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Euro slides after Italy exit polls

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:41:32 GMT

The euro falls against the dollar after exit polls indicated a referendum loss for the Italian PM.

Trump vows 35% tax for US firms that move jobs overseas

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:13:13 GMT

Donald Trump threatens to impose a 35% tax on US companies that move their manufacturing overseas.

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:37:33 GMT

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.

Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:28:59 GMT

The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says.

Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Apple acknowledges plans to build a self-driving car for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:50:02 GMT

Supermarket Iceland says talks with the Icelandic government over a trademark dispute have failed.

US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:28:21 GMT

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.

Referendum adds to Italian banks' woes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:15:10 GMT

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty because of the country's reform referendum

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:04:21 GMT

The chief executive of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is leaving his role to focus on luxury brands.

Could a railway force Chanel No 5 out of its historic home?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:57:28 GMT

Chanel says it will leave a historic French perfume site if plans for a high-speed train line go ahead.

Shares in baby formula milk firm hit by new Chinese import rules

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:15:53 GMT

Shares in baby formula milk firm Bellamy tumble on fears of new Chinese import rules.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:47:11 GMT

The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

Fake Apple chargers fail UK safety tests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:18:50 GMT

Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

Oil prices rise further after Opec agrees output cut

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:16:10 GMT

Oil prices have continued to rise after Opec oil producing countries agreed to cut output.

Breitbart at 'war' with Kellogg's over advertising snub

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:43:09 GMT

Breitbart urges readers to boycott Kellogg's after the cereal maker pulled its ads from the site.

Princess Cruise Lines fined $40m for waste dumping after UK tip-off

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:38:03 GMT

A cruise liner gets a record fine of $40m for dumping waste, the US Department of Justice says.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:22:12 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:11:14 GMT

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Ghana's self-taught skincare entrepreneur

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:48:37 GMT

Israella Kafui-Mansu gives the BBC a guided tour of her organic beauty business.

Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:10 GMT

The economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.

The Indian YouTube channel with 6 billion views

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:01:58 GMT

How Indian company ChuChu TV animates traditional nursery rhymes for its popular YouTube channel.

Italy referendum: What if voters say 'No' to reforms?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:23:23 GMT

What happens if Italians vote against proposed constitutional reforms?

Tennessee factory workers win $421m on lottery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:41:24 GMT

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.

Google's top boss is stumped by one of his own firm's interview questions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:06 GMT

We've all been stumped by a tricky question in a job interview, but you'd expect Google's top boss to get his own company's correct.

Inventor of the Big Mac dies, aged 98

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:10:01 GMT

The man who invented the McDonald's Big Mac burger dies aged 98.

Inflexible friend

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:49:53 GMT

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Post it

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:40:29 GMT

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.

Smart money?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Brexit and beans

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:07 GMT

If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.

Fox fighters

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:16:28 GMT

For many businesses Christmas is their busiest time of the year, the BBC's Elizabeth Hotson takes a look at how some are preparing.

Steve who?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:14:25 GMT

Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as his treasury secretary. Here are five things you need to know about Mr Mnuchin.

Potential conflicts

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:50:18 GMT

A list of business holdings that could force Trump to choose between US interest and his bottom line

Rubbish cooking

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:10:19 GMT

The firms trying to tackle food waste by using ingredients destined to be thrown away.

Colombia air crash

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:42:52 GMT

What will the team of British accident investigators in Colombia be doing?

Laser vision

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:15:23 GMT

Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.

Food for thought

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:04:26 GMT

How Jamie Bolding created online viral videos business Jungle Creations, whose videos are watched more than 2.5 billion times every month.

Rosberg revs up

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:49:56 GMT

German F1 star Nico Rosberg is set to cash in on his new status as world champion with a number of big name brands.

Crisis prevention

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:00:46 GMT

One US Federal Reserve bank official, Neel Kashkari, wants his country's banks to keep much higher cash reserves, to reduce the chances of another major financial crisis.

Machine food

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:36:28 GMT

The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?

From Oxy to pot

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:48:00 GMT

An ex-pharmaceutical executive explains why he now banks on Canada's medical marijuana industry.