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A brief history of decimal coins

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:20:49 GMT

As the new £1 coin rolls out, BBC Rewind takes a look back at the history of decimal coins in the UK.

60 Seconds of Business Sense: How to buy a business

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:38:59 GMT

Touker Suleyman, chairman of the fashion company Low Profile Holdings, gives advice on how to buy a business.

Ceramics boss: 'We are looking at the US'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:24:25 GMT

Paul Farmer, boss of Wade Ceramics, says he is increasingly looking to export to the US as a result of Brexit.

Royal Mint ready to launch new £1 coins

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:09:52 GMT

The UK's new 12-sided £1 coins will be rolled out on Tuesday - but are we ready?

Survey reveals pothole problem

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:52:24 GMT

A survey is warning that roads in in England and Wales need billions of pounds spending on them.

'Steady as she goes - Brexit leaves our strategy unchanged'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:47:26 GMT

The boss of floor tiles firm Amtico in Coventry says Brexit is not affecting his company's strategy.

Should you take your pet to work?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:04:38 GMT

Some studies suggest taking your pet to the office has its benefits.

CEO Secrets: 'If it has to be now, it has to be a no'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:48:14 GMT

Liz Earle, CEO of Liz Earle Wellbeing, shares her business tips for the CEO Secrets series.

Five tips on how to be an art collector

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:47:00 GMT

If you're in the market for some art, here are some top tips from the experts.

It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:20:49 GMT

Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.

Why mix earthworms and cocoa shells?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:29:48 GMT

The Ivorian farmers benefiting from a unique, but labour intensive, blend of compost.

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:26 GMT

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

Zimbabwe's cash-strapped tobacco farms

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:34:10 GMT

Small-scale tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have little to invest due to poor profit margins and a weak economy.

Red Nose Day challenge: 'I feel naked without my beard'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:19:48 GMT

Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, agreed to have his beard shaved off for Comic Relief.

'We're looking for business deals outside Europe'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:05:43 GMT

The director of a safety footwear company says the firm is focusing on new deals outside Europe.

Kids and meditation - it's a business, of course

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:04:04 GMT

We find out why some parents in Asia are paying for meditation classes in the hope their kids will cope better at school and in life.

Could this be Britain's cheapest supermarket?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:25:24 GMT

The average price of an item at Nifties in Dover is 60p.

'I am very confident we can find a good trade deal'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:34:34 GMT

Cecile Reinaud runs Seraphine, a London-based maternity wear company. She is on an export drive and is hopeful about the post-Brexit trade deals to be struck.

Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:02:50 GMT

Handbag designer Claudia Fürst is moving her manufacturing operation to Italy to counter the impact of the weak British pound.

Texas cattle rancher fears for future

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:55:40 GMT

Rancher Coleman Locke is concerned farmers like him could lose out if the US renegotiates Nafta.

No major currency problem for Scotland, says Mervyn King

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:16:47 GMT

"Scotland certainly could be an independent country", says former governor of the Bank of England.

Google boss says sorry for extremist content

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:50:02 GMT

Google's European boss apologises for brands appearing next to extremist content that they didn't feel comfortable with.

Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:58:30 GMT

Business jargon is putting off young applicants- Radio 4's PM tries to decipher some of it.

Meet Mumbai's Flipper and his six penguin friends

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:14:58 GMT

Seven Humboldt penguins have gone on display at Mumbai's main zoo but the move has been controversial.

'I'm owed £9,000 in child maintenance'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:58:27 GMT

Laura Riley has a 10-year-old son, Louis, and has been chasing child maintenance payments for nine years.

New York Times boss Mark Thompson on Trump's accusations

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:48:13 GMT

New York Times boss Mark Thompson discusses being in the firing line for Donald Trump's tweets.

Lily Beddall: Girl with Down's syndrome models for Matalan

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:30:56 GMT

A two-year-old toddler with Down's syndrome has been chosen as one of the new faces of Matalan.

Are you getting enough sleep?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:21:11 GMT

What does lack of sleep do to you, and cost the global economy? On World Sleep Day, Theo Leggett reports.

Consumers demand cheaper Africa data

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:45:55 GMT

Throughout Africa, consumers are complaining of what they see as exorbitant data costs, and are calling on mobile operators to cut prices. The BBC's Vumani Mkhize has more.

Toyota plant investment 'huge part of preparing for long-term future'

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:56:37 GMT

Toyota's £240m investment in its Burnaston plant is 'a huge part of preparing for the long-term future' says Toyota deputy managing director Tony Walker.

Think again: Will circular runways ever take off?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:34:55 GMT

Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre believes so.

Former WTO director warns UK on leaving EU with no deal

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:10:03 GMT

Former World Trade Organization director Pascal Lamy says that trade would be "more costly" if the UK left the EU with no deal.

Behind the business of Asia's child beauty pageants

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:01:32 GMT

We meet one tiny international competitor from Asia and her mum to find out more about life as a child beauty pageant star.

Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry'

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:15 GMT

Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe are living out of their cabs for months at a time.

The South Africa township women learning tech

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:11:00 GMT

In Cape Town, a new scheme is helping women develop web literacy.

Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:00:07 GMT

A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded a jacket with technology woven into the fabric.

Toshiba: What has gone wrong?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:14:42 GMT

Why is Toshiba in so much trouble? And how is the company trying to sort out the mess?

60 Second Solutions: How do you attract investors?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:13:58 GMT

The chief executive of the hotel group Yotel, Hubert Viriot, gives his tips on how to persuade investors to put money into your company.

Lifetime Isas: Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:33:39 GMT

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains how the government's new scheme could benefit consumers.

CEO Secrets: 'Spend more on staff than clients'

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:11:09 GMT

Jamie Bolding, the social media entrepreneur behind Viral Thread and Twisted Food, shares his business tips.

Rail strike: What are driver-only-operated trains?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:35:41 GMT

Background to the strike action over plans to introduce driver-only-operated trains.

What horses can teach us about managing people

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:19:54 GMT

What can we learn about managing people from the way we train horses?

'Kenya is ready' say female fitness entrepreneurs

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:18:39 GMT

The BBC's Nancy Kacungira went to talk to two budding entrepreneurs in Nairobi's fitness industry.

My Shop: Why did the chicken restaurant cross the road?

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:20:50 GMT

Does the fate of one London chicken restaurant signal the future direction of modern restaurants?

Hairdressers train staff to spot signs of domestic abuse

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:55:13 GMT

A hair salon in Norwich is training staff to spot signs of domestic abuse.

Reddit is about 'starting a discussion' says co-founder

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:23:32 GMT

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on changing perspectives, hosting Trump fans, and future partnerships.

South Africa's tech savvy domestic workers

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:11:08 GMT

Cleaning services company SweepSouth is using technology to hire, pay and protect their workforce.

BT boss: Openreach deal better 'long-term'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:43:37 GMT

BT CEO says new Openreach deal is good for certainty and investment

Lord Rose: Costs will be passed on

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:13:54 GMT

UK retailers are being warned of tough times ahead

Tanya Mushayi: 'I want to make gender fluid clothing'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:53:48 GMT

The Zimbabwean fashion designer making jackets that can be worn by both men and women.