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Barclays apologises for cash machine and debit card faults

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The bank says it has now fixed problems with cash machines, in-store payments and phone banking.

HMRC criticised over film industry tax avoidance probes

Saturday, 25 February 2017

A senior Tory MP queries how officials conduct investigations into film industry tax breaks.

VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal

Friday, 24 February 2017

German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.

Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn

Friday, 24 February 2017

The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.

Price of stamps to rise next month

Friday, 24 February 2017

Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service.

Pensioners sold wrong annuities to get thousands in redress

Friday, 24 February 2017

Prudential and Standard Life are to pay compensation to thousands of pensioners sold the wrong annuities.

Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal'

Friday, 24 February 2017

The UK business minister is told members of Vauxhall's pension "will be no worse off" after a PSA deal.

BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay

Friday, 24 February 2017

The Unite union announces further industrial action from 3 March in the continuing BA pay dispute.

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

Friday, 24 February 2017

A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.

Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire

Friday, 24 February 2017

The facility near Rotherham will produce high-tech aircraft components.

BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound

Friday, 24 February 2017

The owner of British Airways and Iberia reports higher profits, despite the impact of sterling's weakness.

John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift

Thursday, 23 February 2017

'Structural change' in retailing prompts department store chain to axe nearly 400 roles.

Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say

Friday, 24 February 2017

House of Lords report says ensuring energy security should be the top priority for ministers.

RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount

Friday, 24 February 2017

RBS is the largest faller in the FTSE 100 after it reports its ninth straight year of losses.

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

Friday, 24 February 2017

A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.

Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Whirlpool insists its repair programme is the best way to go, but thousands of owners want a recall.

Peugeot owner PSA sees profits nearly double

Thursday, 23 February 2017

As its profits rise, the French carmaker says it will "develop" Vauxhall if it buys the brand.

Barclays full-year profits almost treble to £3.2bn

Thursday, 23 February 2017

"Strong progress" in restructuring helps the bank to report profits of £3.2bn.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.

How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?

Saturday, 25 February 2017

A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK.

Will a twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Will the UK's new twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?

Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm

Friday, 24 February 2017

As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.

Why is China investing more in Europe?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.

New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Bosses talk about being "agile" as the new way to lead a company. But what does it actually mean?

'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho'

Friday, 24 February 2017

The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.

East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft

Friday, 24 February 2017

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda adopt a truck-tracking system to prevent theft and speed up goods in transit.

'The pips are squeaking!'

Friday, 24 February 2017

A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.

Austerity anguish

Sunday, 26 February 2017

With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands.

Don’t be a dinosaur

Friday, 24 February 2017

Technology advances mean work will never be the same again, say industry experts.

Searching for Genghis

Friday, 24 February 2017

How satellite images shared via the cloud are helping us discover more about the earth.

Rate debate

Friday, 24 February 2017

A pay ruling triggers a passionate backlash about the rights of hospitality and retails workers.

Doing the legwork

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A growing number of people are using running clubs and events as business networking opportunities.

'Employers are missing out'

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How do people juggle staying in work with a painful and debilitating condition like arthritis?

Supermarket sourcing

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Importing food is getting more expensive so why don't UK supermarkets get more of their supplies from home?

Work-around

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The business people with life-changing injuries and illnesses who created bespoke jobs.

Canada's Trump?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

An outspoken businessman and reality TV star hopes to make a populist splash in Canadian government.

Hens housed

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Stickers are appearing on egg boxes to clarify that previously free range hens have been kept indoors.

Textbook royal

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The best teachers go beyond academic lessons to pass on lessons in compassion, says Prince Harry.

Accessing the world

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Finding drugs faster

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

'Paralysed by grief'

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?

Baby Ciao

Monday, 20 February 2017

Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots.

Talking to the machine

Monday, 20 February 2017

The story behind the compiler, a remarkable innovation that made modern computing possible.

Breaking down barriers

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Up to 1.2 billion people around the world live with some sort of disability - and businesses are increasingly realising they have a lot of spending power.

Rates row

Friday, 17 February 2017

Some businesses will see their rates change on 1 April 2017.

Sky jam

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK air traffic control is investing £600m in a new cloud-based system to cope with rising demand.

No CEO

Friday, 17 February 2017

Do firms really need one person in charge? Staff at Swedish firm Crisp explain why they decided to bin the boss.

Cool, Iceland?!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Iceland is the UK's favourite online supermarket, says consumer group Which? so is it now "cool"?

One-armed DJ's passion for music

Friday, 24 February 2017

Darren Marsh, who was born without his lower right arm, tells the BBC's disability correspondent Nikki Fox about his passion for music.

How a paralysed man invented aids for disabled people

Friday, 24 February 2017

Paralysed after an accident, Rob Smith set up a firm making gripping aids for disabled people.

'I'm just as glamorous as them'

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Hulya Arif is one of a number of disabled women breaking into the beauty business.

The ex-trader turning disabilities into profits

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Why a former trader left Wall Street to target an overlooked market worth trillions globally.

Branching out to grow Christmas trees, despite my accident

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Forester Clive Collins was determined to keep working after breaking his back, following his dream to run a Christmas tree farm.

Steel firm unlocked disabled woman's potential

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A young disabled woman discusses how she overcame barriers to find a fulfilling job in South Africa.

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