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Brent price jumps on pipeline closure

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Forties pipeline's owner Ineos says that, despite pressure being reduced, a crack has extended.

Renting a home: How much space will £100 buy you?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The equivalent of a small garden shed in London, but five times that in Bradford.

Mortgage safety net 'disappearing'

Monday, 11 December 2017

Help for those struggling to meet home loan repayments will largely vanish by 2022, a report says.

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

Shazam! Apple buys music recognition app

Monday, 11 December 2017

Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

ATM operator Cardtronics UK plans cash machine cuts

Monday, 11 December 2017

Cardtronics says a planned industry shake-up could make free-to-use ATMs "unsustainable".

Labour may move parts of Bank of England to Birmingham

Monday, 11 December 2017

A report commissioned by Labour claims banks are failing to lend to growing sectors in the regions.

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

Monday, 11 December 2017

A researcher finds more than 460 models have the hidden software pre-installed.

HSBC prosecution threat in US lifted

Monday, 11 December 2017

The bank's five-year probation in the US that followed allegations of Mexican money laundering is over.

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

Monday, 11 December 2017

Bitcoin rises 17% to above $18,000 on its futures debut, a move seen as legitimising the currency.

Help to Save scheme to start slowly

Monday, 11 December 2017

The system offers a 50% government top-up to low-income working people on certain benefits.

Food banks expected to help 'record number of children'

Monday, 11 December 2017

Biggest food bank charity predicts record demand this Christmas, with Coventry the busiest city.

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears

Monday, 11 December 2017

Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

Job prospects 'will improve' under new economic action plan

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The new action plan means businesses have to make guarantees in order to get financial support.

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back

Monday, 11 December 2017

Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

Stefano Tresca: 'Fight your battles on a single front'

Monday, 11 December 2017

CEO Secrets: Tech start-ups should concentrate on their core business and fight on one front at a time, says Stefano Tresca

Brexit: What still needs to be worked out?

Saturday, 09 December 2017

As the first phase of talks come to an end, what's been agreed and what is still to come?

The woman making money from food porn

Saturday, 09 December 2017

Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.

will.i.am: 'I want to be like Bill Gates'

Friday, 08 December 2017

Why will.i.am, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.

New safety systems for London's trams

Friday, 08 December 2017

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at Transport for London's warning systems aimed at stopping tram drivers dozing off.

Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas

Friday, 08 December 2017

The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.

Will Birmingham be the next Wall Street?

Monday, 11 December 2017

Birmingham's financial credentials make it an unsurprising choice for a new home for the Bank of England.

'I spend £400 on each of my five kids'

Monday, 11 December 2017

People in less affluent regions spend more as a proportion of income on Christmas, analysis suggests.

Care for all

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Granny dam-builder

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.

3am epiphany

Monday, 11 December 2017

Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global.

A political Fed

Sunday, 10 December 2017

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

Paint and sip

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?

Financial secrets

Friday, 08 December 2017

A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?

Chat and pay

Friday, 08 December 2017

People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

Crypto currency

Friday, 08 December 2017

The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.

Declining thread

Thursday, 07 December 2017

It is in the finest carpets, it is in Harris Tweed, and now you'll even find it in top-of-the-range beds; but at £1 a kilo, UK wool hasn't been this cheap in seven years.

Parlez-vous?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

Look at me

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

Fed heads

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

At every key moment in US economic history, the chair of the Federal Reserve has set the pace.

Unwrapping the past

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

Dangerous milk

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

Saving mums

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.

Healthy dragon

Monday, 04 December 2017

Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"

Plastic fantastic

Monday, 04 December 2017

The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.

When I'm 64

Sunday, 03 December 2017

Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study

Take two

Monday, 04 December 2017

The inspiring stories of people who quit their day job for something completely different.

Cheesy idea

Friday, 01 December 2017

Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?

Coping methods

Friday, 01 December 2017

What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?

Powering up

Friday, 01 December 2017

They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.

Snow business

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Skiing faces a number of challenges, including ageing participants, climate change, and even Brexit.

Aging indicators

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Japan's years of stagnant wage growth and a rapidly ageing population offer lessons to other developed economies.

Bitcoin bubble?

Monday, 11 December 2017

The digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof - but what is it, and why has it shot up in price?

Bug eat bug

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

How a Brazilian company put itself at the forefront of biological pest control - using insects to control other bugs.

Super vision

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.

Global leader

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.

Educating girls

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.

Need for speed

Monday, 27 November 2017

The founder of the sports nutrition company MaxiMuscle wants to buy back the firm he founded.

Radical revolution

Monday, 27 November 2017

This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible.

Counting down

Saturday, 25 November 2017

How Advent has gone from chocolate treats for children to an extravagant present-filled bonanza.

Nothing wasted

Friday, 24 November 2017

A growing number of businesses are finding creative uses for surplus food - but will the trend ever go mainstream?

Help is on its way!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.

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