BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Fatal confusion?

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:05:22 GMT

Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

Peace mission

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:09:46 GMT

Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.

Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:42:56 GMT

The Facebook founder faces questions from European lawmakers over the data scandal and fake news.

Channel 4 offers 1m in contest for 'positive' gender ads

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:27:46 GMT

Channel 4 launches a contest to find an idea to change the way women are portrayed in TV ads.

Challenging finances

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:48:43 GMT

After years of growth, the UK's challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.

Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:54:25 GMT

Uber pulls out of the state two months after a fatal accident involving one of its autonomous cars.

Brexit: Technology-based customs system 'could cost 20bn'

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:48:50 GMT

The technology-based system could cost more than the UK contributes as an EU member, MPs are told.

'I know all about AK-47s - and now apples!'

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:07:06 GMT

Errol April is a soldier-turned-apple farmer who believes in redistributing land in South Africa.

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:46:15 GMT

Taxi app Uber is giving European drivers access to medical cover, sick pay and parental leave.

Carbon rocks

Thu, 17 May 2018 23:14:29 GMT

A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

Trump faces backlash over possible $1.3bn ZTE fine

Tue, 22 May 2018 19:52:37 GMT

The president faces criticism after saying he may fine the Chinese telecoms firm rather than ban exports to it.

US to ease crisis-era Dodd-Frank banking rules

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:16:07 GMT

Supporters say Dodd Frank reform will helps banks grow, but critics warn of a return to reckless behaviour.

Banks 'charging more' for overdrafts than payday lenders

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:35:47 GMT

Unarranged overdrafts can cost up to seven times more than payday loans, a consumer group warns.

Turkish lira rallies after emergency rate hike

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:28:38 GMT

It comes after the currency hit a record low on fears the government will meddle with interest rates.

Manchester United 'remains most valuable club in Europe'

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:36:35 GMT

The English club tops KPMG's study of top sides' "enterprise value", ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Expensive remittances

Thu, 17 May 2018 23:22:34 GMT

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

Do your colleagues want to 'get to know the real you'?

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:09:24 GMT

Liv Garfield, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year award, shares her CEO Secrets.

'I found my call in life'

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:16:34 GMT

The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

M&S boss says firm too 'inward looking' and 'corporate'

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:38:25 GMT

The chief executive of Marks and Spencer says the company's culture has been too "inward looking" and "corporate".

Data deadline

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:07:03 GMT

If you are fed up of "stay on our mailing list" emails, spare a thought for those having to send them.

China worries

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:19:54 GMT

Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?

Paddy Power Betfair buys fantasy sports site Fan Duel

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:19:28 GMT

The bookmaker will acquire Fan Duel as it targets the emerging US sports betting market.

McDonald's workers make sexual harassment complaints

Tue, 22 May 2018 19:50:43 GMT

Ten female staff at McDonald's franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment.

Housing market continues to cool

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:11:28 GMT

Pace of growth slows but the average UK property now costs 224,00 - 9,000 more than March 2017.

Global conversation

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:50:19 GMT

The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.

Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:55:57 GMT

Two consumer rights group claim the marketing for the driving assistant technology is deceptive and misleading.

Ms Curvaceous takes on the 'fat tax'

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:02:44 GMT

Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018.

Trump vs China

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:36:11 GMT

The president prides himself on his deal-making, but the Chinese are claiming the upper hand.

How the video game became a million dollar idea.

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:09:14 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells us how the video game became a million dollar idea.

'We do custom artwork on our skateboards'

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:49:26 GMT

Former professional skateboarder Kent Lingeveldt has turned his sport into a business.

Rate rise chances dim as inflation falls

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:32:39 GMT

The prospect of an increase in UK interest rates this year recedes after inflation dips in April.

'It would be a disaster'

Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:30 GMT

Worried Texan businesses call on Trump not to walk away from the free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada.

M&S profits slump on store closure costs

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:19:37 GMT

The expense of shutting stores contributes to a big slide in annual profits, as sales keep falling.

Pedal power

Mon, 14 May 2018 23:12:09 GMT

Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Marks and Spencer needs better stores, says chief executive

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:02:43 GMT

Chief executive Steve Rowe says customers need to have a "better experience" when shopping in M&S stores

'The economic crisis killed my father'

Thu, 17 May 2018 23:09:16 GMT

Argentina has had to ask the IMF for help again. This has brought bad memories of previous crises to the citizens of Buenos Aires.

Jaguar Land Rover profits fall as sales slow

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:25:43 GMT

The UK's biggest car maker reports a drop in profits after slowing sales growth and more business investment.

New whisky distillery in Moray 'like nothing else'

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:38:53 GMT

The new distillery in Moray, which cost 140m, is believed to be the most expensive in the country.

Arson warning

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:10:47 GMT

How one couple overcame arson threats to build a restaurant business.