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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:13:56 GMT

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:13 GMT

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:35:40 GMT

Analysts say the situation would have to be catastrophic for investors to flee the currency.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

SEC faces questions after cyber breach

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:25 GMT

The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:46:16 GMT

Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of debts.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:35:26 GMT

The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:36:42 GMT

A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:18:42 GMT

The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:43 GMT

"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

Greenpeace diesel protesters 'remain on port's gantry'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:01:06 GMT

Greenpeace campaigners board a ship and enter secure areas at a port in an anti-diesel protest.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:08:18 GMT

Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:21:01 GMT

UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:20:04 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

How business is driving the new space race

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:04:08 GMT

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:07:17 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:58 GMT

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT

The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Geneva: 500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:13:04 GMT

Geneva prosecutors are looking at why a mystery person flushed 500 euro notes away.

Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:42:00 GMT

The 50 year-old publication, famed for covering music and popular culture, is to be sold as publishing industry struggles.

Invisible threat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:47 GMT

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Cork questioned

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:30 GMT

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:17 GMT

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Rebel to geek

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:18:32 GMT

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

Success story

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:03:22 GMT

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:54:06 GMT

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Red gold

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:35 GMT

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:33:10 GMT

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Cashing out

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:25:09 GMT

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

Money machines

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:03:23 GMT

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

Standing out

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:04:20 GMT

From red to blue, and brown to black, wearing difficult coloured clothes can affect how we are perceived in the office.

Beyond the law

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Initial coin offerings - firms issuing their own digital currencies for investors to buy - are concerning regulators.