BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Farnborough Airshow: Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:53:27 GMT

China will pass the US as the biggest air travel market within 10-15 years, Boeing says.

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:32:10 GMT

Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

Beauty queen

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:32:54 GMT

Kylie Jenner is not old enough to drink alcohol in the US yet, but is worth almost $1bn.

Ryanair flights cancelled over strike action

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:19:05 GMT

A quarter of Ryanair's Irish-based pilots are striking over working conditions.

Farnborough Airshow: A380's 'best years still to come'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:56:32 GMT

Airbus executive claims the "best years" of the troubled super-jumbo programme are ahead of it.

Formula 1: The tech driving the races

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT

BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.

How toilet paper became a million dollar idea

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:24:07 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how toilet paper became a million dollar idea.

'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT

Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:55:16 GMT

The Amazon founder is now richer than Bill Gates has ever been.

Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth rate stalls

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:38:14 GMT

The streaming service's shares dive 14% after it misses its projections for subscriber growth.

Arsenal caught up in fraud probe at carmaker sponsor

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:50 GMT

Premier League club Arsenal has been tangled up in a fraud investigation at Chinese carmaker BYD.

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:16:20 GMT

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.

Shedding pounds

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:31 GMT

With ever-more money being spent on fitness, BBC News asks who spends most and what is it spent on?

Goldman Sachs names DJ-ing banker David Solomon as boss

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:43:22 GMT

David Solomon, who is to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.

Playing Chequers

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:43:24 GMT

The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?

Self-made business owners on Kylie Jenner and their tips for success

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:57:21 GMT

The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:06:52 GMT

The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Ground breaking tech

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:01:15 GMT

Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.

Business booming for giant cargo planes

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT

$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.

Emotional surveillance

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT

How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Wage growth slows despite jobless fall

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:32:28 GMT

Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.

Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:51:08 GMT

The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

Trading places

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:17:09 GMT

President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.

Amazon's European workers strike as Prime promotion continues

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:50:33 GMT

Staff in Germany, Spain and Poland are taking action during a major promotion at the retail giant.

Poundworld to close 40 more stores

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:23:51 GMT

The discount retailer is now set to close 145 stores after falling into administration in June.

Tariff battle

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:34:19 GMT

After the US imposes tariffs on $34bn of goods from China, the BBC looks at President Trump's move.

Chinese whispers

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT

More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT

Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

Citroën CEO: ‘Directors' egos can be a bit like four-year-olds’

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:30:48 GMT

Linda Jackson is the first female and first British CEO of French carmaker Citroën.

No affordable homes?

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:13:37 GMT

More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:31:12 GMT

MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:07:54 GMT

But a report warns there will be "winners and losers" with many roles set to change.

'It was pretty crazy'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:07:48 GMT

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

Holiday childcare: 'I'm lucky - my sister has my child'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:51 GMT

British parents pay an average of £133.34 a week for full-time holiday childcare for one child, a survey finds.

New Tempest fighter jet model unveiled

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:39:18 GMT

The UK plans to invest £2bn in the new jet, which can be used with either pilots or as a drone.

Google braced for giant Android fine from EU

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:36:34 GMT

The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly extended Google's dominance of search.

The self-driving car that's 50 years old

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:20 GMT

A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.

Holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:02:26 GMT

Figures compiled for the BBC show just how much British banks are charging holidaymakers

Korea lesson

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:15:45 GMT

The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.

US travel ban will not stop visitors - Qatar Airways boss

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:14:41 GMT

The US travel ban will not stop Middle Eastern tourists flying to the US, says Akbar Al Baker.

Active defence

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:21:13 GMT

How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.

From podium to boardroom

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:48:45 GMT

David Coulthard swapped the high-powered world of Formula 1 for a new career path in the media and business.

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:47:27 GMT

The Spanish football giant also says it is on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT

Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

'One of the lucky ones'

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:06:18 GMT

Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn't let the lasting impact of polio hold her back.