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BBC News - Economy

Scientists in Australia are using genetic engineering to try and save the world's banana industry.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 3:29 pm
A call is made for new taxes on the empty homes that are owned by super-rich investors.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 2:05 pm
Britain's five biggest business lobby groups unite to call for swift action on transition plans.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 10:58 am
Import ban on Roquefort, Brie, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola and Stilton to be lifted immediately.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 7:56 am
Philip Hammond is urged to help companies prepare for Brexit and not prioritise 'giveaways'.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:20 pm
CEO Secrets: What a professional business advisor learnt from running his own firm.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:04 pm
Dividends are set to hit a new record this year, boosted by higher payouts from mining firms.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:03 pm
The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:02 pm
The cabinet minister says a lack of affordable housing is the "biggest barrier to social progress".
Posted: October 22, 2017, 4:25 pm
Emily Thornberry predicts the UK's "intransigence" will stop agreement being reached with Brussels.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:43 am
Wages are at their lowest level since 2006 when inflation is taken in to account.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 9:04 am
Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:39 am
The figures were the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts forecast.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:21 am
With childcare costs rising seven times faster than wages, mums say going to work is "absolutely pointless".
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:54 am
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the paper clip became a million dollar idea and inspired a resistance movement.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:24 pm
On Black Monday 30 years ago investors were stunned by a global stock markets crash. What's its legacy?
Posted: October 19, 2017, 3:38 pm
The financial industry thinks an emergency phone number could stop some bank fraud.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:01 am
The Office for National Statistics says retail sales dropped last month, reversing a jump in August.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:49 am
The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:05 pm
The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:11 pm
More than four million people face difficulties over domestic or credit bills, says a major study.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:33 pm
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:41 pm
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:24 pm
The global economic body says staying in the EU would have "significant" positive impact on growth.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:43 am
Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:50 am
One of the world's biggest investors says there could be a "decent-sized" fall in stock markets.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:23 pm
Crude prices rise as Iraqi forces capture territory from Kurds and the US mulls sanctions on Iran.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:54 am
The UK economy is not ready for rates to go up next month, according to forecaster EY Item Club.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 11:09 pm
Supermarkets would also buy more global produce to counter any rise in EU prices, a minister says.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 3:32 pm
Inflation at 2.9% will worsen the effects of the chancellor's measures, the Resolution Foundation warns.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:33 am
Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
Posted: October 12, 2017, 11:06 pm
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 3:27 pm
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.
Posted: October 1, 2017, 11:34 pm
A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?
Posted: September 29, 2017, 2:23 pm
Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?
Posted: September 27, 2017, 11:29 pm
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 11:02 pm
Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:15 pm
The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on
Posted: September 11, 2017, 11:22 pm
The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.
Posted: September 10, 2017, 11:41 pm
Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?
Posted: September 7, 2017, 11:03 pm
The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?
Posted: September 5, 2017, 11:10 pm
The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.
Posted: September 3, 2017, 11:06 pm
Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:35 pm
Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 11:16 pm
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:16 pm
More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:14 pm
Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:20 pm
How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.
Posted: August 6, 2017, 11:36 pm
The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.
Posted: July 30, 2017, 11:17 pm
Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap
Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:12 am
How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:06 pm
Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:31 pm
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:41 pm
Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.
Posted: July 9, 2017, 11:29 pm
If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 11:10 pm
What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:11 pm
What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:05 pm
China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 11:06 pm
South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:36 pm
From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.
Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:18 pm
Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:38 pm

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Instead of raising money for the Red Cross or requesting help from the National Guard, dozens of grassroots operations have sprung up to help get aid and supplies to Puerto Rico any way they can. But it has not been easy.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:46 pm
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Posted: October 23, 2017, 3:10 pm
A new analysis asserts that foreign investors will enjoy about 35% of the tax savings from a cut in the corporate rate as proposed by the Trump tax framework.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 10:01 am
Tax revenue and spending both rose in fiscal year 2017, which ended last month. But spending growth outpaced revenue growth, according new numbers from the federal government.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:26 pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan broke a bit of tax news Friday when he said that House Republicans plan to propose a new top income tax rate for high earners.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 8:06 pm
The race to become President Donald Trump's pick for the top job at Federal Reserve is intensifying, and no one has won over Washington -- and Wall Street -- quite like Kevin Warsh.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:36 am
The country's labor department said firms must let employees take a five-minute "standing break" every two hours.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:24 am
Janet Yellen met President Trump as he weighs whether to reappoint her or replace her as Fed chair.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 7:20 pm
Initial claims for unemployment insurance were the lowest in 44 years. It's a sign of a healthy job market.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
The bulls may be in charge of the stock market, but these market skeptics see trouble brewing just beneath the all-time highs. Some even see similarities with Black Monday of 30 years ago.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:53 pm
U.S. inflation has been persistently low for years. Top policymakers don't have many strong explanations. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently called the lack of inflation a "mystery."
Posted: October 19, 2017, 4:02 pm
President Trump thinks his tax plan will be so simple that some taxpayers will be able to do away with their accountants altogether. But so far, tax professionals don't seem very worried.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 1:17 pm
Next to Mexico and Chile, America's elderly are experiencing some of the worst income inequality out of any developed country, according to the latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:34 pm
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Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:26 pm
President Trump could keep the stock market happy and bolster his economic agenda by keeping Janet Yellen at the helm of the Federal Reserve.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:38 pm
Two controversial proposals by the United States during the renegotiation of NAFTA were rejected by Canadian and Mexican leaders, according to sources from each country.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:36 pm
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Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:15 pm
Gary Cohn, President Trump's top economic adviser, worries about how reliant the financial system has become on clearinghouses -- the middlemen that ensure the smooth execution of trillions in complex transactions.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:09 pm
Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:53 pm
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:51 pm

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