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US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:42:23 GMT

Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.



Forbes list exposes Hollywood pay gap

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:46 GMT

Mark Wahlberg earned $42m more than the world's best paid actress in the past year, Forbes says.



Vale the Village Voice: New York bible axes print edition

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:26:34 GMT

The 62-year-old bastion of American alternative journalism is ending its weekly print edition.



Ford eyes deal with Chinese electric carmaker

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:14:09 GMT

The US firm is exploring a joint venture to make a new line of electric vehicles for the Chinese market.



Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:40:12 GMT

Barcelona are suing former player Neymar over his 222m euro (£200m) world record move to Paris St-Germain.



First July UK budget surplus for 15 years

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:59:33 GMT

No government borrowing was needed in July, but borrowing so far this year is £1.9bn above 2016.



Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted over BHS collapse

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:22:14 GMT

Dominic Chappell, who faces charges, bought the department store chain the year before it collapsed.



Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK's seventh biggest grocer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:52:17 GMT

German chain's market share is now 5.2%, a 0.7% year-on-year increase, due to demand from families.



BHP Billiton to sell US shale business

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:47:25 GMT

The mining giant posted a $5.9bn (£4.6bn) annual net profit, but there is pressure to offload US shale.



Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:51:11 GMT

Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.



China's Great Wall eyes Fiat Chrysler bid

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:39:22 GMT

The Chinese SUV maker says it is interested in buying the Jeep owner, but no approach has been made.



Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:31:51 GMT

The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.



Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:13:58 GMT

The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."



Total and Maersk agree £5.8bn deal

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:21:14 GMT

It would see French firm Total take control Denmark's Maersk's assets in the UK sector of the North Sea.



BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:52:34 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.



Chatbot apps help users prepare for death

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:25:55 GMT

Silicon Valley start-ups seek to disrupt the death industry with artificial intelligence software.



How to cash in on a solar eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:38 GMT

A total solar eclipse is visible across the US on Monday for the first time in nearly a century.



'I couldn't tell my parents I had started a business'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:38 GMT

Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.



How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:05:36 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.



Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:34 GMT

Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?



Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:24 GMT

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.



Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .



VW to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:05:31 GMT

The famous van is set to return in modern electric form, five years after production finally ended.



The city that just can't stop growing

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:11 GMT

Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?



Righting wrongs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:03:49 GMT

Food firm Dr Oetker, says others should follow it and give back art they own that was looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners.



Digital life after death?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:20 GMT

Start-ups are beginning to swoop in on the death and funerals sector to shake up a staid industry.



Piece of cake

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:11:24 GMT

How Cleusa Maria went from being a child farm worker to running one of Brazil's most popular bakery chains.



Pawnbrokers' secrets

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:25:15 GMT

Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.



Long trek

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:19:45 GMT

The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.



Brexit bounce?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:23 GMT

The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.



Cyber pirates

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:34 GMT

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.



Contactless charity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:09 GMT

Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?



What's in a name?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:23:15 GMT

China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.



Germany's 'hidden champions'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:27:18 GMT

Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.



King's ransom

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.



Changing formats

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.



The right note?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:38 GMT

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.



Have it your way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:44 GMT

Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.



Cathedrals of commerce

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:18 GMT

These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.



Bouncing back

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:06:18 GMT

How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.



Trade zone North America

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:13:31 GMT

In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.



Generation wanderlust

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:58:27 GMT

How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".



Wired weeding

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:59:15 GMT

A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.



Cardboard connoisseur

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:56 GMT

It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.



'Business as usual'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:52:11 GMT

Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.



Gloves off

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:51:23 GMT

Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?



Kings of the road

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:20:09 GMT

The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.



Cars for cheese?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:23:47 GMT

A free trade agreement does not normally mean the removal of all taxes, quotas and barriers.



'That was chilling'

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:34:06 GMT

Now a decade since the start of the global financial crisis, Lord Darling and others look back at that worrying time.



Shut down

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:04:43 GMT

Thousands of Ugandans have in recent years sought their fortune in the country's gold fields, but authorities have now clamped down hard on the unregistered miners.



Real deal

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT

As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.



Spanish skills

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:15:32 GMT

How a small town in southern Spain has become the place where top brands source their leather goods.



From meds to medals

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:09:35 GMT

How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.



Birth control

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill



The devil's rope

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:36:36 GMT

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.



Specialist grocers

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:37:40 GMT

Asian groceries used to be available only through specialist supermarkets - until now.



Amazon v Alibaba

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:05:39 GMT

As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is hotting up.



Dronepreneurs

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:04:06 GMT

Drones are offering a growing range of commercial possibilities, but pilots must be aware of the risks.



Taking credit

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:18:26 GMT

President Trump says the rising stock market is a sign of a healthy economy, but how long can it last?



Face of the future

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:05:07 GMT

Canada has joined the top ranks of the world's best education system - and its secret weapon has been fairness.



No more vanilla

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:01:02 GMT

How ice cream makers are turning to exotic flavours from Asia to whet flagging appetites.



Robo drugs

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:07:25 GMT

Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.



Investors' menagerie

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:18:28 GMT

You might know about bulls and bears, but how about crocodiles, ants, tigers and rhinos?



Hungry for success

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:20:25 GMT

The man who says building a restaurant empire isn't about the food, it's about the service



The tax trick

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:17:26 GMT

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.



Cancer debt

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:35:32 GMT

One of Britain's biggest banks is launching a new support service for cancer patients



Clean garbage?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:21:34 GMT

The clock is ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but electric vans, trucks and buses could reduce pollution quicker.



The $89bn man

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:51:19 GMT

Five things you didn't know about the man whose wealth overtook Bill Gates's for half a day.