UK Business News

Global economic growth 'to slow'
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:34:33 GMT
The NIESR think tank predicts global economic growth will slow this year to the lowest rate since the financial crisis.

Greek bank stocks down for third day
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:38:40 GMT
Greek bank shares have fallen sharply for a third day, continuing the trend seen since the stock exchange re-opened at the start of the week.

Bikes and cars in borrowers' sights
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:08:34 GMT
Borrowers are applying for personal loans to consolidate existing debt or to buy cars and bikes, a lender suggests.

UK services growth slows slightly
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:40:13 GMT
Growth in the UK service sector remains strong, but slowed slightly in July, the latest survey from Markit/CIPS suggests.

Housing affordability gap grows
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:45:46 GMT
The gap between the most affordable and least affordable homes in England and Wales has widened, figures show.

Nuisance call claim firm is fined
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:52:31 GMT
A claims company has become the first to be fined under new powers after making millions of "nuisance calls", the government announces.

Standard Chartered profit tumbles
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:03:18 GMT
Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered reports a 44% drop in half-year profits and halves its dividend.

Review of UK statistics launched
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:19:31 GMT
A review of whether the UK's economic statistics are future-proof is launched by former Bank of England deputy governor Sir Charlie Bean.

London set for latest Tube strike
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:58:50 GMT
A 24-hour Tube strike is due to start at 18:30 BST following the failure to resolve a dispute between unions and London Underground.

Disney misses revenue expectations
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:35:12 GMT
Disney posted a 5% increase in revenue, but missed expectations for the first time in eight quarters.

FTSE benefits from mining boost
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:41:49 GMT
The UK market builds on early gains, helped by mining shares following upbeat data from China.

SocGen to bolster financial reserves
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:05:39 GMT
French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.

UK traditional tea sales in decline
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:25:05 GMT
UK traditional tea sales drop by 6% over five years as consumers switch to green and herbal teas, new research shows.

How good is a cheap smartphone?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:19 GMT
From the £24,000 Vertu Red Gold Black DLC to the £50 Rook, the 2015 smartphone market seemingly has a device to suit every wallet.

VIDEO: Why China is crazy for crayfish
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:19:16 GMT
Why Chinese food fans find themselves in the 'claws' of a new food fad: crayfish.

VIDEO: Branding Singapore's 50 anniversary
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:12:17 GMT
Singapore is celebrating 50 years of independence - and companies are desperate to be associated with the anniversary.

VIDEO: 'Employ scientists - and back them'
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:06:35 GMT
Sir James Dyson offers the business advice he wishes he had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Hinduja on India's economic boom
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:03:56 GMT
Businessman Gopichand Hinduja talks to the BBC about India's role in the world and how the country compares to China in terms of economic growth.

VIDEO: Bollywood horror filmed in UK
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:23:52 GMT
Bollywood is not normally associated with the suspense genre but now it is biting back with a home counties horror film - and the BBC has been granted exclusive access.

VIDEO: 'Health conscious' push for seaweed
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:53:08 GMT
The appetite for Scottish Seaweed exports increases with further plans to boost demand among health conscious consumers.

VIDEO: Family feud, South Korean style
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:57:26 GMT
South Korea's Lotte Group is in the throes of a bitter feud as the founder prepares to hand over power.

VIDEO: Recruit people 'better than you'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:14:11 GMT
Former Thomas Cook Group boss Harriet Green offers the advice she wishes she had had when she started out in the world of business.

Are we ready to forgive the bankers?
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:14:13 GMT
Are we about to forgive the bankers?

Branding Singapore's SG50 jubilee
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:11:02 GMT
Cashing in on 50 years of independence

RBS sale: Value for money?
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:52:04 GMT
Value for money for the taxpayer?

Is your digital double a thief?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:18:53 GMT
Is your digital doppelganger stealing from you and others?

Look no hands: Self-driving cars
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:14:42 GMT
The future for driverless cars

Cleaning up the financial markets
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:26:07 GMT
Have we cleaned up the financial markets?

China stocks trader counts his losses
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:59:47 GMT
How Chinese market volatility hit one investor

The eurozone's nagging problems
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:38:26 GMT
Why eurozone economies aren't in rude health

Atari's boss on why life is 'a game'
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:24:42 GMT
Atari's founder on treating business like a game