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Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

France's leading financial regulator tells the BBC that banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris.

Housing market faces slow start to 2017, says Rics

A lack of homes for sale means that the housing market will get off to a slow start in 2017, according to surveyors.

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.

Football tax review called for by HMRC chief

The HMRC wants a review of how footballers cut their tax bills amid disclosure that 43 players and 12 clubs are being probed.

Travel study reveals changing behaviour among young and old

A new study suggests that young people are shunning cars, while older people are driving more.

Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future

A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel.

TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing'

Security experts attack TalkTalk's response to evidence that thousands of its wi-fi passwords have been stolen.

Wall Street: Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh records

The onward march of Wall Street's share markets continues, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs.

Shoppers 'drowning in a sea of loyalty cards'

British shoppers are happy to sign up for retail reward cards - but show little loyalty when it comes to actually using them.

Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal

Fitbit is buying smartwatch-maker Pebble's intellectual property but not its hardware business, which is closing.

Motorists at risk from log book delays

Motorists are being put at risk of invalid insurance and breaking the law because some dealers are retaining car log books.

Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging

HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole fined €485m (£413m) for rigging a key interest rate between 2005 and 2008.

Faster house price growth in November, says the Halifax

Annual growth in UK house prices accelerated for the first time in eight months in November, a lender's figures show.

Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone batteries overheating in China.

Housing crisis 'creates in-work poverty'

Poverty among people who are working has risen despite a recovery in the UK economy, a study suggests.

India surprises by holding rates at six-year low

India's central bank has unexpectedly held interest rates at a six-year low.

'See past my disability, give me a job'

June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years.

Facial scan app wants to get to know you

Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

Indian app firms cash in on Modi's rupee note switch

Enterprising Indians are seeing opportunity after almost 90% of bank notes were withdrawn.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

DNA testing at work: One company's unusual policy

BBC News visits a travel company using DNA testing to challenge its own workplace culture.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Link between Shenzhen and HK stock markets goes live

A link between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges starts up.

A lack of cash is forcing rural Indians to barter

Rural Indians are being forced to barter for groceries after the government withdrew larger banknotes.

Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations to merge

London's biggest housing association Peabody Trust, to join forces with rival Family Mosaic to give them 55,000 properties.

£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation

Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen, are put into circulation.

'Toxic employee'

Most of us have to deal with a disruptive colleague during our working lives, but how can a company best deal with such "toxic employees"?

Vikings rule

Iceland has become a model country for gender equality but women there say more needs to be done.

Office parties

Christmas party season is upon us again, but what do employers and staff really get out of these events?

Global school rankings

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Len McCluskey

Len McCluskey is general secretary of Unite, the UK's biggest union. We chart his political roots and his support for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

Chatbot sexism

Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?

Draw it

We want you to show us your interpretation of the business stories that have affected you this year.

Reality Check

Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.

Troubled times

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's heavy referendum defeat.

Sleeping on toilet floors

How Chris Gardner went from sleeping rough with his young son on the floor of a public toilet to the life of a multi-millionaire investor.

Doom-mongers?

Were the official GDP forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility too gloomy?

Inflexible friend

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Post it

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.

Smart money?

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Cash calendar

As the year draws to a close, many people will review the state of their wealth. So, is your bank balance now a spectacular display or did your finances fizzle?

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'See past my disability, give me a job'

June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years.

Facial scan app wants to get to know you

Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

Indian app firms cash in on Modi's rupee note switch

Enterprising Indians are seeing opportunity after almost 90% of bank notes were withdrawn.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

DNA testing at work: One company's unusual policy

BBC News visits a travel company using DNA testing to challenge its own workplace culture.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Link between Shenzhen and HK stock markets goes live

A link between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges starts up.

A lack of cash is forcing rural Indians to barter

Rural Indians are being forced to barter for groceries after the government withdrew larger banknotes.

Prepare for disappearing credit cards

The plastic credit card is being replaced by invisible payments, the boss of Barclaycard says.

Ghana's self-taught skincare entrepreneur

Israella Kafui-Mansu gives the BBC a guided tour of her organic beauty business.

Testing car seats to protect children

With rules on children's car seats set to change next year, Richard Westcott visits a facility for conducting tests.

The Indian YouTube channel with 6 billion views

How Indian company ChuChu TV animates traditional nursery rhymes for its popular YouTube channel.

Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy

The economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.

Italy referendum: What if voters say 'No' to reforms?

What happens if Italians vote against proposed constitutional reforms?

Tennessee factory workers win $421m on lottery

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.

Cash calendar - tips for December

Building up a savings buffer is one financial goal that should be considered as a new year approaches, an expert says.

How alpacas keep turkey off foxes' menus

Why one farmer in south-east England uses 10 alpacas to protect his 24,000 free-range turkeys from foxes.

Japan's caviar set to give Russia a run for its money

Mariko Oi finds out how Japan is planning to give Russia a run for its money - in caviar.

Steve Mnuchin: Who is Trump's new treasury secretary?

Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as his treasury secretary - what do we know about him?

Why Russia's Rosneft sale has hit problems

The Russian government needs to sell 20% of shares in Rosneft, the world's largest publicly traded oil company. But the plan has hit some problems, as Oleg Boldyrev explains.

Why are our chocolates shrinking?

When Toblerone introduced a new size and shape it was international news. But it's not the only chocolate bar that's been shrinking this year.

'Independent evidence needed' on new cigarette

Chief executive of Action on Smoking and Heath says iQOS cigarettes are "not harm-free".

Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply

Opec could cut crude oil output by a million barrels a day, if Saudi Arabia gets its way this week.

'Bored stiff' Devon pensioner, 89, seeks job

Eighty-nine-year-old Joe Bartley was so bored being retired he put an ad in his local paper asking for work.

'I paid nearly £3,000 for a £300 washing machine'

Dawn North says she paid nearly £3,000 for a washing machine worth £300 using a rent-to-own firm.

Pokemon Go: Where did the idea come from?

Where did the creators of global sensation Pokemon Go get the idea from?

100 Women 2016: Santander boss Shriti Vadera on sexism in banking

Shriti Vadera, Chair of Santander UK, tells Laura Kuenssberg how she reached the top despite intense challenges.

CEO Secrets: Big Issue founder on the key to success

John Bird, founder of the The Big Issue magazine, shares his business advice.

Why is Zimbabwe rolling out bond notes?

Zimbabwe has started rolling out a new currency - but will it solve the country's cash crunch?

Shapr boss: 'I want networking to be a lifestyle'

Ludovic Huraux, boss of "business dating" app Shapr, explains why he would like networking to become a lifestyle choice.

Getting up early to grab Black Friday bargains

Erin Leahy is one shopper who's determined to grab Black Friday bargains, her plan ids to get up early and go online in a bid to beat the crowds.

Ivory Coast: W Africa's 'best investment' destination

Ivory Coast, which has one of the fastest growing economies on the continent, has been named the top destination for investment in West Africa.

Top sellers so far on Black Friday

These are the ten most popular goods ordered from one retailer on Black Friday.

How Black Friday came to the UK

Black Friday started as a US tradition but is now firmly established in the UK.

Another spin for the jukebox?

Keep hold of your vinyl records - a company in Leeds says jukeboxes are making a comeback.

Nigeria's desperate drive to diversify

With the collapse in the international oil price, Nigeria is under pressure to broaden its economic activity.

Jigsaw boss: Black Friday is a 'complete and utter deception'

The head of fashion chain Jigsaw says his shops will not be offering any discounts on Black Friday as the day is a "complete deception".

IFS chief: 'Worst decade for living standards'

The director of a leading economic think tank says the UK is experiencing "the worst decade for living standards".

Autumn Statement 2016: Millennials message to the chancellor

As the Autumn Statement unfolded, BBC News talked to some millennials at a cafe popular with the growing digital workforce.

Cash crisis: why Indian ATMs struggle with new notes

Indians are struggling to access their cash from ATMs, after a government crackdown on corruption.

The Cambodian farmers paid to protect birds

Why rice farmers in Cambodia are being paid to help protect the Giant Ibis.

Autumn Statement: Six key points

Six key points from Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.

Trans-Pacific Partnership and US-China trade deal

Looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals affecting China and the US.

Key points from the chancellor's first Autumn Statement

The key announcements and figures from the chancellor Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement.

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