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US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:39:50 GMT

US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner for $85.4bn (£70bn).

Child refugees in Turkey making UK clothes

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:14:50 GMT

Clothes made by child refugees in Turkey are ending up among those sold by leading British brands, a Panorama investigation reveals.

Banks poised to relocate out of UK over Brexit, BBA warns

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:11:28 GMT

Large banks are set to relocate out of the UK early next year over fears around Brexit, says the boss of the British Bankers' Association.

Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:51:58 GMT

The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:15:36 GMT

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier announces significant job cuts for the second time this year, shedding another 7,500 posts.

McDonald's beats sales forecasts on breakfast rush

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:35:28 GMT

McDonald's has reported better-than-expected sales during the third quarter, lifted by the UK and an improved all day breakfast menu.

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:39:57 GMT

A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.

Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:38 GMT

Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.

British American Tobacco plans $47bn Reynolds merger

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:42:40 GMT

British American Tobacco makes an offer to merge with its US partner Reynolds to combine brands including Rothmans and Camel.

Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:17:20 GMT

Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.

Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:31:13 GMT

Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.

UK watchdog probes online gambling

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:10:50 GMT

Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.

World wine output expected to hit four-year low

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:08:23 GMT

World wine output is expected to hit a four-year low in 2016 after bad weather hit production in France and South America, industry forecasts say.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:13:19 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'Freelance exporting' to China

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:11:56 GMT

The growing trade of expatriate Chinese retail consultants who export Australian goods to China.

Student start-ups are 'next big thing' in Tanzania

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:38:12 GMT

How Tanzania's young entrepreneurs are being supported and nurtured.

My Shop: '6p a minute' cafe thrives in north of England

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:48:59 GMT

The My Shop series visits Ziferblat in Manchester, a kind of cafe that charges you six pence a minute for the time you spend there.

How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:46:27 GMT

Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.

Bringing up baby: pocket pushchairs to pods

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:46:36 GMT

Parents spend hundreds, or maybe thousands, of pounds on goods for their new born children. What is on the market, and is it worth it?

Petrobras boss says oil firm can find its 'best days' again

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:28 GMT

Pedro Parente, chief executive of Petrobras, says the Brazilian oil giant will return to its best days in five years' time - once he implements new governance and business measures.

Does Ireland remain committed to the EU?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:03:00 GMT

Colm O'Regan looks at the challenges ahead for Ireland after the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016.

Harry Shearer sues Vivendi over Spinal Tap profits

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:41:26 GMT

Actor Harry Shearer, the voice of The Simpsons' Mr Burns, takes legal action against entertainment group Vivendi, claiming it has denied him and others profits from 1984 film This is Spinal Tap.

Thales: New rocket deal 'start of an adventure'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:19:13 GMT

A Belfast-based company is to be the first in the UK to make electric-powered rocket boosters for the space industry.

Cartoon king

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:00:44 GMT

A profile of Canadian business leader Michael Donovan, who after winning a best documentary Oscar for producing hit film Bowling for Columbine, went on to establish cartoon giant DHX Media.

On your behalf

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:09:04 GMT

The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.

Sew to survive

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:04:18 GMT

Panorama has gone undercover in Istanbul and found evidence that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for leading British brands.

Cot, crib or pod?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:46:50 GMT

Buying a cot is not an easy process, the choices are endless. Add in the dozens of "sleep aids" available and parents can spend a huge amount of money.

Robot rage

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:10 GMT

Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?

'I wanted to believe'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:37:13 GMT

Your stories of being tricked out of money by con artists posing as romantic partners.

Itchy business

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:14:58 GMT

A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.

Mind games

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:17:53 GMT

Sports psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters is offering his Olympic-winning expertise to firms who want to work more efficiently.

Your own boss?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:36:19 GMT

Being self-employed is a way of life for almost five million UK workers, with some choosing to work independently, while others are being forced to adopt it.

'Things are changing'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:09:26 GMT

How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?

Divorce time

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:25:16 GMT

Elmar Brok, who chairs the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, says the UK will have to negotiate its divorce agreement before its future relationship.

Fur real?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:04:37 GMT

What difference will new welfare measures make to standards on Europe's fur farms?

Pipe dreams

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:52:53 GMT

After a rupture of six years, Israel and Turkey are restoring bilateral relations - with a possible prize co-operation on a gas pipeline.

Let's play!

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:23:56 GMT

Firms are increasingly using game play to encourage greater engagement from customers and staff - but does gamification work?

Quick question

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:03:30 GMT

How Argentine entrepreneur Maximo Cavazzani built mobile phone quiz game Trivia Crack, which has been downloaded more than 150 million times around the world.

The business of hedging

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:51 GMT

Hedging is an important part of financial safeguarding for businesses - but what exactly is it?

Lights, camera... cloud

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:01:24 GMT

Cloud computing is giving small design and special effects studios the chance to compete with the giants of the film industry. But what are the drawbacks?

Marmite: A potted history of the British-born spread

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:12:16 GMT

Panic spread across the UK as it emerged that the iconic yeast extract Marmite was at risk of being removed from the nation's supermarket shelves. But what is the story behind the brand?

'We have no future'

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:34:06 GMT

As the fleet of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping makes its way back home, the crew members know they face being set adrift into an uncertain future.

Big bonanza

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:29:58 GMT

A successful tax evasion amnesty scheme in India is unlikely to make the country's illegal money problem go away, writes Sanjoy Majumder.

Trickle down

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:24:36 GMT

How small breweries in Latin America are offering alternatives to mass-produced lagers.