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UK banks exposed to money laundering in South Africa

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:05:11 GMT

Lord Peter Hain says the banks "maybe inadvertently have been conduits for the corrupt proceeds of money".

One in four people 'trapped in low-paid jobs'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:05:38 GMT

The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.

Creative sector warns of Brexit threat to economy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:42 GMT

The £87bn a year the sector generates for the economy is at risk, the sector's trade body says.

China third quarter growth meets expectations at 6.8%

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:05:53 GMT

The world's second largest economy has taken steps to rein in debt and cool the housing market.

Lloyds Bank shareholders 'mugged', claim lawyers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:48 GMT

Shareholders are suing the bank and five former directors over the 2008 purchase of Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Tesco to start selling green satsumas and clementines

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:34:48 GMT

Supermarket says it will cut food waste by selling the green citrus fruit instead of rejecting them.

Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:11:48 GMT

The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation.

Reality Check: Is it legal to tax old people more?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:59:01 GMT

The chancellor is tipped to include measures to help young people in his budget, at the expense of older taxpayers.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:49 GMT

Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

BAE Systems and Cammell Laird to bid for Type 31 frigate contract

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:55:51 GMT

BAE and Cammell Laird are bidding for a MoD contract to build five low-cost warships.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:43:53 GMT

The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Householders warned about 'blocked drain fraud'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:12:46 GMT

Consumers may be paying thousands of pounds to claims management firms unnecessarily.

Millions miss bills as finances bite

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:33:53 GMT

More than four million people face difficulties over domestic or credit bills, says a major study.

Revolution Bars' chief executive resigns

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:42:30 GMT

Chief executive of Revolution Bars Mark McQuater has resigned and is leaving immediately.

Redcar SSI site regeneration plan 'may create 20,000 jobs'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:59:29 GMT

Redevelopment over the next 25 years would make the area a "national asset", say planners.

Pearson's progress boosts FTSE 100

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:27:29 GMT

The education publisher continues to rise as investors take heart from its latest trading statement.

Theresa May to scrap universal credit helpline charges

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:19:08 GMT

But PM rejects Labour's calls to pause the new benefit's roll-out as she loses symbolic Commons vote.

Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:51:22 GMT

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.

Harvey Weinstein 'steps down from company board'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:23:28 GMT

Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company over sex allegations but had stayed on its board.

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:13:11 GMT

Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:57 GMT

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

Would you eat green satsumas?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:26:58 GMT

Tesco has announced it will start selling green satsumas but would you be willing to eat them?

The 19-year-old millionaire estate agent

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:58:50 GMT

Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.

Putting Canadian wine on the map

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:04 GMT

How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world.

What has China's president Xi Jinping achieved so far?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:22:39 GMT

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be confirmed for a second five-year term this month.

Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:24:08 GMT

The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping.

Master brewer: My rookie error

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:45:09 GMT

Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?

A brief history of the old pound coin

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:10:28 GMT

A brief history of the old pound coin as it drops out of circulation on Monday.

Swipe, scan and go: Staffless, cashless stores

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:23:05 GMT

Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience.

Dragons' Den-backed fake tan misled users, watchdog rules

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43:18 GMT

Skinny Tan broke advertising rules over claims it tones cellulite, the ASA finds.

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:53:45 GMT

The Swedish furniture giant has been in the UK for 30 years, and earned both fans and critics.

Fear the deer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:18:10 GMT

Milwaukee is historically famous for its beer and its motorcycles, but now its basketball team is hoping to fly the flag for the US city.

Rubbish dump

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:47 GMT

A ban on the import of waste in China is about create a major blockage backing up through the global waste disposal system

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Health risks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:24:22 GMT

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

Toughest lessons

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:33 GMT

A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Poison purifiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:31 GMT

The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis

Strong currency

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:40 GMT

Paresh Davdra developed his successful money exchange firm from the ground up.

Pipe perfection

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:48:41 GMT

Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.

Made in Japan

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24:39 GMT

The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.

Racing finances

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:19:33 GMT

Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.

No-belle prize

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:08 GMT

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

Pest control

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:09:24 GMT

How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

Timber travel

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:11:22 GMT

A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary

Location, location, location

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:30:08 GMT

Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.

Disney to Pompey

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:05:29 GMT

Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.

Eat your cup

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:23 GMT

What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?

Worst odds

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:08:41 GMT

The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Baby Lifesaver

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:23:46 GMT

This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver

Robo shops

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:28:34 GMT

Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?

From pillows to concrete

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:07 GMT

Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

Have you been nudged?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:27:31 GMT

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

Mamma spice

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:45:31 GMT

How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:08:37 GMT

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Out of control

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:12:40 GMT

Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Film memorabilia

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:24:31 GMT

Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.

Smells wrong

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:16:27 GMT

Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?

Royal model

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:14 GMT

Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

Trump impact?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:23:53 GMT

International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.

Ice men

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

Close call

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:19:46 GMT

5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

Out of fashion

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:24:00 GMT

From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry.

Women on board

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:52 GMT

There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?

What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

Whole foods king

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:41:02 GMT

Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.

Horses for courses

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:00:13 GMT

Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.

Brass in pocket?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:23:57 GMT

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

Wooden wheels

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:20:03 GMT

Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

Sugar rush

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:33:51 GMT

The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years.

Ethical model

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:20:09 GMT

More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?