UK Business News

The secret bribes of big tobacco
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:39:30 GMT
A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of corruption and bribery at one of the UK's biggest companies.

HS2 section 'to open six years early'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:39:23 GMT
The government has announced plans to open a section of the HS2 high-speed rail link between Birmingham and Crewe six years earlier than originally hoped for in 2027.

Cyber Monday adds to online sales surge
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:26:53 GMT
Cyber Monday is expected to add to one of the busiest weekends for online shopping, following Black Friday.

China's yuan gains IMF reserve status
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:28:49 GMT
The International Monetary Fund announces that China's currency, the yuan, will join the fund's select group of international reserve currencies.

Warning over corporate bond market
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:05:01 GMT
The chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management tells the BBC that a lack of buyers could lead to a crisis in the corporate bond market.

Consumers get choice of water services
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:44:18 GMT
Millions of householders in England could soon be given more choice over which company supplies part of their water services.

Indian economic growth picks up to 7.4%
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:25:06 GMT
India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.4% between July and September, official figures show, picking up from the previous quarter.

BHP shares hit as miner faces lawsuit
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:55:39 GMT
The FTSE 100 closes lower, with BHP Billiton shares falling on news of an expensive lawsuit over the Samarco mine disaster.

Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:40:24 GMT
A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.

Mainland Chinese shares extend losses
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:15:40 GMT
Shares in China remain under pressure after falling by more than 5% on Friday when it was revealed that the country's top brokerages were under investigation.

Rate-setter wants growth to stabilise
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:02:34 GMT
The newest member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee says growth and wages are the things that will persuade him it is time for an interest rate rise.

VIDEO: Victoria Alonsoperez, 28, Uruguay
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:02:21 GMT
Victoria Alonsoperez on how an outbreak of mad cow disease when she was a teenager inspired her latest venture.

VIDEO: Xian Xu, 28, China
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:18:32 GMT
Restaurant founder Xian Xu on the importance of finding the right partner to build her business with.

VIDEO: The most polluted city in China
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:19 GMT
As leaders gather for the Paris Climate Change summit, Charlotte Glennie reports on China's most-polluted city.

VIDEO: India's growth faces challenges
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:06:52 GMT
With China's slowdown, India is now the fast growing large economy in the world, but its growth is marred with challenges.

VIDEO: Zuzanna Stanska, 27, Poland
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:37:32 GMT
The art app creator talks about what it felt like the first time she saw a stranger using her app in a museum.

VIDEO: Pauline Ng, 29, Singapore
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:47:23 GMT
The award winning spa owner on how being a woman has helped her establish her beauty business

VIDEO: Michelle Sun, 28, Hong Kong
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:59:28 GMT
Michelle Sun, 28, the founder of First Code Academy on how she made the leap from investment banking to starting her own business

VIDEO: Antonia Albert, 25, Germany
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:29:35 GMT
The founder of an online marketplace for elderly care discusses how how her experience with her grandmother inspired the business.

Christmas shopping by numbers
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:03:56 GMT
Unwrapping the numbers

The woman who built a coffee empire
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:04:13 GMT
The woman who built a coffee empire

Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:35:36 GMT
Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?

How does a Help to Buy Isa work?
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:12:13 GMT
How the government will boost your savings to help buy a home

Black Friday: Blues and Benefits
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:25:07 GMT
It's a love-hate relationship

Wasps rugby club buzzing again
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:01:03 GMT
Why Wasps rugby club is buzzing again

Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:28:05 GMT
Do social media apps in the office spell the end for work emails?

Zambian businesses hit by power cuts
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:27:05 GMT
Power cuts are seriously affecting many of Zambia's businesses

Commonwealth looms in Brexit campaign
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:09:36 GMT
Should the UK choose between the EU and the Commonwealth?