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Strong currency

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:40 GMT

Paresh Davdra developed his successful money exchange firm from the ground up.

Have you been nudged?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:27:31 GMT

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

Putting Canadian wine on the map

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:04 GMT

How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world.

New Great Western Railway trains fixed after software upgrade

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:13:23 GMT

Four trains were removed from service on Wednesday due to glitches such as leaking air-con units.

Baby Lifesaver

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:23:46 GMT

This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver

Remittances are a 'lifesaver' for many Liberians

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:39:47 GMT

Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.

Horses for courses

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:00:13 GMT

Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.

Rail firms 'consider' railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:23:14 GMT

It's thought one train company will begin trials of the new railcard in December

Film memorabilia

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:24:31 GMT

Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.

Rubbish dump

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:47 GMT

A ban on the import of waste in China is about create a major blockage backing up through the global waste disposal system

How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:37:29 GMT

French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:08:37 GMT

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Robo shops

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:28:34 GMT

Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?

What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

The 19-year-old millionaire estate agent

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:58:50 GMT

Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.

InterContinental Hotels sales boosted by Europe tourism

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:33:44 GMT

InterContinental Hotels Group's revenue rises as tourists return to key markets after terror attacks.

GE cuts profit guidance as shares fall on trading worries

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:50:12 GMT

The industrial giant cuts its profits guidance ahead of the unveiling of a restructuring plan.

The app helping people navigating Ghana's nameless streets

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:55:53 GMT

A lack of postal addresses in Ghana has prompted authorities to introduce a digital solution.

Made in Japan

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24:39 GMT

The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.

Ice men

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

The global shop

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:08:09 GMT

Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?

Timber travel

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:11:22 GMT

A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary

Australian carmaking runs out of road

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:35:55 GMT

The final vehicle left the production line on Friday, in what many consider a symbolic moment.

Brass in pocket?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:23:57 GMT

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

Health risks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:24:22 GMT

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

Racing finances

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:19:33 GMT

Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:03:47 GMT

The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

Trump impact?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:23:53 GMT

International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:21:55 GMT

The figures were the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts forecast.

Sugar rush

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:33:51 GMT

The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years.

How the paper clip became a million dollar idea

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:24:03 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the paper clip became a million dollar idea and inspired a resistance movement.

Worst odds

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:08:41 GMT

The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:38:25 GMT

On Black Monday 30 years ago investors were stunned by a global stock markets crash. What's its legacy?

Royal model

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:14 GMT

Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

Toughest lessons

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:33 GMT

A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada

Whole foods king

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:41:02 GMT

Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.

Bank of England under fire for lack of diversity

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:45:35 GMT

The Treasury Committee seeks evidence on the Bank's efforts to improve its gender and ethnic mix.

Eat your cup

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:23 GMT

What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?

Pipe perfection

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:48:41 GMT

Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.

Mamma spice

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:45:31 GMT

How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.

Universal credit: Tory peer criticises 'insane' wait for payments

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:27:59 GMT

Next boss and Tory peer Lord Wolfson says a six-week wait for benefit payments "must be wrong".

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Women on board

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:52 GMT

There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?

FTSE 100 fails to hit record high

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:03 GMT

The benchmark share index comes within range of hitting a fresh high, but closes just 0.19 points up.

Nissan halts production in Japan over inspection concerns

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:27:49 GMT

The firm recalled 1.2 million cars in Japan because uncertified technicians performed final checks.

Smells wrong

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:16:27 GMT

Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?

Close call

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:19:46 GMT

5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

Poison purifiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:31 GMT

The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis

Ethical model

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:20:09 GMT

More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?

Out of fashion

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:24:00 GMT

From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry.

No-belle prize

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:08 GMT

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

Disney to Pompey

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:05:29 GMT

Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.

From pillows to concrete

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:07 GMT

Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

Would you eat green satsumas?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:26:58 GMT

Tesco has announced it will start selling green satsumas but would you be willing to eat them?

Location, location, location

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:30:08 GMT

Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.

Out of control

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:12:40 GMT

Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Childcare costs rise up to seven times faster than wages

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:54:48 GMT

With childcare costs rising seven times faster than wages, mums say going to work is "absolutely pointless".

Pest control

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:09:24 GMT

How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

Defence Secretary says Clyde shipyard's have 'certainty'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:03:58 GMT

Sir Michael Fallon claimed no other industry had as much certainty as shipbuilders on the Clyde.

Police conduct inquiries into Royal Bank of Scotland unit

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:34:10 GMT

Officers are looking into a division of the bank set up to help failing firms, the BBC understands.

Wooden wheels

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:20:03 GMT

Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

Kobe Steel uncovers more evidence of quality mistakes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:50:27 GMT

The Japanese steel giant says some employees did not report evidence to an internal investigation.

Fear the deer

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:11:07 GMT

Milwaukee is historically famous for its beer and its motorcycles, but now its basketball team is hoping to fly the flag for the US city.

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