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Markets stabilise after Italian referendum

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:54:04 GMT

Financial markets rebound after initial falls following Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's heavy defeat in Sunday's referendum.

'Dangerous wait' with fire-risk dryers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:51:45 GMT

Households with fire-prone tumble dryers still face "unacceptable" delays for repairs, a consumer group says.

UK service sector growth 'continues to strengthen'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:35:41 GMT

The UK's key service sector grew at its fastest pace since January last month, according to a closely watched survey.

RBS settles three claims over 2008 fund raising

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:37:20 GMT

Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a deal with three of five shareholder groups who allege they were misled over the bank's £12bn fund raising in 2008.

Number of UK agency workers 'to reach one million' by 2020

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:04:03 GMT

The number of agency workers is set to reach one million by 2020, the Resolution Foundation says.

'Act now' on Christmas debt worries

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:01:30 GMT

Debt concerns at Christmas can be alleviated by seeking advice before the bills come in, a charity suggests.

HK tycoon makes $5.4bn offer for Australian energy firm

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:11:24 GMT

A unit of Li Ka-shing's conglomerate has made a $5.4bn takeover offer for Australian energy firm Duet Group.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:15:59 GMT

Cross-border share trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong gets underway after a one-year delay.

FTSE 100 higher after Italy referendum

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:10:12 GMT

The London stock market rises in early trade, despite fears that the Italian referendum result could hit shares.

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:50:02 GMT

Supermarket Iceland says talks with the Icelandic government over a trademark dispute have failed.

Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Apple acknowledges plans to build a self-driving car for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:37:33 GMT

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.

Stamp duty rise hits Berkeley Group demand

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:05:08 GMT

Housebuilder Berkeley reports rising profits but says reservations are down due to stamp duty changes and Brexit uncertainty.

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.

Could a railway force Chanel No 5 out of its historic home?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:57:28 GMT

Chanel says it will leave a historic French perfume site if plans for a high-speed train line go ahead.

Duran Duran 'shocked' after losing legal copyright battle

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:39:56 GMT

Pop group Duran Duran express shock and anger after losing a court battle to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.

Sleeping on toilet floors

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:03:06 GMT

How Chris Gardner went from sleeping rough with his young son on the floor of a public toilet to the life of a multi-millionaire investor.

Inflexible friend

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:49:53 GMT

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Post it

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:40:29 GMT

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.

Smart money?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Cash calendar

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:24:01 GMT

As the year draws to a close, many people will review the state of their wealth. So, is your bank balance now a spectacular display or did your finances fizzle?

Fox fighters

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:16:28 GMT

For many businesses Christmas is their busiest time of the year, the BBC's Elizabeth Hotson takes a look at how some are preparing.

Steve who?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:14:25 GMT

Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as his treasury secretary. Here are five things you need to know about Mr Mnuchin.

Potential conflicts

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:50:18 GMT

A list of business holdings that could force Trump to choose between US interest and his bottom line

Dethroning Mammon

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:29:30 GMT

In a new book, the Archbishop of Canterbury questions society's obsession with money and materialism.

Rubbish cooking

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:10:19 GMT

The firms trying to tackle food waste by using ingredients destined to be thrown away.

Colombia air crash

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:42:52 GMT

What will the team of British accident investigators in Colombia be doing?

Laser vision

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:15:23 GMT

Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.

Food for thought

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:04:26 GMT

How Jamie Bolding created online viral videos business Jungle Creations, whose videos are watched more than 2.5 billion times every month.

Lunchtime liaisons

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:07:54 GMT

A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business networking.

Rosberg revs up

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:49:56 GMT

German F1 star Nico Rosberg is set to cash in on his new status as world champion with a number of big name brands.

Rising costs

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:14:35 GMT

Traders at one of the UK's largest wholesale markets say prices for imports from the EU are up by as much as 40% owing to the drop in the value of the pound.

Crisis prevention

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:00:46 GMT

One US Federal Reserve bank official, Neel Kashkari, wants his country's banks to keep much higher cash reserves, to reduce the chances of another major financial crisis.

Machine food

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:36:28 GMT

The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?

Black Friday

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:57:56 GMT

Black Friday is now one of the UK's busiest shopping days, but how can you spot a genuine bargain?

Reality Check:

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:05:27 GMT

Change Britain says there will be a £32bn Brexit dividend in the three years after the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

All about the money

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:06:30 GMT

Can scrapping high denomination banknotes transform India from a cash economy to a cashless one?

How we're shopping

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:04:24 GMT

There's no escaping Black Friday - but how does the discount day compare with other retail bonanzas?

Fashioning friendships

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:04:09 GMT

How a scheme to support start-up businesses is helping to build bridges between Moldova and the breakaway region of Trans-Dniester.

'Money mules'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:16:10 GMT

People who have found ways to benefit from India's decision to make 86% of its currency illegal.

Seoul scandals

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:46:29 GMT

Why is the Asian country constantly mired in allegations of political dishonesty?

Lessons from Mars

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:41:38 GMT

We look at the sustainable practices used by Nasa and what businesses can learn from them.

Talking the talk

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:46:04 GMT

The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.

TPP deal

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:10:53 GMT

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?

Hiring headache

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:10:06 GMT

The self-employed often have to wait weeks before they can start the new job they've been offered. Why? Can tech speed things up?