UK Business News

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade'
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:09:52 GMT
People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report finds.

Deutsche Bank: From bombs and bravado to risks of a bailout
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:58:59 GMT
Deutsche Bank is under the most pressure a major lender has faced since the financial crisis, but many trace its woes back beyond the banking crash.

Nissan boss warns on UK investment
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:05 GMT
The boss of Nissan warns that Brexit uncertainty and possible tariffs could damage investment in the UK's biggest car factory.

John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:41:18 GMT
John Lewis boss Andy Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", is chosen as the Conservative candidate to run for West Midlands mayor.

Firms brace for 'largest rates change'
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:46:15 GMT
Thousands of firms are about to see "the largest change in a generation" to the amount they pay in business rates.

US stocks dragged by Deutsche Bank fall
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:47:10 GMT
US stocks head lower after Deutsche Bank shares tumble in New York following a report that some funds have withdrawn cash from its investment bank.

Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:39 GMT
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

Hinkley Point contract is signed
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:15:36 GMT
The UK Government and French energy giant EDF sign the key contract for the new £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Millions have less than £100 in savings, study finds
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:16:24 GMT
More than 16m people in the UK have savings of less than £100, a study by the Money Advice Service (MAS) finds.

Commerzbank plans to cut 9,600 jobs
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:14:58 GMT
Germany's second-biggest lender, Commerzbank, plans to cut nearly 10,000 jobs and end dividend payments for the first time in a bid to save cash.

Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:41:18 GMT
Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, beauty giant L'Oreal has said.

Price comparison sites to be probed by watchdog
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:56:45 GMT
The Competition and Markets Authority plans to scrutinise the operation of price comparison websites, which allow consumers to compare products and services.

Oil prices ease on doubts about Opec production cuts
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:23:57 GMT
The price of oil slips back in Thursday trading as traders question whether the output cut agreed by Opec will be binding.

Nissan boss: 10% tariffs would be 'handicap'
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:13:57 GMT
Nissan Renault boss Carlos Ghosn warns that Sunderland plant would lose competitiveness if Brexit results in 10% tariffs on car exports.

Honda boss : We want a fast decision on Brexit
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:10:16 GMT
Following the UK's vote for Brexit, Japanese car manufacturer Honda reaffirms its commitment to the UK as a major manufacturing base., but says it wants a "fast decision" on Brexit.

VW boss: Emissions scandal 'a huge mistake'
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:17:40 GMT
Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of German car giant VW, says the firm made a 'huge mistake' in using technology in its diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests.

Indonesia tax amnesty hit by protests
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:50:31 GMT
Thousands of Indonesian workers have taken to the streets in Jakarta to protest against a government tax amnesty scheme which is meant to plug a big budget deficit.

A turning point for India's insurance industry
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:18:26 GMT
As one of India's largest insurance firms launches the country's biggest stock market listing in six years, the industry is at a turning point.

The rise and fall of the Blackberry handset
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:34:36 GMT
Ten years ago Blackberries were the handset of choice for busy global business executives but now the company controls just 0.1% of the global smartphone market, so what went wrong?

Timeline: How did Blackberry get here?
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:12:31 GMT
Blackberry is to end production of its handsets and will outsource development to partners. The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a look at its bumpy history.

For Sale: Metals you've never heard of
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:27:34 GMT
Rhenium, zirconium, thallium - obscure metals trader Anthony Lipmann shows off his wares, but who would want to buy them?

Supermarkets 'use bread for marketing'
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:54:03 GMT
Supermarkets in the UK deliberately overproduce in-store baked bread to keep shelves full as a marketing ploy, food waste charities claim.

Reality Check: Does the UK sell boomerangs to Australia?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:18:09 GMT
Has the UK really sold tea to China, wine to France and boomerangs to Australia?

Rates revolution
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:03:07 GMT
Businesses in property hotspots are about to see their rates rise, whilst those in areas where property prices have fallen will see their bills go down.

Free land
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:03:35 GMT
The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.

You sent how much?!
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:04:27 GMT
Business email fraud is on the rise, with fraudsters persuading staff to pay bogus invoices and make wire transfers under false pretences. Can tech foil the fraudsters?

An excuse to shop
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:25:34 GMT
Tourists continue to flock to the UK after the Brexit vote, but could an exit from the EU have long-term ill-effects on tourism?

Thirsty business
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:09:19 GMT
A look at continuing efforts to reduce the water and energy needed to cool the world's data centres.

Enter the dragon
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:33:49 GMT
China's desire to become a footballing superpower could provide a big business opportunity for British firms and clubs.

Absent brands
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:14:33 GMT
With big name brands like Ford, Volvo, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin staying away from this year's Paris Motor Show, should the organisers be getting worried?

Memory keepers
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:35:34 GMT
The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.

Bras, bums and beauty
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:55:00 GMT
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.

Third-party ownership
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:58:30 GMT
What is third-party ownership and why is it banned in football?