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Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".
Posted: July 15, 2018, 11:12 pm
A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 4:36 pm
The US president and the PM are in talks at country retreat Chequers ahead of widespread protests.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 10:01 am
June's data suggests no significant impact from the US-China trade war but some expect a fall next month.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:30 am
The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:57 pm
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how toilet paper became a million dollar idea.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:24 pm
Lloyd's of London chief says the government's Brexit White Paper fails the financial services sector.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 5:33 pm
Philippe Moryoussef, who worked for Barclays, is found guilty of conspiracy to fix the Euribor rate.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 4:49 pm
Lloyd's of London insurance market chief says financial services are dismayed at the Brexit White Paper.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:30 pm
President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 11:17 pm
Beijing describes Washington's latest tariff threat on $200bn of imports as "totally unacceptable".
Posted: July 11, 2018, 9:43 am
The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?
Posted: July 11, 2018, 7:43 am
Aldi and Lidl say staff will be able to leave early on Sunday if England win their semi-final.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 4:42 pm
Sir John Armitt, who chairs National Express Group, has called for a review of UK rail franchising.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 10:49 am
The UK's economy grew 0.3% in May, helped by the royal wedding and warm weather, latest figures show.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 10:02 am
Five things that are flying off the shelves thanks to England's World Cup success.
Posted: July 9, 2018, 11:14 pm
China files a WTO complaint and Russia imposes tariffs in retaliation for US measures.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 6:26 pm
The US economy created 213,000 jobs last month, with the manufacturing sector helping to drive the gains.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 3:06 pm
They must show how they would cope with a cyber-attack or tech failure, following problems at TSB.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 2:05 pm
UK workers' output per hour fell in the first three months of the year compared with the previous quarter.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 9:55 am
Annual price growth hasn't been slower since March 2013, the Halifax says.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 8:30 am
Firms in Hong Kong are using virtual and augmented reality technology to shape client experience.
Posted: June 26, 2018, 11:07 pm
As the European Union plans to introduce retaliatory tariffs against the US, we take a closer look at its tactics.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 11:08 pm
The World Cup in Russia may be the last for some time to be staged solely in one country.
Posted: June 1, 2018, 9:10 pm
Spending on e-cigarettes is increasing. The BBC looks at what's behind the rise.
Posted: May 30, 2018, 11:27 pm
The EU is not the freest trader, but on many measures it is near the liberal end of the spectrum.
Posted: May 30, 2018, 11:25 pm
The US has imposed tariffs on Rwanda over an obscure import: Second-hand clothes.
Posted: May 28, 2018, 12:56 am
Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:19 pm
Tips for the new financial year including selling clutter and finding out how much your pension is worth.
Posted: April 6, 2018, 9:24 pm
Some believe the president's confrontational approach could reverse decades of trade liberalisation.
Posted: April 4, 2018, 11:08 pm
The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador
Posted: March 14, 2018, 12:07 am
How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 12:03 am
China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:21 am
When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 12:10 am
Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.
Posted: March 11, 2018, 1:47 am
Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.
Posted: March 10, 2018, 2:53 am
BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.
Posted: February 9, 2018, 9:55 pm
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
Posted: December 10, 2017, 8:30 pm
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 12:21 am
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:20 am
The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:54 pm
How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.
Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:34 am
One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:22 am
Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?
Posted: October 30, 2017, 1:58 am
An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?
Posted: October 27, 2017, 8:49 pm
The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:02 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
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

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Any surprising twist could snag the Fed's plans to continue to gradually raise rates this year, and next, as it continues its path toward a more normalized policy a decade after the financial crisis.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:30 pm
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Posted: July 13, 2018, 3:04 pm
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Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:44 pm
The UK plan to keep close ties with the European Union after Brexit could make it impossible to strike a trade deal with the United States.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:15 am
Wall Street might not be freaking out about the trade war between China and the United States, but serious cracks are forming in commodities.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 5:30 pm
China is America's second-biggest crude oil customer, making the burgeoning trade war a threat to soaring oil exports.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:30 pm
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Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:33 pm
The European Union has cut its forecast for economic growth in 2018 to 2.1%, down from a prediction of 2.3% in May.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 12:02 pm
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Posted: July 11, 2018, 7:54 pm
Russian gas is a thorny issue in Europe, where many countries continue to rely on Moscow for much of their energy imports.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 5:25 pm
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Posted: July 11, 2018, 3:49 pm
President Donald Trump has embarked on a visit to Europe. Conflicts over trade risk fraying the world's most important business link.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 2:10 pm
It shattered the record set just three months earlier.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 9:01 pm
President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda is in an epic battle -- with his anti-business instincts.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 4:59 pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government have proposed a new plan for Brexit that would maintain close ties with the European Union.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 9:54 pm
The United States and China have kicked off a trade war. These are some of the products subjected to new tariffs.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 1:34 pm
Airbus boss Tom Enders says the UK government is clueless about how to prevent Brexit doing severe damage.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 10:56 am
A global trade war could sink the US economy into recession, spelling an end to the second-longest expansion in American history.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 8:25 am
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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