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Davos: Hammond admits 'Brexit fog' impact on investment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:18 GMT

The chancellor says Brexit uncertainty may delay some investment, but the pound's fall is attracting foreign firms.

Osborne to join investment giant BlackRock as adviser

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:45:30 GMT

Former chancellor George Osborne is hired to advise the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock.

China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:46:46 GMT

The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.

Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazilian beer brewer

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:08:41 GMT

Heineken says it is in negotiations with Japanese group Kirin to buy its Brazilian beer business.

Petrobras fraud judge dies in plane crash

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:41:03 GMT

Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.

UK retail sales fall in December

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:26:44 GMT

Retail sales in December saw the biggest monthly fall for more than four and a half years.

Paramount gets $1bn Chinese funding

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:30:10 GMT

The US film studio says the investment from two backers will help its expansion and fund future movies.

Mnuchin defends record during treasury secretary hearing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:21:32 GMT

Donald Trump's choice of treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, defends his record during Capitol Hill grilling.

May's 'positive discussion' with banks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:15:01 GMT

Theresa May has had 'positive' discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the BBC.

Toshiba shares crash as nuclear writedown crisis deepens

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:03:03 GMT

Shares in Japanese conglomerate Toshiba dive as investors fear a huge loss from a US nuclear deal.

Ex-VW boss 'did not know' of emissions cheat device

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:55:35 GMT

Martin Winterkorn says he did not know about VW's emissions cheat until it became public.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:48:25 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Hammond: UK-US ties to 'prosper' under Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:40:38 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK's relationship with the Trump administration will "prosper", but he warns against short-term thinking.

Will Trump's corporate 'tax holiday' plans hit Ireland?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:47:19 GMT

Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return home.

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:21 GMT

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Dijsselbloem

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:33:58 GMT

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Theresa May: Some companies play by different set of rules

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:46:12 GMT

In her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Theresa May warns businesses that they need to show leadership.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:45 GMT

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Donald Trump 2014 interview hinting at presidency bid?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:47:38 GMT

When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?

Air India starts selling seats in female-only section

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:23:20 GMT

In order to prevent assaults, Air India says it will reserve a section of seats for women only.

Ikea sustainability report reveals the firm sent zero waste to landfill in 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:20:21 GMT

An Ikea sustainability report has revealed the Swedish furniture firm even managed to make a small profit on its UK waste.

Empathy and education

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:54:30 GMT

A Davos cocktail party may not, at first, seem like the ideal place to teach people to understand those with whom they disagree, but that's what some academics are doing.

Chinese whispers?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:29:52 GMT

China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?

Happy hookah

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:10:16 GMT

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

The meat killer

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Cobra fang club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:43 GMT

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

Weighing it up

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:56 GMT

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

East to West

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:44:17 GMT

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Golden idea

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:37:33 GMT

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Your questions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:06:09 GMT

BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.

Reality check

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:33:20 GMT

Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.

City v country

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:16:24 GMT

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Fashion icon

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:08:47 GMT

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first female creative head at Christian Dior. Sidney Toledano, the boss of the fashion house, tells the BBC why it's time for a change.

Voice trouble

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:08:55 GMT

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:06 GMT

Donald Trump's hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented.

Hedge fund boss Ray Dalio says Trump will boost growth

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:45:05 GMT

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio says Trump is good for business, but worries about the populist tide.

Davos 2017: The bosses obsessed with exercise

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:08:43 GMT

Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.

Theresa May reaction: What did Davos delegates make of the speech?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:49:08 GMT

Reaction to the speech from UK prime minister Theresa May at Davos was positive, but there's still a desire for details.

Mexico makes new friends at Davos

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:37 GMT

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexico's ambassadors are busy looking for new friends.

George Soros: Trump is an imposter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:18 GMT

"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.