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Toughest lessons (18/10/2017)
A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada...

Health risks (18/10/2017)
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change....

Wine on the edge (18/10/2017)
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines....

What has China's president Xi Jinping achieved so far? (18/10/2017)
Chinese president Xi Jinping will be confirmed for a second five-year term this month....

Putting Canadian wine on the map (18/10/2017)
How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world....

Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive (18/10/2017)
The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan....

How wide is Aldi and Lidl's appeal among the better off? (18/10/2017)
As supermarkets fight tooth and claw for our custom how widely do discounters appeal to the better off?...

Ugg: The battle over an iconic Australian boot (18/10/2017)
The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge....

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering' (18/10/2017)
Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options....

Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities (18/10/2017)
The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets....

Harvey Weinstein 'steps down from company board' (18/10/2017)
Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company over sex allegations but had stayed on its board....

Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters (18/10/2017)
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales....

Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping (18/10/2017)
The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping....

UK merger rules face change to bolster national security (18/10/2017)
The government wants to be able to scrutinise deals with companies whose turnover is more than £1m....

Asos profits surge as overseas sales boosted by weak pound (18/10/2017)
The online fashion retailer's international sales have been boosted by the fall in sterling....

Legoland owner warns of terrorism impact to its profits (18/10/2017)
Shares of Merlin Entertainment tumble 20% after the firm forecasts flat growth for this year....

UK inflation at highest since April 2012 (18/10/2017)
Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years....

Dow Jones index passes 23,000 milestone (18/10/2017)
The benchmark US share index hits a fresh record high, helped by a set of strong corporate earnings....

Goldman Sachs results beat forecasts despite bond trading hit (18/10/2017)
Third quarter profits at the US banking giant fall, but its results were not as bad as expected....

Poison purifiers (17/10/2017)
The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis...

New Zealand faces 'chipocalypse' as farmers warn of crisps shortage (17/10/2017)
Potato varieties used to make crisps could be in short supply after a wet season hit farmers hard....

Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale (17/10/2017)
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley puts the Premier League club up for sale after a decade in charge at St James' Park....

Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs (17/10/2017)
One of the world's biggest investors says there could be a "decent-sized" fall in stock markets....

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia (17/10/2017)
The failing Italian airline has received seven offers from interested companies....

Wall Street stocks continue to climb (17/10/2017)
US stocks open higher as investors prepare for a busy week of corporate news....

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK (17/10/2017)
The cars are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue....

Oil prices rise amid Iraq tensions (17/10/2017)
Crude prices rise as Iraqi forces capture territory from Kurds and the US mulls sanctions on Iran....

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks' (17/10/2017)
Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected....

CEO Secrets: Brewer who found making beer difficult (16/10/2017)
Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?...

UK interest rate rise 'should be delayed' (16/10/2017)
The UK economy is not ready for rates to go up next month, according to forecaster EY Item Club....

Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people (16/10/2017)
Financial Conduct Authority head Andrew Bailey says young people are borrowing to make ends meet....

Can we teach robots ethics? (16/10/2017)
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching....

Vauxhall plans 400 job cuts at Ellesmere Port as sales fall (16/10/2017)
The carmaker says the 400 job losses at its Ellesmere Port factory are needed to stay competitive....

Made in Japan (14/10/2017)
The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won?t be the last Japanese business scandal....

Racing finances (14/10/2017)
Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition....

Burkina Faso: Swapping suits for the 'dan fani' look (14/10/2017)
Dan fani fabric symbolises cultural identity and national pride for the people of Burkina Faso....

South Africa's Zanzibaris fight over land development (14/10/2017)
The minority community in South Africa's Durban fighting locals over a housing development project....

UK MPs press watchdog over RBS report (14/10/2017)
The Treasury Committee says it may use "formal powers" to demand publication of a report into RBS bank....

US stocks higher on retail sales data (14/10/2017)
Retail sales jumped by 1.6% in September, figures show, and consumer prices also rose....

GKN issues profit warning over mystery charges (14/10/2017)
Problems in North America and undisclosed charges mean only marginal profit growth for the firm this year....

Wells Fargo results hit by legal costs (14/10/2017)
The US banking giant is still dealing with fallout from the 2008 financial crisis....

Saudi Aramco: FCA head admits to talks over listing plans (14/10/2017)
The regulator was criticised for proposing changes to UK listing rules to accommodate the oil giant....

No-belle prize (13/10/2017)
Women only hold 15% of permanent positions in economics - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?...

Swipe, scan and go: The new staffless, cashless stores (13/10/2017)
Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience....

How Blu Tack became a million dollar idea (13/10/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Blu Tack became a million dollar idea....

Low-income tenants battle soaring rents (13/10/2017)
Renters on low incomes spend 28% of wages on rent, up from 21% in the mid-1990s, new research finds....

BCC: 'Robust' manufacturing fails to boost UK growth (13/10/2017)
The British Chambers of Commerce says while manufacturing is robust, there are concerns over services....

Samsung Electronics CEO resigns over 'unprecedented crisis' (13/10/2017)
Kwon Oh-hyun said the company was facing an "unprecedented crisis inside out"....

Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea (13/10/2017)
Darjeeling tea may become more difficult to get hold of. Political unrest halted production for three month this year and this has hit India's entire tea industry....

Energy price cap plans revealed (13/10/2017)
Draft legislation designed to bring down the cost of energy bills is outlined....

Trump and Trudeau discuss Bombardier-Boeing row (13/10/2017)
Canada's PM says he "disagrees vehemently" with a US tax ruling that threatens Belfast jobs....

Bank results fail to inspire Wall Street (13/10/2017)
US stocks fall back from record highs despite strong results from JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup....

HSBC appoints John Flint as new chief executive (13/10/2017)
John Flint takes over from outgoing boss Stuart Gulliver, and will start his new role next February....

Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One (13/10/2017)
Sir Richard is joining the board of the pod-based US transport company....

Bond trading slump hits Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase (13/10/2017)
Profits at two of America's biggest banks rise in the third quarter despite a bond trading slump....

Donald Trump: Has US debt fallen since the president took office? (13/10/2017)
Reality Check looks at a number of President Trump's claims on the economy....

Timber travel (12/10/2017)
A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary...

IMF: Tax hikes need not harm growth (12/10/2017)
The IMF says some rich countries could raise top income tax rates without harming their economies....

Kobe Steel president: More data fabrication cases possible (12/10/2017)
Toyota and GM are among firms checking if they used sub-standard materials from Kobe Steel....

Sky deal: James Murdoch faces shareholders at annual meeting (12/10/2017)
The pay-TV company's chairman faces key shareholder vote as the takeover by Fox hangs in the balance....

Location, location, location (12/10/2017)
Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses....

Bombardier: Belfast workers to press MPs on Boeing row (12/10/2017)
Workers from Belfast meet MPs to press the government on the Boeing trade dispute....

Wall Street unmoved in early trade (12/10/2017)
Supermarket chain Kroger jumped more than 7% after it said it was exploring sale of its convenience stores....

Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse levy' (12/10/2017)
The government wants firms such as Facebook and Twitter to publish annual reports on abuse....

Tokyo stock market hits 21-year high (12/10/2017)
A strengthening economy and optimism across global markets has helped fuel gains for the Nikkei....

Ebay paid UK corporation tax of £1.6m in 2016 (12/10/2017)
The tax bill for the UK division of the auction website comes despite total revenues of £1bn....

IMF warns on financial stability (12/10/2017)
Immediate risks to global finance have declined, but longer-term problems are building, says the IMF....

WTO countries fret over Brexit plans (12/10/2017)
Countries including the US and Canada object to the UK and the EU's proposed Brexit settlement....

Kobe Steel scandal sparks car and train checks (12/10/2017)
The Japanese steel maker admits falsifying quality control data, possibly for as long as a decade....

Worst odds (11/10/2017)
The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school....

Disney to Pompey (11/10/2017)
Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC....

China's Spotify: How Tencent leads the music streaming market (11/10/2017)
Chinese tech giant Tencent is dominating the music streaming market after clamping down on piracy....

Happy meal? Here comes the McVegan (11/10/2017)
McDonald's has started trial sales of a vegan burger in Finland....

Nuclear clean-up 'failures' cost £122m (11/10/2017)
The National Audit Office says there were "fundamental failures" in the way the contract was awarded....

Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem (11/10/2017)
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?...

Farm incomes may halve after Brexit, says report (11/10/2017)
The "worst-case scenario" would cut average farm profits from £38,000 per year to just £15,000, says the research....

Walmart leads Dow Jones to fresh record high (11/10/2017)
A $20bn share buyback plan boosts shares in the US retail giant....

UK attracting record number of tourists (11/10/2017)
Visitor numbers are expected to reach nearly 40 million in 2017, with "staycations" also on the rise....

Kobe Steel shares sink as it admits data falsification (11/10/2017)
Japan's third largest steelmaker admits falsifying data about the quality of its products....

Nokia kills off Ozo high-end virtual reality cameras (11/10/2017)
The firm says the market in virtual reality video is growing at a slower pace than it expected....

IMF forecasts stronger global growth (11/10/2017)
The forecast for the global economy is increased but the UK's remains unchanged....

Pfizer mulls sale of consumer business (11/10/2017)
The company's consumer health business contains brands such as Advil, Robitussin and ChapStick....

Trump threat to NFL over 'massive' tax breaks (11/10/2017)
US President asks why the NFL receives tax breaks while players "disrespect" the national anthem....

BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs (11/10/2017)
BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon so wants to slow production before an expected order from Qatar....

Robo shops (10/10/2017)
Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?...

Baby Lifesaver (10/10/2017)
This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver...

The doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver (10/10/2017)
Meet the Bangladeshi doctor who is using a shampoo bottle to help save babies with the disease....

Monarch collapse: Lord Myners calls for inquiry (10/10/2017)
Former City minister Lord Myners seeks an investigation into Greybull Capital, the airline's owner....

UN bans 4 ships from global ports for violating N Korea sanctions (10/10/2017)
The UN has expanded sanctions on Pyongyang in response to its sixth and largest nuclear test....

World Bank chief sounds alarm over job automation (10/10/2017)
The automation of millions of jobs is putting the world on a 'crash course', Jim Yong Kim warns....

Have you been nudged? (10/10/2017)
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour....

Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler on 'nudge' theory and diet (10/10/2017)
Richard Thaler tells Wake Up To Money how his economic theory helps improve people's diets....

BAE Systems 'to axe more than 1,000 jobs' (10/10/2017)
The bulk of cuts will affect the defence contractor's two Lancashire plants, the BBC understands....

Energy firms keep Wall Street steady (10/10/2017)
Markets were mixed on Monday morning, with gains in the energy sector offset by losses elsewhere....

Ikea to sell online on third-party sites (10/10/2017)
The Swedish flatpack furniture chain's digital drive is in response to changing shopping patterns....

Mamma spice (9/10/2017)
How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful restaurant at his family home in Mumbai....

CEO Secrets: How to take on the global stock exchanges (9/10/2017)
CEO Secrets: Alasdair Haynes of Aquis describes his struggles, taking on financial giants like the London Stock Exchange....

Argentine Airlines suspends flights to Venezuela (9/10/2017)
Argentine Airlines say it has concerns over security and has ended its flights to Caracas....

UK retailers 'need EU workers after Brexit' (9/10/2017)
EU nationals in the retail sector are concentrated in warehouse and delivery jobs, a survey finds....

Airbnb paid £188,000 in UK tax last year (9/10/2017)
The home-sharing website collected more than £650m in rental payments for UK landlords last year....

Losses at Donald Trump's Scottish golf resorts double (9/10/2017)
Losses at the US president's courses in Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire reached £19m last year....

McDonald's Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce stunt backfires (9/10/2017)
Fans of cartoon Rick and Morty were left angry after they were unable to get a rare dipping sauce....

More than 60% of Monarch passengers back in the UK (9/10/2017)
More than 350 rescue flights have so far been chartered or leased by the Civil Aviation Authority....

Dove apologises for 'racist' Facebook advertising campaign (9/10/2017)
The cosmetic brand caused anger with a series of photos used in a Facebook advertising campaign....

Brexit: 'No deal' planning is well under way, says minister (9/10/2017)
Justice minister says while UK wants best deal it must "prepare for all eventualities"....

Standard Chartered $1.4bn Guernsey transfer investigated (7/10/2017)
The transfer happened just before new tax exchange standards between countries were introduced....

Further tariff of 80% imposed on import of C-Series (7/10/2017)
The US Department of Commerce again rules against the aerospace firm in its dispute with rival Boeing....

How the fidget spinner became a million dollar idea (7/10/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fidget spinner became a must-have toy....

South Africa's drooping flower tourism (7/10/2017)
Sub-Saharan Africa's lingering drought is hitting the flower tourism industry in South Africa's Western Cape....

Zambian farmer: 'Water is becoming a problem' (7/10/2017)
The scarcity of water in Zambia has forced farmers to adopt new irrigation techniques....

EasyJet sees record passenger numbers (7/10/2017)
The airline's full-year profits are expected to be £405m-£410m, at the upper end of estimates....

UK productivity sees further fall (7/10/2017)
UK productivity fell in the April-to-June period for the second quarter in a row, figures show....

Wall Street tilts lower after jobs decline (7/10/2017)
Investors react to US Labor Department data showing the first jobs decline since 2010....

Dentsu's overtime fine puts spotlight on Japan's work culture (7/10/2017)
The advertising firm's workplace practices have come under scrutiny after a young employee killed herself in 2015....

What to do if you think you are being sexually harassed at work (7/10/2017)
What counts as sexual harassment at work - and how do you deal with it if you think it is happening to you?...

Sterling stumbles on fears over May's future (6/10/2017)
Analysts say uncertainty is behind the pound's fall given speculation over Theresa May's future....

By the book: Christmas hardback avalanche arrives (6/10/2017)
Readers are falling back in love with books, bringing festive cheer to publishers and retailers alike....

Catalan bank moves legal base amid independence turmoil (6/10/2017)
The decision by Sabadell, Spain's fifth-biggest bank, could be followed by CaixaBank on Friday....

Drink-drive rules 'need updating for autonomous car era' (6/10/2017)
Australia mulls changes in the law to exempt autonomous vehicle passengers from drink-drive laws....

Food and farming policies 'need total rethink' (6/10/2017)
A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems....

Tech firms push Wall Street higher (6/10/2017)
Shares in Google's parent company, Alphabet, gain after it announces new products....

Thomas Cook pilots call off strikes (6/10/2017)
The strikes are cancelled after the two sides agree to binding arbitration to resolve a pay dispute....

UK car sales slide 9% in September (6/10/2017)
The sales fall included a 20% slump for diesel cars and will cause concern, says the SMMT trade body....

Merlin Entertainments shares rise on talk of SeaWorld deal (6/10/2017)
Madame Tussauds owner is understood to have held talks to buy parts of the SeaWorld theme park group....

Bank calls for Brexit transition deal by Christmas (6/10/2017)
The Bank of England says lenders may trigger contingency plans unless there is a deal by Christmas....

Film memorabilia (5/10/2017)
Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection....

Bombardier-Boeing row: Coveney warns on peace process (5/10/2017)
Simon Coveney warns US of the Bombardier-Boeing dispute's potential impact on NI jobs....

Uber clears way for huge Softbank investment (5/10/2017)
The Japanese technology giant could pour up to $1.25bn into the ride-sharing firm, reports suggest....

Lord Sugar says women must be more assertive over pay (5/10/2017)
He says pay should remain a private issue, but urges women to demand more to narrow the gender gap....

Scotland's economy grows by 0.1% (5/10/2017)
Scotland's latest GDP figures show economic growth slowed between April and June....

Boeing gains altitude as US stocks mixed (5/10/2017)
The aircraft maker leads the Dow Jones higher, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fare less well....

Facebook's UK tax bill rises to £5.1m (5/10/2017)
An overhaul of Facebook's tax structure has resulted in the company making higher profits and paying more tax in the UK....

UK service sector recovers from 11-month low (5/10/2017)
The sector picked up slightly in September, but UK economic growth is still "subdued", a survey says....

Tesco says turnaround is on track as sales rise again (5/10/2017)
The supermarket will pay a dividend for the first time in three years, reflecting "board confidence"....

Monarch collapse: Unions take action over job losses (5/10/2017)
Unite condemns lack of consultation with staff, while pilots union Balpa criticises "shoddy" treatment....

Smells wrong (4/10/2017)
Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?...

Royal model (4/10/2017)
Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar....

Europe 'to bill Amazon for Luxembourg back taxes' (4/10/2017)
Brussels is poised to seek hundreds of millions of euros from the US retailer, say reports....

Ford unveils plans to help it compete (4/10/2017)
Ford says 90% of vehicles worldwide would be "built with connectivity" by 2020....

AncestryDNA angers privacy campaigners (4/10/2017)
Genealogy service AncestryDNA angers privacy campaigners....

Wall Street's record run continues (4/10/2017)
The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all open higher, building on Monday's record closes....

Scottish government backs ban on fracking (4/10/2017)
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse tells MSPs that fracking "cannot and will not take place in Scotland"....

Ryanair passenger numbers grow despite cancellations (4/10/2017)
The airline says passenger numbers were up 10% in September despite the flight cancellation fiasco....

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon faces new money-laundering charges (4/10/2017)
Indian drinks baron Vijay Mallya denies money-laundering as he fights extradition from the UK....

Wells Fargo boss should be be fired, says senator (4/10/2017)
The head of the American bank, Tim Sloan, was grilled in Washington after the fake accounts scandal....

Ice men (3/10/2017)
Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages....

'Go polygamy' app stirs controversy in Indonesia (3/10/2017)
An app is aiming to help men looking for a second, third or fourth wife....

Ice men: Meet the glacier builders (3/10/2017)
Could creating manmade ice structures to store water help protect farmers in the Himalayas and beyond?...

Monarch's rise and fall charts British holiday trends (3/10/2017)
From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry....

Nissan faces $220m hit from Japanese recall (3/10/2017)
The carmaker failed to perform proper safety inspections on some vehicles in Japan, regulators said....

US revives trade dispute over Canadian wine (3/10/2017)
The complaint adds to a growing list of trade fights between the two countries....

US markets rise to new records (3/10/2017)
Stocks on Wall Street hit new highs but energy shares lose ground as oil prices fall....

Bank of England sets out bank rescue rules (3/10/2017)
The Bank publishes its latest Purple Book, which sets out how banks should prepare a new crisis....

Las Vegas shooting: Gun shares rise, in keeping with US shooting trend (3/10/2017)
Shares in gun manufacturers rose in the first few hours of trading on Monday....

Jo Bertram: Uber's boss in London to leave firm (3/10/2017)
Jo Bertram is leaving the company as it battles to have its licence in the capital renewed....

Whole foods king (2/10/2017)
Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis....

What do we want? (2/10/2017)
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods....

CEO Secrets: How I created Flickr (2/10/2017)
CEO Secrets: Stewart Butterfield describes how he came up with Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website....

Cabinet split harming business, says British Chambers of Commerce (2/10/2017)
Business leaders are growing impatient over division on Brexit, the British Chambers of Commerce says....

Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations (2/10/2017)
It comes after allegations that workers had changed slaughter dates at one if its sites....

Boeing 'unjustified' in Bombardier row (2/10/2017)
James Brokenshire criticises Boeing over Bombardier trade dispute that threatens Belfast jobs....

Monarch flights cancelled as airline ceases trading (2/10/2017)
The government says 110,000 customers currently abroad will be flown back to UK on chartered planes....

Theresa May promises £10bn Help to Buy boost (2/10/2017)
An additional 135,000 buyers stand to benefit from the extra funds for the home purchase scheme....

Freight railway BBR helps keep Zimbabwe on track (30/9/2017)
The privately-owned Beitbridge-Bulawayo Railway remains vital for business in Zimbabwe....

Reunion Island's forgotten geranium oil (30/9/2017)
South Africa, Egypt and China have overtaken Reunion Island as leading producers of geranium oil....

The portable science kit entrepreneur (30/9/2017)
Creator of ChemStart, Bathabile Mpofu, takes hands-on scientific experiments into schools in South Africa....

Uber boss to meet London transport chief (30/9/2017)
The news comes a week after Transport for London said it would strip the firm of its licence....

Supermarket chicken supplier 2 Sisters investigated (30/9/2017)
Workers at one of the UK's largest chicken factories allegedly breached safety rules....

Mixed start for Wall Street stocks (30/9/2017)
US markets open mixed as investors digest the latest inflation and consumer spending figures....

Carillion shares hit as it cuts revenue forecast (30/9/2017)
Troubled construction firm says annual results will be below expectations as half-year losses top £1bn....

UK annual growth rate for second quarter revised down (30/9/2017)
The UK economy grew at its slowest annual pace since 2013 in the three months to June, figures show....

Mark Carney expects interest rate rise in 'relatively near term' (30/9/2017)
Bank of England Governor gives the clearest indication yet that rates could rise as soon as November....

How the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea (29/9/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea....

South Korea to help firms hit by China curbs (29/9/2017)
The deployment of a missile shield in South Korea sparked criticism and trade curbs from China....

Boeing's Bombardier row undermines its UK ties, says May (29/9/2017)
The prime minister says Boeing's stance towards Bombardier is not that of a long-term UK partner....

Saudi Arabian women targeted with car adverts (29/9/2017)
Car manufacturers have spotted a big and lucrative new market for their vehicles in Saudi Arabia....

Ethical model (28/9/2017)
More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?...

Google offers to treat shopping service rivals equally (28/9/2017)
Google offers to treat its shopping service the same as its rivals to stave off huge fines from the European Commission...

The tech helping African farmers fight crop disease (28/9/2017)
A portable DNA sequencer that identifies crop infections could have huge benefits....

Who will benefit when sugar beet quotas are lifted? (28/9/2017)
The EU will soon lift quotas on sugar beet production. That could mean a big hike in the production of sugar beet in Britain and a fall in its price....

Boohoo in good cheer as sales predicted to grow further (28/9/2017)
Fashion-conscious consumers continue to flock to the rapid-reaction online retailer....

EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes (28/9/2017)
The airline wants the proposed planes to fly people on short-haul routes, possibly within 10-20 years....

Former Afren bosses face fraud charges after collapse (28/9/2017)
Two former executives of the collapsed oil firm Afren face money laundering and fraud charges....

Why UK exporters are set for a sugar rush (28/9/2017)
The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years....

400,000 more passengers to be hit by Ryanair cancellations (28/9/2017)
Budget airline to reschedule another 400,000 passengers on flights from November to March 2018....

Schäuble set to step down as German finance minister (28/9/2017)
Germany's architect of eurozone austerity is expected to leave his post managing Europe's largest economy....

Trump to outline major tax cut plans (28/9/2017)
Among the planned changes is a cut in the corporation tax rate from 35% to 20%....

'Painful truth' (27/9/2017)
Six out of 10 young people in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns the United Nations....

Work freebies (27/9/2017)
Impressed that your company offers dress-down Fridays? These firms take job perks to another level....

India's economic woes (27/9/2017)
India has seen its slowest economic growth since Narendra Modi took over as prime minister....

Diamond-Lesedi La Rona sold for $53m to London Jeweller (27/9/2017)
The 1,111-carat stone is the largest gem-quality rough diamond found in more than a century....

Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West? (27/9/2017)
China is disrupting the use of Whatsapp. It's the latest example in a long history of censorship of social media in the country....

Bombardier and Boeing urged to end trade dispute (27/9/2017)
Financial penalties could be imposed that could jeopardise a major order from US airline Delta....

Tech recovery lifts Wall Street (27/9/2017)
Apple and Facebook rise in early trade, helping to recover some of the ground lost on Monday....

Brazil blocks Amazon mining after outcry (27/9/2017)
The area, around the size of Denmark, is rich in gold and minerals - and protected from mining....

Use more than one price comparison site, consumers told (27/9/2017)
Consumers should shop around and use multiple switching websites, the watchdog warns....

Bill Gates switches to Android phone (27/9/2017)
The Microsoft co-founder reveals he does not use a Windows-powered smartphone....

Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise (27/9/2017)
Thomas Cook expects prices to increase by another 5% to 10% next year because of the weak pound....

Brent oil price ease back from two-year highs (27/9/2017)
Crude pulls back after rising demand and Opec production cuts sent prices near two-year highs....

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting (27/9/2017)
The clampdown comes ahead of a big gathering of China's Communist Party next month....

 

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