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Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:57:55 GMT

On the island of Singapore, young urbanites are being shown how to grow their own tropical-friendly, edible gardens.

'See past my disability, give me a job'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:46:17 GMT

June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years.

Facial scan app wants to get to know you

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:59:10 GMT

Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

Indian app firms cash in on Modi's rupee note switch

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:38:47 GMT

Enterprising Indians are seeing opportunity after almost 90% of bank notes were withdrawn.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:11:14 GMT

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

DNA testing at work: One company's unusual policy

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:46:58 GMT

BBC News visits a travel company using DNA testing to challenge its own workplace culture.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Link between Shenzhen and HK stock markets goes live

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:54:43 GMT

A link between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges starts up.

A lack of cash is forcing rural Indians to barter

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:34:18 GMT

Rural Indians are being forced to barter for groceries after the government withdrew larger banknotes.

Prepare for disappearing credit cards

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:49:48 GMT

The plastic credit card is being replaced by invisible payments, the boss of Barclaycard says.

Ghana's self-taught skincare entrepreneur

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:48:37 GMT

Israella Kafui-Mansu gives the BBC a guided tour of her organic beauty business.

Testing car seats to protect children

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46:31 GMT

With rules on children's car seats set to change next year, Richard Westcott visits a facility for conducting tests.

The Indian YouTube channel with 6 billion views

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:01:58 GMT

How Indian company ChuChu TV animates traditional nursery rhymes for its popular YouTube channel.

Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:10 GMT

The economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.

Italy referendum: What if voters say 'No' to reforms?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:23:23 GMT

What happens if Italians vote against proposed constitutional reforms?

Tennessee factory workers win $421m on lottery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:41:24 GMT

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.

Cash calendar - tips for December

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:23:23 GMT

Building up a savings buffer is one financial goal that should be considered as a new year approaches, an expert says.

How alpacas keep turkey off foxes' menus

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:16:22 GMT

Why one farmer in south-east England uses 10 alpacas to protect his 24,000 free-range turkeys from foxes.

Japan's caviar set to give Russia a run for its money

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:31:31 GMT

Mariko Oi finds out how Japan is planning to give Russia a run for its money - in caviar.

Steve Mnuchin: Who is Trump's new treasury secretary?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:18 GMT

Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as his treasury secretary - what do we know about him?

Why Russia's Rosneft sale has hit problems

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:51:06 GMT

The Russian government needs to sell 20% of shares in Rosneft, the world's largest publicly traded oil company. But the plan has hit some problems, as Oleg Boldyrev explains.

Why are our chocolates shrinking?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:21:13 GMT

When Toblerone introduced a new size and shape it was international news. But it's not the only chocolate bar that's been shrinking this year.

'Independent evidence needed' on new cigarette

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:40:16 GMT

Chief executive of Action on Smoking and Heath says iQOS cigarettes are "not harm-free".

Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:17:48 GMT

Opec could cut crude oil output by a million barrels a day, if Saudi Arabia gets its way this week.

'Bored stiff' Devon pensioner, 89, seeks job

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:19:42 GMT

Eighty-nine-year-old Joe Bartley was so bored being retired he put an ad in his local paper asking for work.

'I paid nearly £3,000 for a £300 washing machine'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:49:20 GMT

Dawn North says she paid nearly £3,000 for a washing machine worth £300 using a rent-to-own firm.

Pokemon Go: Where did the idea come from?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:46:27 GMT

Where did the creators of global sensation Pokemon Go get the idea from?

100 Women 2016: Santander boss Shriti Vadera on sexism in banking

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:14:22 GMT

Shriti Vadera, Chair of Santander UK, tells Laura Kuenssberg how she reached the top despite intense challenges.

CEO Secrets: Big Issue founder on the key to success

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:40:06 GMT

John Bird, founder of the The Big Issue magazine, shares his business advice.

Why is Zimbabwe rolling out bond notes?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:15:07 GMT

Zimbabwe has started rolling out a new currency - but will it solve the country's cash crunch?

Shapr boss: 'I want networking to be a lifestyle'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:15:17 GMT

Ludovic Huraux, boss of "business dating" app Shapr, explains why he would like networking to become a lifestyle choice.

Getting up early to grab Black Friday bargains

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:45:53 GMT

Erin Leahy is one shopper who's determined to grab Black Friday bargains, her plan ids to get up early and go online in a bid to beat the crowds.

Ivory Coast: W Africa's 'best investment' destination

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:17:58 GMT

Ivory Coast, which has one of the fastest growing economies on the continent, has been named the top destination for investment in West Africa.

Top sellers so far on Black Friday

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:09:35 GMT

These are the ten most popular goods ordered from one retailer on Black Friday.

How Black Friday came to the UK

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:40:34 GMT

Black Friday started as a US tradition but is now firmly established in the UK.

Another spin for the jukebox?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:54:21 GMT

Keep hold of your vinyl records - a company in Leeds says jukeboxes are making a comeback.

Nigeria's desperate drive to diversify

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:22:15 GMT

With the collapse in the international oil price, Nigeria is under pressure to broaden its economic activity.

Jigsaw boss: Black Friday is a 'complete and utter deception'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:15:02 GMT

The head of fashion chain Jigsaw says his shops will not be offering any discounts on Black Friday as the day is a "complete deception".

IFS chief: 'Worst decade for living standards'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:53:52 GMT

The director of a leading economic think tank says the UK is experiencing "the worst decade for living standards".

Autumn Statement 2016: Millennials message to the chancellor

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:44:33 GMT

As the Autumn Statement unfolded, BBC News talked to some millennials at a cafe popular with the growing digital workforce.

Cash crisis: why Indian ATMs struggle with new notes

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:38:01 GMT

Indians are struggling to access their cash from ATMs, after a government crackdown on corruption.

The Cambodian farmers paid to protect birds

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:52:18 GMT

Why rice farmers in Cambodia are being paid to help protect the Giant Ibis.

Autumn Statement: Six key points

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:02:20 GMT

Six key points from Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.

Trans-Pacific Partnership and US-China trade deal

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:03:43 GMT

Looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals affecting China and the US.

Key points from the chancellor's first Autumn Statement

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:03:05 GMT

The key announcements and figures from the chancellor Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement.