BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

02/16/2018 09:53 PM
No charge
A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

02/16/2018 09:50 PM
Kiwis crackdown
New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

02/16/2018 04:31 PM
£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55
The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.

02/16/2018 03:23 PM
Uber to report crimes direct to police to boost safety
The taxi-hailing app will also set up a round-the-clock telephone line to help improve public safety.

02/16/2018 02:47 PM
Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?
His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi?

02/16/2018 02:29 PM
Regulator to investigate energy firm Iresa
Ofgem will investigate Iresa's treatment of customers following a raft of complaints.

02/16/2018 02:15 PM
Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs
The supermarket is moving its customer engagement operations to a single site in Dundee.

02/16/2018 01:21 PM
Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service
Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

02/16/2018 01:15 PM
Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'
The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds.

02/16/2018 01:10 PM
Why young people can't afford to buy homes
The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

02/16/2018 12:51 PM
Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa
A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

02/16/2018 12:22 PM
UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost
Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.

02/16/2018 11:36 AM
Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'
The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

02/16/2018 08:16 AM
Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive
There had been some speculation the carmaker boss would relinquish his role as head of the French firm.

02/16/2018 05:37 AM
US rejects China-led bid for Chicago Stock Exchange
Regulator's decision is the latest rejection of a Chinese firm's attempt to do business in the US.

02/16/2018 12:56 AM
Why we drive our own buses
When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

02/16/2018 12:24 AM
How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

02/16/2018 12:23 AM
A tale of two Indian tech cities
Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

02/16/2018 12:09 AM
Humble origins
Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

02/16/2018 12:05 AM
Hot on Instagram - but is it art?
Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

02/16/2018 12:03 AM
Manbag mystery
Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

02/16/2018 12:01 AM
South Africa: the economic challenge
What are the challenges facing South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

02/15/2018 10:40 PM
Life in the 'golden cage'
As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

02/15/2018 04:05 PM
Airbus takes new €1.3bn hit on A400M troop carrier
The aerospace group has now written off a total of €8bn in losses on the military transport plane.

02/15/2018 03:13 PM
Spanish woman's 'sexist' rejection letter sparks furore
An agency in Spain has allegedly rejected a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man.

02/15/2018 01:13 PM
Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker
The latest versions of the web browser will block "annoying intrusive" ads from today.

02/15/2018 10:28 AM
Standard Life Aberdeen sees £100bn contract axed
Last year's merger has created competition issues, according to Lloyds and Scottish Widows.

02/15/2018 12:17 AM
Faulty appliances 'cause 60 fires a week'
Consumer group Which? wants the government to speed up efforts to tackle faulty home appliances.

02/15/2018 12:02 AM
Recycling hacks
As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

02/14/2018 10:11 AM
Educated survivor
Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

02/14/2018 12:06 AM
Recipe for success
US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

02/14/2018 12:02 AM
Norwegian challenger
Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

02/13/2018 12:08 AM
Tinder revolution
Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

02/13/2018 12:06 AM
Unfair pay
Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

02/12/2018 06:26 AM
Probe Down Under
Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

02/12/2018 12:15 AM
Scandinavian blues
While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

02/12/2018 12:12 AM
Risk assessment
Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

02/09/2018 09:55 PM
Say what?
BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

02/09/2018 12:03 AM
Potato plastics
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

02/08/2018 12:27 AM
Global collapse
What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

02/08/2018 12:16 AM
Challenging stereotypes
Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

02/07/2018 01:15 PM
Daydream believer
Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

02/07/2018 12:30 AM
Fabulous fabrics?
Synthetic fibres have never had a good reputation, but one Japanese business is making polyester and nylon for many of the world's most expensive fashion brands.

02/06/2018 11:28 AM
All-electric aircraft?
The pressure to cut emissions, noise and costs is propelling companies towards electric planes.

02/06/2018 01:13 AM
Suffragettes: Then and now
Four generations from the same family talk about how working life has evolved for women.

02/06/2018 12:07 AM
How Asia's aviation took off
Who's ordering planes? What's the world's busiest air route? We take a snapshot of the region's industry.

02/06/2018 12:02 AM
Computer says no
More firms are relying on artificial intelligence and automation to speed up recruitment, but at what cost?

02/05/2018 02:25 AM
Gender pay gap: Q&A
What is the gender pay gap and how has it changed over time?

02/05/2018 01:16 AM
Timeshare lock-in
Thousands of people are unable to get out of their complex timeshare contracts, the BBC has been told.

02/05/2018 01:08 AM
Security pioneers
Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.

02/04/2018 12:12 AM
Speedy delivery
Spurred on by Amazon, the big supermarkets are racing to deliver our shopping the same day we order it.

02/02/2018 10:49 PM
Shiny no more
Compilations by pop artists are another casualty of the shift away from physical albums to streaming.

02/02/2018 12:28 AM
Powell position
Jerome Powell takes over as Fed chair: The whole world awaits his first move

02/02/2018 12:23 AM
League of their own
The Canadian rugby league club that is aiming to get to the top tier of the sport in England.

02/02/2018 12:05 AM
Mind control
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

02/01/2018 12:21 PM
On strike?
Industrial workers want the option of working less to look after their families, while not losing pay.

02/01/2018 10:34 AM
Marketing Britain
As Theresa May visits China to strengthen business ties, does "made in Britain" still have cachet?

02/01/2018 12:27 AM
Shrinking snacks
While treats may be getting smaller - research has found that some prices are falling too.

02/01/2018 12:17 AM
Banana blight
As a deadly disease spreads, the fight for a banana plantation in Mozambique might hold the key to saving the world's favourite fruit.

01/31/2018 03:37 PM
Things fall apart
As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

01/31/2018 12:21 AM
Rescuing child brides
A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

01/31/2018 12:17 AM
Global brew
How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

01/30/2018 08:06 AM
'Too worried to sleep'
A Preston man tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme his benefits were cut when he missed a job centre visit.

01/30/2018 12:05 AM
Robo news
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

01/29/2018 08:24 AM
The magic money tree
Michael Robinson investigates whether money pumped into the economy via quantitative easing did its job

01/29/2018 12:08 AM
Couture couple
How Mandy Watkins and Rupert Youngman built popular womenswear brand Hush.

01/26/2018 10:13 PM
Tips from those at the top
Women business leaders at Davos give the BBC their tips to reach succeed in the corporate world.

01/26/2018 08:47 AM
The retail ruckus
Clashes over cut-price Nutella in France are not the first time bargain hunters have turned violent.