UK Business News

HSBC customers not paid after IT glitch
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:35:18 GMT
HSBC says 275,000 payments have been affected by an IT glitch, leading to many people not being paid.

Ashley Madison founder steps down
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:34:20 GMT
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down, Avid Life Media says.

Property sales 'down 15%' but prices up
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:56:02 GMT
The number of homes being sold in England and Wales has fallen significantly, according to figures from the Land Registry.

Popularity of Isas 'at ten-year low'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:32:06 GMT
The number of adults taking out Individual Savings Accounts (Isa) has fallen to its lowest level for ten years, according to official figures

'Flash crash' trader hearing to proceed
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:31:07 GMT
Navinder Sarao, the so-called "flash crash" day trader, fails in his bid to postpone his US extradition hearing.

Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:02:37 GMT
Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.

Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:07:29 GMT
UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.

Brazil's economy enters recession
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:19:21 GMT
Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.

Facebook hits billion users in a day
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:46 GMT
Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.

Post Office expands Sunday openings
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:14:17 GMT
The number of Post Offices opening on a Sunday will hit 3,000 this weekend, thanks to new facilities at a garden centre in Norfolk.

FTSE down despite China recovery
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:23:27 GMT
London's leading shares edge lower in morning trade, changing direction after Thursday's rebound, despite the recovery in the Chinese stock market.

Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:45:13 GMT
A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.

McDonald's boss defends zero-hours
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:06:14 GMT
The new boss of McDonald's UK tells the BBC that zero-hours contracts are fair because they help staff stay flexible.

Zano mini-drones struggle to launch
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:13 GMT
Kickstarter raised it £2.3m but drone maker struggles to meet hopes

VIDEO: Slowing China affects Africa
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:57:57 GMT
Slowing growth in China has seen stock markets in turmoil and underlined the recent plunge in commodity prices - a key concern in many African economies.

VIDEO: South Sudan's war economy
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:18:34 GMT
South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.

VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:55:24 GMT
New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:18:30 GMT
Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.

VIDEO: How five generations kept whisky flowing
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:27:37 GMT
The story of how one family - and its staying power - has kept producing whisky successfully throughout five generations.

VIDEO: Indonesia's state-funded boat bank
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:34:49 GMT
Providing services through a country as wide-spread as Indonesia - with its 17,000 islands - poses a challenge - banking by boat is one way to fix the problem.

VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08:05 GMT
Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.

VIDEO: Democracy 'one of India's greatest strengths'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:02:26 GMT
The BBC's business editor, Kamal Ahmed, speaks to Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about his country's ambitious attempts to reform.

How will Shoreham's crash affect other air shows?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:26 GMT
What will be the impact of the crash at Shoreham?

How video-on-demand is changing TV
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:39 GMT
How video-on-demand services are shaking up broadcasting

Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:01:46 GMT
Is austerity helping or hurting?

The watchmaker that hand delivers
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:46 GMT
The watchmaker who travels the globe to deliver

How to be a video games designer
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:12 GMT
So your child wants to be a games designer

China's slowdown and cheap oil
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:58:55 GMT
How China's slowdown has pushed the oil price lower

Horses for sale in Ukraine
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:49:57 GMT
Is Ukraine right to sell off its equine farms?

Intel Inside... literally?
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:09:09 GMT
Is your body the next frontier for the chip giant?

The six Cs of the China stock slump
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:02:59 GMT
Six Cs that explain the recent market turmoil