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BA to operate all flights from Tuesday

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:09:28 GMT

But the airline warns it "may take some time" to reunite travellers with their bags.

Ryanair expects lower fares but reports record profits

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:38:52 GMT

The airline says fares will fall by up to 7% this year as it reports a record annual profit.

Greek minister warns 'no excuses' on bailout deal

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:28:57 GMT

Greece "desperately needs" the next bit of its multi-billion-dollar bailout, says its finance minister.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:03:35 GMT

Security chief John Kelly says terrorists are obsessed with the idea of attacking a US plane.

China table tennis champion sued over casino debts

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:21:18 GMT

China's ex-table tennis world champion Kong Linghui allegedly owes Singapore casino about $330,000

Dulux owner wins court victory in shareholder battle

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:01:01 GMT

Akzo Nobel, which has rejected three takeover offers, has seen off a shareholder rebellion in court.

Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:55:51 GMT

Travis Kalanick's parents were out on a lake in California when their boat sank, police said.

Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:33:57 GMT

The German chancellor says Europe must "fight for its own destiny" at an election campaign event.

US growth rate revised up to 1.2%

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:23 GMT

The US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the first three months of the year.

Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:02:32 GMT

The online retail giant increases its physical presence as its seventh outlet opens for business.

The fishing port where the catch is soaring house prices

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:16:27 GMT

A Scottish fishing port has seen house prices very nearly double over the last decade.

Call to raise retirement age to at least 70

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:02:45 GMT

The looming pensions crisis is as serious as climate change, says the World Economic Forum.

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:38:47 GMT

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the Conservatives and Labour should own up on economic plans.

Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:48:12 GMT

The airport is working with airlines to get passengers's luggage to them "as soon as possible".

BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:46:49 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Outrageous job interview questions

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:25:46 GMT

What strange questions have you been asked in a job interview?

Indonesian beauty boss: 'They thought I was a crazy woman'

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:35:50 GMT

Pioneering businesswoman Martha Tilaar tells the BBC how she started her business despite all the odds in 1970s Indonesia.

Timpson CEO: 'Trust your staff'

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:33:04 GMT

Timpson CEO John Timpson says trust your staff to take the initiative.

Is Sri Lanka 'up for sale'?

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:13:01 GMT

Sri Lanka is allowing Chinese firms to take over key assets, as it struggles to repay loans it was given by China.

Are these the world's most unusual jobs?

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:02:18 GMT

An emoji translator and a wedding hashtag creator. BBC Minute speaks to five people with jobs you probably never knew existed.

Amazon opens seventh US bookstore

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:56 GMT

Amazon opens bookstore in New York

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT

It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:40:22 GMT

Bank of Scotland says its new £10 polymer note is due to enter circulation in the autumn.

Burger King ad angers real-life Belgian royal family

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:58:00 GMT

The advert asks people to choose between Belgium's king and the company mascot.

Just the job?

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:25:58 GMT

Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job?

Voter change

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:29:41 GMT

More countries are using internet voting for elections. But does it encourage more people to vote - and is it safe?

BA - what are my rights?

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:03:20 GMT

There are EU regulations governing compensation for cancelled flights leaving from EU airports.

Going up?

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:11:21 GMT

Why is this highly successful mass transit system so underrated?

Five questions for BA

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:06:59 GMT

Failure saw most services cancelled from Heathrow and Gatwick, with disruption set to continue through Bank Holiday.

The British (pitch) invasion

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:47:31 GMT

The little-known tale of when the British inspired sports entrepreneurs to launch a football league in America.

Trapped in debt

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:21 GMT

China is investing billions in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese.

Mapping a new frontier

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:09:51 GMT

Share Lab uses flow charts and data analysis to map one of the greatest forces shaping our world - Facebook.

Paradise in the Med

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:54:43 GMT

Malta has tried to shake off claims it is the "Panama of the EU" - but the EU is worried about its tax system.

Trading fortunes

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:54:25 GMT

How the world has been transformed by international trade. We highlight some of the important numbers.

Bad sex scenes

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:09 GMT

As more and more people listen to podcasts, how can podcast makers make money from what they do?

Proud papa

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:55:48 GMT

Donald Trump is proposing the first, federal paid family leave law. How far does it go?

'Nothing we could do'

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:17 GMT

Mexico is the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could Donald Trump bring this to an end?

Not just Bitcoin...

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:07:22 GMT

Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

Brum in the sun

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:40:15 GMT

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

Cuban revolution

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:35:07 GMT

As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Dough kidding

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:10:46 GMT

How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Too big to fail?

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:17:29 GMT

Croatia has only 4m people, and 60,000 work for the company that owns 1,000 supermarkets.

WannaCry lessons

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:02:01 GMT

How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?

Anything to declare?

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:01:47 GMT

The firms helping travellers to transport goods around the world for complete strangers, and how they overcome security concerns.

Affordable art

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:59 GMT

You don't have to spend millions of pounds to buy an original piece of art.

University of Apple

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:03:56 GMT

Apple is expanding its European academy to find the next generation of coding and app creators.

The mysterious Daniel M

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:07:27 GMT

How a case of alleged espionage highlights the often fractious relationship between the countries.

Gene genie

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:01:39 GMT

DNA-testing kits for health and fitness are growing in popularity, but is it all hype?

TV dinners

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:37:27 GMT

The industrialisation of food production has saved us time - but we are paying the price in other ways.


Sun, 14 May 2017 21:44:03 GMT

As more ransomware cases are looming, how can you protect yourself or your organisation from attack?