UK Business News

UK economic growth sped up ahead of Brexit vote
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:35:04 GMT
The UK's economic growth accelerated in the run-up to the vote to leave the European Union, rising 0.6% in the three months to the end of June.

GSK: UK still 'attractive' post Brexit as it invests £275m
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:33:08 GMT
GlaxoSmithKline is to invest £275m into its UK manufacturing sites, saying the country remains "an attractive location" despite the Brexit vote.

Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:21:30 GMT
Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.

Air France warns of 'special concern about France as a destination'
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:28:12 GMT
Air France-KLM warns there is "special concern about France as a destination" as recent terror attacks weighed on sales in the second quarter of the year.

ITV braces for Brexit as profits rise
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:21:59 GMT
ITV says it will need to cut costs to prepare for economic uncertainty sparked by the UK's decision to quit the EU.

Deutsche Bank threatens deeper cost cuts as profits dive
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:18:57 GMT
Deutsche Bank warns further cost cutting might be needed as profits dive 98% in the second quarter amid low interest rates and volatile markets.

EDF investors agree 4bn euros Hinkley Point fundraising
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:20:39 GMT
Shareholders at French energy giant EDF approve a plan to issue new shares to raise €4bn to help pay for the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point.

ITV leads FTSE 100 index higher
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:20:18 GMT
The FTSE 100 rises with results from ITV and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey helping to lift the index.

AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:03:55 GMT
Brewing giant AB InBev has raised its offer for rival SABMiller after the fall in the value of the pound made its original offer less attractive.

Twitter reports slowest revenue growth since 2013
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:58:00 GMT
Twitter has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in three years, as the company fends off competition from a growing number of social media sites.

Porsche hiring for electric car project
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:38:35 GMT
The German luxury carmaker Porsche is creating 1,400 new jobs for its electric car project but says finding the right staff is tough.

BT avoids Openreach broadband break-up
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:19 GMT
BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company, but not be split off from the BT group, says regulator Ofcom.

Verizon strike hits earnings figures
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:22:25 GMT
Verizon Communication reports a drop in its second-quarter earnings, one day after announcing plans to buy struggling internet giant Yahoo.

Postal deliveries: A drone's eye view
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:01:59 GMT
Drones delivering our shopping could become a reality across Britain, says the BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Westcott.

World’s last VCR maker presses stop and ejects
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:06:46 GMT
The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.

What's the 'social bank of mum and dad'?
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:01:34 GMT
For young people from poorer backgrounds trying to get work, it's often a case of who you know more than what you know, according to new research.

General Motors puts $1bn India plan on hold
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:07:40 GMT
General Motors puts on hold a planned $1bn (£800m) investment in India, as it reassesses its strategy in the country.

What should you be wearing to the office?
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:13:35 GMT
How you dress can influence how people perceive you, but what should you be wearing to the office?

Sir Philip Green should 'sign a whacking, huge cheque'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:51:17 GMT
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green should sign a "whacking huge cheque" to cover the hole in the BHS' pension scheme, Work and pensions committee chairman Frank Field tells the BBC.

What's behind the huge Chinese investment in Sheffield?
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:41:18 GMT
Even with Chinese foreign investment on the increase, the decision by one entrepreneur to invest £1bn ($1.3bn) in the northern English city of Sheffield is remarkable.

Japan 'to stop making VCR machines'
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:06:20 GMT
The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse?
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:05:43 GMT
There is no shortage of companies blaming Brexit for their bad news these days - from job losses to price rises - but is this just a handy excuse?

Trade deal
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:55 GMT
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?

Digital divide
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:07:08 GMT
There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology at home, according to international research from the OECD.

Corporate clone
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:13:55 GMT
Could sticking to the traditional suit at work hamper your career?

Hunting ground
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:05:24 GMT
The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.

Flying to you
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:02:06 GMT
The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.

Babytalk
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:09:43 GMT
Whether your children are problems or prodigies, is it damaging to your career to talk about them too much in the workplace?

High-flying boss
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:13:59 GMT
How Gerry Cottle Jr went from being a trapeze artist in his dad's circus to setting up a popular rooftop cinema business.

Coming home?
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:08:31 GMT
What will Brexit mean for small towns in Poland that have seen their populations shrink as people left to live and work elsewhere in the EU?

A sister's pain
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:02:14 GMT
The sister of missing Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Shah tells the BBC about her brother's disappearance, and why the story of MH370 must live on.

Read this, not that!
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:09:36 GMT
As publishers struggle to attract eyeballs in the face of increasing competition from online content, can artificial intelligence help them?

Thirteen murders a day
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:23:33 GMT
A look at the booming private security industry in the Central American country of Guatemala, where an average of 13 murders are committed every day.

Tumblr's tumble
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:10:34 GMT
Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.

Cape hope
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:24:30 GMT
A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.

'Flying' boat
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:31:28 GMT
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Aussie rules?
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:10:38 GMT
Australia has been described as "the lucky country", but is it entrepreneurial spirit or abundant resources that has driven its success?

Unhealthy interest?
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:05:17 GMT
Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

Northern Powerhouse
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 02:41:38 GMT
The former Chancellor George Osborne peppered media interviews with references to the "Northern Powerhouse" but what's next for the project since his departure?

Empire strikes back
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:02:34 GMT
Technology that makes audiences feel like they are in the movie, rather than just watching it, is helping cinemas sell more tickets at higher prices.

What is ARM?
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:24:36 GMT
ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.

Fighting fit
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:22:25 GMT
A profile of Asian businessman Chatri Sityodtong who made his fortune on Wall Street before setting up fast-growing televised martial arts tournament., One Championship.

Going upwards
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:19:02 GMT
Food, clothing and electrical items are likely to rise in price as a result of Brexit - but bills may not go up until next year

Game changer
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:28:43 GMT
It's early days for Pokemon Go, but some believe the app marks a turning point in mobile video games.