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Reality Check: Does it matter if you own your home or not?

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:19:06 GMT

Steph McGovern looks at why levels of home ownership and renting have been changing.

Is Sri Lanka 'up for sale'?

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:13:01 GMT

Sri Lanka is allowing Chinese firms to take over key assets, as it struggles to repay loans it was given by China.

Are these the world's most unusual jobs?

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:02:18 GMT

An emoji translator and a wedding hashtag creator. BBC Minute speaks to five people with jobs you probably never knew existed.

Amazon opens seventh US bookstore

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:56 GMT

Amazon opens bookstore in New York

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT

It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

Why are so many Sri Lankans learning Chinese?

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT

China is behind the bulk of infrastructure development on the island of Sri Lanka - and many young Sri Lankans see opportunity in the growing links between the nations.

Making money-making movies on a budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:35 GMT

Film maker Jason Blum explains how you can make money-making movies on a low budget.

Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT

The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Where is the world's 'cast-off clothes' capital?

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:27:13 GMT

The city where second-hand clothing from the West is sent to be processed and reversioned for the African market.

What’s keeping Indian women from working?

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:10:09 GMT

Just one in five women in urban areas in India are in paid employment.

Cutting HIV and Aids treatments costs in South Africa

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:07:58 GMT

Cutting HIV and Aids treatments costs in South Africa with pharmaceuticals from India

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:10:42 GMT

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

How does Britain work?

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:24 GMT

The way we work is changing. Here's a breakdown of how people in the UK are employed.

The mum whose home-based business is blooming

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:29:14 GMT

Dani Bolser built a business at home to balance work and childcare.

How much household debt do we owe?

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:22:43 GMT

Steph McGovern examines how much we owe

Car vending machine: We try out the novel Singapore dealership

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:22:29 GMT

This luxury car showroom in Singapore has found a novel way to put its vehicles on display.

CEO Secrets: 'Life's not a movie, be patient'

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:19:30 GMT

Vue International CEO Tim Richards says rushing potential investors is never a good idea.

Air traffic control of the future

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:50:08 GMT

The BBC's Richard Westcott has visited London City Airport's new control centre, 120 miles away from the landing strip.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into Harvard

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:04:35 GMT

See the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward.

Will the Ivory Coast mutiny affect business?

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:58:18 GMT

A mutiny by soldiers in Ivory Coast is threatening to destabilise business confidence in the country.

Would you drive a car made from plants?

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:12:02 GMT

Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

'I got hooked on Shakespeare, it was an outlet'

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:06:02 GMT

A group of homeless men in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, have found solace and hope in performing Shakespeare plays.

How do you turn used coffee grounds into clothes?

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:05:48 GMT

Cindy Sui meets Jason Chen, the man behind the Taiwanese firm that's turning old coffee into cash.

Recycling nightmares - but can packaging be improved?

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:55:54 GMT

Much of the packaging we put in the recycling bin ends up in landfills, but a design competition backed by Prince Charles is aiming to tackle the issue.

Brazilian YouTube stars' zany investment lessons

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:25:12 GMT

A number of popular Brazilian YouTube stars are using zany methods to teach fellow citizens about finance.

Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta Osorio welcomes the end of government ownership

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:45:06 GMT

Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta Osorio welcomes the end of government ownership, and looks ahead to strong growth in the UK economy.

Battling taboos to sell sex toys in India

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:11:46 GMT

Strict laws and a conservative society make selling adult products a delicate matter.

Reality Check: Who would be hit by Labour's higher taxes?

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:29:50 GMT

Under a Labour government the highest earners would be hit by higher taxes. But who are the higher earners in the UK?

The challenge of coping with rising costs

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:15:23 GMT

Three people explain how they are trying to overcome the effect that growing inflation is having on them.

General election 2017: 'We're living on less money now'

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:38:27 GMT

Merseyside commuters reveal what they want from politicians in the general election.

Raphael Hogarth: 'It’s time to tax the land beneath businesses'

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:44:46 GMT

We need a new way to tax businesses in the UK, argues Times journalist Raphael Hogarth in this Viewsnight.

Reality Check: Why are wages being squeezed?

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:48:35 GMT

As part of our Reality Check series on key issues in the run-up to the general election, Steph McGovern examines what's happening to pay.

Damian Green refuses to confirm £9 an hour living wage

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:38:11 GMT

The Work and Pensions Secretary refuses to confirm the living wage will rise to £9 an hour by 2020.

The video game boss who lives life by a knight's code

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:01:14 GMT

Jason Kingsley makes video games for a living, but he strives to live his life according to the values of a medieval knight.

CEO Secrets: 'Make everyone your cheerleader'

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:01:37 GMT

Colleen Wong, a former investment banker who created a watch that lets you keep track of your children, says you have to make everyone your cheerleader.