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Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:13:51 GMT

New figures show almost three in four small UK companies pay men more than their female workers.

MPs send Brexit 'suggestions' to Theresa May

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:11:14 GMT

More than 60 Conservative MPs say the UK should be able to sign trade deals straight after Brexit.

Walmart shares fall 10% as online sales slow

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:44:29 GMT

A slide in US online sales growth for the world's biggest retailer spooks investors.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:19:13 GMT

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

Top City regulator used tax break scheme

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:44:28 GMT

The incoming head of the Financial Conduct Authority had to repay HMRC after tax scheme "error".

KFC shortages to continue all week

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:48:22 GMT

The chicken chain says some outlets will be closed all week and others will have a reduced menu.

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:47 GMT

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

'Secret' report into RBS published

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:18:44 GMT

MPs release an official report into an RBS unit accused of mistreating smaller businesses.

Black Panther roars at the box office

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:19:03 GMT

The ex-First Lady congratulates the makers of the superhero film after a successful opening weekend.

Scottish Budget calculator 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:07:32 GMT

Will tax changes in the Autumn and Scottish Budgets leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

Qualcomm boosts NXP bid as it resists Broadcom takeover

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:31:55 GMT

Qualcomm has made a new, higher offer for Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors.

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:46 GMT

While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:58:57 GMT

The Gambling Commission says 10 customers were able to deposit money linked to criminal offences.

Carillion: Regulator was warned over pension deficit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:18:02 GMT

The Pensions Regulators was alerted in 2010 and 2013 over the size of Carillion's pension deficit.

Maplin in talks with potential buyers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:42:01 GMT

The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.

Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:15:13 GMT

Pimlico Plumbers is challenging a ruling that a "self-employed" worker is entitled to basic rights.

Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:03 GMT

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

Maternity leave: 'I was made redundant on first day back'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:06:07 GMT

As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.

Chicken shortage hits KFC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:07:46 GMT

Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.

'You've got to make tough decisions'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:45:54 GMT

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

Why young people can't afford to buy homes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:10:46 GMT

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

A tale of two Indian tech cities

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:23:22 GMT

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

Why we drive our own buses

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:56:58 GMT

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:24:51 GMT

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

Jamie Oliver closes flagship Barbecoa restaurant

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:51:10 GMT

The celebrity chef's two steak restaurants go into administration - but he immediately buys one back.

Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:24:24 GMT

The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.

Russian rub

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:27:42 GMT

How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.

Fin tech

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:20:50 GMT

Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.

Beauty boss

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:19:54 GMT

Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

No charge

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:53:43 GMT

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

Kiwis crackdown

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:50:14 GMT

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Manbag mystery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:03:26 GMT

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

Humble origins

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:09:42 GMT

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Recycling hacks

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:02:39 GMT

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

Norwegian challenger

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:02:00 GMT

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

Recipe for success

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:06:50 GMT

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

Educated survivor

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:11:08 GMT

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Unfair pay

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:06:45 GMT

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

Tinder revolution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:08:40 GMT

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Scandinavian blues

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:15:06 GMT

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

Risk assessment

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:12:42 GMT

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

Probe Down Under

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:26:44 GMT

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

Say what?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:55:48 GMT

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

Potato plastics

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:03:38 GMT

Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Global collapse

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:27:01 GMT

What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

Challenging stereotypes

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:16:00 GMT

Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.