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McDonald's sales up on premium hamburgers and cheap drinks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:42:08 GMT

The fast-food company said $1 fizzy drinks and a new burger line boosted sales at established restaurants.

BMW's electric Mini to be built in UK

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:30:54 GMT

A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW says.

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be 'big and exciting'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:29:19 GMT

The US President also takes a swipe at the EU's "very protectionist" stance towards his country.

Jimmy Choo bought by Michael Kors in £896m deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:33:34 GMT

The luxury shoemaker is snapped up by Michael Kors Holdings, three months after it was put up for sale.

GM profit down but better than expected

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:44:33 GMT

The car giant saw net income fall to $2.4bn (£1.8bn), down from $2.8bn a year earlier.

Acacia Mining rejects $190bn Tanzanian tax bill

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:34:00 GMT

Gold miner Acacia is hit by Tanzania's demand for unpaid taxes amid a row it calls "unexplainable".

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:59:39 GMT

The graphics program will remain available on the app store, Microsoft says.

Wall Street boosted by strong results

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:36:46 GMT

Caterpillar and McDonald's both rise more than 4% in early trading, sending the Dow Jones higher.

Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:52:15 GMT

Google parent Alphabet reports revenues rose in the second quarter but profits drop by almost a third.

Amazon's Whole Foods deal under scrutiny

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:59:31 GMT

Democrats have asked authorities to consider how the deal might affect consumer choice.

Rio Tinto facing SFO investigation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:09:24 GMT

Probe is "into suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea".

Democrats' Better Deal bids to grab Trump's populist mantle

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:03:55 GMT

The plan is the start of a "new version of the party", said Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

Greece makes first return to debt market in three years

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:38:54 GMT

The country's Debt Management Agency announces plans to sell bonds that will repaid in five years.

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:45:06 GMT

Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 suggests both will underperform the global economy.

Ryanair makes 'non-binding' offer for Alitalia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:51:20 GMT

The Italian airline could be wound up unless a buyer can be found by the autumn.

More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:22:22 GMT

Consumers have been paying the same amount for thousands of products that have shrunk in size.

BBC World News business headlines

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:07:49 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Why you should pay in local currency

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:59 GMT

You should make credit card payments in the local currency when abroad, says the BBC's Simon Gompertz.

Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:04 GMT

Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.

'Shrinkflation' has been going on for past five years: ONS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:05:20 GMT

"Shrinkflation" has been going on for five years, says the Office for National Statistics.

Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:49:43 GMT

Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.

Student loan debt: Your questions answered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:16:18 GMT

Find out what owing tens of thousands of pounds means for your credit rating, and when to pay back.

Kenya's economy slows ahead of election

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:02:46 GMT

Kenya may be East Africa's most developed country but is being hit by rising inflation, bribery, strikes and slowing economic growth

Planet Organic founder's well-being tips for bosses

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:13 GMT

CEO Secrets: Planet Organic founder Renee Elliott shares her well-being tips for bosses.

Inside US/UK trade deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:28 GMT

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

Bitcoin goes arty

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:15 GMT

The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?

Intimidation and threats

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:21:07 GMT

The EU anti-fraud office is cracking down on Mafia fraud involving farm development funds in Sicily.

Superyacht hub

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:58 GMT

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

Lip Queen

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:28:45 GMT

Beauty entrepreneur Susanne Langmuir decided to concentrate on one thing and do it well - lips.

Formula fix

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

Who is the laziest?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:47 GMT

How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.

To hug, or not to hug?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:17:07 GMT

The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

A longer life means a longer wait for your pension

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:15:03 GMT

Longer life expectancy means the middle aged will have to work longer for their share of the pension pot.

Where's hot?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:01:19 GMT

Many holidaymakers no longer want just a couple of weeks' rest, but are searching for a more memorable experience.

Gran designs

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT

Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

Chatbot docs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

Easy does it?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:21:52 GMT

Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.

'Pure chance'

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:15:32 GMT

Financial services entrepreneur David Harrison says he made his millions through hard work, risk - and a lot of luck.

Selling dreams

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:19:31 GMT

Why are luxury firms which sell high-end fashion or expensive cars getting involved in the art world?

When cash is king

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:14:20 GMT

Visa may have declared a war on cash but there are still moments when nothing else works quite as well

Liar! Liar!

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:22:10 GMT

False news stories have plagued the internet, but are apps and algorithms the best way to spot them?