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Nafta renegotiation 'is trade priority' says Ross

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:21:44 GMT

Renegotiating the US deal with Canada and Mexico is the Trump administration's top trade priority, says Wilbur Ross.

Korean Air used electric stun gun on five passengers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:06 GMT

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.

City banks warn of Brexit job moves

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:20:22 GMT

Two major City of London investment banks say that some staff will have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU.

Rics: Surveyors downgrade property outlook for 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:02:07 GMT

Members of the Rics surveyors' institution see UK property sales slowing down in 2017.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to close dozens of branches

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:57:35 GMT

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group (CYBG) is closing 79 branches with the loss of 400 jobs.

Vegemite back in Australian ownership after A$460m Bega deal

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:29:59 GMT

The iconic brand of salty yeast spread is bought by Bega Cheese from US giant Mondelez in $A460m deal

South Korea: Court refuses Samsung chief's arrest

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:40:37 GMT

A judge rules there is not enough evidence to justify arresting Lee Jae-yong for corruption.

Drone photography company to pay record-sized fine

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:49 GMT

A Chicago-based drone operator is to pay a record-sized fine to settle claims it carried out dozens of illegal flights.

JP Morgan Chase pays $55m over racial discrimination

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:10:34 GMT

US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $55m to settle racial discrimination charges.

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:30:16 GMT

After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?

UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:35:54 GMT

UK unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.6 million in three months to November, official figures show.

Biden to Davos: Top 1% 'not carrying their weight'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:52:18 GMT

Outgoing US Vice-President Joe Biden tells Davos tax breaks for the rich do not generate growth.

Trump rally powers Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26:36 GMT

The stock market rally that followed Donald Trump's surprise win helps Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits to soar.

FTSE makes gains despite Pearson slump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:01:21 GMT

The FTSE 100 remains in positive territory despite a 30% plunge in Pearson shares after the education publisher issues a profit warning.

Grandparents 'miss out' on National Insurance pension perks

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:32:14 GMT

Tens of thousands of grandparents are missing out on £230 of National Insurance credits, a former pensions minister says.

Pearson shares fall 30% on profits and dividend warning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:02:59 GMT

The educational publisher Pearson has warned of an "unprecedented" fall in sales in the US.

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns against 'punishment beatings'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:00 GMT

Boris Johnson tells the EU not to treat the UK's Brexit "escape" like a "World War Two movie".

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:37:29 GMT

EE, the UK's biggest mobile phone operator, broke billing rules, says regulator Ofcom.

Premier Foods shares slide after profit warning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:11:29 GMT

The Mr Kipling, Bisto and Batchelors owner, Premier Foods, says profits will be 10% lower this year.

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:52:27 GMT

The food delivery firm will hire a third more staff when it opens its new London HQ in summer 2017.

Travelling from China to London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:07:48 GMT

China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade.

Joe Biden: Top 1% 'not carrying their weight'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:29:20 GMT

The richest 1% are "not carrying their weight", says outgoing US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Business headache over Trump Tower security

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:36:10 GMT

A New York City councillor says the cost of increased security around Trump Tower to the city is unsustainable.

The 'mumpreneurs' helping parents go back to work

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:02:05 GMT

A whole new industry has sprung up from working mothers helping others go back to work. Parents are being offered job sites and office space to help with flexible working.

Trump 'to tear up trade rulebook', says adviser Scaramucci

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:02:57 GMT

Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Donald Trump, tells the BBC that the president-elect is likely to tear up the old rulebook of how trade deals are done.

Dior boss: How to build a luxury brand

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:05:28 GMT

"You need to have intuition and maturity," for fashion success says Dior boss Sidney Toledano

My Shop: Kristin Baybars' toy shop in London

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:19:33 GMT

Kristin Baybars has made and sold toys from her shop for 40 years - and modern toys don't impress her.

Unilever boss lives by African proverb

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:55:06 GMT

Paul Polman, the head of Unilever, shares the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:46 GMT

The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.

Air India starts selling seats in female-only section

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:23:20 GMT

In order to prevent assaults, Air India says it will reserve a section of seats for women only.

The meat killer

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Cobra fang club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:43 GMT

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

East to West

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:44:17 GMT

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Weighing it up

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:56 GMT

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Looking for $8m ideas

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:37:33 GMT

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Reality check

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:33:20 GMT

Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.

Your questions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:06:09 GMT

BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.

City v country

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:16:24 GMT

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Voice trouble

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:14:06 GMT

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

Fashion icon

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:08:47 GMT

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first female creative head at Christian Dior. Sidney Toledano, the boss of the fashion house, tells the BBC why it's time for a change.

Sterling slayer

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:39:12 GMT

The government's messages about Brexit have been consistent, if thin on detail - so why is the pound so jumpy?

Daddy day care

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:45:37 GMT

How do working fathers manage the work-life balance? You have been telling us how you cope.

BlaBla billions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:16:53 GMT

How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.

‘We lost everything’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:46:18 GMT

Canadian businessman Serge Godin saw his father's business burn down when he was a teenager. That inspired him to build a company that now turns over C$10bn a year.

Concrete conundrum

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:54:07 GMT

Concrete has a pretty poor reputation, yet this ubiquitous material has largely overlooked benefits.

Money for nothing?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:13:26 GMT

Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic income instead of welfare.

Cruising into retirement

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:01:57 GMT

How much do you need to save every month to get a decent pension when you retire?

Day of the Mifids

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:10:20 GMT

Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.

Making a mark

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:29:02 GMT

Donald Trump tweets support or disdain for certain companies: but what effect do his comments have?

'I set myself on fire'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:16:58 GMT

Australia's banks have been accused of giving reckless advice, overcharging and a lack of accountability.

Fitness fail

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:09:54 GMT

The market for fitness trackers seems to be booming, but are these gadgets actually effective?

Obama's legacy

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:03:44 GMT

How US job creation tells the story of outgoing US President Barack Obama's economic legacy.

Jingle tills

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:08:49 GMT

How merry a Christmas was it for the retail sector and where was the festive cheer felt the most?

M&S: Good news finally?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:23:35 GMT

After years of decline, Marks and Spencer has reported rising clothing sales. Has M&S cracked it?

E-made it

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:37:18 GMT

Meet the man who gave up his successful on-pitch career for a money-spinning virtual one.

Free lunches

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:01:34 GMT

Everyone loves getting something for free, but why do firms continue to give out freebies, what is in it for them, and who do they target?

Statute of Liberty

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:58:01 GMT

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Sleeping at work

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:53:37 GMT

Why we should take a nap to help us stay alert at work, and why managers need to rethink their attitude to staff sleeping in the office.

Jetpack to work

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?

Cash car

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:21:21 GMT

Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?

Davos 2017: Serving up a food waste barbecue

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:17:43 GMT

A Brazilian food charity is serving up a barbecue with a difference for world leaders at Davos.

Does living to 100 mean we'll work forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:06:14 GMT

With more and more people expected to live until 100, how does that affect our working lives?

Inside Davos' Arctic basecamp

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:40:27 GMT

A replica of an Arctic basecamp has been set up by a group of leading scientists, as a call to action to global leaders attending the World Economic Forum summit.

Should bosses be more feminine?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:02:00 GMT

Could a club for "girly girls" really help improve female equality in the workplace?

Trump was 'trying to compliment' Merkel

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:59:14 GMT

Donald Trump's comments about Germany's Angela Merkel were misinterpreted, one of his advisers says.

Are the global elite in retreat?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:12:11 GMT

Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?

Trump, China and Brexit to dominate

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:11:22 GMT

China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.