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Pensions mistakes of the past must be avoided, says John Cridland

Friday, 24 March 2017

The author of a major pensions review tells the BBC that the government must avoid past pension mistakes.

Petrol and diesel prices cut amid pressure on retailers

Friday, 24 March 2017

Supermarkets will cut 2p off the price of a litre of petrol and diesel this weekend.

Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Friday, 24 March 2017

Customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom's plan.

New £1 coin: Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked

Friday, 24 March 2017

The UK's biggest supermarket will keep trolleys unlocked while it converts them to the new £1 coin.

Pearson boss sees pay boost despite firm's struggles

Friday, 24 March 2017

The publisher's boss sees his pay package rise 20% in 2016 despite a difficult year for the firm.

Hermes parcels sorted in makeshift Northampton car park depot

Friday, 24 March 2017

Pallets included packages from major brands including Next, H&M, Panasonic and Groupon.

Deutsche Bank commits to new London office

Friday, 24 March 2017

Germany's biggest bank says the new office "underlines its commitment" to the City of London.

Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave

Friday, 24 March 2017

The TUC says UK mothers may get a reasonable amount of maternity leave but get a poorer deal on pay.

Cycle courier wins holiday pay battle

Friday, 24 March 2017

An employment tribunal rules that a self-employed cycle courier for Excel was actually "a worker".

Co-op Bank sale plan attracts suitors

Friday, 24 March 2017

The beleaguered bank says a number of "credible" parties have expressed interest in buying it.

Eurozone growth nears six-year high, survey data suggests

Friday, 24 March 2017

Growth in France and Germany help the bloc's economic recovery "surge higher", a survey says.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, 24 March 2017

The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Friday, 24 March 2017

Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report says.

Mortgage approvals by banks falls to lowest for three months

Friday, 24 March 2017

The number of home loans in February fell to the lowest figure since November, according to UK banks.

UK film industry 'needs government support' after Brexit

Friday, 24 March 2017

Extra help is needed if the industry is to survive after Brexit, a senior figure in the sector warns.

Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China

Friday, 24 March 2017

Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?

Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal

Friday, 24 March 2017

The firm apologises to shareholders its role in a corruption case and for the Galaxy Note 7 recall.

RBS and NatWest to shed 158 branches and more than 400 jobs

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rising popularity of online banking prompts the decision to ditch 17% of RBS and 13% of NatWest branches.

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Friday, 24 March 2017

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

Zimbabwe's cash-strapped tobacco farms

Friday, 24 March 2017

Small-scale tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have little to invest due to poor profit margins and a weak economy.

Red Nose Day challenge: 'I feel naked without my beard'

Friday, 24 March 2017

Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, agreed to have his beard shaved off for Comic Relief.

'We're looking for business deals outside Europe'

Friday, 24 March 2017

The director of a safety footwear company says the firm is focusing on new deals outside Europe.

Kids and meditation - it's a business, of course

Friday, 24 March 2017

We find out why some parents in Asia are paying for meditation classes in the hope their kids will cope better at school and in life.

Could this be Britain's cheapest supermarket?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The average price of an item at Nifties in Dover is 60p.

'I am very confident we can find a good trade deal'

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Cecile Reinaud runs Seraphine, a London-based maternity wear company. She is on an export drive and is hopeful about the post-Brexit trade deals to be struck.

Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy'

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Handbag designer Claudia Fürst is moving her manufacturing operation to Italy to counter the impact of the weak British pound.

Portsmouth and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner to hold exclusive takeover talks

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Portsmouth and ex-Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner are to enter into exclusive talks about a potential takeover.

Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

From October 2017, cheques will start to clear much faster than the current six days' waiting time.

New broom

Friday, 24 March 2017

Theo Leggett examines what changes new owners Liberty Media might bring in to re-energise Formula 1.

Ads in your eye

Friday, 24 March 2017

How new technologies are transforming outdoor advertising.

What Next for shops?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Next - like its rivals - is battling many problems - unlike them it has spelt them out in full.

‘Vegetable ivory’

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

Urban spies

Thursday, 23 March 2017

How much data do you give away during your average day in the city?

How many countries?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

We track a single item of clothing to see just where it goes before it ends up in the shop.

Bear trap

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Everyone has to tackle their fears. Adventurer Bear Grylls explains how he tackles his own self-doubt.

Trouble on the ranch

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

America's rural heavily supported Donald Trump in the election, but now some are starting to worry his trade plans could hurt their business.

Advertising control

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The technology behemoth Google may be in the spotlight with concerns over adverts ending up on extremist websites, but the wider UK advertising industry itself is facing numerous other challenges.

Fake data threat

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.

Reality Check

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

CPIH is about to become the headline measure of inflation, but it's not a proper national statistic.

K-Drama

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The feuding family members who built up South Korea's Lotte Group empire are reunited in court.

'Out of control'

Monday, 20 March 2017

Australian Jessica May overcame acute anxiety by setting up a recruitment firm for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Blurred lines?

Monday, 20 March 2017

Gamblers and insurers both place bets on the future, so how do they compare?

Any old Joe

Friday, 17 March 2017

Joe Gordon, boss of telephone and online bank First Direct has just two years' experience in banking.

Robo-nurses

Friday, 17 March 2017

Using robotic carers and nurses to help the elderly could ease strains on the global healthcare system.

Vote of confidence

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Toyota's decision to invest £240m in its UK operations will be welcome news for the UK car industry.

Slow burn

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The US central bank takes another step towards ending the exceptional response prompted by the financial crisis.

'No sex, no politics'

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Etiquette experts and business coaches guide us through the minefield that is the business lunch.

Obesity crisis

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Could global trade in vegetable oil be to blame for our growing obesity crisis?

NICs U-turn

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

How many people will now pay less National Insurance as a result of the chancellor's change of heart?

Marked down

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

When Romania stopped cheating in its exams, it revealed the scale of the social gap in its school system.

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