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US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:28:21 GMT

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.

Donald Trump vows 'consequences' for companies leaving US

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:52:48 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump warns companies of "consequences" if they leave the United States.

Referendum adds to Italian banks' woes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:15:10 GMT

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty because of the country's reform referendum

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:04:21 GMT

The chief executive of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is leaving his role to focus on luxury brands.

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.

Shares in baby formula milk firm hit by new Chinese import rules

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:15:53 GMT

Shares in baby formula milk firm Bellamy tumble on fears of new Chinese import rules.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:47:11 GMT

The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

Fake Apple chargers fail UK safety tests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:18:50 GMT

Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

Oil prices rise further after Opec agrees output cut

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:16:10 GMT

Oil prices have continued to rise after Opec oil producing countries agreed to cut output.

Breitbart at 'war' with Kellogg's over advertising snub

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:43:09 GMT

Breitbart urges readers to boycott Kellogg's after the cereal maker pulled its ads from the site.

Princess Cruise Lines fined $40m for waste dumping after UK tip-off

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:38:03 GMT

A cruise liner gets a record fine of $40m for dumping waste, the US Department of Justice says.

Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:13:52 GMT

Users of smartwatch pioneer Pebble express concern about reports it is a takeover target for Fitbit.

Rolls-Royce cuts 800 more jobs from its marine division

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:19 GMT

Aerospace company Rolls-Royce says it will cut an extra 800 roles from its marine division, blaming weak demand from energy customers.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:22:12 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:10 GMT

The economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.

The Indian YouTube channel with 6 billion views

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:01:58 GMT

How Indian company ChuChu TV animates traditional nursery rhymes for its popular YouTube channel.

Italy referendum: What if voters say 'No' to reforms?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:23:23 GMT

What happens if Italians vote against proposed constitutional reforms?

Tennessee factory workers win $421m on lottery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:41:24 GMT

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.

Japan's caviar set to give Russia a run for its money

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:31:31 GMT

Mariko Oi finds out how Japan is planning to give Russia a run for its money - in caviar.

How alpacas keep turkey off foxes' menus

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:16:22 GMT

Why one farmer in south-east England uses 10 alpacas to protect his 24,000 free-range turkeys from foxes.

Why Russia's Rosneft sale has hit problems

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:51:06 GMT

The Russian government needs to sell 20% of shares in Rosneft, the world's largest publicly traded oil company. But the plan has hit some problems, as Oleg Boldyrev explains.

Google's top boss is stumped by one of his own firm's interview questions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:06 GMT

We've all been stumped by a tricky question in a job interview, but you'd expect Google's top boss to get his own company's correct.

Inventor of the Big Mac dies, aged 98

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:10:01 GMT

The man who invented the McDonald's Big Mac burger dies aged 98.

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?

Brexit and beans

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:07 GMT

If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.

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

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.

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.

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?

From Oxy to pot

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:48:00 GMT

An ex-pharmaceutical executive explains why he now banks on Canada's medical marijuana industry.