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US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:06:16 GMT

Senate and House lawmakers reveal final details of the biggest change to the US tax code in 30 years.

Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:55:23 GMT

The airline says it will recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid industrial action at Christmas.

Sky News faces uncertain future after Disney-Fox deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:59:24 GMT

Will Disney want to keep pumping money into a loss-making news channel after the Fox deal?

Unilever sells margarine business to KKR for £6bn

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:58:07 GMT

The Anglo-Dutch firm is selling brands including Flora and ProActiv to the private equity giant.

Airbus chief Tom Enders to leave after power struggle

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:56:32 GMT

Chief executive Tom Enders will stand down in 2019 and its chief operating officer will leave in February.

HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:11:56 GMT

Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.

Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:59:45 GMT

The cash machine industry and the network are at loggerheads over closure plans.

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:55:04 GMT

Nearly 20 entities have been targeted as Japan widens its blacklist of companies trading with Pyongyang.

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:55:01 GMT

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:11 GMT

The European Central Bank expects GDP to rise further but inflation will stay below target.

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:49:21 GMT

The Israeli drugmaker is struggling with $35bn debt from an acquisition and rising competition.

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:45:59 GMT

Higher and middle earners will pay more than elsewhere in the UK, but lower earners will pay less.

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:38:04 GMT

About 5,000 passengers are stuck abroad after the Austrian airline opens insolvency proceedings.

Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:38 GMT

Deals on electrical household appliances boosted sales in November, official figures suggest.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:52:01 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

How public relations became a million dollar idea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:17:58 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea.

Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:07 GMT

The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.

Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:00 GMT

Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.

Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:20 GMT

The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.

The small jeans firm with a big ambition

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:11:43 GMT

With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales.

How inflation is hitting Britain's bakers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:11:39 GMT

Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business.

Helping poorer Kenyans pay for healthcare

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:13:56 GMT

Paying for healthcare in Kenya has got easier thanks to M-Tiba, a mobile "electronic health wallet".

How Toni Mascolo gave hairdressing a makeover

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:06:02 GMT

Toni Mascolo, with his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century.

German protest over Nazi toy soldiers on Amazon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:14:16 GMT

A German father petitions against the sale of Lego-style soldiers in Nazi uniforms.

Sleep in a showroom

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Shops are using quirky events and experiences to lure us back to the High Street - but will it work?

Locked out

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:12:27 GMT

The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?

Travelling homes

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:19:50 GMT

In the UK sales of caravan are on the rise. 22,000 were sold in the year to June, a 7% rise on the previous 12 months.

Speak up

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:22:11 GMT

Despite the popular belief that women talk more than men, studies consistently suggest it is men who hog most of the airtime.

Fashion contender

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:13:47 GMT

Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.

Testing values

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:17:45 GMT

The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures.

Care for all

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:14:41 GMT

These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Granny dam-builder

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:26:21 GMT

The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.

3am epiphany

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:19:19 GMT

Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global.

A political Fed

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:18 GMT

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

Paint and sip

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:30:22 GMT

Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?

Financial secrets

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:49:22 GMT

A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?

Chat and pay

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:45:44 GMT

People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

Crypto currency

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:06:41 GMT

The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.

Declining thread

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:28:32 GMT

It is in the finest carpets, it is in Harris Tweed, and now you'll even find it in top-of-the-range beds; but at £1 a kilo, UK wool hasn't been this cheap in seven years.


Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:33:26 GMT

Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

Look at me

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:37:29 GMT

Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

Fed heads

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:08:19 GMT

At every key moment in US economic history, the chair of the Federal Reserve has set the pace.

Unwrapping the past

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:59:25 GMT

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

Dangerous milk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:13:03 GMT

The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

Saving mums

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:22:07 GMT

Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.

Plastic fantastic

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:21:05 GMT

The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.

Healthy dragon

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:30:29 GMT

Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"

Renting in retirement

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:44:41 GMT

Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study

Cheesy idea

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:57:59 GMT

Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?

Coping methods

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:15:23 GMT

What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?

Powering up

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:01:18 GMT

They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.