UK Business News

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

Graphene light bulb set for shops
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Loaded magazine says it will close
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:19:39 GMT
Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Housing market activity 'subdued'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:59 GMT
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.

Online banking fraud 'up by 48%'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:59:57 GMT
Losses from online banking fraud rose by 48% in 2014 compared with 2013 as more consumers conducted their financial affairs on the internet.

Blackberry posts profit for quarter
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:44:53 GMT
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

RBS sells Coutts International to UBP
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:04:52 GMT
Royal Bank of Scotland sells Coutts International, the overseas arm of its private bank, to Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee (UBP).

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.

North Sea workers to vote on action
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:29:34 GMT
North Sea workers are to vote on industrial action over jobs, pay and shifts, as operators seek to reduce costs.

Co-op Bank still has 'much to do'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:33:49 GMT
The Co-operative Bank says it is making a "significant improvement" as it reports a lower pre-tax loss but says another 57 branches will close this year.

PayPal fined for illegal payments
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:34:53 GMT
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

Why are people so mean online?
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:06:36 GMT
Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?

VIDEO: Pao loses Silicon Valley bias case
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:01:54 GMT
A jury finds that a Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against a female employee.

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:06:18 GMT
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

VIDEO: New airport to help Nigerian economy
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:25 GMT
The global fall in the price of oil has prompted Nigeria to build an airport and diversify its exports.

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:22:24 GMT
What does your food shopping say about you?

VIDEO: Revamping Uganda's motorcycle taxis
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:17:28 GMT
Entrepreneurs in Uganda are helping to improve safety for passengers riding on boda boda motorcycle taxis.

VIDEO: India's sugar industry crisis
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:18:53 GMT
Why many Indian sugar farmers are not celebrating a fifth year of bumper crops.

VIDEO: Algeria's young, educated and jobless
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:33:59 GMT
Cuts in Algeria's public sector has increased unemployment and young people are worried for their future.

VIDEO: India's new charitable fundraisers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:19:12 GMT
Philanthropy and corporate giving are becoming an important part of doing business in India.

How to open your own bed and breakfast
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:04:27 GMT
How to start your own bed and breakfast

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:24:24 GMT
What compensation is the airline legally obliged to pay?

Tech to barter your way to the good life
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:10:09 GMT
How you can save money and barter your way to the good life

Can data help create English football stars?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:56 GMT
Can data help create England's next football stars?

Nigeria's 'champagne' economy boom
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:17:44 GMT
Why Nigeria's economy is booming despite Boko Haram

Is lunch an an economic indicator?
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:18:10 GMT
What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health