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'Pensions' delicate balance' post Brexit vote

Friday, 01 July 2016

Pensions Minister Ros Altmann says there is a "delicate balancing act" to maintain the strength of pension schemes amid the uncertainty of Brexit.

Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus target

Friday, 01 July 2016

Chancellor George Osborne abandons his target to restore government finances to a surplus by 2020, saying there were 'clear signs' of a shock to the economy.

British Olympic Association predicts record 2015 profits

Friday, 01 July 2016

The British Olympic Association is set to report record profits for 2015, its chief executive Bill Sweeney has told the BBC.

Savers and borrowers braced for change amid Brexit fallout

Friday, 01 July 2016

Two speeches made within 24 hours have signalled significant changes ahead for personal finances.

Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP

Friday, 01 July 2016

Electronics firm Hewlett Packard has been awarded $3bn (£2.26bn) in damages in a legal dispute with software giant Oracle.

Puerto Rico to default on $779m debt

Friday, 01 July 2016

Puerto Rico has said it does not have enough money to pay the debt

BMW and Intel plan robot car production

Friday, 01 July 2016

BMW, Intel and computer vision firm Mobileye have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicles.

UK shares push higher on Carney speech

Friday, 01 July 2016

UK shares rise for a third day, after Bank of England governor Mark Carney hinted at fresh stimulus measures following the Brexit vote.

BHP fights Brazil claim over iron mine collapse

Friday, 01 July 2016

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will fight the suspension by the Brazilian Supreme Court of a settlement for damages caused by a dam burst at an iron ore mine.

British Gas offers free electricity at weekends

Friday, 01 July 2016

British Gas is to offer free electricity for eight hours at weekends to two million customers who have smart meters installed.

UK factories report pick-up in activity in June

Friday, 01 July 2016

UK manufacturers saw activity pick-up in June, according to a closely watched survey, but the effects of the Brexit vote will not be seen until July.

Siemens UK warns that Brexit vote could hit investment

Thursday, 30 June 2016

One of the UK's biggest industrial companies, Siemens UK, tells the BBC that future investment could be hit in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Shell boss taking 'a good look' at North Sea assets

Friday, 01 July 2016

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive tells the BBC he is taking 'a good look' at the company's North Sea assets in the light of weak oil prices.

Hershey rejects $23bn Mondelez takeover offer

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hershey rejects a $23bn (£17bn) offer from Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known chocolate and biscuit brands under one roof.

Asian stocks look to erase Brexit losses

Friday, 01 July 2016

Asian stocks rise for the third day in a row, as investors make bets policymakers will take steps to boost growth and prevent further market uncertainty.

EU Trade Commissioner: No trade talks until full Brexit

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The top European Union trade official says the UK cannot begin negotiating terms for doing business with the bloc until after it has left it.

Barclays 'has no plans to move jobs' after Brexit vote

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Banking giant Barclays has no plans to move jobs out of the UK following the vote to leave the European Union, chief executive Jes Staley tells the BBC.

Brexit vote leads S&P to cut European Union credit rating

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts its credit grade for the European Union after the UK's Brexit vote.

Why has George Osborne abandoned a key economic target?

Friday, 01 July 2016

Why has George Osborne given up on restoring government finances to a surplus by 2020?

Shell boss 'taking a good look' at North Sea assets

Friday, 01 July 2016

Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden tells the BBC he is taking "a good look" at its North Sea assets in the light of lower oil prices.

Kenya's Instagram entrepreneurs

Friday, 01 July 2016

A number of start-ups in Kenya are relying solely on social media to get their businesses up and running.

Foxconn takes over Japan's electronics giant Sharp

Friday, 01 July 2016

Taiwan's Foxconn officially takes over Japan's Sharp on Friday - how does Japan feel about losing ownership of one of its most well-known electronics brands?

Cash calendar - financial tips for July

Friday, 01 July 2016

Days out in the sunshine are often enjoyed in July but there are ways in which the pain of overspending can be avoided, an expert says.

Acme Whistles CEO: Brexit vote is an 'own goal'

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Simon Topman of Acme Whistles is concerned about higher tariffs and a changing European attitude towards the UK.

Economy overshadows Australian elections

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Australians vote in a federal election on Saturday. While climate change, immigration and education are key issues, it is the economy that is likely to decide who wins.

Dixons Carphone boss says UK 'must stay in single market'

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Dixons Carphone boss Seb James explains how the retailer is responding to the Brexit vote

Hands on with India's £3 smartphone

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The BBC is given a first look at a smartphone costing less than £3, set to launch in India next week.

Crown Estate makes record £304m Treasury payout

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Crown Estate delivers a record £304.1m to the Treasury after the value of its portfolio rises 9.7% to £12bn.

Snappy apps

Friday, 01 July 2016

A new generation of energy switching services is emerging, claiming to offer better ways for millions of people to cut their gas and electricity bills.

German connection

Friday, 01 July 2016

The UK's Brexit vote is testing the cultural bonds between Britain and Berlin, but film studio boss Charlie Woebcken says "these links aren't going away".

Game plan

Friday, 01 July 2016

The second level US football league, the NASL - a famous 1970s brand name - is looking to increase the number of its teams and score new commercial deals.

Emergency service

Friday, 01 July 2016

The world can be a dangerous place, but can smartphone apps really help protect us when things go wrong?

Earn as you snooze

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

As businesses become ever more concerned about the impact of sleep deprivation, one company is now paying its staff to get a good night's shut-eye.

Aussie Brexit concerns

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Focus in Australia's election campaign has turned to the uncertainty over Brexit in recent days, with parties arguing their economic credentials.

Good food

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A university dedicated to food is to award an international prize for a chef whose cooking does good as well as tastes good.

Brits wanted

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.

'There were bullet holes'

Monday, 27 June 2016

Paul Srivorakul started his business in the middle of a coup and it thrived, but what's the best way for firms to cope with uncertainty?

Say, what?!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Tech firms promise auto-translation services that are near-instantaneous and accurate, but can businesses really rely on them?

Trade consequences

Monday, 27 June 2016

German politicians consider a tough approach on Brexit as the leading German business association denies saying the UK would continue to have access to the single market.

50 years on

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK. Simon Read looks at how the plastic card changed our relationship with money.

Stock market rebel

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A profile of stockbroker Brad Katsuyama, who devised a way to prevent the controversial practice of high frequency trading on the US financial markets.

Chinese whispers

Monday, 27 June 2016

Chinese business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum gathering in Tianjin are putting a brave face on the uncertainty caused by Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Rising star

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Garbine Muguruza is being heralded as the new face of women's tennis, but can the Spaniard follow in the footsteps of global superstars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams?

After Brexit

Friday, 24 June 2016

Now that the British public has voted for Brexit, what exactly will be the economic effects? Here are five areas where experts say we should pay close attention.

Trade deal challenges

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The UK government must resolve key issues with the EU, including immigrants' access to Britain, as well as trade deals and tariffs.

Not as secure?

Saturday, 25 June 2016

As Moody's, one of the big three credit ratings agencies, cuts its outlook for the UK's economy from "stable" to negative", BBC News explains what the agencies do.

'Reassurance needed'

Friday, 24 June 2016

UK companies and business organisations say action to shore up stability and confidence is needed following the EU referendum result.

Up in the air

Friday, 24 June 2016

Gatwick may be back in the race against Heathrow to build a new runway following the vote to leave the EU and David Cameron's resignation

Snap, swipe, like

Friday, 24 June 2016

How are fashion retailers responding to the world of smartphones and social media?

EU Referendum: Five changes to your finances following the vote

Monday, 27 June 2016

The UK's vote to leave the EU has had an immediate effect on some elements of our finances - but not all. Here's what has changed.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade

Monday, 27 June 2016

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

Brexit: UK workers in Germany fear for future

Friday, 01 July 2016

What will the UK's exit from the EU mean for British workers in Europe? Many expats in Germany are in shock about their home country's decision to leave.

Reality Check: How important is foreign investment?

Friday, 01 July 2016

Why is foreign investment so important to the future of the UK economy?

Cheese boss: 'The pound dropping is a net advantage'

Friday, 01 July 2016

Robert Pouget, managing director of the Oxford Cheese Company, says the pound dropping in value is an advantage to him both for exports and for home sales.

What does single market access mean?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Business leaders are calling on any future government to ensure continued "access" to the EU's single market following the referendum but what does that short but significant word mean?

Reality Check: What has Brexit done to the economy?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Social media has been full of claims that the amounts lost already have been many times the value of the UK's annual contribution to the EU Budget. Is that fair?

Will more of us take our holidays in Britain?

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Following the Brexit vote, overseas holidays have become more expensive for Britons as the pound has fallen - so will more of us be holidaying in the UK this summer?

Brexit: Who is affected by the falling pound?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

With the pound falling to its lowest level in more than 30 years after Brexit, who are the groups directly affected?

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