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Fox shares jump on sale speculation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:08:56 GMT

Comcast, Sony and Verizon have reportedly approached the Murdoch-controlled media and entertainment firm.

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:51 GMT

Critics say the proposal is a give-away to big business and the wealthy.

HS2 contractor Carillion's shares hit by profit alert

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:33:01 GMT

Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, warns on profits for the third time in a year.

Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:29 GMT

The country's central bank says the move will protect it from "a permanent drop in oil and gas prices".

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:15:01 GMT

The move comes about two months after the UN agreed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.

Stocks on Wall Street retreat

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:15:37 GMT

US markets lose ground, but there are big gains for some clothing chains and Twenty-First Century Fox.

'Disabled Airbnb' bought by Airbnb

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:53 GMT

A London firm set up to help people with disabilities find appropriate accommodation is bought by Airbnb.

Sky Bet extends English Football League sponsorship deal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:49 GMT

The online gambling operation has extended its multi-million pound deal with the English Football League.

Could buying paintings make you rich?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:00 GMT

As a painting is sold for a record $450m in New York, experts urge "extreme caution" over investing in art.

New GKN chief leaves before starting role

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:05:04 GMT

The engineering giant seeks "alternative leadership" as it uncovers more problems in North America.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT

Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs worldwide

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:36 GMT

The German industrial group's job cuts will come mostly in its fossil fuels division.

Man Utd revenues grow thanks to TV and match-day income

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:35:29 GMT

The Old Trafford club sees strong growth in revenues and operating profits in first quarter.

Walmart helps to lift US markets

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:40:18 GMT

Shares in the retail giant jump after it reports stronger-than-expected sales growth at its stores and online.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:12:58 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'Why I'm giving my wealth away'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:17 GMT

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou discusses why he's started an award for disabled entrepreneurs in the UK.

'My mum's our restaurant's head chef'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:10 GMT

Munaf Kapadia found a unique way to tear his mother away from the television - by making her his head chef in his pop-up restaurant business.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:07:48 GMT

With the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, sub-Saharan Africa is a target market for the video games industry.

Airbus secures $49.5bn aircraft deal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:16:43 GMT

Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn

CAST studies how robots could work better with people

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

Antonio Carluccio's last interview

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:56:14 GMT

Just before he died, cook, restaurateur and writer Antonio Carluccio talked to the BBC in what became his last interview.

Why Delia Smith is wrong: We do want more cookery books

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:20:55 GMT

The queen of cookery says we don't need more recipe books, but she may have to eat her words.

UK bakery sorry for sausage roll 'Jesus'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:14 GMT

The bakery firm apologises for an image promoting an advent calendar which upset some Christians.

Chill seekers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:08:45 GMT

A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets' refrigeration costs by 15%.

Special effects

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:06:44 GMT

Ryan Johnson's low-cost movie props are proving popular among a new generation of filmmakers

Printing ears and noses

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:02:58 GMT

The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The United Arab Emirates' space research is turning to growing food on Mars.

University founder

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

Sky high

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:27:49 GMT

Despite some difficult economic headwinds this year's Dubai Airshow is set for a record number of visitors as well as displays from the Chinese air force's aerobatics team, writes Tim Bowler.

Visibility poor

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:01:04 GMT

A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.

Poo power

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:03:53 GMT

The Indian social enterprise that's building public toilets and using poo power to pay for their sustainability

Safe to drink?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:04:26 GMT

Eric Roy developed a powerful new water filter for homes after a major contamination scandal.

Supersonic ambitions

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:54:19 GMT

Boom Supersonic boss Blake Scholl says new technology means supersonic flight has a commercial future.

Passion for fashion

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:07:09 GMT

Canada's Dragons' Den businessman, Joe Mimran, is just as much at the mercy of market forces as the rest of us.

Safety net

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:07:40 GMT

Is it possible to calculate the net economic effect of a social security safety net?

Dubai Airshow

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:09:38 GMT

The world's aviation industry gathers at a time when the traditional headline-grabbers are struggling.

Taxing issue

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:35:05 GMT

The Paradise Papers have show how attractive it is to keep money offshore, but why have authorities failed to stop such activities?

Talking pants

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:08:05 GMT

We love shopping online for clothes but often have to return them. Can tech help make things easier?

Mixers and shakers

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:03:43 GMT

Drinks blending increasingly exotic ingredients are putting more fizz into evenings out, but what makes the perfect drinking hole?

Undercover consumer

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:05:01 GMT

How a Turkish company is helping to change market research by turning member of the public into secret shoppers and product testers.

Terror survivor

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:10:34 GMT

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

Tiger cubs

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:12:49 GMT

Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with younger generations leading the charge.