BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Taiwan seeks entry into key trade pact before China

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:54:27 GMT

Taiwan has warned that its application into the CPTPP could be affected should China join first.


Travel rule change delayed by lateral flow test shortage

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:22:28 GMT

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says private Covid testing firms cannot supply enough lateral flow tests.


Covid debt: A baby, job loss - and now eviction

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:43:44 GMT

Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.


Energy firms' collapse hits 1.5 million customers

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:05:22 GMT

Failed firm Green says bigger firms will see problems - but ministers are reluctant to prop them up.


US lifting ban on imports of British lamb, says Boris Johnson

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:21:28 GMT

The PM admits the UK is now aiming only for "incremental steps" on US trade, rather than a full agreement.


Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South African culture

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:02:05 GMT

Some indigenous groups say the planned office in Cape Town is on culturally important land.


Changing China: Why Xi Jinping is leading a way back to socialism

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:33:32 GMT

China has not been very socialist for years, but the Communist Party looks set to change that.


'Looking back, it was an amazing thing I did'

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:55:14 GMT

Meet the founder on a 10-year mission to disrupt Japan's rigid work culture.


Catalogue of errors led to 1bn of state pension underpayments

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:01:08 GMT

The National Audit Office says 134,000 pensioners, mostly women, were affected by a preventable scandal.


Can apps manage our chronic health conditions?

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:01:49 GMT

A Swedish tech firm has created an app to help alleviate people's joint pain.


Gas price crisis: Food firms face huge price rise for carbon dioxide

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:33:03 GMT

The US supplier of CO2, which will receive millions in UK taxpayer support to reopen, will hike prices.


Avro Energy and Green go bust amid warning more to come

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 19:18:57 GMT

Avro and Green collapse, with hundreds of thousands of customers facing higher bills with new suppliers.


US economy continues to strengthen despite Delta, says Fed

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:14:57 GMT

The central bank may start paring back its emergency support for the economy "soon" - but didn't say when.


How 'nerd' culture powered through the pandemic

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:02:34 GMT

Meet the online content creators beating the odds to build successful careers from their passions.


Fraudsters steal 4m a day as crime surges

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:49:14 GMT

Total losses through fraud rockets by 30% in the first half of the year, with many victims not refunded.


Gen Z battles to bring back unions, one Starbucks at a time

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:13:14 GMT

Younger Americans are reviving US labour activism amid stagnant wages and Covid hardship.


CEO Secrets: 'You can run a business and have a baby'

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:57:10 GMT

Planning for a maternity leave when you're the boss of a fast-growing company.


Food firms warn of panic-buying this Christmas

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:13:27 GMT

Gaps on supermarket shelves may become commonplace as labour shortages bite, industry bodies say.


German elections: Businesses face future without Merkel

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:37:49 GMT

Many companies in Germany are focused on short-term survival in the hope of medium-term revival.


CEO Secrets: 'In my business, you eat what you kill'

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:16:52 GMT

Music executive Riki Bleau shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.


Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 23:01:30 GMT

A shortage of vessels is hampering global trade and may lead to empty shelves before Christmas.


Why taking up an instrument has struck a chord for so many

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:03:18 GMT

The pandemic led to around 1m UK adults learning an instrument and many taking music lessons.


Vauxhall Motors plans Luton job losses amid chip crisis

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:42:30 GMT

The Unite union says it will "do everything in our power to mitigate or prevent" job losses.


Evergrande: Shares in crisis-hit firm jump as debt deadline looms

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:38:00 GMT

The debt-laden developer is due to make a $83.5m interest payment on an overseas bond on Thursday.


Pret to hire 3,000 new staff as city workers return

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:24:31 GMT

The coffee and sandwich chain plans to hire 3,000 staff after cutting same number in 2020.