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Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:06 GMT

The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for £5m.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:05:20 GMT

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:13 GMT

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT

The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT

The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

Lehman Brothers: Failed bank or malt whisky?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:54:54 GMT

The Lehman Brothers brand is back, but this time on a whisky bottle.

The firm making animals out of rubbish

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:28:47 GMT

Using recycled glass, one company in Swaziland has been making ornaments for 30 years.

'I want to make life more convenient'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:34:27 GMT

Wellen Sham the boss of electric car maker Thunder Power says he wants to 'make life more convenient' for us all.

How the skateboard become a million dollar idea

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:18:28 GMT

The skateboard took the world by storm in the 1970s, but who invented it?

New note designed for easier identification

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:21:48 GMT

The new £10 note includes raised dots for blind and partially sighted users.

Mark Carney on possible rise in interest rates

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:19:36 GMT

The governor of the Bank of England links the fall in the value of sterling to Brexit and says he wants inflation to be 2%.

'We need to create a hydrogen society'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:01:17 GMT

Hydrogen and electric cars both have a future, says Toyota boss Johan van Zyl.

How London's taxis could go electric

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:07:47 GMT

Theo Leggett takes a look at an electric taxi that its makers say could play a big role in cleaning up public transport.

Northern Rock: 'We all thought our money was at risk'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:07:10 GMT

Ten years ago, worried Northern Rock customers queued outside branches hoping to get their money back.

Who is celebrating the fall of the pound?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:04:41 GMT

As the pound has fallen in value against both the euro and the dollar, who is benefiting from the decline?

Using your car inside your home

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:28:09 GMT

Will we want to use cars inside our homes in future? Engineers at the French manufacturer Renault think we may.

'What makes us sustainable is profitability'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:17:02 GMT

'What makes us sustainable is profitability', says PSA boss Carlos Tavares following its takeover of German manufacturer Opel.

Apple suffered an embarrassing failure during its iPhone demo

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:39:16 GMT

A top Apple executive couldn't get a key feature of the new iPhone to work at the launch.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:57:30 GMT

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

Apple's iPhone X launch and other reveals in two minutes

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:08:14 GMT

Apple's latest handsets and other new gear including a revamped smartwatch and TV box revealed.

Mercedes unveils its F1-derived hybrid hypercar

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:15:45 GMT

Mercedes-AMG unveils its Project One F1-derived hybrid 1,000bhp hypercar at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Jack Ma does Michael Jackson dance

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:26:04 GMT

The Alibaba chief executive Jack Ma has performed a dance routine to 40,000 employees at the firm's annual party.

Diesel emissions scandal still dogs VW

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:40:51 GMT

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is still having to deal with the aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal.

BMW: We need free trade after Brexit

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:49:16 GMT

BMW chief executive Harald Krueger says the car industry needs free trade between the UK and the EU after Brexit.

Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:40:53 GMT

North Korea's textile industry is the latest to come under UN sanctions - so how big a sector is it?

Lego builder makes models worth thousands of pounds

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:57:02 GMT

Duncan Titmarsh runs one of 16 companies that are officially certified to use Lego.

Levi Strauss CEO: Let staff go with dignity

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:43:36 GMT

Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh explains the importance of letting staff go with dignity.

Germany's youngest breadwinner

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:24:07 GMT

Noe is just 18 months old but he used to earn 1,000 euros a month.

Virgin Atlantic CEO: Reacting to Hurricane Irma

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:25:27 GMT

Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger on how the airline has been joining efforts to help those hit by Hurricane Irma.

Prosecco v champagne: Which one tastes better?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:08:04 GMT

As prosecco is now outselling champagne in the UK, the BBC asked fans of the Italian sparkling wine to taste test it against champagne in a Manchester bar.

Banking on Kenya's gluten-free cassava

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:16:20 GMT

Entrepreneurs in Kenya are cashing in on Africa's naturally gluten-free vegetable.

How the TV Dinner became a million dollar idea

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:09:33 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the TV Dinner became a million dollar idea.

Nigeria and South Africa limp out of recession

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:53:39 GMT

Nigeria and South Africa have emerged from recession but their future growth remains uncertain.

Slot machines 'hard to resist' for young in Ghana

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:22:25 GMT

A lack of employment in rural Ghana is contributing to a growing addition to gambling.

Jaguar Land Rover boss says free trade is 'crucially important'

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:17:06 GMT

Ralph Speth, the chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover, says it is "crucially important" that the UK retains free and fair trade with the European Union.

Did you order that large coffee with whipped cream?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:50:01 GMT

Businesses are being criticised for trying to sell you more than you've asked for.

Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climate

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:59:23 GMT

A wine producer in the Burgundy region of France blames climate change for this year's low yield.

Nissan Leaf: Best-selling electric car gets an upgrade

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:25:25 GMT

Nissan's new Leaf electric car has a longer range, but is it enough to battle its many rivals?

Why is the price of butter going up?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:29:43 GMT

Farmers and businesses say they're struggling, and don't want to pass the cost on to consumers.

Bell Pottinger founder: 'Almost certainly curtains' for PR firm

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:43:47 GMT

Lord Bell says the firm may not survive after being involved in a campaign that "incited racial hatred".