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Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:31:29 GMT

France's richest man makes £10bn move to combine Christian Dior fashion house with luxury firm LVMH.

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:31:32 GMT

Yahoo's chief executive will be paid $184m from the sale of the company to Verizon.

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:50:10 GMT

Wikitribune will be written by professional journalists and edited by volunteers.

Nestle moves biscuit output to Poland

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:05:51 GMT

Food giant to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband biscuit to Poland.

McDonald's shares hit record as investors digest results

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:58:27 GMT

The fast food chain's boss hails its "sense of urgency" as first-quarter profits beat expectations.

General Motors loses Supreme Court appeal over car faults

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:06:53 GMT

The decision exposes the firm to more customer lawsuits over a defect that led to recalls in 2014.

Nasdaq hits 6,000 level for first time

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:05:06 GMT

Stocks on Wall Street continue to rise, buoyed by strong company results.

Peugeot Citroen investigated over diesel emissions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:37:59 GMT

French prosecutors have started an investigation into diesel emissions by Peugeot and Citroen cars.

LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:03:37 GMT

Eric Olsen resigns in the wake of revelations about payments in Syria, but denies any wrongdoing.

Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:14:23 GMT

The owner says there was strong demand for board games as well as digital gaming growth.

Accountants Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:48:48 GMT

Grant Thornton is fined and severely reprimanded by the regulator over its audit of AssetCo.

Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:57:52 GMT

PPG raises its offer for the Dutch owner of the famous paint brand for a second time.

Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:09:43 GMT

The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.

UK energy bill cap 'will hit consumers'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:57:29 GMT

Tory plans for a cap on household energy bills will "stop competition", warns one provider.

BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:51:21 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:20 GMT

A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

Are flying cars the future?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:01:28 GMT

A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder

CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:12 GMT

Harvey Bowden, the boss of Harvey Water Softeners, says it's vital to put family before business.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Is Ghana's economy on the mend?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:54:40 GMT

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.

Zambia's DJ academy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:46:55 GMT

The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

Can China's electric cars kill off petrol?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:13:26 GMT

How are three big carmakers going about cracking China, the world's biggest car market?

'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:49:02 GMT

The ticket is for a journey between towns 64 miles apart making the trip cost £156 per mile.

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:10:46 GMT

Police now believe the attack on Borussia Dortmund was part of a plot straight out of a Bond film.

Lunch-hour hacks

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:52 GMT

Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.

'You're hired Happy'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT

A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Geeks vs government

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Brand Masha

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:27:22 GMT

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.

Braced for Brexit

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:44:19 GMT

Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.

Russia's secret

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:17:03 GMT

Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths - have an image problem. But not in Russia.

Presidential challenge

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:10:40 GMT

France may have a high standard of living but there are some persistent economic problems that will prove a challenge to whoever becomes the next president.

The hippo at work

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:31:05 GMT

The problem of "hippos" in the workplace - and why it is important that their decisions can be openly questioned.

Services matter

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:13:46 GMT

Services cannot be put on a boat and shipped, yet they way they are traded globally is increasingly important.

It's good to talk

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:53 GMT

An international study of young people's well-being shows the importance of parental involvement

Guardians of the home

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:15:19 GMT

Home security technology linked to smartphones is helping to keep people and property safe.

Facing the future

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:29:50 GMT

They may threaten the human workforce, but they are crucial to the modern economy.

Trade agenda

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:17:15 GMT

Trade was one of the dominant themes in Donald Trump's election campaign, but what are his priorities?

Double lives

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:33:04 GMT

The people pursuing more than one dream job.

Eggs-porting isn't easy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:14:15 GMT

UK firms are rushing to take advantage of growing global demand for chocolate eggs.

Not so friendly skies

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:53:07 GMT

After a man is forcibly pulled off a flight, the US firm provides a prime example of what NOT to do.

Lyrics battle

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:44:31 GMT

Harvard wants to change the words of its university song to make it more inclusive.

The good stuff

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:19:56 GMT

Philanthropy tech is on the rise, from gaming with a conscience to video ads earning cash for charities.

Sparkling success

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:11:43 GMT

Karen Lynch was inspired to quit the corporate rat race and take over at bottled water firm Belu.

Fertile ground

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:58:18 GMT

The "femtech" market is booming, but are apps aimed at women effective and reliable?

Advertising fail

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:57:06 GMT

Pepsi's protest ad fell flat but the fizzy drinks maker isn't the only global brand to have got it really, really wrong.

Soviet saloon

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:04:36 GMT

A look at the growing classic car market and the popularity of collecting previously unheralded makes.

Trump's trade tactics

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:33:23 GMT

What's the problem with the US-China trade relationship - and what can Trump do about it?

Work it out

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:37:48 GMT

The news that millions of us are physically inactive has led some to ask if employers hold the answers.

Bed and breakfast?

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:20:27 GMT

How does a company go from succeeding in its home country to a global brand?

Ghetto city

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:16:43 GMT

How slums are offering low-tech smart solutions to common city problems.

Degrees of fear

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:57:22 GMT

Will a tougher line on immigration in the US mean deportation for many undocumented university students?

Cost of junk

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:52:58 GMT

The downgrading of South Africa's credit rating could have profound effects on the country's economy.

Clean sailing

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:18 GMT

Diesel-powered ferries are big polluters, so could electric engines be a cleaner option?

Swipe right

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:07:33 GMT

Saskia Nelson's knowledge of the online dating world led her to specialise in photos for dating profiles.