UK Business News

Anxiety hits US and European markets
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:57:17 GMT
The FTSE 100 has fallen 2.4%, with US and European markets also posting sharp declines amid continued anxiety about the state of the global economy.

Google defends UK tax arrangements
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:59:24 GMT
Google's UK chief defends the search giant's tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

British Gas and EDF cut gas prices
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:53:17 GMT
British Gas and EDF Energy announce they are cutting their gas prices, the last of the big six energy suppliers to do so.

Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2bn settlement
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:58:24 GMT
Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2bn (£2.2bn) to US authorities to settle claims that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds sold before the financial crisis.

Shoppers 'fail to spot cheapest deals'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:21 GMT
Most grocery shoppers are unable to identify the cheapest deals when faced with a blizzard of "special offers" in stores, financial experts say.

Lufthansa boss denies errors over crash
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:01:56 GMT
The boss of the airline Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr, has told the BBC that there was nothing that Lufthansa could have done to prevent the Germanwings crash last year.

Man Utd still on track to earn £500m
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:30:35 GMT
Manchester United are on track to become the first British club to earn more than £500m in one year despite lack of success.

Buy-to-let surge 'raising house prices'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:10:32 GMT
Surveyors are witnessing a surge of demand from buy-to-let investors which they expect to push up house prices.

Rio Tinto reports slump in profits
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:50:52 GMT
Rio Tinto reports a slump in net profits and drops its progressive dividend policy, hit by the fall in commodity prices.

Johnston Press in talks to buy i paper
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:44:26 GMT
Johnston Press confirms it is in advanced talks to buy the cut-price national daily newspaper - the i - for about £24m.

Total's profits rise 20% to $5.1bn
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:10:06 GMT
French oil major Total reports a 20% increase in annual net profit to $5.1bn, compared with $4.2bn a year earlier.

Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:30 GMT
Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.

Burger King expands menu with hot dogs
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:42:15 GMT
Burger King announces that hot dogs will be the newest addition to its menus in the US.

VIDEO: Millions to see gas bills fall
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:10:43 GMT
British Gas has become the last of the big six energy providers to announce a cut to prices.

VIDEO: Why UK adults are going back to school
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:35:12 GMT
Why millions of UK adults are going back to school. For some, it's an opportunity to learn a new skill, for others it's an avenue back into the world of work.

VIDEO: Google boss asked 'what do you get paid?'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:49 GMT
Google's UK head, Matt Brittin, is asked about his salary as he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.

VIDEO: Brothers aim to put Scotland on rum map
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:21:46 GMT
Two brothers who swapped oil and gas for a life as rum distillers say they want to put Scotland on the global rum map.

VIDEO: Ask Andy: What is a coco bond?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:24:34 GMT
The BBC's economics correspondent, Andy Verity, explains what a coco bond is.

VIDEO: Apprenticeships boost the workforce
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:54:39 GMT
Germany has Europe's lowest rates of youth unemployment, partly because of its traditional apprenticeship system, which allows young Germans who don't go to university to train and qualify in companies.

VIDEO: Feeding Hong Kong's poor and hungry
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:21:27 GMT
Hong Kong's Chan Cheuk Ming has kept his eatery going through hard times, feeding people who cannot pay.

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence buys stocks
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:03:48 GMT
Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers

Is the tax tide beginning to turn?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:47:35 GMT
Is it becoming harder for international firms to avoid tax?

The entrepreneurs rebuilding East Timor
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:01:06 GMT
The young entrepreneurs helping to rebuild their country

How did Iceland clean up its banks?
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:06:54 GMT
How Iceland cleaned up its banks

Norway seeks to move away from oil
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:12:09 GMT
Norway seeks to diversify its economy as oil earnings plunge

Migrants ‘more motivated to learn’, says OECD
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:57:37 GMT
Migrant children 'may be the highest achievers'

Why more Americans are giving up their passports
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:35:57 GMT
Why expats are handing back their passports

Is self-publishing coming of age?
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:03:15 GMT
How easy is it for authors to self-publish?

Will not criticising make you a better boss?
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:05:34 GMT
Will not criticising make you a better boss?