BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

10/20/2017 02:42 PM
Tenants 'unfairly miss out on credit'
Mortgage applicants are unable to rely on rent payment history as proof that they can afford a home loan.

10/20/2017 02:38 PM
'Huge business rate rise' for small firms
Inflation-busting increases are looming for thousands of shops in England, says research firm CVS.

10/20/2017 02:16 PM
Is now the time to raise interest rates?
With the economy on an uncertain footing, but inflation crushing wage growth, should rates rise now?

10/20/2017 01:39 PM
General Electric cuts profit outlook ahead of turnaround plan
The industrial giant also posts a quarterly loss ahead of the unveiling of a restructuring plan.

10/20/2017 12:20 PM
BMW headquarters searched by EU investigators
EU investigators are looking into allegations of a cartel involving BMW and four other German car giants.

10/20/2017 11:22 AM
Police conduct inquiries into Royal Bank of Scotland unit
Officers are looking into a division of the bank set up to help failing firms, the BBC understands.

10/20/2017 08:03 AM
Defence Secretary says Clyde shipyard's have 'certainty'
Sir Michael Fallon claimed no other industry had as much certainty as shipbuilders on the Clyde.

10/20/2017 07:50 AM
Kobe Steel uncovers more evidence of quality mistakes
The Japanese steel giant says some employees did not report evidence to an internal investigation.

10/20/2017 05:13 AM
New Great Western Railway trains fixed after software upgrade
Four trains were removed from service on Wednesday due to glitches such as leaking air-con units.

10/20/2017 04:39 AM
Remittances are a 'lifesaver' for many Liberians
Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.

10/20/2017 04:27 AM
Universal credit: Tory peer criticises 'insane' wait for payments
Next boss and Tory peer Lord Wolfson says a six-week wait for benefit payments "must be wrong".

10/20/2017 04:21 AM
Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years
The figures were the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts forecast.

10/20/2017 03:54 AM
Childcare costs rise up to seven times faster than wages
With childcare costs rising seven times faster than wages, mums say going to work is "absolutely pointless".

10/20/2017 02:55 AM
The app helping people navigating Ghana's nameless streets
A lack of postal addresses in Ghana has prompted authorities to introduce a digital solution.

10/20/2017 02:33 AM
InterContinental Hotels sales boosted by Europe tourism
InterContinental Hotels Group's revenue rises as tourists return to key markets after terror attacks.

10/20/2017 02:23 AM
Rail firms 'consider' railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds
It's thought one train company will begin trials of the new railcard in December

10/19/2017 11:45 PM
Bank of England under fire for lack of diversity
The Treasury Committee seeks evidence on the Bank's efforts to improve its gender and ethnic mix.

10/19/2017 08:27 PM
Nissan halts production in Japan over inspection concerns
The firm recalled 1.2 million cars in Japan because uncertified technicians performed final checks.

10/19/2017 04:24 PM
How the paper clip became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the paper clip became a million dollar idea and inspired a resistance movement.

10/19/2017 04:08 PM
The global shop
Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?

10/19/2017 04:03 PM
Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end
The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

10/19/2017 09:35 AM
Australian carmaking runs out of road
The final vehicle left the production line on Friday, in what many consider a symbolic moment.

10/19/2017 08:38 AM
Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'
On Black Monday 30 years ago investors were stunned by a global stock markets crash. What's its legacy?

10/19/2017 07:37 AM
How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist
French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

10/19/2017 04:11 AM
Fear the deer
Milwaukee is historically famous for its beer and its motorcycles, but now its basketball team is hoping to fly the flag for the US city.

10/18/2017 04:22 PM
Rubbish dump
A ban on the import of waste in China is about create a major blockage backing up through the global waste disposal system

10/18/2017 12:26 PM
Would you eat green satsumas?
Tesco has announced it will start selling green satsumas but would you be willing to eat them?

10/18/2017 12:58 AM
The 19-year-old millionaire estate agent
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.

10/17/2017 04:46 PM
Toughest lessons
A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada

10/17/2017 04:41 PM
Wine on the edge
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

10/17/2017 04:41 PM
Putting Canadian wine on the map
How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world.

10/17/2017 04:24 PM
Health risks
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

10/16/2017 04:30 PM
Sweet success
What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

10/16/2017 04:20 PM
Poison purifiers
The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis

10/15/2017 04:49 PM
Strong currency
Paresh Davdra developed his successful money exchange firm from the ground up.

10/15/2017 04:48 PM
Pipe perfection
Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.

10/13/2017 02:24 PM
Made in Japan
The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.

10/13/2017 02:19 PM
Racing finances
Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.

10/12/2017 04:09 PM
Pest control
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

10/12/2017 04:06 PM
No-belle prize
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?

10/11/2017 04:11 PM
Timber travel
A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary

10/11/2017 05:30 AM
Location, location, location
Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.

10/10/2017 04:08 PM
Worst odds
The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

10/10/2017 04:05 PM
Disney to Pompey
Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.

10/10/2017 04:00 PM
Eat your cup
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?

10/09/2017 04:30 PM
From pillows to concrete
Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

10/09/2017 04:28 PM
Robo shops
Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?

10/09/2017 04:23 PM
Baby Lifesaver
This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver

10/09/2017 08:27 AM
Have you been nudged?
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

10/09/2017 06:45 AM
Mamma spice
How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.

10/08/2017 04:08 PM
Blue sky thinking
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

10/05/2017 04:12 PM
Out of control
Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

10/04/2017 04:24 PM
Film memorabilia
Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.

10/04/2017 02:04 AM
Royal model
Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

10/03/2017 04:23 PM
Trump impact?
International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.

10/03/2017 04:16 PM
Smells wrong
Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?

10/02/2017 04:24 PM
Out of fashion
From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry.

10/02/2017 04:19 PM
Close call
5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

10/02/2017 04:13 PM
Ice men
Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

10/01/2017 07:30 PM
Women on board
There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?

10/01/2017 04:41 PM
Whole foods king
Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.

10/01/2017 04:34 PM
What do we want?
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

09/29/2017 02:00 PM
Horses for courses
Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.

09/29/2017 07:23 AM
Brass in pocket?
A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

09/28/2017 04:20 PM
Wooden wheels
Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

09/27/2017 04:20 PM
Ethical model
More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?

09/27/2017 08:33 AM
Sugar rush
The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years.