BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Apple unveils TV streaming platform and credit card

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:21:22 GMT

The tech giant confirmed it was focusing on online services, rather than devices, at a live event.

How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:18:00 GMT

In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.

Why women's jeans are getting higher and higher

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:56:10 GMT

Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh talks women's jeans with the BBC's Michelle Fleury.

'Pink tax': Should personal care products for women cost more?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:22:45 GMT

Should personal care products marketed to women cost more? And is there actually any difference?

'The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study'

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:55:08 GMT

Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.

'I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:36:01 GMT

How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.

'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:01:31 GMT

Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.

Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:15:54 GMT

The battle for crispy, deep-fried chicken is on. There is a new kid in town and it is not American.

Article 13: Memes exempt as EU backs controversial copyright law

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:46:36 GMT

Sharing memes and GIFs is still allowed under the new laws, after tweaks to allow "parody".

Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:18:14 GMT

From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?

Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:02:03 GMT

The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.

'Mortgage prisoners' given help by City regulator

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:59:49 GMT

Changes to affordability checks are designed to help those trapped on high interest-rate home loans.

Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming sells 10 million copies

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:32:25 GMT

The memoir, published in November, could be the world's most popular autobiography, its publisher claims.

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:13:05 GMT

New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.

Autonomy boss in 'deliberate fraud', court told

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:52:18 GMT

HP sues Autonomy founder Mike Lynch in what is believed to be the UK's biggest civil fraud trial.

Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:33:57 GMT

A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.

AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:06:22 GMT

How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Top bosses' £4m pay packet ‘damaging’ to UK reputation

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:06 GMT

Excessive executive pay is undermining the reputation of British companies, says the business committee.

How to create a period-friendly workplace

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:02:47 GMT

Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?

Happy workers try harder says former Saracens rugby player

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:09:22 GMT

A happy workplace culture means better productivity, says former Saracens rugby player turned beer boss Alistair Hargreaves.

What's going on with the UK economy?

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00:56 GMT

Employment is soaring but growth is tepid, so what should we make of the state of the UK economy?

Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:10:48 GMT

Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.

Debenhams warns Mike Ashley bid will not solve funding crisis

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:55:32 GMT

The ailing department store chain says an offer will not address its immediate funding needs.

Brexit: Flu vaccine 'could be airlifted into UK'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:49:45 GMT

Drugs firm Sanofi has plans to fly supplies into the UK if transport routes are disrupted by Brexit.

The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:56:55 GMT

The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.

World's most expensive cities revealed

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:54:37 GMT

Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

Airlines keeping safety training 'to an absolute minimum'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:01:18 GMT

Airlines are keeping safety training to an "absolute minimum" to cut costs, a flight safety expert says.

KFC's UK and Ireland boss talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:17:59 GMT

KFC's UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken.

Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:21:48 GMT

Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.

Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:14:06 GMT

Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.

What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft?

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:44:13 GMT

The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.

Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:06:37 GMT

When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.

Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:18:19 GMT

Purdue Pharma, owned by the wealthy Sackler dynasty, is facing 2,000 claims over its painkiller.

Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:13:53 GMT

The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.

How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:12:00 GMT

If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:44:22 GMT

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:09:04 GMT

Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

Britons get 'bad deal' from broadband giants

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:53:49 GMT

Slow speeds and poor value for money top lists of complaints about big UK broadband providers.

BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf by mistake

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:10:41 GMT

The mistake only became apparent when the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made.

Uber buys Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1bn

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:36:59 GMT

The ride-sharing firm expands into the Middle East with the acquisition of a Dubai-based rival.

Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:05:54 GMT

Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:05:37 GMT

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:15:19 GMT

How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.

Former Barclays trader guilty of Euribor rate-rigging

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:31:29 GMT

Carlo Palombo is the latest trader found guilty of conspiring to manipulate Euribor interest rates.

Ryanair trolling of British Airways' mistake backfires

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:48:01 GMT

Ryanair's attempt to tease British Airways over its flight plan mistake backfires.

Cash fears as third of Scottish banks lost

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:21:45 GMT

Which? calls for "urgent action" as MPs on the Scottish Affairs Committee meet to discuss access to cash.

Tate Modern overtakes British Museum as top UK visitor attraction

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:06:52 GMT

The London art gallery overtakes the British Museum's visitor numbers for the first time.

Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:10:24 GMT

Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.

Lloyd's of London to tackle sexual harassment reports

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:47:59 GMT

The Lloyd's of London insurer unveils its plan after women complain of "near-persistent harassment".

Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 02:52:35 GMT

It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:58:03 GMT

Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".

Brexit fears boost British tourism

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:14:16 GMT

Uncertainty over Brexit is prompting a surge in bookings for British holidays this year.

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:41 GMT

Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

'My life savings have been wiped out'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:02:11 GMT

Investors face a two-year wait to see if they'll get any money back from a collapsed investment firm.

'Muslims don't date, we marry'

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:07:47 GMT

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.

Training Britons to take the jobs EU migrants are leaving

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:10:01 GMT

The firms training thousands of unemployed people to take the jobs that EU migrants are leaving behind.