UK Business News

Profits halve at Murdoch's News Corp
Tue, 05 May 2015 23:05:41 GMT
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, owner of The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, sees third quarter net profits fall 52%.

Details of HP Autonomy suit emerge
Tue, 05 May 2015 16:02:02 GMT
New details of Hewlett-Packard's $5bn fraud suit against Autonomy emerge in a court filing, but former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch says there is no "smoking gun".

McDonald's faces 1bn euro tax probe
Tue, 05 May 2015 18:07:17 GMT
US fast-food giant McDonald's could be facing a European Commission (EU) investigation into its tax affairs over an alleged €1bn of unpaid tax.

Greece in urgent push for debt deal
Tue, 05 May 2015 14:52:16 GMT
Greek ministers launch a concerted effort to persuade European officials to release more bailout money as the government runs out of cash.

Australia shares lead losses
Wed, 06 May 2015 01:58:46 GMT
Australia's stocks lead losses in Asia following shares in the US which finished the day lower after trade figures showed the US deficit jumped sharply in March, suggesting weaker economic growth.

HSBC move decision 'in months'
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:57:47 GMT
HSBC says it will make its decision whether to move its headquarters out of the UK within months rather than years.

Australian bank CBA posts flat profit
Wed, 06 May 2015 01:57:49 GMT
Commonwealth Bank of Australia posts a flat cash profit of about 2.2bn Australian dollars ($1.74bn; £1.15bn) for the three months to March compared to a year earlier.

US trade deficit rises to $51.4bn
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:22:54 GMT
The US's trade deficit rose 43.1% to $51.4bn in March, its highest level since October 2008.

VW car chief pledges 'calmer' future
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:44:40 GMT
Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn says the company is back in "calmer waters" following the recent boardroom battle involving ex-chairman Ferdinand Piech.

Eurozone economic growth 'to rise'
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:35:25 GMT
Eurozone economic growth will be slightly stronger this year than previously forecast, according to the European Commission's latest quarterly forecast.

Identity thieves 'target tenants'
Tue, 05 May 2015 10:02:05 GMT
Renters face the greatest risk from identity thieves owing to their domestic set-up and lifestyle, research suggests.

UK construction growth in 'sharp' fall
Tue, 05 May 2015 10:55:33 GMT
Activity in the UK construction industry fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in April, a closely watched survey shows.

Cocaine delivered to supermarkets
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:12:23 GMT
A large shipment of cocaine was mistakenly sent to the supermarket chain in Berlin - for a second time.

Italy opens 'feed the planet' Expo
Fri, 01 May 2015 16:10:29 GMT
A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy, but violence breaks out in the city as protesters clash with police.

VIDEO: Xiaomi plots global growth
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:03:10 GMT
Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi Global, talks to BBC News about his company's plans for worldwide expansion.

VIDEO: How will parties keep economy growing?
Tue, 05 May 2015 22:56:48 GMT
Robert Peston asks some of the parties how they will keep the economy growing in the years ahead.

VIDEO: 'It's about the experience you offer'
Mon, 04 May 2015 11:17:25 GMT
The Chief Executive of the hotels group Six Senses, Neil Jacobs, tells the BBC how his company has adapted to the economic downturn.

VIDEO: Tax disc confusion 'costs millions'
Mon, 04 May 2015 07:50:53 GMT
The AA estimates motorists are losing out to the tune of almost £40m because of the way the new tax disc system works, although the DVLA disputes the figures.

VIDEO: When is a late train really late?
Tue, 05 May 2015 17:23:35 GMT
Tony Miles from Modern Railway Magazine explains how train companies decide when a train is late and why some trains cannot run on time.

VIDEO: China and Taiwan in trade talks
Mon, 04 May 2015 06:17:31 GMT
China's President Xi Jinping meets the head of Taiwan's ruling party later on Monday in the highest level talks between the two sides since 2009.

VIDEO: Drone detector to safeguard planes
Sun, 03 May 2015 09:23:12 GMT
New radar technology will enable drones to be detected more easily

VIDEO: Could this battery end energy bills?
Fri, 01 May 2015 18:11:55 GMT
Telsa Motors, the US company which makes electric cars, has unveiled a new battery it says can power homes using solar panels.

Could one man cause a stockmarket crash?
Tue, 05 May 2015 23:32:02 GMT
Could one man have caused the flash crash?

A question of artificial intelligence
Tue, 05 May 2015 23:46:33 GMT
Will robots really be smarter than human beings one day?

The man behind the million-dollar teacher
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:14:52 GMT
The man behind the million dollar teacher

Will HSBC move back to its first home?
Mon, 04 May 2015 23:01:07 GMT
Will HSBC move back to its original home?

Taking Africa's jobseekers online
Mon, 04 May 2015 23:01:19 GMT
Getting Africa's jobseekers online and into employment

Is the US love affair with McDonald's waning?
Sun, 03 May 2015 23:02:01 GMT
Why some in the US are losing their love of McDonald's