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Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing Canada deal, Freeland says

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:39:36 GMT

A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:15:36 GMT

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier announces significant job cuts for the second time this year, shedding another 7,500 posts.

Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:09:00 GMT

Shares in Time Warner, the company behind Game of Thrones-maker HBO, CNN and Warner Bros, jump for a second day on fresh reports of a $73bn-plus tie-up with AT&T .

Online gambling companies probed by CMA over winnings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:10:50 GMT

Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.

Massive web attack briefly knocks out top sites

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:16:24 GMT

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by a massive web attack.

British American Tobacco plans $47bn Reynolds merger

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:42:40 GMT

British American Tobacco makes an offer to merge with its US partner Reynolds to combine brands including Rothmans and Camel.

Nissan to make Sunderland Qashqai decision 'next month'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:14:20 GMT

Nissan's chief executive says the company will make a decision next month on whether to produce the next Qashqai SUV at its Sunderland plant.

McDonald's beats sales forecasts on breakfast rush

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:35:28 GMT

McDonald's has reported better-than-expected sales during the third quarter, lifted by the UK and an improved all day breakfast menu.

Government borrowing rises to £10.6bn in September

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:52:56 GMT

Government borrowing rose to a higher-than-expected £10.6bn in September, according to official figures.

‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:53:42 GMT

Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation finds.

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:39:57 GMT

A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.

Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:17:20 GMT

Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.

Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:31:13 GMT

Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.

Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:38 GMT

Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.

FTSE 100 dips as tobacco shares mixed

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:08:07 GMT

News of British American Tobacco's planned merger with US cigarette company Reynolds has a mixed effect on the sector.

24 hours beneath the Heathrow Airport flight path

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:17:37 GMT

Reporter Divya Talwar spends 24 hours with a family living beneath the Heathrow flight path, for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Petrobras boss says oil firm can find its 'best days' again

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:28 GMT

Pedro Parente, chief executive of Petrobras, says the Brazilian oil giant will return to its best days in five years' time - once he implements new governance and business measures.

Does Ireland remain committed to the EU?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:03:00 GMT

Colm O'Regan looks at the challenges ahead for Ireland after the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016.

The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:39:32 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Tackling Taiwan's start-up struggles

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:23 GMT

Billions of dollars are raised worldwide every year through crowdfunding. In Asia, where the concept is relatively new, some $1bn has been raised in the last two years.

Brexit: The pros and cons for Australian trade

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:19:34 GMT

What could a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain mean for Australia?

The return of Brazil's 'gig economy'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:29:52 GMT

During Brazil's boom times, the 'gig economy' contracted as people took formal and long-term jobs. But with the return of recession, the numbers doing temporary and informal work is increasing.

Why your coffee could cost more

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:36:02 GMT

UK inflation rose to 1% in September. Andy Verity explains why the fall in the pound could lead to further inflation and why you could end up paying more for your coffee.

'I return half of what I buy'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:38:15 GMT

Shops are "struggling to cope" with the amount of items customers return, with a quarter of it unfit for resale, new figures suggest.

Hotel Chocolat is selling more 'hedonistic' treats

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:21:19 GMT

Hotel Chocolat is selling more of its premium treats by encouraging more people to order indulgent gifts online.

Robot rage

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:10 GMT

Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?

E-state agent

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:46:35 GMT

Their flat fees are less than those charged by traditional High Street agents, attracting customers and investors alike, but do online agents offer good value?

'I wanted to believe'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:37:13 GMT

Your stories of being tricked out of money by con artists posing as romantic partners.

Itchy business

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:14:58 GMT

A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.

Mind games

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:17:53 GMT

Sports psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters is offering his Olympic-winning expertise to firms who want to work more efficiently.

Your own boss?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:36:19 GMT

Being self-employed is a way of life for almost five million UK workers, with some choosing to work independently, while others are being forced to adopt it.

'Things are changing'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:09:26 GMT

How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?

Trade deals

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:25:16 GMT

Elmar Brok, who chairs the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, says the UK will have to negotiate its divorce agreement before its future relationship.

Fur real?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:04:37 GMT

What difference will new welfare measures make to standards on Europe's fur farms?

Inflation means inflation

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:44:02 GMT

Sooner or later, the downward pressure on the pound since the UK's Brexit vote is expected to lead to upward pressure on the prices of most things we buy.

Let's play!

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:23:56 GMT

Firms are increasingly using game play to encourage greater engagement from customers and staff - but does gamification work?

Breakfast binge

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:00:48 GMT

More and more of us are eating breakfast out of the house, and the competition for our custom is hotting up.

Quick question

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:03:30 GMT

How Argentine entrepreneur Maximo Cavazzani built mobile phone quiz game Trivia Crack, which has been downloaded more than 150 million times around the world.

'We have no future'

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:34:06 GMT

As the fleet of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping makes its way back home, the crew members know they face being set adrift into an uncertain future.

The business of hedging

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:51 GMT

Hedging is an important part of financial safeguarding for businesses - but what exactly is it?

Marmite: A potted history of the British-born spread

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:12:16 GMT

Panic spread across the UK as it emerged that the iconic yeast extract Marmite was at risk of being removed from the nation's supermarket shelves. But what is the story behind the brand?

Lights, camera... cloud

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:01:24 GMT

Cloud computing is giving small design and special effects studios the chance to compete with the giants of the film industry. But what are the drawbacks?

Big bonanza

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:29:58 GMT

A successful tax evasion amnesty scheme in India is unlikely to make the country's illegal money problem go away, writes Sanjoy Majumder.

Brand repair

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:06:27 GMT

As Samsung stops production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after incidents of the handsets catching fire, how can it hope to repair its damaged reputation?