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UK looks for HS2 train-builder

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Department for Transport is seeking a company to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains for the first phase of HS2.

Bank cost-cutting threatens free cash machines

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The future of thousands of free cash machines is in doubt as bankers demand a cut in the cost of running the Link network.

Soros: Trump is an imposter

Thursday, 19 January 2017

"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.

May's 'positive discussion' with banks

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Theresa May has had 'positive' discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the BBC.

Greetings cards for children show 'damaging stereotypes'

Friday, 20 January 2017

Former MP sparks Twitter debate over the fairies and footballers stereotypes on Waitrose's greetings cards.

Petrobras: Brazil judge Teori Zavascki dies in plane crash

Friday, 20 January 2017

Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.

Mnuchin defends record during treasury secretary hearing

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Donald Trump's choice of treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, defends his record during Capitol Hill grilling.

No excuse for energy price rises, says Ofgem

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Energy companies have no "obvious reason" for raising standard tariffs, energy regulator Ofgem says.

Toshiba shares crash as nuclear writedown crisis deepens

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Shares in Japanese conglomerate Toshiba dive as investors fear a huge loss from a US nuclear deal.

Pets at Home shares dogged by 'soft' sales

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Shares in retailer Pets at Home have fallen sharply after the retailer reported 'subdued' merchandise sales.

Royal Mail shares dive as it delivers fewer letters

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fewer letters were posted and less junk mail sent in 2016 affecting Royal Mail's profits.

Man Utd: Premier League club named world's leading revenue-generating club

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Manchester United top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2003-04 after generating record revenue in the 2015-16 season.

Brexit will damage UK and EU, says Pierre Moscovici

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The EU's economics commissioner says the UK will lose advantages when it leaves the EU "club".

Ex-VW boss 'did not know' of emissions cheat device

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Martin Winterkorn says he did not know about VW's emissions cheat until it became public.

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016.

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate on hold

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The European Central Bank keeps its main interest rate unchanged at zero for another month.

Co-op ordered to make car insurance quotes clearer

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Co-op is told to improve quotes, after failing to tell motorists about charges for no claims bonuses.

Christmas sales boost drives up Halfords shares

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Shares in Halfords jump as it reports strong Christmas sales, but the FTSE 100 falls.

Nafta renegotiation 'is trade priority' says Ross

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Renegotiating the US deal with Canada and Mexico is the Trump administration's top trade priority, says Wilbur Ross.

Banks 'working hard' to keep cash machines free

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The operator of the UK's ATM network has said it is working hard to keep cash withdrawals free for millions of bank customers

Korean Air used electric stun gun on five passengers

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.

Moneysupermarket and Paddy Power lead advert complaints

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Adverts for Moneysupermarket and Paddy Power were among the most-complained-about last year.

Housing market: Surveyors downgrade outlook for 2017

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Members of the Rics surveyors' institution have downgraded their forecasts for UK property sales in 2017

BHP Billiton and Vale set timeframe for Samarco mine claims

Thursday, 19 January 2017

BHP Billiton and Vale set a deadline of 30 June to consolidate claims resulting from the Samarco dam disaster.

May on UK jobs: 'Very good discussion with banks'

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has had "very good, positive discussions" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Which 2016 TV advert got most complaints?

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A series of TV adverts featuring dancing builders and businessmen wearing hot pants prompted the most complaints last year.

Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of Europe

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, says the UK will continue to be the "financial lungs" of Europe even after it leaves the EU.

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Dijsselbloem

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Donald Trump 2014 interview hinting at presidency bid?

Thursday, 19 January 2017

When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?

Australian icon Vegemite comes home

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Vegemite is back under Australian ownership after it is sold by US food giant Mondelez.

Moscovici: If you're in you're in, if you're out you're out

Thursday, 19 January 2017

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici says the UK "cannot have all the advantages of being a member of the club when you are out of the club".

Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.

European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.

'Born to move'

Friday, 20 January 2017

Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.

Happy hookah

Friday, 20 January 2017

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Cobra fang club

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

Remember these?

Thursday, 19 January 2017

It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.

East to West

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Weighing it up

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Looking for $8m ideas

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Reality check

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.

Your questions

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.

City v country

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Voice trouble

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

Fashion icon

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first female creative head at Christian Dior. Sidney Toledano, the boss of the fashion house, tells the BBC why it's time for a change.

Sterling slayer

Monday, 16 January 2017

The government's messages about Brexit have been consistent, if thin on detail - so why is the pound so jumpy?

Daddy day care

Monday, 16 January 2017

How do working fathers manage the work-life balance? You have been telling us how you cope.

BlaBla billions

Monday, 16 January 2017

How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.

‘We lost everything’

Monday, 16 January 2017

Canadian businessman Serge Godin saw his father's business burn down when he was a teenager. That inspired him to build a company that now turns over C$10bn a year.

Concrete conundrum

Monday, 16 January 2017

Concrete has a pretty poor reputation, yet this ubiquitous material has largely overlooked benefits.

Money for nothing?

Monday, 16 January 2017

Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic income instead of welfare.

Cruising into retirement

Friday, 13 January 2017

How much do you need to save every month to get a decent pension when you retire?

Day of the Mifids

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.

Making a mark

Friday, 13 January 2017

Donald Trump tweets support or disdain for certain companies: but what effect do his comments have?

'I set myself on fire'

Friday, 13 January 2017

Australia's banks have been accused of giving reckless advice, overcharging and a lack of accountability.

Fitness fail

Friday, 13 January 2017

The market for fitness trackers seems to be booming, but are these gadgets actually effective?

Obama's legacy

Friday, 13 January 2017

How US job creation tells the story of outgoing US President Barack Obama's economic legacy.

Jingle tills

Thursday, 12 January 2017

How merry a Christmas was it for the retail sector and where was the festive cheer felt the most?

M&S: Good news finally?

Thursday, 12 January 2017

After years of decline, Marks and Spencer has reported rising clothing sales. Has M&S cracked it?

E-made it

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Meet the man who gave up his successful on-pitch career for a money-spinning virtual one.

Free lunches

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Everyone loves getting something for free, but why do firms continue to give out freebies, what is in it for them, and who do they target?

Statute of Liberty

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Sleeping at work

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Why we should take a nap to help us stay alert at work, and why managers need to rethink their attitude to staff sleeping in the office.

Jetpack to work

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?

Cash car

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?

Mexico makes new friends at Davos

Thursday, 19 January 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexico's ambassadors are busy looking for new friends.

Theresa May reaction: What did Davos delegates make of the speech?

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Reaction to the speech from UK prime minister Theresa May at Davos was positive, but there's still a desire for details.

The vegan trying to make the perfect burger

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Does living to 100 mean we'll work forever?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

With more and more people expected to live until 100, how does that affect our working lives?

Inside Davos' Arctic basecamp

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A replica of an Arctic basecamp has been set up by a group of leading scientists, as a call to action to global leaders attending the World Economic Forum summit.

Should bosses be more feminine?

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Could a club for "girly girls" really help improve female equality in the workplace?

Trump was 'trying to compliment' Merkel

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Donald Trump's comments about Germany's Angela Merkel were misinterpreted, one of his advisers says.

Are the global elite in retreat?

Monday, 16 January 2017

Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?

Trump, China and Brexit to dominate

Monday, 16 January 2017

China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.

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