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Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:56:22 GMT

The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".

Federal Reserve policymakers more confident about economy

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:36:12 GMT

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting will fuel debate over whether US interest rates should rise.

Qantas Airways sees record half year profits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:41:34 GMT

Australian biggest airline beats off competition and higher fuel costs to post a 14.6% jump in profits.

US regulator warns companies over cyber attack delays

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:34:00 GMT

The SEC financial regulator wants "timely" disclosure of attacks, after several breaches emerged long after they happened.

UK MPs plan digital currencies inquiry

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:03:33 GMT

The UK's Treasury Committee has launched an investigation into the risks and rewards of digital money.

Walmart shares fall 10% as online sales slow

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:44:29 GMT

A slide in US online sales growth for the world's biggest retailer spooks investors.

Productivity growth strongest since financial crisis

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:22:06 GMT

The UK sees a second quarter of productivity growth and wages rise more than expected.

Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:18:29 GMT

New figures show 74% of medium and large companies pay men a higher wage rate than women.

AA share price plunge close 28% down on profit warning

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:42:22 GMT

The breakdown and insurance firm is cutting dividend payments as it invests in the business.

BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:56:47 GMT

A forecast by suggests global consumption will plateau at around 110 million barrels a day.

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:47 GMT

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

Lloyds hails 'landmark' after return to private sector

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:17:32 GMT

Lloyds Banking Group has reported strong full year profits in its first year as a private enterprise.

Homebase rebrand hits Wesfarmer profit

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:30:42 GMT

The UK DIY chain is being overhauled and renamed Bunnings by Australian parent firm Wesfarmers.

Nirav Modi fraud case and India's bank debt crisis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:38 GMT

The Nirav Modi loan case is serious, but just a sign of a far deeper malaise in the banking sector.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:19:13 GMT

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

'Secret' report into RBS published

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:18:44 GMT

MPs release an official report into an RBS unit accused of mistreating smaller businesses.

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:46 GMT

While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:58:57 GMT

The Gambling Commission says 10 customers were able to deposit money linked to criminal offences.

Qualcomm boosts NXP bid as it resists Broadcom takeover

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:31:55 GMT

Qualcomm has made a new, higher offer for Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors.

KFC shortages to continue all week

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:48:22 GMT

The chicken chain says some outlets will be closed all week and others will have a reduced menu.

Carillion: Regulator was warned over pension deficit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:18:02 GMT

The Pensions Regulators was alerted in 2010 and 2013 over the size of Carillion's pension deficit.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London's power

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:35 GMT

The Labour leader also says the government needs stronger powers to prevent "hostile takeovers".

BBC World News business headlines

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:01:49 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Making cosmetics from Russian herbs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:03:17 GMT

How Russian hair and skincare company Natura Siberica become a popular global brand.

Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:03 GMT

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

Maternity leave: 'I was made redundant on first day back'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:06:07 GMT

As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.

Chicken shortage hits KFC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:07:46 GMT

Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.

'You've got to make tough decisions'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:45:54 GMT

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

A tale of two Indian tech cities

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:23:22 GMT

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:24:51 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Arsenal and Emirates in £200m shirt sponsorship extension

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:36:57 GMT

The longest running current Premier League shirt deal will now last for at least 18 years.

Queen and Anna Wintour in London Fashion Week front row

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:02:00 GMT

She sat next to Vogue's Anna Wintour, before presenting an award to designer Richard Quinn.

School shootings

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:45 GMT

Counting and remembering ever school shooting to stop US becoming 'desensitised'.

Russian rub

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:27:42 GMT

How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.

Fin tech

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:20:50 GMT

Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.

Beauty boss

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:19:54 GMT

Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

No charge

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:53:43 GMT

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

Kiwis crackdown

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:50:14 GMT

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Manbag mystery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:03:26 GMT

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

Humble origins

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:09:42 GMT

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Recycling hacks

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:02:39 GMT

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

Norwegian challenger

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:02:00 GMT

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

Recipe for success

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:06:50 GMT

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

Educated survivor

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:11:08 GMT

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Unfair pay

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:06:45 GMT

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

Tinder revolution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:08:40 GMT

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Scandinavian blues

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:15:06 GMT

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

Risk assessment

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:12:42 GMT

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

Probe Down Under

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:26:44 GMT

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.