UK Business News

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:50:59 GMT
Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

UK sees record number of foreign investment projects
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:05 GMT
A record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year to April 2016, according to a report from the Department for International Trade.

Debt woes 'weigh heavily' on young people, survey finds
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:11 GMT
More than a third of 18 to 24-year-olds have debts of almost £3,000 and experience significant concerns about their finances, a survey finds.

American Airlines boss moves to rival United
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:46:25 GMT
American Airlines president Scott Kirby moves to rival United Continental to take up the same job.

Hershey shares tumble after Mondelez scraps takeover bid
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:15:03 GMT
Snacks giant Mondelez International is abandoning its takeover bid for American confectioner Hershey after its $23bn (£18bn) offer was rejected.

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:58:22 GMT
The maker of the EpiPen allergy drug will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases.

Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:38:54 GMT
A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.

Bank holiday shopper footfall 'down 4%'
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:03:36 GMT
The number of people out shopping in the UK on Saturday and Sunday fell by 4.1% compared with last year's August bank holiday weekend, retail researchers say.

Yale student workers file for union rights
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:11:14 GMT
Yale graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants file paperwork to form a union.

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:46:52 GMT
China launches its first aircraft-engine manufacturer in an attempt to wean itself off Western suppliers and become a global aviation power.

Bookings down for terror-hit tourist countries
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:50:39 GMT
Destinations struggling to attract visitors following terrorist attacks will continue to see a decline in international arrivals, flight reservation data suggests.

Shetland turbines at Bluemull Sound connected to grid
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:15:34 GMT
Turbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.

Hundreds of Pokemon Go incidents logged by police
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:37:43 GMT
Pokemon Go players have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since the gaming app phenomenon launched, the BBC learns.

Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:55:46 GMT
Taxi-hailing service Uber and rival Careem suspend their services in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as drivers are reportedly arrested.

Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:43:18 GMT
Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.

Last BHS stores close for final time after 88 years
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:10:38 GMT
The last BHS stores close their doors for the final time, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street.

1,400 scientists attend Belfast livestock conference
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:11:09 GMT
More than 1,400 scientists are in Belfast this week for a major farming conference worth almost £3m to the local economy.

Shenzhen's start up scene: from ski sensors to worm farms
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:52:21 GMT
Shenzhen is famous for making electronics, but it's also become a popular spot for start-ups from all over the world.

Indian lesbian romance film turns to internet for funding
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:50:42 GMT
Indian lesbian romance film 'The Other Love Story' takes on a taboo topic and turns to the internet for funding.

The 88-year-old sari company
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:00:16 GMT
Lavanya Nalli tells the story of her family's sari business in Chennai - and her ambitions for its expansion.

The last BHS stores close their doors
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:09:20 GMT
The last BHS stores are set to close for the final time after 88 years on the high Street. Joe Lynam reports.

CEO Secrets: Airbnb co-founder shares tips for success
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:01:45 GMT
Nathan Blecharczyk, one of the co-founders of Airbnb, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:36:44 GMT
James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

Building a community restaurant in Botswana
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:52:21 GMT
Despite the often frustrating employment situation for young Botswanans, one young entrepreneur is ploughing ahead while remaining thoroughly rooted in his community.

BHS: Inside a 'ghost store' in Edinburgh
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:06:45 GMT
BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.

3D Bourne gives China a headache
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:31:28 GMT
Chinese audiences are complaining that a 3D version of the latest Bourne movie is causing headaches and nausea.

Beyonce dominates MTV awards
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:07:11 GMT
Beyonce was the big winner at last night's MTV VMAs in New York.

'Real and relatable'
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:18 GMT
After a year of asking CEOs to reveal their advice for success, BBC News looks at the role of gender in business mentoring.

Feel the rhythm
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:23 GMT
The latest assistive technologies are enabling people with disabilities to be more active and compete at the highest level.

TTIP trouble
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:07:48 GMT
Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.

Fabric of success
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:00:29 GMT
How Indian entrepreneur Lavanya Nalli is leading the modernisation of her family's 88-year-old clothing company, while still holding on to its decades of tradition.

Closing down
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:17:05 GMT
Empty rails and closing signs as a stalwart of the British High Street says its final farewell.

Pawn addiction
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:52:03 GMT
As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.

Life after BHS
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:09:50 GMT
As the last BHS stores close this weekend, bringing to an end nearly 90 years of retail history, Emma Simpson looks at what the closures will mean for our High Streets.

Pushed out
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:12:02 GMT
As the number of people living in cities rise, lower income residents are being pushed farther out to areas with fewer resources.

Love to chat
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:23:25 GMT
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

Money problems
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:28:28 GMT
Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

Coffee for votes
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:16:00 GMT
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Sleep your way to the top
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:07:38 GMT
Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?

Squeezing in
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:02:03 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?

In the rough
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:03:08 GMT
The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.