BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Uber investigated over gender discrimination

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:32:59 GMT

The ride hailing firm is being investigated over a complaint about gender inequality, the BBC understands.

Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth stalls

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:38:14 GMT

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

Firms told to engage with staff to improve trust

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:05:32 GMT

Watchdog tells companies to engage with staff to improve trust in business.

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.

Govia Thameslink Railway introduces third timetable in two months

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:59:23 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway says the interim timetable starting this week will be "more reliable".

A new gold rush?

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 23:43:05 GMT

Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.

Debenhams denies cash crunch problem

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:15:25 GMT

The department store chain says credit insurers are continuing to provide cover to its suppliers.

Aptamil investigating baby milk formula complaints

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:33:47 GMT

Mums say their babies have been sick after the recipe of a popular formula milk was changed.

Safestyle UK: Window firm fined for 'aggressive sales'

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:20:50 GMT

One man said he was told there would be "trouble" if he cancelled his contract with Safestyle UK.

China's second quarter growth meets expectations at 6.7%

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:08:31 GMT

The world's second-largest economy is battling rising debt and mounting trade tensions with the US.

Death lessons

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 23:00:13 GMT

Doctors in Australia want the school curriculum to get young people talking about the ethical issues around death and dying.

'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.

'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".

Virtual reality 'is not just for gamers'

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:07:11 GMT

Firms in Hong Kong are using virtual and augmented reality technology to shape client experience.

Silent talent

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:10:23 GMT

Sony Music boss Rob Stringer: "As a record company boss you've got to be good at keeping secrets."

EU calls for more open Chinese economy

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:13:41 GMT

At a summit in Beijing, the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for a less protectionist China.

'I am a betting addict'

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:37:44 GMT

Gambling is a multi-million dollar business in Kenya, but there are more losers than winners, writes Anthony Wanjiru.

Corporate traps

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:08:07 GMT

Chief executives and business experts explain the classic traps for business leaders.

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.

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?

Getting away with it

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:51:49 GMT

As the World Cup comes down to the crunch, is it possible to watch games without annoying the boss?

Airbnb told to be clearer on total cost of bookings

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:25:09 GMT

The online home-sharing giant needs to be more transparent about pricing, EU authorities say.

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.

Power people

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:06:00 GMT

Home energy storage could lead to lower bills...eventually.

Reaping rewards

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 23:08:44 GMT

Digital technology can transform the lives of farmers as they discover how apps and blockchain offer new ways of doing business.

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.

Trump tariffs will hurt global growth, IMF warns

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:27:10 GMT

The group says trade disputes are the 'greatest near-term threat' to the world economy.

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.

Monster successes

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:06:37 GMT

So how do certain characters and stories hook kids? And how do firms go about making a monster hit?

Rolls-Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT

The engine maker is working on a flying vehicle which it says could take off by the early 2020s.

Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:13:42 GMT

The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency scheme confirms the plan has collapsed.

Active defence

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:21:13 GMT

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

Ground breaking tech

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:01:15 GMT

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

National Savings to cut Direct ISA rate

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:22:19 GMT

Interest rates are being cut by NS&I in September, affecting nearly 400,000 savers.

Get me out of here!

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:29:20 GMT

How instant feedback software and AI bots could make meetings more interesting and productive.

Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:49:06 GMT

Theresa May is accused of "capitulating" to Brexiteers - but she says the policy has not changed.

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.

Google's job hunting service comes to UK

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:17:15 GMT

Google's centralised job hunt services signs up most individual sites with one major exception.

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.

Amazon Prime Day deals 'not what they seem'

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:31:46 GMT

Shoppers are warned to check prices and be wary of high-pressure sales techniques.

Flight: Will our skies ever be quieter?

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:15:45 GMT

Three ways that the aviation industry is working towards quieter skies.

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.

'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.

Penny drops

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:21:59 GMT

Discount retailer Poundworld is teetering on the brink. For staff and customers, it's more than just a brand that could be lost.

Debenhams shares hit by insurance fears

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:34:09 GMT

Some insurers have reportedly reduced cover for the department store chain's suppliers.

Cool gains

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:51:08 GMT

Halo Top has only been going six years but is already the best-selling ice cream brand in the US.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese whispers

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT

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

Kylie Jenner to be 'youngest self-made US billionaire'

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:03:49 GMT

But some are debating whether the cosmetics entrepreneur is truly "self-made", as Forbes says.

Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:43:00 GMT

The e-commerce giant is experiencing outages in the US and elsewhere as its summer sale gets underway.

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.

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:07:54 GMT

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

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?

Sovereignty issue

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 21:08:15 GMT

The Chinese government has recently been calling a number of businesses to task for calling Taiwan a country, as the BBC's Cindy Sui reports.

Graduation blues

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:44:22 GMT

Universities are turning to technology to try to make sure they don't mispronounce names at graduations.

Child of a commune

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:06:21 GMT

Stewart Butterfield's life as a Silicon Valley heavyweight is a world removed from his upbringing on a commune in remove Canada.

Firms should not penalise meat-eaters, warns TUC

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:15:40 GMT

A US firm will not pay for staff meals containing meat but the TUC says meat-eaters shouldn't be penalised.

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model

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.

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 White Paper 'very disappointing'

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:33:16 GMT

Lloyd's of London chief says the government's Brexit White Paper fails the financial services sector.