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Carillion investors were 'fleeing for the hills'

Monday, 19 February 2018

"Those who looked closest ran fastest," says a report by MPs into the collapsed construction giant.

Not so finger lickin' good: KFC runs out of chicken

Monday, 19 February 2018

Disappointed fried chicken fans are turned away after problems with a new distribution system.

'I was made redundant when I was on maternity leave'

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sarah Rees was told she was being made redundant by a large charity after she gave birth to her daughter.

Sir Philip Green faces more pension questions from Frank Field

Monday, 19 February 2018

MP Frank Field will probe pension schemes amid reports that Sir Philip Green wants to sell his empire.

Trump India 'dinner and chat' property offer criticised

Monday, 19 February 2018

A newspaper advertisement offers property buyers conversation and a meal with Donald Trump Jr.

Why did Black Panther roar in S Korea?

Monday, 19 February 2018

Key action shots filmed in the port city of Busan contributed to popularity among Korean audience.

Central bank chief detained after raid

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained after the anti-corruption agency raided his home and office.

New 50p Beatrix Potter coins released by the Royal Mint

Monday, 19 February 2018

The designs will include the characters Peter Rabbit, Flopsy Bunny and Mrs Tittlemouse.

Jamie Oliver in talks to sell Barbecoa restaurants

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The celebrity chef is considering selling his Barbecoa steakhouses, his company confirms.

Deadline to return old paper £10 notes fast approaching

Sunday, 18 February 2018

At least £2.1bn worth of old £10 notes need to be spent or exchanged before they cease to be legal tender.

MPs want Brexit fund for UK farmers

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the lack of clarity for farmers post-Brexit

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.

£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55

Friday, 16 February 2018

The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.

Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs

Friday, 16 February 2018

The supermarket is moving its customer engagement operations to a single site in Dundee.

'You've got to make tough decisions, but in partnership'

Monday, 19 February 2018

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

Why young people can't afford to buy homes

Friday, 16 February 2018

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

A tale of two Indian tech cities

Friday, 16 February 2018

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

Why we drive our own buses

Friday, 16 February 2018

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

Friday, 16 February 2018

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service

Friday, 16 February 2018

Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

Friday, 16 February 2018

A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

Life in the 'golden cage'

Thursday, 15 February 2018

As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

Beauty boss

Monday, 19 February 2018

Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

No charge

Friday, 16 February 2018

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

Kiwis crackdown

Friday, 16 February 2018

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Manbag mystery

Friday, 16 February 2018

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

Humble origins

Friday, 16 February 2018

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Recycling hacks

Thursday, 15 February 2018

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

Norwegian challenger

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

Recipe for success

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

Educated survivor

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Unfair pay

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

Tinder revolution

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Scandinavian blues

Monday, 12 February 2018

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

Risk assessment

Monday, 12 February 2018

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

Probe Down Under

Monday, 12 February 2018

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

Say what?

Friday, 09 February 2018

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

Potato plastics

Friday, 09 February 2018

Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Global collapse

Thursday, 08 February 2018

What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

Challenging stereotypes

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

Daydream believer

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

Fabulous fabrics?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Synthetic fibres have never had a good reputation, but one Japanese business is making polyester and nylon for many of the world's most expensive fashion brands.

Suffragettes: Then and now

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Four generations from the same family talk about how working life has evolved for women.

All-electric aircraft?

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

The pressure to cut emissions, noise and costs is propelling companies towards electric planes.

Computer says no

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

More firms are relying on artificial intelligence and automation to speed up recruitment, but at what cost?

How Asia's aviation took off

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Who's ordering planes? What's the world's busiest air route? We take a snapshot of the region's industry.

Security pioneers

Monday, 05 February 2018

Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.

Timeshare lock-in

Monday, 05 February 2018

Thousands of people are unable to get out of their complex timeshare contracts, the BBC has been told.

Gender pay gap: Q&A

Monday, 05 February 2018

What is the gender pay gap and how has it changed over time?

Speedy delivery

Sunday, 04 February 2018

Spurred on by Amazon, the big supermarkets are racing to deliver our shopping the same day we order it.

Shiny no more

Friday, 02 February 2018

Compilations by pop artists are another casualty of the shift away from physical albums to streaming.

Powell position

Friday, 02 February 2018

Jerome Powell takes over as Fed chair: The whole world awaits his first move

League of their own

Friday, 02 February 2018

The Canadian rugby league club that is aiming to get to the top tier of the sport in England.

Mind control

Friday, 02 February 2018

Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Banana blight

Thursday, 01 February 2018

As a deadly disease spreads, the fight for a banana plantation in Mozambique might hold the key to saving the world's favourite fruit.

Shrinking snacks

Thursday, 01 February 2018

While treats may be getting smaller - research has found that some prices are falling too.

On strike?

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Industrial workers want the option of working less to look after their families, while not losing pay.

Rescuing child brides

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

Marketing Britain

Thursday, 01 February 2018

As Theresa May visits China to strengthen business ties, does "made in Britain" still have cachet?

Global brew

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

Things fall apart

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

Robo news

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

'Too worried to sleep'

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A Preston man tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme his benefits were cut when he missed a job centre visit.

Couture couple

Monday, 29 January 2018

How Mandy Watkins and Rupert Youngman built popular womenswear brand Hush.

The magic money tree

Monday, 29 January 2018

Michael Robinson investigates whether money pumped into the economy via quantitative easing did its job

Tips from those at the top

Friday, 26 January 2018

Women business leaders at Davos give the BBC their tips to reach succeed in the corporate world.

The retail ruckus

Friday, 26 January 2018

Clashes over cut-price Nutella in France are not the first time bargain hunters have turned violent.

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