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The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:23:17 GMT

Social media giant faces ire of politicians, investors, clients and users after historic data breach

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:59:23 GMT

A judge grants the Information Commissioner a warrant after claims the firm misused Facebook data.

Baselworld: Tag Heuer chief takes swipe and his industry

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:12:57 GMT

Tag Heuer and Hublot watches chief Jean-Claude Biver says his industry must embrace Apple not reject it.

Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:25:57 GMT

The president is accused of making a "loser's bluff" after dropping a threat to veto the bill.

Former Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga dies at 80

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:18:06 GMT

The college dropout made his fortune in waste disposal before he owned the video store chain.

Elon Musk pulls Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:20:33 GMT

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:17:34 GMT

Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US.

Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:18:17 GMT

Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors".

Lords seek rethink on UK passport contract

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:33:26 GMT

The award of the contract to a Franco-Dutch firm will have an adverse effect on UK industry, peers say.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:33:13 GMT

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:46:31 GMT

The Wall Street bank joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US.

Call to extend Heathrow night flight curbs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:53:10 GMT

Plans for a third runway should be improved, MPs say, but not before safeguarding issues are addressed.

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:51 GMT

The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Bank vote hints at interest rate rise in May

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:58:23 GMT

UK rates remain unchanged at 0.5% but two Bank of England policymakers vote in favour of an increase.

Blurred Lines: Marvin Gaye's family keeps $5m payout

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:13:21 GMT

A US court upholds a ruling that Robin Thicke copied one of Gaye's songs on his hit Blurred Lines.

Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:23:34 GMT

Police release footage of the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

UK retail sales grow faster than expected

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:33:38 GMT

Retail trade have beaten expectations but the Beast from the East may stamp out growth.

Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks out over Cambridge Analytica 'breach'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:53:41 GMT

The Facebook chief admits there was a "breach of trust" and vows to tackle misuse of personal data.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:05:50 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Death watches draw inspiration from history

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:15:59 GMT

How a Scottish designer became inspired to create watches and clocks based on human skulls.

South Africa's lucrative funeral insurance industry

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:32:20 GMT

Families in South Africa are increasingly planning for extravagant funeral arrangements.

Advertisers 'nervous' to be associated with Facebook

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:21:07 GMT

Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw.

Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:42:14 GMT

Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.

De La Rue boss says passport decision 'shocking'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:44:32 GMT

He tells BBC Breakfast losing the post-Brexit passport printing contract was a shock.

Video shows fatal Uber crash

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:12:17 GMT

A newly-released video shows the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

'Black people are not seen in commercials'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:56:38 GMT

Michelle Fernandes launched her own fashion brand because she wasn't being given opportunities by her employers.

EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:37:53 GMT

Footage posted online appeared to show a captain and his co-pilot dancing with animated characters.

PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:17 GMT

The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Death watch

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:16:02 GMT

Scot Fiona Krüger has carved out a niche in the conservative world of Swiss watchmaking.

Human-eye VR

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:16:44 GMT

VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Match fit

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:06:06 GMT

Swiss watchmakers are turning to smart devices in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.

Robot wrangler

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:48:21 GMT

As we build more robots, more people will be needed to manage them, and they may not all be advanced engineers.

Changing minds

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:57:48 GMT

Black Brazilians face higher levels of unemployment, lower salaries and get fewer managerial jobs.

Where time is slow

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:02:48 GMT

Switzerland's famous small watchmakers and craftsmen hope the industry's sales slump is coming to an end.

Test tube meat

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:05:17 GMT

The sci-fi food of the future could change the way we eat forever, and it is going to be up to food designers to convince us it's not just an acquired taste.

Still ticking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:10:24 GMT

The world's biggest watch show opens this week with the Swiss industry hoping a recent sales crunch is over.

Real men

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:39 GMT

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence

Catching cyber-crooks

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:13:07 GMT

If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.

Tapping or talking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:18:08 GMT

The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?

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'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:30 GMT

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

Global 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.