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'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:21:30 GMT

Tariffs of up to 50% on imported goods will mostly hit South Korea and China.

Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:49 GMT

The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:35 GMT

The company's chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, joins social lender SoFi as chief executive.

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:01:29 GMT

US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants

EU creditors to start Greece debt-relief talks

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:50 GMT

The talks will focus on how to link any debt-relief measures to Greece's economic performance.

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:08 GMT

The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:10:20 GMT

The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.

Manchester United remain football's top revenue-generator

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:10 GMT

The Old Trafford club leads the Deloitte global football money league for the 10th time.

UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:37:17 GMT

Government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, official figures show.

Uber plans shake-up of driver ratings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:39 GMT

Customers will be able to opt for drivers who are highly rated and have a nicer car.

EasyJet's new chief kicks off reign with positive news

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55:29 GMT

The airline announces a 14% jump in revenues and senior management changes.

Bacardi buys tequila maker Patron in $5.1bn deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:17:54 GMT

The deal is driven by the growing popularity of high-end tequila brands around the world.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay for news

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:27:08 GMT

Rupert Murdoch says newspapers are not being properly paid by the social network for their content.

Children 'need to play more to gain work skills'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:09:08 GMT

A lack of play means children miss out on developing crucial skills, the Lego Foundation says.

BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:59:13 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

'Don't be afraid to ask for help'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:05:23 GMT

'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.

Macron says 'single market' membership must include open borders

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:05:38 GMT

The French president said a special trade deal between the UK and EU is possible.

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:08 GMT

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

How the zipper became a million dollar idea

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:17 GMT

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

Fighting for flexible working hours

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:37 GMT

Less than half of parents feel flexible working is an option in their workplace.

Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:17:13 GMT

The app that's allowing Africa's fishermen to sell their catches directly to restaurants.

Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:30:45 GMT

The automated freight train can travel 100km without driver intervention.

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:30:18 GMT

The move is aimed at preventing cryptocurrencies being used for crimes such as money laundering

#MeToo hits Davos

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:57 GMT

Gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but does the elite gathering have its own issue?

Sky dreamers

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:35:07 GMT

Congestion in cities and fears of climate change are spawning new ideas for air travel.

Davos bound

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:48 GMT

The World Economic Forum in Davos gets ready for US President Donald Trump.

Backpack midwife

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:11:16 GMT

For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.

Why should I care?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:59 GMT

Why should we care about the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss ski resort of Davos?

Exiled for being Jewish

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:40 GMT

As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader.

Switch on, switch off

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Flexible working

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:02:34 GMT

The mother who had to give up her job to fit in childcare

Modern day slaves

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:13 GMT

There are 13,000 modern slavery victims in the UK, the BBC's Nina Warhurst meets one man who managed to escape.

Ukraine's secret

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:40:34 GMT

Ukraine's IT sector is flourishing despite continuing conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east.

Made in Medellin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:05:01 GMT

How two student friends set up and grew popular bikini and swimsuit business Agua Bendita.

Heads up

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Paris, London

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Panic buying

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:34 GMT

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

Auto changes

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:54:02 GMT

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

Sticky business

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:48 GMT

How a UK expat introduced Americans to the joys of traditional British desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding.

Socking it to 'em

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:33:11 GMT

John Cronin and his father, Mark, explain how they've grown their colourful socks business.

Will taps run dry?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:04:32 GMT

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Donald's decision

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:04:33 GMT

Of all the questions hanging over world trade in 2018, none loom larger than Donald Trump's attitude to it.

Net gains

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:09:06 GMT

Basketball rivals the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are in the UK to boost the NBA's global presence.

Big designs

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:29:51 GMT

How young Australian entrepreneur Melanie Perkins set up and grew popular design website Canva.

First class

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:34:47 GMT

A UK project inspiring disadvantaged youngsters to apply to university is being applied to South Africa's townships.

Kickstart your fitness

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:25:06 GMT

Many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get fit, so can tech help us stick to them?

Lots of dough

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:18:03 GMT

How David Page made a fortune in the restaurant business, despite being expelled from school - and getting sacked from his first job.

Bitcoin blip

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:54:08 GMT

African millennials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Late goal

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:44:04 GMT

The Bundesliga's top clubs admit marketing efforts are still way behind those of Premier League rivals.

Capital commuting

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:48:29 GMT

After this week's rise in train fares, we look at the commuter towns where your money goes further

'Optimism similar to last crisis'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:16 GMT

Current global economic optimism is reminiscent of run-up to 2008 financial crisis, says Barclays boss.

Davos explained: In 90 seconds

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:22:40 GMT

The World Economic Forum kicks off its meeting in Davos, and this year Donald Trump will be among the attendees.

'Too many left out of growth'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:05:31 GMT

Too many people are still being left out of the global recovery, says IMF's Christine Lagarde.