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BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Kitty Hawk Flyer: 'A big drone that a human can fit in'

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:55:28 GMT

A look inside the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a new flying car from the firm backed by Google's Larry Page.

Chinese whispers

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

Business booming for giant cargo planes

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT

$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.

'It was pretty crazy'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:07:48 GMT

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:54:40 GMT

Sergio Marchionne, 66, is replaced after suffering complications from shoulder surgery.

Dominic Raab: We can get Brexit deal done by October

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:02:20 GMT

But preparations have begun in case negotiations end without agreement, Brexit secretary says.

Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:50:02 GMT

MPs say smart meters will not deliver expected savings and their rollout will not meet a deadline.

Retailer profit warnings double in year, says EY

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 09:41:20 GMT

The retail sector has been hit by rising costs and subdued spending, says EY report.

Trading places

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:17:09 GMT

President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.

Ground breaking tech

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:01:15 GMT

Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.

Citroën CEO: ‘Directors' egos can be a bit like four-year-olds’

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:30:48 GMT

Linda Jackson is the first female and first British CEO of French carmaker Citroën.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT

Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

Eyes on the skies

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:11:55 GMT

Farnborough Airshow in pictures: The big, the fast, the noisy.

Tariff battle

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:34:19 GMT

After the US imposes tariffs on $34bn of goods from China, the BBC looks at President Trump's move.

Landlords in legal challenge to House of Fraser rescue

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:49:23 GMT

In a legal challenge landlords say they have been unfairly treated in the rescue deal for House of Fraser.

From podium to boardroom

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:48:45 GMT

David Coulthard swapped the high-powered world of Formula 1 for a new career path in the media and business.

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:31:32 GMT

The government introduced a 12% levy on sanitary products last year, sparking outrage.

Ryanair pilot strike to continue next week

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:17:54 GMT

The Irish low-cost airline is facing a series of walkouts by staff over working conditions.

Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:17:53 GMT

The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT

Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

Beauty queen

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:32:54 GMT

Kylie Jenner is not old enough to drink alcohol in the US yet, but is worth almost $1bn.

Playing Chequers

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:43:24 GMT

The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards amid focus on health

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:57:58 GMT

James Packer retreats from business life after a tumultuous period that affected him psychologically.

How Netflix went from pioneer to powerhouse

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:18:43 GMT

Netflix started as a mail order DVD service, but it's now admired and feared by the biggest media firms.

Holidaymakers hit as pound falls

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:07:14 GMT

Britons heading abroad are seeing the poorest exchange rates for nine months.

UK government borrowing at 11-year low

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:32:27 GMT

Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.

'One of the lucky ones'

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:06:18 GMT

Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn't let the lasting impact of polio hold her back.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT

More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

PayPoint: Energy payments fixed for customers

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:41:52 GMT

Terminals across the UK went down on Saturday but the company says the issue is now resolved.

Rose gold rising

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT

Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Bright as a Button

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:10:17 GMT

A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.

Especially for you

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:20:43 GMT

Thanks to the internet, having clothes made to fit you is becoming increasingly affordable.

Boomless speed

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:14:12 GMT

Three firms are vying to be the first to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight in the next decade.

No affordable homes?

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:13:37 GMT

More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.

Fur sales: MPs call for consultation to ban real fur

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 08:28:20 GMT

Poor labelling means real fur is being sold in the High Street and online as fake fur, MPs say.

Emotional surveillance

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT

How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Trump criticises US central bank's interest rate rises

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:22:16 GMT

Mr Trump says he is "not happy" with rising interest rates which he argues put the US at a disadvantage.

UKTV: Dave and Gold among channels dropped by Virgin Media

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 11:23:35 GMT

About 4m households will no longer be able to watch shows such as Taskmaster and Red Dwarf.

Mortgage misery

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:52:45 GMT

Excessive lending before the Financial Crisis has left many homeowners at risk of having their homes repossessed

Shedding pounds

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:31 GMT

With ever-more money being spent on fitness, BBC News asks who spends most and what is it spent on?

The self-driving car that's 50 years old

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:20 GMT

A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.

Ryanair customers urged to claim compensation

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 09:23:03 GMT

The Civil Aviation Authority says airlines must give customers two-weeks notice or pay compensation.

Active defence

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:21:13 GMT

How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.

Trade war a reality, French finance minister warns

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 08:51:37 GMT

Bruno Le Maire accuses the US of using "the law of the jungle" with unilateral tariffs

Poundworld to disappear from the High Street

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:09:15 GMT

The collapse means all 335 stores will have closed by 10 August with the loss of 5,100 jobs.

US faces retaliation if car tariffs go ahead

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:02:22 GMT

The US is considering tariffs on foreign cars but the EU, Mexico and Canada say they would retaliate.

Formula 1: The tech driving the races

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT

BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.

Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:30:30 GMT

Kobe Steel, which is Japan's third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.

Teaching the elite to fly helicopters

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:38:01 GMT

State of the art airborne classrooms to help test pilots perfect their helicopter flying skills.

Cadbury's Dairy Milk to offer low-sugar version

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:54:06 GMT

A new version of the famous bar will have almost a third less sugar, the owner of Cadbury announces

Korea lesson

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:15:45 GMT

The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.

Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:50:15 GMT

With the US President suggesting tariffs could hit $500bn of goods, China could retaliate in several ways.

Comcast likely to be new owner of Sky

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:57:16 GMT

The US cable TV giant Comcast is likely to be the new owner of Sky after a lengthy takeover battle.

Unlikely partners?

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:04:10 GMT

Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.