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Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.

Airport expansion decision needed 'urgently' - MPs

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The government must make an "urgent and immediate decision" on airport expansion in south-east England, a group of cross-party MPs say.

Pound fall to 'hit Rolls-Royce by £2bn'

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Aero engine giant Rolls-Royce will suffer a £2bn writedown as a result of the fall in sterling since the EU referendum result, according to analysts.

Most-affordable places for first-time buyers revealed

Saturday, 23 July 2016

The most-affordable - and the least-accessible - places for first-time buyers are revealed by the UK's largest mortgage lender, the Halifax.

'High price' for the lost savings habit

Friday, 22 July 2016

Young families are leaving themselves in a financially fragile state, academics say, amid reports that people are losing the savings habit.

Brexit causes dramatic drop in UK economy, data suggests

Friday, 22 July 2016

UK economic activity in July fell at its fastest rate since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, data compiled from business questionnaires shows.

IMF's Lagarde to face trial over payout court confirms

Friday, 22 July 2016

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is to stand trial over €404m payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court confirms.

Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', says MPs' report

Friday, 22 July 2016

Retailer Sports Direct is accused in a report by MPs of failing to treat its workers like human beings.

Chancellor may 'reset' economic policy in Autumn Statement

Friday, 22 July 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond says he may 'reset' Britain's fiscal policy in the Autumn Statement if post-Brexit data indicates it is necessary.

Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.

Hinkley Point expected to 'get go-ahead'

Friday, 22 July 2016

French energy giant EDF is expected to make its long-awaited investment decision on a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset next week.

Mastercard swoops for Britain's ATM operator Vocalink

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Mastercard offers up to £869m to buy Vocalink, the company that pays wages and operates the UK's ATMs.

Fox News boss Roger Ailes resigns amid sexual harassment charges

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Embattled CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes resigns after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.

North Korea economy shrinks most in eight years

Friday, 22 July 2016

North Korea's economy shrinks at its sharpest pace in eight years after a fall global commodity prices, according to South Korea's central bank.

Opel head says 'Brexit decision not a good omen'

Thursday, 21 July 2016

General Motors announced it would cut costs in Europe even as the US carmaker announced a second quarter profit that doubled a post-bankruptcy record.

Amazon to enter student loan business

Thursday, 21 July 2016

E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.

Wolves bought by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International for £45m

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Wolves confirm a takeover by Chinese investors Fosun International, who are thought to have paid £45m for the Championship club.

CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

MPs damn conditions at Sports Direct

Friday, 22 July 2016

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley must been aware of ‘disgraceful’ conditions, say MPs

MH 370 pilot's sister speaks out

Friday, 22 July 2016

As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is close to being suspended, the BBC talks to the sister of Zaharie Shah, the plane's chief pilot.

Space: A giant leap for Africa

Friday, 22 July 2016

Currently under construction, the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is establishing its role in scientific research.

Zimbabwe's 'made to order' boot company

Friday, 22 July 2016

The export-focused shoemaker weathering Zimbabwe's economic crisis.

How can Kenya break into new markets?

Friday, 22 July 2016

Manufacturing is a key catalyst for economic growth in many African countries but Kenya is lagging behind.

Sharp increase in use of mobile phone banking apps

Friday, 22 July 2016

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people using mobile phone apps to do their banking.

Train driver Preeti Kumari: 'Nothing is impossible in life'

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Preeti Kumari is one of India's very few female train drivers, and says she always dreamt of doing "something different and challenging".

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan

Friday, 22 July 2016

Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs.

Japan 'to stop making VCR machines'

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Coming home?

Friday, 22 July 2016

What will Brexit mean for small towns in Poland that have seen their populations shrink as people left to live and work elsewhere in the EU?

A sister's pain

Friday, 22 July 2016

The sister of missing Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Shah tells the BBC about her brother's disappearance, and why the story of MH370 must live on.

Read this, not that!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

As publishers struggle to attract eyeballs in the face of increasing competition from online content, can artificial intelligence help them?

Thirteen murders a day

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A look at the booming private security industry in the Central American country of Guatemala, where an average of 13 murders are committed every day.

Tumblr's tumble

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.

Cape hope

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.

'Flying' boat

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Aussie rules?

Monday, 18 July 2016

Australia has been described as "the lucky country", but is it entrepreneurial spirit or abundant resources that has driven its success?

Unhealthy interest?

Monday, 18 July 2016

Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

Northern Powerhouse

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The former Chancellor George Osborne peppered media interviews with references to the "Northern Powerhouse" but what's next for the project since his departure?

Empire strikes back

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Technology that makes audiences feel like they are in the movie, rather than just watching it, is helping cinemas sell more tickets at higher prices.

What is ARM?

Monday, 18 July 2016

ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.

Fighting fit

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A profile of Asian businessman Chatri Sityodtong who made his fortune on Wall Street before setting up fast-growing televised martial arts tournament., One Championship.

Going upwards

Friday, 15 July 2016

Food, clothing and electrical items are likely to rise in price as a result of Brexit - but bills may not go up until next year

Game changer

Thursday, 14 July 2016

It's early days for Pokemon Go, but some believe the app marks a turning point in mobile video games.

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