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Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:29 GMT

The global economic body says staying in the EU would have "significant" positive impact on growth.

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:10 GMT

The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

Goldman Sachs results beat forecasts despite bond trading hit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:19:27 GMT

Third quarter profits at the US banking giant fall, but its results were not as bad as expected.

Dow Jones index passes 23,000 milestone

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:50:16 GMT

The benchmark US share index hits a fresh record high, helped by a set of strong corporate earnings.

Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:30:15 GMT

The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan.

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:50:26 GMT

Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years.

Legoland owner warns of terrorism impact to its profits

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:34 GMT

Shares of Merlin Entertainment tumble 20% after the firm forecasts flat growth for this year.

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:47:49 GMT

The failing Italian airline has received seven offers from interested companies.

Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:23:17 GMT

One of the world's biggest investors says there could be a "decent-sized" fall in stock markets.

Asos profits surge as overseas sales boosted by weak pound

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:43:39 GMT

The online fashion retailer's international sales have been boosted by the fall in sterling.

UK merger rules face change to bolster national security

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:54:50 GMT

The government wants to be able to scrutinise deals with companies whose turnover is more than £1m.

Credit Suisse targeted by activist fund

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:28:09 GMT

The Swiss bank is facing calls from an investor to split itself into three parts.

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:30:50 GMT

Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:20:18 GMT

The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:35:00 GMT

More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.

BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:52:17 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:24:08 GMT

The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping.

CEO Secrets: Brewer who found making beer difficult

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:45:09 GMT

Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?

How Blu Tack became a million dollar idea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:19:39 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Blu Tack became a million dollar idea.

S Africa's Zanzibaris fight over development

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:56:44 GMT

The minority community in South Africa's Durban fighting locals over a housing development project.

Swipe, scan and go: Staffless, cashless stores

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:23:05 GMT

Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience.

Burkina Faso: Swapping suits for the 'dan fani' look

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:08:25 GMT

Dan fani fabric symbolises cultural identity and national pride for the people of Burkina Faso.

Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:49:22 GMT

Darjeeling tea may become more difficult to get hold of. Political unrest halted production for three month this year and this has hit India's entire tea industry.

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:28:24 GMT

A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.

Can we teach robots ethics?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:46:16 GMT

We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Poison purifiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:31 GMT

The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis

Racing finances

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:19:33 GMT

Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.

Made in Japan

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24:39 GMT

The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.

No-belle prize

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:08 GMT

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

Pest control

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:09:24 GMT

How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

Timber travel

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:11:22 GMT

A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary

Location, location, location

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:30:08 GMT

Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.

Disney to Pompey

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:05:29 GMT

Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.

Worst odds

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:08:41 GMT

The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Baby Lifesaver

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:23:46 GMT

This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver

Robo shops

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:28:34 GMT

Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?

From pillows to concrete

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:07 GMT

Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

Have you been nudged?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:27:31 GMT

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

Mamma spice

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:45:31 GMT

How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:08:37 GMT

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Out of control

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:12:40 GMT

Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Film memorabilia

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:24:31 GMT

Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.

Royal model

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:14 GMT

Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

Trump impact?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:23:53 GMT

International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.

Smells wrong

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:16:27 GMT

Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?

Ice men

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

Close call

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:19:46 GMT

5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

Whole foods king

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:41:02 GMT

Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.

Horses for courses

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:00:13 GMT

Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.

But wood it go?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:20:03 GMT

Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

Ethical model

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:20:09 GMT

More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?

Work freebies

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:21:41 GMT

Impressed that your company offers dress-down Fridays? These firms take job perks to another level.

'Painful truth'

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:25:21 GMT

Six out of 10 young people in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns the United Nations.

India's economic woes

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:44:00 GMT

India has seen its slowest economic growth since Narendra Modi took over as prime minister.

Personal touch

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:05:39 GMT

UK chief executive Matthew Barnes personally approves every new product and sets the price for it.

Fighting the floods

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:04:33 GMT

Flooding has killed hundreds and left millions homeless. Can tech help us predict and prepare better?

Denim double down

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:35 GMT

The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.

Not so fantastic

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:20 GMT

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.