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Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:04:54 GMT

The US President criticises producer group Opec and says high oil prices "will not be accepted".

Six shops defying the High Street downturn

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:46:00 GMT

It's not all doom and gloom for UK retailers, some are managing to buck the trend.

State pension gender gap 'narrowing too slowly'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:46:12 GMT

Men still receive an average of £28 more a week in state pension than women despite reforms, says Which?.

Wells Fargo hit by record $1bn penalty

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:06:39 GMT

The third-largest US bank is fined for issues at its car insurance and mortgage businesses.

GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:07:33 GMT

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

Kardashians pull the plug on Dash fashion stores

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:58:06 GMT

Kim Kardashian West and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe opened the first store in California in 2006.

Premier League club revenues soar to £4.5bn

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:55 GMT

England's top 20 teams posted record revenues and also bounced back into profit in the 2016-17 season.

Australia bank inquiry ousts first executive amid fee scandal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:23:36 GMT

The head of the nation's largest wealth manager steps down over a damaging fee scandal.

Barclays boss Jes Staley faces penalty for 'conduct breach'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:34:27 GMT

Regulators the FCA and PRA allege Jes Staley breached rules in trying to identify a whistleblower.

Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:56:31 GMT

The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene to retire

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:01:38 GMT

The Canadian who oversaw the privatisation of the postal service will step down in June.

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:01 GMT

A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.

Shire rejects £43bn offer from Japan's Takeda

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:31:07 GMT

Takeda says it is in talks with Shire about a potential bid for the London-listed drug maker.

Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:37 GMT

The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:51:11 GMT

Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:16:25 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Brexit uncertainty could delay interest rate rise

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:31:30 GMT

The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.

Commuting by solar-powered river bus

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:27:17 GMT

Why solar power was the answer to this Ecuadorian tribe's transport problem.

Will Africa's open skies project take off?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:35:43 GMT

Challenges lay ahead for Africa's airlines as they are granted greater access to the continent.

Rampa Rammopo: 'Our privately-owned airport is expanding'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:22:45 GMT

Privately-owned Lanseria airport in South Africa has big ambitions to increase its capacity.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:03:35 GMT

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:44:23 GMT

India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

What happens if you ban plastic?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:14:53 GMT

Maharashtra in India has imposed a wide-ranging ban on plastic. How does that affect producers?

Race management

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:08:24 GMT

This weekend's London Marathon will make 90,000 compostable cups available for runners.

Solar sailing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:14:04 GMT

How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Robo farmers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:04:08 GMT

Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Recession risk

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:09:17 GMT

The World Trade Organization faces challenges on two fronts that threaten the way it does business.

Distraction tactics

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:05:31 GMT

What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

Ninjas and nanobots

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:33:51 GMT

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

Tentative steps

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:20:49 GMT

The fitness tracking firm, co-founded by James Park, has been struggling in a more competitive market.

Coffee trends

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:48:59 GMT

Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

Bug hunters

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:00:25 GMT

Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.

Roadblock ahead?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:04:28 GMT

A good Brexit deal will be vital to the continuing health of the UK car industry say observers.

Safe home

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:15:32 GMT

The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions.

'600 apps had my data'

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:05:09 GMT

Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.

Smoothie operator

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:00:21 GMT

Richard Reed, one of the co-founders of smoothie firm Innocent, looks back on the company's meteoric growth.

Cleaning up

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:24:46 GMT

Tips for the new financial year including selling clutter and finding out how much your pension is worth.

Holding out

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:03:55 GMT

Older Swedes fear being left behind as businesses move away from cashless transactions.