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US-educated Yi Gang becomes head of China's central bank

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:17:18 GMT

The appointment is being seen as one of ensured continuity in Beijing's battle against growing debt.

Facebook and Trump data firm accused of 'misleading' MPs

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:07:55 GMT

A committee asks more questions over the alleged access of millions of Facebook profiles without consent.

Liu He: China's quiet economist becomes top economic leader

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:50:23 GMT

One of President Xi's closest advisers takes control of China's economic policies and financial issues.

China anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan named Xi Jinping's deputy

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:38:30 GMT

A former anti-corruption investigator, Wang Qishan has known the president for decades.

Li Ka-Shing: Asia's second-richest person retires

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:25 GMT

Li Ka-Shing's business interests range from ports and telecoms to retail including the UK's Superdrug.

Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:33:37 GMT

Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.

Insurers warn of travel premium rise

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:27:44 GMT

The cost of new policies could soon rise if the principles of a Brexit deal aren't hammered out next week, insurers say.

Goldman Sachs reveals gender pay gap

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:37:06 GMT

The bank reveals a large pay gap, adding it is committed to getting more women into senior positions.

Farm Bank: Founder accused of defrauding gamers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:05:29 GMT

Turkish social media users have accused the mobile gaming site founder of "milking" them before fleeing to Uruguay.

Rihanna: Snapchat guilty of 'shaming' domestic violence victims

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:54:02 GMT

The singer says Snapchat "let us down" over an advert that asked users if they would slap her.

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:59:58 GMT

How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

Wetherspoon profits up as restaurant trade hits tough times

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:39:28 GMT

Boss Tim Martin says his pub chain is "doing quite well" despite tougher times in the sector.

Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:37:57 GMT

For the sixth year running, Scotland's visitor attractions have outperformed the rest of the UK.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:52:40 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:35:36 GMT

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:52:31 GMT

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

The office where only women are allowed to work

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:18:18 GMT

There have been men-only clubs for centuries. The Wing is a co-working space in New York exclusively for women.

Pierce Brosnan says India mouth freshener brand 'cheated' him

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:40:32 GMT

Pierce Brosnan tells Indian officials a mouth freshener brand misled him about its harmful effects.

Three-point turn

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:15:36 GMT

Ian McIntosh saved the driving school from near-collapse - but is it protected against future shocks?

High stakes game

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:19:05 GMT

As regulators toughen their stance, UK betting firms face a more challenging business climate.

Singled out

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:36:01 GMT

Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.

Adapt or die

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:30 GMT

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:07:50 GMT

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Remote shoppers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:11:54 GMT

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Fail harder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:28:17 GMT

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Baby steps

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Sending home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:07:58 GMT

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Model citizens

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

Career conversion

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:10:24 GMT

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

Fly drive

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:02:51 GMT

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

Motor show

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:03:01 GMT

Not everybody in the car industry is ready to stop using female models to help sales.

Special delivery

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:22:32 GMT

'If children can't come to school, then the school should come to them." Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat.

Hippopotamus shoes

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:18:09 GMT

How Zimbabwe's Courteney Boot Company became one of the world's most exclusive footwear firms.

Lego block

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:19:54 GMT

With falling revenues and profits, did the company fail to build bridges with its customers last year?

Power up

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:15:29 GMT

A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

Kicking back

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:11:50 GMT

100 years ago, women's football was popular and profitable. Then the Football Association banned it

Making make believe

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:03:38 GMT

How the UK firm Framestore became an in-demand visual effects business, working on films such as the Harry Potter series and Paddington.

Hypersonic ambitions

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:46:36 GMT

Five times the speed of sound from Beijing to New York in a few hours - but is it a likely scenario?

Trade wars

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:25:23 GMT

President Donald Trump says he thinks the US can "win" a trade war. Here are some costs he might encounter along the way.

Gum shoes

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:39:41 GMT

A British designer wants used gum recycled into useful objects - also leading to cleaner streets.

Steel tax

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:50:28 GMT

Can President Trump's trade tariffs save jobs in the industry?

'My shorts saved me'

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:18:38 GMT

Do safety gadgets aimed at women help protect against assault or reinforce "victim" stereotypes?

Dressing room to boardroom

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:46:14 GMT

The ex-Manchester United captain and football analyst on swapping the football dressing room for the business boardroom.

Oscar challenge

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:45:27 GMT

A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.

New energy

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:20:52 GMT

Vietnam's tech economy is experiencing an innovation renaissance, with the return of overseas nationals injecting fresh ideas and a new energy.

Drink up

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:30:58 GMT

Indian beer company Bira 91 has be ambitions to dominate global beer sales, says founder Ankur Jain.

Chord change

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:02:19 GMT

Technology is helping musicians, bands and artists get a bigger share of the revenues from their work.

Waiting game

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:08:37 GMT

After Beijing moved on the insurance and financial giant, others are likely to be worried.