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Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:22:33 GMT

White House adviser Steve Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, is leaving the White House.

US to review China intellectual property policies

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:13:43 GMT

China has voiced "serious concern" over the investigation, which could result in US trade sanctions.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09:22 GMT

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34:15 GMT

The numbers visiting from overseas increased by 7% in June but British residents' trips abroad also rose.

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:37 GMT

The president is dropping plans for the business panel after ending two other advisory groups.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:37:09 GMT

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:55:40 GMT

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:45 GMT

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:37:04 GMT

Chinese e-commerce giant posts bumper profit but earnings are down for US big box retailer.

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:32:30 GMT

Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

Heineken-Punch Taverns pub deal cleared by CMA

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:42:43 GMT

The brewer avoids an in-depth investigation of its takeover of Punch by offering to sell off some pubs.

DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:17:19 GMT

The UK's two biggest home improvement chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a fall in sales.

BBC World News business headlines

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:10:29 GMT

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:05:36 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.

Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:34 GMT

Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:24 GMT

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

'We can't get the skilled staff'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:32:15 GMT

Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.

India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:13:38 GMT

Among the millions affected by India's partition were people with businesses they had run for decades.

India and Pakistan economies: 70 years on

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:39:38 GMT

What has become of India's and Pakistan's economies, 70 years after independence from Britain and partition?

Who is the most successful James Bond?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:34:50 GMT

How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:19:45 GMT

Nestle is launching a new version of the Walnut Whip - but without the famous nut on its peak.

How much will you give me for my false teeth?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:25:15 GMT

Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.

Why finding large women's shoe sizes can be a problem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:19:45 GMT

The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.

Brexit bounce?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:23 GMT

The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.

Cyber pirates

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:34 GMT

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Contactless charity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:09 GMT

Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?

What's in a name?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:23:15 GMT

China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.

Germany's 'hidden champions'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:27:18 GMT

Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.

King's ransom

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

Changing formats

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.

The right note?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:38 GMT

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Have it your way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:44 GMT

Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.

Cathedrals of commerce

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:18 GMT

These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.

Bouncing back

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:06:18 GMT

How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.

Trade zone North America

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:13:31 GMT

In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.

Generation wanderlust

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:58:27 GMT

How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".

Wired weeding

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:59:15 GMT

A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.

Cardboard connoisseur

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:56 GMT

It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.

'Business as usual'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:52:11 GMT

Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.

Gloves off

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:51:23 GMT

Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?

Kings of the road

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:20:09 GMT

The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.

Cars for cheese?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:23:47 GMT

A free trade agreement does not normally mean the removal of all taxes, quotas and barriers.

'That was chilling'

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:34:06 GMT

Now a decade since the start of the global financial crisis, Lord Darling and others look back at that worrying time.

Shut down

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:04:43 GMT

Thousands of Ugandans have in recent years sought their fortune in the country's gold fields, but authorities have now clamped down hard on the unregistered miners.

Real deal

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT

As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.

Spanish skills

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:15:32 GMT

How a small town in southern Spain has become the place where top brands source their leather goods.

From meds to medals

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:09:35 GMT

How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.

Birth control

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

The devil's rope

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:36:36 GMT

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.

Specialist grocers

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:37:40 GMT

Asian groceries used to be available only through specialist supermarkets - until now.

Amazon v Alibaba

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:05:39 GMT

As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is hotting up.


Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:04:06 GMT

Drones are offering a growing range of commercial possibilities, but pilots must be aware of the risks.

Taking credit

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:18:26 GMT

President Trump says the rising stock market is a sign of a healthy economy, but how long can it last?

Face of the future

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:05:07 GMT

Canada has joined the top ranks of the world's best education system - and its secret weapon has been fairness.

No more vanilla

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:01:02 GMT

How ice cream makers are turning to exotic flavours from Asia to whet flagging appetites.

Robo drugs

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:07:25 GMT

Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.

Investors' menagerie

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:18:28 GMT

You might know about bulls and bears, but how about crocodiles, ants, tigers and rhinos?

Hungry for success

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:20:25 GMT

The man who says building a restaurant empire isn't about the food, it's about the service

The tax trick

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:17:26 GMT

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.

Cancer debt

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:35:32 GMT

One of Britain's biggest banks is launching a new support service for cancer patients

Clean garbage?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:21:34 GMT

The clock is ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but electric vans, trucks and buses could reduce pollution quicker.

The $89bn man

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:51:19 GMT

Five things you didn't know about the man whose wealth overtook Bill Gates's for half a day.