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BBC News - Economy

As trade tariff controversies continue, US pencil-makers say levies on Chinese imports saved their businesses.
Posted: April 26, 2018, 4:48 pm
Paul Pester told BBC Radio 5 live that the ongoing chaos has been 'unacceptable'.
Posted: April 26, 2018, 11:02 am
Japan's cherry blossom festival is a short-lived spring experience that draws millions of visitors.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 11:12 pm
'Laura' worked as a content reviewer for Facebook. She describes some of the terrible things she saw.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 11:07 pm
Brent crude hits its highest level in more than three years as production cuts reduce stockpiles.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 5:15 pm
In Singapore, senior citizens are learning how to code computer programs on training courses designed to modernise skills and keep older brains sharp.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:50 am
Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £42.6bn for the past financial year.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 9:45 am
Martin Lewis is taking Facebook to court because of fake adverts showing his face.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 3:54 pm
The EY Item Club predicts two rises this year and two next year, despite sluggish economic growth.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 10:59 pm
Free trade with the EU post-Brexit is "crucial" for UK food and drink firms, says a committee of MPs.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 9:55 am
The US President criticises producer group Opec and says high oil prices "will not be accepted".
Posted: April 20, 2018, 1:04 pm
The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:56 pm
A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says
Posted: April 19, 2018, 12:27 pm
The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:29 am
A slowdown in womenswear price rises during March sent UK consumer price inflation down to 2.5%.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 10:00 am
Sterling hovers around $1.43 amid expectations the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 5:31 pm
Matthew Mellon, the scion of two US banking dynasties, passed away in a rehab centre in Mexico.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:08 pm
The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 3:25 pm
The IMF forecasts global growth this year to be the strongest since 2011, but warns over trade barriers.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 1:00 pm
Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 10:37 am
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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US regulators are close to slapping Wells Fargo with a $1 billion fine for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:09 pm
St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard is concerned about the yield curve.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:34 pm
Fifty-eight percent of global money managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch think the stock market has already peaked or will later this year.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:57 pm
Congress just moved a step closer to gutting an Obama-era safeguard against discriminatory auto lending.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:56 pm
Big banks are raking in monster profits -- and they owe President Trump thanks for their success.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 5:54 pm
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Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:55 am
President Trump is setting the stage to make more low-income Americans work for Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits. But a growing number of states are already doing just that.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:33 am
President Donald Trump repeats his preference for bilateral trade deals during summit with Japan's Abe.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:05 am
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Posted: April 17, 2018, 11:51 pm
The Senate could vote Wednesday to repeal a regulation aimed at ensuring minorities car buyers aren't charged higher interest rates.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 10:25 pm
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Posted: April 17, 2018, 5:41 pm
Cash machines in several states in India are running out of rupees, and the government won't say why.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 3:54 pm
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Posted: April 17, 2018, 2:20 pm
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Posted: April 17, 2018, 1:54 pm
Killeen, Texas is a relative oasis of racial parity when it comes to homeownership. The reason: Fort Hood.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 1:27 pm
Hiral Sanghavi launched his company BauBax on Kickstarter in 2015. Three years and $20 million in sales later, he now fears he could lose everything due to a visa issue.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 8:12 pm
Regional banks could reward shareholders with up to $53 billion if Congress rolls back Dodd-Frank.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 7:40 pm
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Posted: April 13, 2018, 3:20 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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