UK Business News

Pound hits $1.40 for first time since Brexit vote
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:57:47 GMT
Sterling extends its rally against the dollar to hit its highest level since the EU referendum.

Thousands of jobs at risk at Sainsbury's
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:05:26 GMT
The supermarket chain is looking to save £500m over the next three years.

Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:49 GMT
The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:01:29 GMT
US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants

Admiral and M&S insurance firms deny 'racism' claims by The Sun
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:41:10 GMT
The Sun claims motorists pay more to insure cars if their name is Mohammed, compared to John.

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:35 GMT
The company's chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, joins social lender SoFi as chief executive.

UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:37:17 GMT
Government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, official figures show.

EasyJet's new chief kicks off reign with positive news
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55:29 GMT
The airline announces a 14% jump in revenues and senior management changes.

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:08 GMT
The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.

'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:21:30 GMT
Tariffs of up to 50% on imported goods will mostly hit South Korea and China.

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:10:20 GMT
The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.

Manchester United remain football's top revenue-generator
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:10 GMT
The Old Trafford club leads the Deloitte global football money league for the 10th time.

Uber plans shake-up of driver ratings
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:39 GMT
Customers will be able to opt for drivers who are highly rated and have a nicer car.

EU creditors to start Greece debt-relief talks
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:50 GMT
The talks will focus on how to link any debt-relief measures to Greece's economic performance.

Amazon opens its first grocery store in Seattle - with no tills
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:20:25 GMT
No tills? No problem. Inside Amazon's new, fully automated store, which has no checkouts.

Too many left out of growth, says IMF boss
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:05:31 GMT
Too many people are still being left out of the global recovery, says IMF's Christine Lagarde.

'Don't be afraid to ask for help'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:05:23 GMT
'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Macron says 'single market' membership must include open borders
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:05:38 GMT
The French president said a special trade deal between the UK and EU is possible.

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:08 GMT
Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

How the zipper became a million dollar idea
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:17 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the zipper became a million dollar idea.

Fighting for flexible working hours
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:37 GMT
Less than half of parents feel flexible working is an option in their workplace.

National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:35:48 GMT
Coach operator National Express signs up as a partner of horse racing operator the Jockey Club.

Bacardi buys tequila maker Patron in $5.1bn deal
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:17:54 GMT
The deal is driven by the growing popularity of high-end tequila brands around the world.

#MeToo hits Davos
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:57 GMT
Gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but does the elite gathering have its own issue?

Sky dreamers
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:35:07 GMT
Congestion in cities and fears of climate change are spawning new ideas for air travel.

Davos bound
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:48 GMT
The World Economic Forum in Davos gets ready for US President Donald Trump.

Backpack midwife
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:11:16 GMT
For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.

Why should I care?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:59 GMT
Why should we care about the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss ski resort of Davos?

Exiled for being Jewish
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:40 GMT
As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader.

Switch on, switch off
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT
As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Flexible working
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:02:34 GMT
The mother who had to give up her job to fit in childcare

Modern day slaves
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:13 GMT
There are 13,000 modern slavery victims in the UK, the BBC's Nina Warhurst meets one man who managed to escape.

Ukraine's secret
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:40:34 GMT
Ukraine's IT sector is flourishing despite continuing conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east.

Better balance
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:01:59 GMT
As the number of employees working over 48 hours a week rises, some companies are experimenting to find better work-life balance.

Made in Medellin
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:05:01 GMT
How two student friends set up and grew popular bikini and swimsuit business Agua Bendita.

Paris, London
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Carillion fallout
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:27:40 GMT
Carillion's collapse throws the future of its big UK building projects and those that work on them into doubt.

Heads up
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT
This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:34 GMT
Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

'That's it, go home'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:16:36 GMT
How the collapse of Carillion has affected those who worked with and for the company.

Auto changes
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:54:02 GMT
The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

Carillion's woes
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:52:40 GMT
The construction firm is to be liquidated after its huge financial troubles finally overwhelmed it.

'Optimism similar to last crisis'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:16 GMT
Current global economic optimism is reminiscent of run-up to 2008 financial crisis, says Barclays boss.

Bosses eye more global growth
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:35:44 GMT
Some 57% of chief executives expect the global economy to expand this year, says PwC.

Davos explained: In 90 seconds
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:22:40 GMT
The World Economic Forum kicks off its meeting in Davos, and this year Donald Trump will be among the attendees.