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US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission about taking action against US companies over tax deals ahead of a ruling on tech giant Apple.

Tax warning over unlocked pensions

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Some people are being hit with an unexpected tax bill after unlocking their money from a pension pot, according to Citizens Advice.

Lloyds boss regrets 'adverse publicity' after reports of affair

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The boss of Lloyds regrets the "adverse publicity and damage" caused by recent media coverage of his personal life.

Why did Sir Richard Branson take on Jeremy Corbyn?

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Why did Sir Richard Branson plunge into a row with Jeremy Corbyn - and why nearly a week after the incident?

Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Asian organisations are the worst prepared against cyber-attacks globally, according to US security company Mandiant.

Shoppers' credit card use unaffected by Brexit, say banks

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The UK is a nation of shoppers unfazed by the EU referendum result when spending on plastic, says a trade body representing the major banks.

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Google will give a lower search ranking to sites with "frustrating" pop-up ads from 2017.

Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestone

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound milestone for the speed and distance of its electric vehicles.

Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuring

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Australia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year's result.

South Africa finance minister won't submit to police

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

South Africa's finance minister has said he will not appear before the police despite a request to do so.

India investigating French submarine company data leak

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.

Advertising firm WPP 'grinding out' growth

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Sir Martin Sorrell, the boss of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company is "grinding out" growth, with companies cautious amid slower global growth.

Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Nine Nigerian banks are suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying a total of $2bn owed to the government, a central bank source tells the BBC.

Glencore steps up debt reduction plan

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mining company Glencore reports a fall in half-year profits but says it is aiming to cut its debt pile at a faster rate this year.

FTSE 100 dips as Glencore shares slide

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The FTSE 100 index slips as Glencore shares are hit by its latest results, but WPP jumps as strong sales bolster the ad giant.

'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi Jianlian

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Chinese Olympian and power forward Yi Jianlian following his performance in Rio.

Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Virgin Trains questions footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service, saying he had walked past available seats.

North Korea promotes local brew at first ever beer festival

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

North Korea is holding its first ever beer festival to promote its domestic brew Taedonggang.

'My job is to inspire people to tidy up'

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.

Buses battle it out on test track

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

Monday, 22 August 2016

Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.

Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap

Monday, 22 August 2016

Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.

CEO Secrets: Thoughts on a career at PwC

Monday, 22 August 2016

Dennis Nally, who has just stepped down as head of accountancy network PricewaterhouseCoopers, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given.

Urjit Patel: What issues face the new RBI governor?

Monday, 22 August 2016

What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?

Norway traders win an hour in data fight

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Traders in Norway have won an hour's reprieve in the battle over the new timing of the country's economic data releases.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses licence over speeding

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.

Campaigning firms

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Sleep your way to the top

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?

Squeezing in

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?

In the rough

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.

Who's bugging you?

Monday, 22 August 2016

After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.

Enforced paternity leave...

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?

'Astronomical' prices

Monday, 22 August 2016

For many Australians the dream of owning their own property is slipping away. But could a shared ownership scheme help address the affordability crisis in Sydney, the country's most expensive city?

How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself

Sunday, 21 August 2016

We're often urged to strive for excellence, to be the best we can be, to push for more - but some argue we'd be happier if we calmed down and embraced mediocrity.

Delivering results

Sunday, 21 August 2016

How the chief executive of UPS went from low level, part-time worker to chief executive of the world's largest parcel delivery service.

Changing of the guard

Monday, 22 August 2016

India appoints a government insider as the new head of its central bank. Can Urjit Patel emerge from his predecessor "rock star" Raghuram Rajan's shadow?

Can't wait, won't wait!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Online shoppers want fast websites and apps that are also visually rich and personalised, but how technically difficult is this to achieve?

Farming dreams

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.

Time for a comeback

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A look at the small but growing number of luxury British watchmakers who aim to put the UK back at the forefront of the global timepiece industry.

Farming support

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The weaker pound since the UK’s Brexit vote means euro-denominated EU farming subsidies could worth 15% more to British farmers next year. But the boost may be a short-term one.

Victory, taxed

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

US athletes are leading in the Olympic medal count but when the winners return home they will be welcomed with both national pride - and a hefty tax bill.

'It spoils everything'

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Plans to develop an opencast coal mine in Northumberland have split locals - some support the jobs created under the scheme, while others are concerned about the impact on tourism.

Jobs at risk

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Bangladesh's garments industry is nervous that foreign buyers might pull out after a recent attack by Islamic militants killed 20 people, most of them foreigners.

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