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Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:06:48 GMT

The Taiwanese handset maker has struggled to compete against rivals Apple and Samsung.

Ryanair pilots reject bonus to work through cancellation crisis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:49:44 GMT

Pilots had been offered cash to work extra days after the airline was forced to cancel thousands of flights.

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:58:44 GMT

The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.

Dominic Chappell denies BHS probe charges

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:22:40 GMT

Dominic Chappell pleads not guilty to charges brought by the Pensions Regulator after the collapse of BHS.

Thomas Cook pilots to strike on Saturday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:08 GMT

Thomas Cook pilots to strike at the weekend after talks fail in a continuing pay dispute.

Nine million people still make or receive calls while driving

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:03:29 GMT

A survey by the RAC suggests 23% make or receive calls illegally - but the number is falling.

Rise in female workers suppressing wages, says OECD

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:38:44 GMT

A rise in the number of lower-paid female workers has held back global wage growth, the OECD says.

Ryanair compensation info 'woefully short' says Which?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:43:03 GMT

Ryanair says it has now emailed all customers advising them of flight changes and offering refunds.

NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:24:43 GMT

Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).

US markets recover after Fed swoon

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:18:10 GMT

The S&P 500 and the Dow closed higher, although US stocks fell following the Federal Reserve announcement.

Toshiba to sell chip unit for $18bn to plug losses

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:59:47 GMT

The embattled electronics firm hopes the deal will cover heavy losses from its nuclear division.

Tata Steel Thyssenkrupp merger: Safeguard Welsh jobs call

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:51:35 GMT

The tie-up between Tata - which owns Port Talbot steel works - and a German firm will lead to job losses.

Zara owner profits jump despite strong euro

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:21:55 GMT

Inditex had a net income of 1.4bn euros in the six months to 31 July - 9% higher than the previous year.

Retail sales growth boosted by clothing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:11:30 GMT

UK retail sales rose by 1% on the back of strong sales of clothing and non-essential items.

International visits to US fall

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:51:06 GMT

European visits fell by 10% in the first quarter of 2017 and the number of Middle Eastern travellers shrank by 25%.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:04:17 GMT's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:08:04 GMT

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Ministers face pay cap conundrum, says the IFS

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:07 GMT

The government must raise public sector pay to retain skilled staff but faces funding issues, says the IFS

Water companies pulled up over complaint calls

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:56:32 GMT

A complaints body says consumers had to make more than two million calls to resolve water issues.

BBC World News business headlines

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:07:52 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:05:20 GMT

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT

The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT

The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

Lehman Brothers: Failed bank or malt whisky?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:54:54 GMT

The Lehman Brothers brand is back, but this time on a whisky bottle.

Geneva: 500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:13:04 GMT

Geneva prosecutors are looking at why a mystery person flushed 500 euro notes away.

Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:42:00 GMT

The 50 year-old publication, famed for covering music and popular culture, is to be sold as publishing industry struggles.

Cork questioned

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:30 GMT

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:17 GMT

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Rebel to geek

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:18:32 GMT

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

Success story

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:03:22 GMT

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:54:06 GMT

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Red gold

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:35 GMT

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:33:10 GMT

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Cashing out

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:25:09 GMT

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

Money machines

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:03:23 GMT

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

Standing out

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:04:20 GMT

From red to blue, and brown to black, wearing difficult coloured clothes can affect how we are perceived in the office.

Beyond the law

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Initial coin offerings - firms issuing their own digital currencies for investors to buy - are concerning regulators.