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BBC News - Business

12/10/2017 03:55 PM
Bitcoin futures trading begins on Cboe exchange in Chicago
Trading in futures contracts is a step towards legitimising the digital currency, its supporters say.

12/10/2017 12:30 PM
A political Fed
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

12/10/2017 11:11 AM
Brexit: David Davis wants 'Canada plus plus plus' trade deal
The Brexit secretary says he wants a tariff-free trade deal, as Labour suggests paying for market access.

12/10/2017 10:17 AM
Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6bn deal
The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

12/10/2017 07:29 AM
Max Clifford dies in hospital aged 74
Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died in hospital, aged 74, after collapsing in prison.

12/10/2017 05:09 AM
Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees
Jo Johnson wants to change a system where three-year degrees have "crowded out" anything else.

12/10/2017 02:07 AM
Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'
The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.

12/09/2017 04:30 PM
Paint and sip
Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?

12/09/2017 02:18 AM
Brexit: What still needs to be worked out?
As the first phase of talks come to an end, what's been agreed and what is still to come?

12/08/2017 04:21 PM
The woman making money from food porn
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.

12/08/2017 02:05 PM
Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'
Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.

12/08/2017 02:00 PM
Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000
Trading in the digital currency remains volatile after hitting a new record high on Friday.

12/08/2017 01:49 PM
Financial secrets
A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?

12/08/2017 01:34 PM
Is Trump the WTO's biggest threat?
As the World Trade Organization meets in Argentina, is the US President undermining its existence?

12/08/2017 10:27 AM
Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other
Two of the world's most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another.

12/08/2017 08:07 AM
US jobs growth stronger than expected
A rebound after the disruption caused by hurricanes boosted US employment last month.

12/08/2017 06:35 AM
EU agrees biggest free trade deal with Japan
The agreement is a challenge to the protectionism championed by US President Donald Trump.

12/08/2017 06:11 AM
Drought in Cape Town hits local economy
A severe drought in Cape Town, South Africa, is having a big impact on the local economy.

12/08/2017 05:21 AM
New safety systems for London's trams
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at Transport for London's warning systems aimed at stopping tram drivers dozing off.

12/08/2017 04:32 AM
Ghana's 'brand-building' ideas guru
Sound and fashion artist Steloolive works with brands to increase their profile.

12/08/2017 03:28 AM
will.i.am: 'I want to be like Bill Gates'
Why will.i.am, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.

12/08/2017 03:22 AM
Three football clubs 'shamed' for underpaying staff
Three Scottish teams are among 28 employers who failed to pay staff the minimum wage.

12/08/2017 03:10 AM
Manufacturing sector expands for sixth month in October
The sector is set for "strong growth" in the longer term, the Office for National Statistics says.

12/08/2017 02:48 AM
Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal
Despite news of a "breakthrough" deal, companies want certainty about EU citizens living in the UK.

12/08/2017 12:37 AM
Lego wins first copyright case against China copies
Toymaker Lego has won a landmark case in China against two companies that manufactured copies.

12/07/2017 11:27 PM
Japan's economy in longest growth streak since 1994
Growth was driven by rising exports and increased investment by Japanese companies.

12/07/2017 04:45 PM
Chat and pay
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

12/07/2017 04:39 PM
How the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea.

12/07/2017 04:06 PM
Crypto currency
The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.

12/07/2017 04:04 PM
Fake pants seized in Christmas crackdown on counterfeits
Authorities are using Calvin Kleins and humorous videos to warn consumers over Christmas counterfeits.

12/07/2017 04:04 PM
Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas
The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.

12/06/2017 04:28 PM
Declining thread
It is in the finest carpets, it is in Harris Tweed, and now you'll even find it in top-of-the-range beds; but at £1 a kilo, UK wool hasn't been this cheap in seven years.

12/06/2017 03:59 AM
Unwrapping the past
An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

12/05/2017 04:37 PM
Look at me
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

12/05/2017 04:33 PM
Parlez-vous?
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

12/05/2017 04:08 PM
Fed heads
At every key moment in US economic history, the chair of the Federal Reserve has set the pace.

12/04/2017 04:22 PM
Saving mums
Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.

12/04/2017 04:13 PM
Dangerous milk
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

12/03/2017 05:17 PM
Take two
The inspiring stories of people who quit their day job for something completely different.

12/03/2017 04:30 PM
Healthy dragon
Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"

12/03/2017 04:21 PM
Plastic fantastic
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.

12/02/2017 05:44 PM
When I'm 64
Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study

12/01/2017 01:57 PM
Cheesy idea
Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?

12/01/2017 09:15 AM
Coping methods
What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?

11/30/2017 04:01 PM
Powering up
They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.

11/30/2017 07:46 AM
Bitcoin bubble?
The digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof - but what is it, and why has it shot up in price?

11/29/2017 04:04 PM
Aging indicators
Japan's years of stagnant wage growth and a rapidly ageing population offer lessons to other developed economies.

11/29/2017 04:02 PM
Snow business
Skiing faces a number of challenges, including ageing participants, climate change, and even Brexit.

11/28/2017 04:13 PM
Bug eat bug
How a Brazilian company put itself at the forefront of biological pest control - using insects to control other bugs.

11/27/2017 04:23 PM
Educating girls
The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.

11/27/2017 04:20 PM
Global leader
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.

11/27/2017 04:16 PM
Super vision
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.

11/26/2017 04:25 PM
Radical revolution
This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible.

11/26/2017 04:18 PM
Need for speed
The founder of the sports nutrition company MaxiMuscle wants to buy back the firm he founded.

11/24/2017 04:34 PM
Counting down
How Advent has gone from chocolate treats for children to an extravagant present-filled bonanza.

11/24/2017 01:48 PM
Nothing wasted
A growing number of businesses are finding creative uses for surplus food - but will the trend ever go mainstream?

11/23/2017 04:03 PM
Help is on its way!
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.