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Sleep in a showroom (16/12/2017)
Shops are using quirky events and experiences to lure us back to the High Street - but will it work?...

Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs (16/12/2017)
The cash machine industry and the network are at loggerheads over closure plans....

Sky News faces uncertain future after Disney-Fox deal (16/12/2017)
Will Disney want to keep pumping money into a loss-making news channel after the Fox deal?...

How public relations became a million dollar idea (15/12/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea....

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea (15/12/2017)
Nearly 20 entities have been targeted as Japan widens its blacklist of companies trading with Pyongyang....

HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash (15/12/2017)
Overpayments totalling 1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says....

China's central bank raises interest rates after Fed rise (15/12/2017)
Beijing is trying to stop money from moving out of the country in search of stronger returns....

Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November (15/12/2017)
Deals on electrical household appliances boosted sales in November, official figures suggest....

Scottish income tax changes unveiled (15/12/2017)
Higher and middle earners will pay more than elsewhere in the UK, but lower earners will pay less....

Speak up (14/12/2017)
Despite the popular belief that women talk more than men, studies consistently suggest it is men who hog most of the airtime....

Travelling homes (14/12/2017)
In the UK sales of caravan are on the rise. 22,000 were sold in the year to June, a 7% rise on the previous 12 months....

Fake baby milk formula scare hits Malaysia (14/12/2017)
Hundreds of packets of imitation formula products have been removed from sale in the country....

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case (14/12/2017)
Australia's Commonwealth Bank was late to disclose 53,000 potentially suspicious transactions....

'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search (14/12/2017)
Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin....

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China (14/12/2017)
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications....

Bank of England's PRA to remove gendered language (14/12/2017)
Chairman will be chair and "grandfathering" will no longer exist under plans by the regulator....

How Toni Mascolo gave hairdressing a makeover (14/12/2017)
Toni Mascolo, with his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century....

Testing values (13/12/2017)
The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures....

Fashion contender (13/12/2017)
Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally....

The small jeans firm with a big ambition (13/12/2017)
With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales....

Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies (13/12/2017)
Italian-born hairdresser who built his south London salon into a global chain dies...

Satoru Anzaki: Dying Japanese man throws 'end of life' party (13/12/2017)
Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye....

Toshiba settles legal disputes with Western Digital (13/12/2017)
The Japanese firm needs to sell its valuable memory chip unit to cover losses from its nuclear business....

Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover (13/12/2017)
A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say....

Helping poorer Kenyans pay for healthcare (13/12/2017)
Paying for healthcare in Kenya has got easier thanks to M-Tiba, a mobile "electronic health wallet"....

How inflation is hitting Britain's bakers (13/12/2017)
Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business....

UK inflation rate at near six-year high (13/12/2017)
Inflation hits 3.1% as the squeeze on household incomes continues....

Forties pipeline shutdown 'worth 20m a day' (13/12/2017)
A crack was found in the Forties pipeline which carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing....

Granny dam-builder (12/12/2017)
The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India....

Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns (12/12/2017)
Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash....

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back (12/12/2017)
Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas....

Labour may move parts of Bank of England to Birmingham (12/12/2017)
A report commissioned by Labour claims banks are failing to lend to growing sectors in the regions....

Major Forties oil pipeline to be closed for repairs (12/12/2017)
The Forties pipeline's owner Ineos says that, despite pressure being reduced, a crack has extended....

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger (12/12/2017)
A researcher finds more than 460 models have the hidden software pre-installed....

Shazam! Apple buys music recognition app (12/12/2017)
Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover....

Stefano Tresca: 'Fight your battles on a single front' (11/12/2017)
CEO Secrets: Tech start-ups should concentrate on their core business and fight on one front at a time, says Stefano Tresca...

Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in 6bn deal (11/12/2017)
The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire....

Paint and sip (11/12/2017)
Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?...

Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m' (11/12/2017)
The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes....

Financial secrets (9/12/2017)
A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?...

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave' (9/12/2017)
Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin....

Is Trump the WTO's biggest threat? (9/12/2017)
As the World Trade Organization meets in Argentina, is the US President undermining its existence?...

Abu Dhabi authorities revealed as buyers of $450m 'Leonardo painting' (9/12/2017)
Its Department of Culture and Tourism is revealed as the buyer of the record-breaking painting....

Drought in Cape Town hits local economy (9/12/2017)
A severe drought in Cape Town, South Africa, is having a big impact on the local economy....

Ghana's 'brand-building' ideas guru (9/12/2017)
Sound and fashion artist Steloolive works with brands to increase their profile....

will.i.am: 'I want to be like Bill Gates' (9/12/2017)
Why will.i.am, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders....

UK manufacturing expands for sixth month (9/12/2017)
The sector is set for "strong growth" in the longer term, the Office for National Statistics says....

Three football clubs 'shamed' for underpaying staff (9/12/2017)
Three Scottish teams are among 28 employers who failed to pay staff the minimum wage....

Japan's economy in longest growth streak since 1994 (9/12/2017)
Growth was driven by rising exports and increased investment by Japanese companies....

Lego wins first copyright case against China copies (9/12/2017)
Toymaker Lego has won a landmark case in China against two companies that manufactured copies....

Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other (9/12/2017)
Two of the world's most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another....

Crypto currency (8/12/2017)
The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it....

How the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea (8/12/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea....

Bitcoin crosses through $17,000 as concerns mount (8/12/2017)
The value of the digital currency has broken through $17,000, raising fresh concerns about its exuberant rise....

Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain (8/12/2017)
The Australian Securities Exchange says it is the first global market to switch to the technology....

Ladbrokes Coral in talks over takeover by GVC (8/12/2017)
The UK's biggest High Street bookmaker is in "detailed" talks about being taken over by online rival GVC....

Zimbabwe budget woos foreign investors (8/12/2017)
The country has had its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year authoritarian rule....

Avocado injuries a thing of the past? (8/12/2017)
Is this the answer to "avocado hand"? Marks and Spencer to sell stoneless avocados with edible skins....

China's financial system harbours large risks, says IMF (8/12/2017)
Stress test reveals four-fifths of China's banks need more capital, as rising debt makes system vulnerable....

DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making 12.3m (8/12/2017)
UK YouTuber Daniel Middleton, who goes by DanTDM, earned the most money this year, according to Forbes....

Declining thread (7/12/2017)
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....

Air New Zealand grounds flights after engine problems (7/12/2017)
Other airlines have previously reported problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines....

Luxury good-makers win fight over online sales bans (7/12/2017)
The European Court of Justice says luxury firms have the right to restrict online sales to protect their brands....

Two Singapore 'Airbnb hosts' charged for illegal home stays (7/12/2017)
The case is the first of its kind since Singapore introduced new laws regulating home sharing in June....

Saga shares dive by 25% on profits warning (7/12/2017)
The firm says profits will be hit by the demise of Monarch Airlines and challenges in insurance broking....

Jockey Club extends 25m racecourse bond (7/12/2017)
Decision to offer a rollover on bond issue sees 96% of original investors choose to retain investment....

Shopping centres sold in 3.4bn deal (7/12/2017)
Bullring shopping centre owner Hammerson is to acquire rival Intu, owner of Manchester's Trafford Centre....

Spring Statement will be on 13 March 2018 (7/12/2017)
The chancellor of the exchequer says the first Spring Statement will take place on Tuesday 13 March....

Steinhoff shares crash by up to 66% (7/12/2017)
The boss of Steinhoff, which owns Poundland and Harveys, quits amid probe into accounting irregularities....

Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist' (7/12/2017)
Labour says it is a "shambles" but David Davis says impact assessments would be of "near zero" use....

Unwrapping the past (6/12/2017)
An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system....

Parlez-vous? (6/12/2017)
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish....

How Narcos boosted a language app (6/12/2017)
Language learning app Babbel got some great publicity when the makers of hit Spanish language TV show Narcos suggested a tie-up....

German firms may reconsider UK links without Brexit clarity (6/12/2017)
Companies that do business in the UK need clarity on a Brexit deal by March, Germany's BDI warns....

The issue threatening to derail Brexit (6/12/2017)
Why the Irish border question is proving to be one of the toughest issues for Theresa May to resolve....

How lazy are you at work? (6/12/2017)
One in five Brits admit they never work to the best of their ability in their jobs, according to a survey....

UK pension the lowest of advanced nations, says OECD (6/12/2017)
Pensioners in the UK can expect to earn just 29% of their working-age income....

Amazon's arrival set to shake up Australia's retail sector (6/12/2017)
The entry of the US e-commerce giant could boost competition in the country's retail sector....

Saving mums (5/12/2017)
Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives....

Toys R Us to shut 'at least' 26 UK stores (5/12/2017)
The toy chain says there will be "no disruption for customers" over Christmas and the New Year....

Biofuels plant in Hull stops production and may not reopen (5/12/2017)
Vivergo Fuels blames government inaction and says there is no guarantee production will restart....

UK economy to remain sluggish, says CBI (5/12/2017)
The business group says "tepid" growth will continue next year amid Brexit uncertainty....

Will it be a slam dunk for the US sports betting ban? (5/12/2017)
New Jersey is seeking to overturn the longstanding ban on sports betting in most US states....

Healthy dragon (4/12/2017)
Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"...

Dubai's grand plan to become a global technology hub (4/12/2017)
Dubai has amazed the world recently with the hi-technology gadgetry it is adopting....

Business beasts (4/12/2017)
When it comes to the world of business, do you know your unicorns from your killer bee?...

CEO Secrets: 'Get the best business grounding you can' (4/12/2017)
Peter Vicary-Smith, the chief executive of consumer group Which?, says it is important to start your business career at a good company, and be willing to learn....

Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe (4/12/2017)
The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers....

Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare (4/12/2017)
French firm Sanofi has said it could worsen the potentially deadly disease in people not previously infected....

US pharmacy firm CVS to buy health insurer Aetna for $69bn (4/12/2017)
The American pharmacy chain said the $69bn deal could reshape the US health industry....

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office (4/12/2017)
US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018....

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis (4/12/2017)
President Maduro says the Petro crypto-currency will be backed by the country's oil and gas wealth....

Brexit impact on UK pharma industry to be investigated (4/12/2017)
Rachel Reeves says uncertainty about Brexit is "very concerning" for the UK pharmaceutical industry....

Renting in retirement (4/12/2017)
Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study...

No Brexit unless we back Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt says (4/12/2017)
The minister's warning comes as leading Brexit supporters issue a list of demands for Theresa May....

Cheesy idea (2/12/2017)
Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?...

Toys R Us prepares to shut 25 stores (2/12/2017)
The toy retailer is to begin debt negotiations that may also lead to job losses, the BBC understands....

Coping methods (2/12/2017)
What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?...

Africa's frustrated communications firms (2/12/2017)
Although the mobile phone industry in Africa is thriving, telecoms providers face a number of challenges....

Unreleased carbon poses ethical dilemma in DR Congo (2/12/2017)
Carbon-rich peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thwarting economic progress....

RBS to close one in four branches and shed 680 jobs (2/12/2017)
The state-backed bank says there has been a big drop in branch use as more people bank online....

US stocks slip as investors eye tax vote (2/12/2017)
Stocks on Wall Street open lower ahead of a possible tax cut vote in the Senate....

Factory activity accelerated in November, survey says (2/12/2017)
Strong export orders helped boost manufacturing last month, a survey indicates....

Fortnum and Mason boss says Brexit vote hurt UK brand (2/12/2017)
Fortnum and Mason boss says the store is suffering European staff shortages due to the Brexit vote....

US regulator approves Bitcoin trading (2/12/2017)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will let investors trade Bitcoin-related financial contracts....

Is cash still king? (1/12/2017)
As mobile payment apps become increasingly popular, and some societies are aiming to become cashless, how has money fared over the last decade?...

How the drinking straw became a million dollar idea (1/12/2017)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the drinking straw became a million dollar idea....

Billabong gets $150m takeover bid from Quiksilver (1/12/2017)
Quiksilver's $150m offer for Billabong could rescue the Australian company from troubled waters....

Oil exporters agree to extend output curbs (1/12/2017)
Energy ministers from Opec and non-Opec member nations agree to extend cuts until the end of 2018....

Chinese police crack down on fake Peppa Pig products (1/12/2017)
The British cartoon character becomes ever more popular - both with kids and with counterfeiters....

Morrisons recalls chicken pie over fish mix-up (1/12/2017)
Morrisons recalls some chicken and mushroom pies as the packaging actually contains fish pie....

Dow Jones hits 24,000 mark for first time (1/12/2017)
The benchmark Dow Jones jumps above the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as US shares rebound....

Shell reveals UK gender pay gap of 22% (1/12/2017)
The oil giant says the difference in UK pay rates is because of a skills gap....

?Happiness Fund? to help pay debts for up to 1.6m Koreans (1/12/2017)
South Korea will forgive up to $5.7bn in debts held by people who prove they cannot repay funds owed....

RBS brings curtain down on 'toxic' bank (1/12/2017)
The bank closes its Capital Resolution division, which was set up in the aftermath of the financial crisis....

Bitcoin slides amid rollercoaster ride (1/12/2017)
The price of digital currency Bitcoin falls in a period of wild trading since passing the $11,000 mark....

Aging indicators (30/11/2017)
Japan's years of stagnant wage growth and a rapidly ageing population offer lessons to other developed economies....

Why India's government is pumping money into banks (30/11/2017)
India's banks are due to get a cash injection from the government, in the hope that it will get them lending again....

Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030' - report (30/11/2017)
Up to one fifth of the global work force will be affected by global automation, says McKinsey....

Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks (30/11/2017)
The royal commission - Australia's highest form of inquiry - follows recent scandals in the sector....

Bitcoin bubble? (30/11/2017)
The digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof - but what is it, and why has it shot up in price?...

Cineworld shares dive 2.7bn cinema deal (30/11/2017)
Cineworld shares shed nearly 20% after the European chain confirms talks to buy a US rival....

Stock exchange boss leaves with up to 12.6m amid boardroom row (30/11/2017)
The London Stock Exchange says Xavier Rolet will depart immediately at the board's request....

Lloyds chairman urged PM to back HBOS rescue deal (30/11/2017)
Sir Victor Blank says he warned Gordon Brown that the banking sector was at risk if the deal failed....

Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay (30/11/2017)
A window salesman who received no paid holiday for 13 years wins the latest stage of his legal battle....

Just Eat: The 5.5bn firm fuelled by our takeaway obsession (30/11/2017)
Just Eat food delivery firm has joined the ranks of Britain's biggest companies....

Bank deputy warns of Bitcoin bubble risks (30/11/2017)
Investors should "do their homework", says Bank of England official, as Bitcoin passes $11,000....

Bug eat bug (29/11/2017)
How a Brazilian company put itself at the forefront of biological pest control - using insects to control other bugs....

How wasps are used to control crop pests (29/11/2017)
The Brazilian firm that breeds wasps in the growing industry of biological pest control....

Brexit: SMMT urges progress on transitional Brexit deal (29/11/2017)
The UK car industry's trade body calls for quicker progress on a transitional UK-EU trade period....

Fed nominee Jerome Powell shares views with Congress (29/11/2017)
The former investment banker says the US economy is healthy and he plans to review of bank regulations....

US to investigate Chinese aluminium trade (29/11/2017)
The move is the latest by the US Commerce Department to examine Chinese trade practices....

FTSE 100 lifted by upbeat Shell outlook (29/11/2017)
Shares in the oil giant rise as it resumes paying an all-cash dividend....

New data tampering scandal hits Japan (29/11/2017)
Toray becomes the latest Japanese company to admit to lapses in quality control this year....

Japan's Softbank 'bids for stake in Uber' (29/11/2017)
Japan's Softbank has reportedly made a heavily discounted bid to buy Uber shares....

Dow and S&P 500 touch fresh highs (29/11/2017)
Stocks on Wall Street open higher, pushing indexes further into record territory....

Stella McCartney and Ellen MacArthur call for fashion sustainability (29/11/2017)
The designer backs a report that claims half of High Street fashion is thrown away within a year....

Ocado shares soar after it seals Groupe Casino deal (29/11/2017)
Online grocer's tie-up with Groupe Casino will see it build an automated warehouse to serve Greater Paris....

Shell accused of abuses in Nigeria's Ogoniland (29/11/2017)
The oil firm should be investigated for alleged complicity in "horrific crimes", Amnesty says....

Airline group IAG opens Paris base for Level (29/11/2017)
Airline group IAG's low-cost long-haul carrier will have two aircraft based at Paris Orly....

CMA: Secondary ticket websites may be breaking the law (29/11/2017)
After a year long investigation, the competition watchdog says some websites are failing to be clear....

Educating girls (28/11/2017)
The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides....

How do you change a child bride culture? (28/11/2017)
Indian organisation Educate Girls has helped enroll 150,000 girls at school....

Can a bank in a box replace a branch? (28/11/2017)
One firm has developed an interactive cash-machine which, it says, can do 80% of the tasks typically undertaken in a bank....

'Be a teddy bear and a dentist' (28/11/2017)
Siddhartha Lal, boss of Royal Enfield Motorcycles, tells the BBC why, as a CEO, you need to be a teddy bear and a dentist....

Wall Street rises amid retail gains (28/11/2017)
Shares in US retail firms increase, but a fall in oil prices limits market rises....

BA owner IAG 'secures Monarch's Gatwick slots' (28/11/2017)
Airline group IAG has secured most of the collapsed carrier's take-off slots at Gatwick, reports say....

Victoria Beckham fashions 30m investment (28/11/2017)
The deal values the fashion label started by the former Spice Girl at an estimated 100m....

Mount Agung: Bali tourism hit by eruption threat (28/11/2017)
More than five million visitors were expected in Bali this year before the volcano began rumbling....

Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece (28/11/2017)
The virtual currency has risen from around $1,000 at the start of the year to a record of $9,700....

Radical revolution (27/11/2017)
This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible....

Need for speed (27/11/2017)
The founder of the sports nutrition company MaxiMuscle wants to buy back the firm he founded....

Australia knocks UK Brexit trade plan (27/11/2017)
The trade minister says splitting quotas of food imports could leave other countries out of pocket....

Ministers to launch UK's post-Brexit economy plan (27/11/2017)
The government's industrial strategy is aimed at lifting slowing UK growth and productivity....

Mount Agung: Bali volcano activity prompts 'red warning' (27/11/2017)
It flags the danger of volcanic ash in the skies after Mount Agung emits a huge smoke plume....

Nothing wasted (25/11/2017)
A growing number of businesses are finding creative uses for surplus food - but will the trend ever go mainstream?...

Wall Street retail stocks rise on Black Friday (25/11/2017)
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 advance after Thanksgiving, boosted by retailers including Macy's....

Why is Tanzania importing coconuts? (25/11/2017)
Tanzania is Africa's biggest grower of coconuts but recently production has declined and it is now importing them....

Zimbabwe still faces an economic struggle (25/11/2017)
In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe may have gone but the country's battered economy still needs to be turned around....

The firm where new mums - and dads - get fully funded parental leave (25/11/2017)
Aviva, the UK's biggest insurer, says its new policy is one of the most family friendly in the UK....

Mitsubishi Materials shares fall on fake data scandal (25/11/2017)
Investors react after the Japanese conglomerate's materials subsidiary admits to falsifying data....

Uber takes driver battle to Supreme Court (25/11/2017)
The ride-hailing app wants the UK's top court to decide its appeal on drivers' employment status....

China cuts import tariffs on almost 200 consumer goods (25/11/2017)
Import tariffs have been cut from 17.3% to 7.7% on a range of goods from whisky to cashmere clothing....

Can digital financial assistant Cleo take on the banks? (24/11/2017)
Cleo AI operates a digital assistant that connects to users? bank accounts and helps them manage their money....

New tax on Dubai gold (24/11/2017)
Could a new tax dent Dubai?s gold trade?...

Brazil's women-only ride sharing apps (24/11/2017)
In Brazil, ride sharing apps aimed exclusively at women - with women drivers - are taking off fast....

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong (24/11/2017)
The chancellor defends his record as a long squeeze on people's living standards is predicted....

Tesla finishes installing mega-battery in Australia (24/11/2017)
The battery array can store enough energy to power 30,000 homes for about an hour....

British Gas owner Centrica warns about poor trading (24/11/2017)
Shares in the owner of British Gas sink 17% after a warning about profits and loss of customers....

Budget 2017: Stagnant earnings forecast 'astonishing' (24/11/2017)
The UK is in danger of losing almost 20 years of earnings growth, warns an independent economic think tank....

Singapore to use driverless buses 'from 2022' (24/11/2017)
The government plans to let commuters hail on-demand shuttles using their mobile phones....

Foxconn stops interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory (24/11/2017)
Apple's main iPhone supplier has stopped illegal overtime by school age interns in a factory in China...

Facebook, Google and start-ups oppose net neutrality U-turn (24/11/2017)
Opponents say the proposed changes could threaten the US's start-up ecosystem....

Russian Fancy Bear hackers' UK link revealed (24/11/2017)
When notorious Russian hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues....

Mitsubishi division falsified some product data (24/11/2017)
The Japanese conglomerate's materials subsidiary admits falsifying data about some rubber products....

Valuable commodity (23/11/2017)
How a handful of countries on three different continents drive the international trade in playing talent....

Zebras not unicorns (23/11/2017)
A new movement calls for tech investors to back more start-ups led by women and people from ethnic minorities....

Hong Kong share index passes 30,000 (23/11/2017)
The Hang Seng share index reaches levels not seen since before the global financial crisis....

Wall Street opens little changed (23/11/2017)
Shares in Hewlett Packard Enterprise fell after Meg Whitman said she would step down as chief executive....

Thomas Cook shares hit as UK earnings fall (23/11/2017)
Rising hotel prices, the weaker pound and competition in the Spanish market affect the holiday firm....

Tech giants targeted in UK budget (23/11/2017)
Companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple will have to pay tax on royalties made on sales in the UK....

Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores (23/11/2017)
Apple says it removed the call and messaging app because it does not comply with local laws....

Five ways to revive Zimbabwe?s economy (23/11/2017)
The measures needed to get the country's finances off life-support and into recovery mode....

UK regulator has 'huge concerns' over Uber breach (23/11/2017)
A data breach affecting 57 million customers and drivers should not have been concealed, the information commissioner says....

Ethics builders (22/11/2017)
A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money....

The cod father of global food production (22/11/2017)
How one Icelandic company became the world's largest manufacturer of food processing machinery....

'Want a cup of coffee? That'll be $60' (22/11/2017)
One cafe is charging customers over $60 for a cup of rare coffee. But who pays that just for coffee?...

Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold in China Taobao auction (22/11/2017)
The jumbo jets ended up on an e-shopping website after a court failed to sell them offline....

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers (22/11/2017)
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says....

UK space firms 'missing out on contracts' amid Brexit uncertainty (22/11/2017)
Companies are being excluded from contract bids for the EU's Galileo space programme because of Brexit uncertainty, according to the Royal Aeronautical Society's Simon Henley....

NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog (22/11/2017)
A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says....

EasyJet profits fall after 'difficult year' for aviation (22/11/2017)
The airline's full-year profits are also hit by the effect of Brexit on the pound....

Wall Street loses taste for Campbell's (22/11/2017)
US markets open higher but shares in Campbell Soup drop after its revenues fall short of estimates....

Chinese carmaker Trumpchi mulls less political name (22/11/2017)
The Chinese carmaker hopes to start selling to the US by 2019, but possibly under a different name....

Ineos expands into North Sea oil and gas exploration (22/11/2017)
The chemicals giant has signed a deal potentially giving it access to vast energy reserves....

UK government borrowing grows in October (22/11/2017)
Increased debt costs, linked to higher inflation, were a factor in the shortfall....

Tencent chief 'richer than Google founders' (22/11/2017)
Ma Huateng's company is the first Asian firm to reach a market value of more than $500bn....

Roof revolution (21/11/2017)
The modular recycled roofing system that?s transforming slum housing....

Can't programme? (21/11/2017)
After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same....

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