BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

04/19/2018 10:50 AM
Shire faces bid battle from Allergan and Takeda
Allergan may bid for the London-listed rare diseases drug maker after Takeda confirms interest.

04/19/2018 09:07 AM
House of Fraser calls in KPMG to draw up turnaround plan
The department store chain has asked KPMG to look at options which may involve store closures and job losses.

04/19/2018 06:51 AM
Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

04/19/2018 06:47 AM
Questions over Conservative donor tax probe
HMRC denies refusing to assist with a probe into a French telecoms firm because it had been a Tory donor.

04/19/2018 05:27 AM
John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start'
A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

04/19/2018 04:29 AM
Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England?
The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.

04/19/2018 04:19 AM
Apprenticeships down amid 'frustration'
A year after the introduction of the levy scheme the number of new apprenticeships has fallen sharply.

04/19/2018 03:46 AM
Why shopping needs to be more fun
The entrepreneur who brought Tiger to the UK says shops need an "emotional connection" with customers.

04/19/2018 03:31 AM
The office where the average age of employees is just 25
Staff say they focus on a "life-life" balance, not a work-life balance.

04/19/2018 03:26 AM
PPI complaints soar as Arnie tells people to 'do it now'
The number of complaints about PPI has jumped, following adverts featuring Schwarzenegger .

04/19/2018 02:39 AM
Debenhams sales hit by 'Beast from the East'
Profits crash at the department store chain as freezing weather takes its toll on sales.

04/19/2018 02:38 AM
TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.

04/19/2018 01:22 AM
Rogue landlords 'should have properties confiscated'
MPs are calling for landlords who exploit their tenants to have their properties taken away.

04/18/2018 10:04 PM
Casino operator Wynn Resorts adds three women to board
Wynn is continuing to grapple with sexual misconduct allegations regarding former head Steve Wynn.

04/18/2018 04:44 PM
Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp
India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

04/18/2018 04:14 PM
What happens if you ban plastic?
Maharashtra in India has imposed a wide-ranging ban on plastic. How does that affect producers?

04/18/2018 04:09 PM
Recession risk
The World Trade Organization faces challenges on two fronts that threaten the way it does business.

04/18/2018 04:02 PM
Senior WPP boss says staff 'liberated' after Sorrell exit
The chief executive of WPP-owned Mediacom says Sorrell had an "owner's mentality" about running the firm.

04/18/2018 02:31 PM
Heartbreak hotel
Chris Richardson's life fell apart after the bank took his hotel and sold it to its own property division.

04/18/2018 10:59 AM
Starbucks race row: Howard Schultz 'ashamed' of cafe arrest
Howard Schultz said Philadelphia Starbucks incident was "reprehensible" and "not who Starbucks is."

04/18/2018 04:53 AM
Justin Trudeau wants 'seamless' UK trade deal after Brexit
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants a deal that will "flip over the day after Brexit".

04/18/2018 02:37 AM
Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks
The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

04/17/2018 04:05 PM
Distraction tactics
What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

04/17/2018 01:05 AM
'Renting is cheaper' as house prices 'too ridiculous'
Leah Wilson, who is in her early 20s, says she struggles to save for a house.

04/16/2018 04:33 PM
Ninjas and nanobots
Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

04/16/2018 04:03 PM
Going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia
Tourism operators are offering a novel way to find a beer in Australia's vast outback.

04/16/2018 02:19 PM
Starbucks apologises after Philadelphia arrests
The coffee chain apologises to two black men arrested when a manager refused to let them use a toilet.

04/15/2018 04:20 PM
Tentative steps
The fitness tracking firm, co-founded by James Park, has been struggling in a more competitive market.

04/14/2018 04:50 PM
Braking news
Automatic braking systems could save 1,000 lives on the UK's roads over the next decade.

04/13/2018 01:48 PM
Coffee trends
Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

04/12/2018 04:00 PM
Bug hunters
Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.

04/11/2018 04:04 PM
Roadblock ahead?
A good Brexit deal will be vital to the continuing health of the UK car industry say observers.

04/10/2018 04:15 PM
Safe home
The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions.

04/09/2018 04:05 PM
'600 apps had my data'
Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.

04/08/2018 04:00 PM
Smoothie operator
Richard Reed, one of the co-founders of smoothie firm Innocent, looks back on the company's meteoric growth.

04/07/2018 01:26 PM
Gender pay gap
For the first time, the extent of pay differences between men and women in the UK has been exposed.

04/06/2018 01:24 PM
Cleaning up
Tips for the new financial year including selling clutter and finding out how much your pension is worth.

04/06/2018 03:14 AM
Flying whales
Airbus's huge new super-transporter plane can carry two passenger jet wings instead of one.

04/06/2018 03:03 AM
Holding out
Older Swedes fear being left behind as businesses move away from cashless transactions.

04/04/2018 03:08 PM
What next for Trump trade?
Some believe the president's confrontational approach could reverse decades of trade liberalisation.

04/03/2018 03:16 PM
Specs appeal
Billions of people in poorer countries are being held back by a lack of affordable glasses.

04/03/2018 03:14 PM
Working too hard?
Most of us like to be a diligent worker, but what if you are actually addicted to your job?

04/03/2018 08:30 AM
Retail warning
The Federation of Small Businesses warns its members could struggle due to a rise in business rates.

04/02/2018 03:08 PM
Giants of the seas
Wind power capacity is growing thanks to giant offshore turbines, but can they get much bigger?

03/31/2018 04:30 PM
Shake it up
A new breed of adult-focused soft drinks is providing alternatives to traditional alcoholic tipples.

03/30/2018 04:20 PM
Better or worse off?
The start of April sees changes in personal allowances, the minimum wage, council tax and pension contributions.

03/29/2018 04:07 PM
Where on earth...?
Many countries still have no functioning address system. Is digital mapping the answer?

03/28/2018 01:20 AM
Dedicated students
In the ruins of the siege of Eastern Ghouta in Syria there are still students refusing to give up learning.

03/27/2018 02:56 PM
Pea pushers
Advertisers are the experts at persuading us to eat burgers, crisps and fizzy drinks. But what if they tried to sell us something healthier?

03/26/2018 04:56 PM
How the British drink
Across Great Britain, adults are drinking less often. So how are tastes changing and why are they cutting back?

03/26/2018 03:02 PM
'Artpreneurs' are go!
Artists selling their works direct online are giving galleries and auction houses food for thought.

03/25/2018 03:18 PM
Not a shaggy dog story
When Henrietta Morrison's border terrier refused to eat its normal food, she was inspired to set up pet food brand Lily's Kitchen.