BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Debenhams attempts to 'bring joy back' to High Street

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:11:19 GMT

The department store chain will open a new branch on Thursday as it tries to revive its fortunes on the High Street.

How translation apps are ironing out embarrassing gaffes

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:02:52 GMT

The goal of real-time natural language translation is getting closer, but mistakes still happen.

Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:01:08 GMT

The manufacturer eyes a "diesel-free" future after its parent company cheated emissions tests.

'Why sheep are important to my wine bar'

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:10:36 GMT

Sheep farmers fear a no-deal Brexit could have a "devastating" impact on rural market towns.

Donald Trump hails South Korea trade deal

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:21:56 GMT

It marks the first trade agreement finalised by the US president.

Will organic revolution boost farming in India?

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:19:27 GMT

Sikkim's been declared India's first fully organic state, so will this revolution boost farming?

Shared ownership: Problems halved or doubled?

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:23:51 GMT

Shared ownership, Help to Buy, and the Starter Home scheme can be confusing. Are they the answer for buying a first home?

3D-printed gun pioneer bailed after sex assault charge

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:12:51 GMT

Cody Wilson has been released from prison in Houston after being charged with the sexual assault of an under-age girl.

Brexit: Flights 'at risk' under no-deal, government warns

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:15:22 GMT

Government papers warn airlines would lose automatic rights to fly from UK to EU without an agreement.

Oil price jumps as Opec keeps output steady

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:55:58 GMT

Brent crude hits four-year highs after oil-producing countries fail to agree an increase in production.

Weight Watchers drops 'weight' from name

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:06:02 GMT

The firm, backed by Oprah Winfrey, says the change to WW reflects its shift to focus on overall health.

Thomas Cook blames heatwave for profit warning

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:30:04 GMT

The travel firm's shares tumble after it says the heatwave meant customers stayed home to enjoy the sun.

Murdoch: What next for the media mogul after Sky deal?

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:30:44 GMT

The Australian tycoon retains a sprawling media empire across three continents despite selling Sky.

Spain's La Liga sets global goals

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:47:57 GMT

Plans to play top flight competitive Spanish games in North America are only part of a plan for worldwide growth.

Will 'Modicare' be a success in India?

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:15:12 GMT

India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare".

'They were not comfortable about hiring a woman'

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:24:49 GMT

When Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw couldn't get a job as a brewer because she was a woman, she set up a drugs business that is now worth $5.6bn.

Labour conference: John McDonnell unveils shares plan for workers

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:06 GMT

John McDonnell announces mass share ownership scheme and sets out plan to nationalise water industry.

From Belgium to the UK, the journey of an alloy wheel

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:04:37 GMT

From Belgium to Swindon in under eight hours, the journey of an alloy wheel.

Uber Eats drivers block streets in pay protest

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:25:53 GMT

Uber Eats drivers are staging protests over changes to their payment structure, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement.

GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:03:16 GMT

How does the GoPro Hero 7 compare to last year's model - and can it turn the company around?

Oil firm in major North Sea gas discovery

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:07:58 GMT

The energy company says initial tests off Shetland indicated there could be one trillion cubic feet of gas which could be extracted.

PPI fuelling fraud culture, says Barclays boss

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:13:26 GMT

The level of bogus claims is enormous and the government is complicit, the bank's chairman says.

The tea tycoon who was 'the world's best loser'

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:09:38 GMT

The extraordinary life of Sir Thomas Lipton: rags-to-riches tycoon, self-publicist, philanthropist and sportsman.

The female pilot teaching African women to fly

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:05:29 GMT

Refilwe Ledwaba is South Africa’s first black female helicopter pilot and wants other women to follow her.

Trump's tariffs putting the squeeze on the Midwest

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:46 GMT

Companies in the US state of Wisconsin show how President Trump's trade war with China is continuing to hurt.

The secret life of a female bodyguard

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:24:17 GMT

Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.

Carrefour denies making bid approach for Casino

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:48 GMT

Casino says it has rejected a bid approach from Carrefour, which denies any kind of approach.

Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:25:07 GMT

How likely is it that we will see mobile phones that use self-healing materials any time soon?

China accuses US of trade bullying as new tariffs imposed

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:11 GMT

The criticism from Beijing come hours after a new round of US tariffs on Chinese goods kicked in.

Hologram phone calls - sci-fi or serious possibility?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:54:14 GMT

With 5G, experts say we could enjoy virtual reality in HD on our mobiles and even project holographics.

How the fridge became a million dollar idea

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:51:56 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fridge became a million dollar idea.

Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:04:08 GMT

Fraudsters managed to steal more than £500m from UK banking customers in the first half of 2018.

WH Smith halts Debenhams gift card sales

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:03:18 GMT

The department store group says it is in talks with the High Street chain over the move.

Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:48:16 GMT

The "giant vampire squid" will target the UK savings market next week - but will it be a damp squib?

The woman reclaiming nude for women of colour

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:10:53 GMT

Fashion brand Nubian Skin was born out of frustration – Ade Hassan’s frustration that she couldn’t find nude tights to match her skin tone.

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:56:34 GMT

China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?

Barrick and Randgold to create world's biggest gold miner

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:17:06 GMT

Barrick Gold's purchase of Randgold Resources will create a company worth about $18bn.

India's solar power ambitions

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:09:27 GMT

India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?

How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:49:26 GMT

What could Venezuela's government learn from these five historic cases of hyperinflation?

Michael Kors tipped to buy Versace $2bn

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:47:05 GMT

Michael Kors is reported to be buying the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.