commission ruling on Apple's taxes is "maddening" and "disappointing".

Cash calendar - tips for September

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:49:41 GMT

Buying a car and travelling by train can be considerably cheaper if you consider a few simple tips, an advice service says.

'I was sacked for being pregnant'

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:27:43 GMT

Joeli Brearley explains how her employers, a charity, left her a voicemail telling her she was sacked after she told them she was four months pregnant.

Apple tax move praised by Nobel winner

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:22:44 GMT

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz praises the EU on Apple's tax bill

India's rural areas are counting on a good monsoon season

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:02:26 GMT

A good monsoon season across India is crucial to the economy and there are hopes rural farmers will see their incomes lifted this year.

Nigeria in recession: How the country got here

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:44:38 GMT

Find out why figures released today show that Nigeria is officially in recession for the first time in more than a decade.