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Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:42:21 GMT

As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.



Why is China investing more in Europe?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:06:21 GMT

Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.



New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:34:18 GMT

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.



Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:46:20 GMT

Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.



How a paralysed man invented aids for disabled people

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:42:04 GMT

Paralysed after an accident, Rob Smith set up a firm making gripping aids for disabled people.



Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:36:53 GMT

Bosses talk about being "agile" as the new way to lead a company. But what does it actually mean?



'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:19:16 GMT

The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.



One-armed DJ's passion for music

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:41:38 GMT

Darren Marsh, who was born without his lower right arm, tells the BBC's disability correspondent Nikki Fox about his passion for music.



Brexit: Barclays 'committed to London'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:22:42 GMT

Barclays is making plans in case the UK loses access to the EU single market after Brexit, but is committed to London, chief executive Jes Staley says.



'Glamour and disability can mix'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:21:34 GMT

Hulya Arif is one of a number of disabled women breaking into the beauty business.



British Gas boss: 'We no longer have highest prices'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:43 GMT

Iain Conn, chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica, say it's a challenging time but the firm is well valued in terms of its pricing.



How many dumplings can one food truck sell?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:51:49 GMT

Does running a food truck in Hong Kong make financial sense - and is the food good value for customers?



Branching out to grow Christmas trees, despite my accident

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:25:57 GMT

Forester Clive Collins was determined to keep working after breaking his back, following his dream to run a Christmas tree farm.



'I wondered if I just wasn't good enough'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:02:22 GMT

Tom Cowley, who is autistic, dreamt of creating computer games, but struggled to find employment. But now an IT firm is harnessing the unique qualities of autistic people.



Kevin O'Leary: Canada's Donald Trump?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:12:09 GMT

Businessman and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary wants to disrupt Canada's government. Sound familiar?



The power of the 'purple pound' explained

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:57:03 GMT

BBC News looks at the idea of the "purple pound" and how much it is worth to the economy.



Wheelchair user creates mannequin to target disabled consumers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:34:34 GMT

British businesses could be losing out on a potential £420 million a week by failing to target disabled consumers.



Diversifying the United States' coal country

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:46:33 GMT

Not everyone in the US's coal country is waiting for mining to return, they are looking to diversify.



The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:40 GMT

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.



Who spends $150,000 on a kid's birthday party?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:49 GMT

Children's birthday parties are getting expensive in some countries - but how much would you spend keeping up with the Joneses?



Migrant workers join labour boycott

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:48:53 GMT

Migrant workers have signed up to a labour boycott to highlight the role they play in British society.



CEO Secrets: Sex toy boss shares his tips

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:14:08 GMT

Richard Longhurst, co-founder of Lovehoney, a sex toy business, shares his business advice.



Chippie: My rates are going up 62%

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:37:43 GMT

A fish and chip shop owner explains how the business rate changes affect him



Business rate system 'not fit for purpose'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:01:41 GMT

British Retail Consortium boss Helen Dickinson says new business rates are not "fit for purpose".



Welcome to 'brand Ireland'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:25:13 GMT

Colm O'Regan takes a look at national image and, in particular, Ireland as a global brand.



What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg told the BBC

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:32:18 GMT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the BBC's Kamal Ahmed off-camera. What did he tell him?



'What if we had no CEO?'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:12:14 GMT

Do firms need a chief executive to lead them? Staff at Swedish firm Crisp explain why they decided to bin the boss.



How to break through as a fashion designer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:15:50 GMT

Newcomer Roberta Einer describes what it takes to make it in the world of fashion design.



How to become your favourite spy character for a day

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:34:30 GMT

A global industry is allowing people to immerse themselves in their favourite film or book.



The cafe where the food is made by a blind cook and his autistic helper

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:17:17 GMT

Meet David, the blind cook and his autistic helper Peter