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HSBC reports 18% fall in profits

Banking giant HSBC posts an 18% drop in profits for the first quarter, citing "challenging market conditions".

'Bank of mum and dad' lends £5bn a year

Lending from family members to help their children get on the UK property ladder will amount to £5bn in 2016, according to L&G.

Leicester 'can make £150m from PL title'

Leicester City will see their revenues grow after winning the Premier League title for the first time, sports marketing experts say.

Liberty to bid for Tata UK steel assets

Liberty House plans to submit a formal bid on Tuesday to buy Tata Steel's UK assets, which include the Port Talbot works employing about 4,000 people.

Death sparks probe into China's Baidu

Chinese regulators are investigating Baidu following the death of a student after treatment at a facility advertised on the search engine.

Australia cuts rate ahead of budget

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its official cash rate to a historic low of 1.75% hours ahead of the federal budget.

Ferrari on course 'for record year'

Ferrari says it is on course for a record 2016 after posting a rise in profits and sales for the first three months of 2016.

Bitcoin industry 'sceptical' of Satoshi

Scepticism has greeted claims by Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency.

BHS was 'crashed into a cliff'

Failed retailer BHS was 'crashed into a cliff', the chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Iain Wright, tells the BBC.

Puerto Rico defaults on debt payment

Puerto Rico defaults on a $422m (£289m) debt payment due on Monday, but wins breathing space from some major creditors for further talks.

Yahoo chief's $55m severance package

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer will get $54.9m (£37.4m) in severance pay if she loses her job when the troubled internet firm is sold.

Five things to watch on Australia's budget day

The BBC's Shaun Davies outlines the five key policies to watch on Australia's budget day.

Restaurant staff 'should keep their tips'

Waiting staff should receive their tips in full and it should be clearer to customers that gratuities are optional, the business secretary says.

Argos recalls Mamas & Papas car seats

High Street chain Argos is immediately recalling five Mamas & Papas car seat models, over safety fears.

High pay targeted by huge Norwegian fund

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the biggest of its kind, plans to target excessive executive pay at the companies it invests in.

'Wales could have 50 vineyards by 2035'

Wales could have 50 vineyards in operation in 20 years' time, according to one grower who has just started selling Welsh wine to France.

VIDEO: Disrupting deliveries in Nairobi

Can Sendy take on the giants of delivery in Nairobi with the sharing economy?

VIDEO: Bitcoin 'creator': 'I want to be left alone'

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

VIDEO: Did baked potatoes ruin the '£1 cafe'?

The BBC Business series My Shop visits revisits the cafe that opened in London, trying to sell every food item for £1.

VIDEO: How S. Korea is using golf to spur its economy

South Korea is trying to make golf more affordable - not to create champions, but to boost economic development.

VIDEO: Holiday saving and spending tips

Holidaymakers spend an average of £200 more than they expect on their annual summer holiday, an advice service suggests, so how can spending be kept under control?

VIDEO: Ballet: 'Every dancer should have this'

Ballet offers a new way for Nigeria's youth to express themselves.

VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential

Despite Nigeria's economic challenges, the hospitality industry still sees room for growth.

VIDEO: Steel at heart of Wales election

With one week of polling left in the Welsh Assembly Elections the steel industry is dominating the campaign.

Bottling water in drought-hit California

Bottling water for profit in drought-hit California

Eureka! How to make discoveries at the speed of light

How cloud computing helps us discover at the speed of light

Five reasons why we love department stores

Five reasons we still love department stores

The web boss who went from rugs to riches

The carpet seller who became a multimillionaire website boss

10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared

10 High Street brands that disappeared

Can your job be as flexible as this?

Just how flexible can your job be?

Living wage: 'We are losing out'

Why some are finding their pay packets shrinking

How do people justify earning more than others?

How do people justify earning more than others?

Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?

Is our data more secure in the cloud?

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VIDEO: Disrupting deliveries in Nairobi

Can Sendy take on the giants of delivery in Nairobi with the sharing economy?

VIDEO: Bitcoin 'creator': 'I want to be left alone'

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

VIDEO: Did baked potatoes ruin the '£1 cafe'?

The BBC Business series My Shop visits revisits the cafe that opened in London, trying to sell every food item for £1.

VIDEO: How S. Korea is using golf to spur its economy

South Korea is trying to make golf more affordable - not to create champions, but to boost economic development.

VIDEO: Holiday saving and spending tips

Holidaymakers spend an average of £200 more than they expect on their annual summer holiday, an advice service suggests, so how can spending be kept under control?

VIDEO: Ballet: 'Every dancer should have this'

Ballet offers a new way for Nigeria's youth to express themselves.

VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential

Despite Nigeria's economic challenges, the hospitality industry still sees room for growth.

VIDEO: Steel at heart of Wales election

With one week of polling left in the Welsh Assembly Elections the steel industry is dominating the campaign.

VIDEO: City views on the EU referendum

BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern takes a look at where the financial services industry stands on Britain's membership of the EU.

VIDEO: Qantas warns of weaker demand ahead

A top executive at Qantas says the Australian election in July could hit demand for air travel.

VIDEO: Workers on National Living Wage worse off

Some companies are reforming their "pay and reward structures" to offset the cost of introducing the National Living Wage, leaving their workers worse off.

VIDEO: Sorrell 'not embarrassed' by success

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell has defended his pay package and the success of WPP, the advertising giant he founded in 1985.

VIDEO: Heading to a road near you: Driverless cars

Vehicle manufacturers in China are hoping to introduce the self-drive car within two or three years.

VIDEO: Have hand-woven saris lost their value?

Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varanasi, India.

VIDEO: Osborne warns over EU 'uncertainty'

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has said the uncertainty over whether Britain will remain in the European Union is causing investment decisions to be delayed.

VIDEO: Car makers bet on China for growth

Car makers at Beijing's annual car show explain why they're still looking to China for growth.

VIDEO: Can this man get you a cheaper hotel rate?

Triprebel says its algorithm gets you the cheapest hotel rate, but what is the impact on the hotel industry?

VIDEO: 'The good times won't last forever'

As economic growth in China slows down, demand for commodities such as steel is falling. The BBC talked to one steelworker on his way to work about his job and what he thinks will happen to it.

VIDEO: Cloud king: 'Ride a tech wave'

Aaron Levie, cofounder of technology company Box, offers the business advice he wishes he'd downloaded before he started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Watch a remote-controlled car paint

The BBC Business series My Shop visits a shop in Coventry where a local painter makes artworks with remote-controlled cars.

VIDEO: Would high street shoppers miss BHS?

Shoppers in Leeds react to fears retailer BHS could file for administration as early at Monday, threatening 11,000 jobs.

VIDEO: Kenya's affordable solar power projects

Entrepreneurs in Kenya are harnessing solar energy to provide ordinary Kenyans with power for their homes.

VIDEO: App helps expectant mums in Cameroon

A young engineer shows the BBC the medical app he has developed for pregnant women.

VIDEO: Wozniak: Apple were right over FBI case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that Apple made the right decision by refusing to hand over information to the FBI which would have helped them unlock an iPhone.

VIDEO: A history of money in five objects

Ahead of the introduction of plastic £5 notes later this year, BBC News looks at objects used to represent money at the British Museum.

VIDEO: Cash-strapped OAP's plea for a job

Cash-strapped pensioner Jack Smith, 81, took his plea for a job to his local paper after getting a series of rejections.

VIDEO: How would UK trade post-Brexit?

The BBC's Simon Jack reports on how the single market works and and the free trade zones that Michael Gove wants the UK to join.

VIDEO: Restoring the image of India's cricket league

The Indian Premier League is well underway, with two new cricket clubs to replace teams that were suspended for corruption. But are the organisers doing enough to restore the IPL's image?

VIDEO: 'My sheikh has often travelled in economy'

The President of Emirates Airline has told the BBC that falling oil prices are actually tough for his industry.

VIDEO: India's booming smartphone market

Last year more than a 1,000 mobile phone handsets were launched in India, with the vast majority of them costing as little as $50 (£35).

VIDEO: Discovering the world's hidden art

The online firm that is bringing private art collections into the world's public galleries.

VIDEO: EU road trip: Imports and exports

In her first referendum road trip, the BBC's Steph McGovern reports from a distribution centre in Liverpool to look at the arguments on EU membership and trade.

VIDEO: The bookshop that only sells romance

Two sisters in Los Angeles have opened a bookshop that only sells romance fiction. Bea and Leah Koch say it is the only such bookshop in the US.

VIDEO: Map boss's route to success

Nigel Clifford, chief executive of Ordnance Survey, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Why 'bloke's paradise' lures the ladies

BBC News visits a shop that caters for men, but is proving highly attractive to women.

VIDEO: Rugby seeks to make its mark in Asia

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens kicked off in Singapore at the weekend, and the tournament is being promoted heavily to drum up attention.

VIDEO: The fall and rise of vinyl records

After years of decline, vinyl records are making a comeback with sales now at their highest for 26 years.

VIDEO: Football star's biotechnology venture

Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini discusses his passion outside football, a biotechnology company that he runs.

VIDEO: Inside a US oil 'man camp'

Temporary lodging camps, known as "man camps," can be found across North Dakota to house the thousands of workers who came to work in the oil industry.

VIDEO: South Africa's wooden watchmakers

The founders of Bettel talk about their wooden timepiece business in Cape Town.

VIDEO: Cameroon's high-tech hub

The town of Buea in south-west Cameroon has become the country's high-tech hub.

VIDEO: Teenager helping Delhi navigate car ban

As the Indian capital introduces another round of car restrictions a teenage entrepreneur has set up a business that helps people navigate the system.

VIDEO: Can Canada's EU trade deal work for UK?

Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe have been chosen as the official campaigns in the EU referendum.

VIDEO: Why buy records if you don't have a player?

Sales of vinyl are up by more than 60% this year, but almost half of those who buy records never actually listen to them.

VIDEO: Facebook takes steps to stop bot abuse

Facebook says it is taking steps to prevent hackers taking advantage of its new shop-by-bots facility on Messenger.

VIDEO: Myanmar to be taught how to fish

An international research organisation, WorldFish, has set up a training program for small-scale fish farming in the hope of improving livelihoods.

VIDEO: Tackling 'hidden hunger' in Singapore

The problem of a diet too dependent on rice - known as "hidden hunger" - is being highlighted among many migrant workers in Singapore.

VIDEO: TomTom boss: 'You can go 100mph'

Harold Goddijn, chief executive and cofounder of TomTom, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: How Tata made millions from EU permits

Tata Steel made hundreds of millions of pounds selling carbon emissions permits given for free under a European Union emissions trading scheme, experts say.

VIDEO: Tough times for India's ecommerce

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks at the challenges facing India's ecommerce firms.

VIDEO: The yacht with its own bar and lift

The BBC's Leisha Chi reports from the Singapore Yacht Show and tours a mega yacht so plush, it even has its own lift.

VIDEO: 'We don't know when the rain will come'

Much of southern and eastern Africa is currently in the grip of a devastating drought due to the effects of El Nino.

VIDEO: Luxury boat builders target Asia's rich

Luxury boat-makers are hoping for new customers in Asia. Leisha Chi reports from the Singapore Yacht show.

VIDEO: Head of Co-operative requests pay cut

The head of the Co-operative Group has asked for a 40% cut to his base salary because the job has become easier.

VIDEO: Savile Row's first female master tailor

History has been made on London's famous Savile Row as for the first time a shop is opened by a female master tailor.

VIDEO: An app-controlled 'day at the office'

Alexandre Janssen shows how a smartphone gives him a highly personalised day at the office, at The Edge building in Amsterdam.

VIDEO: Javid's 'constructive' talks with Tata

The UK government will support "any serious buyer" of Tata Steel's UK plants to "secure the future of the industry", the business secretary says.

VIDEO: Where do you get your financial advice?

Where do you get your financial advice? Young professionals tell the BBC how they get guidance on sorting out their financial affairs

VIDEO: Why should we care about tax havens?

BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed explains what a tax haven is and why they matter.

VIDEO: China's 'important' seal fetches $10m

A sandalwood seal, being hailed as China's most important historical object, has fetched $10.4m at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong.

VIDEO: Working in Mumbai's savage sewers

Keeping Mumbai's sewers running is not just an unpleasant job - it can also be dangerous... even deadly.

VIDEO: That's edutainment

How Edufocal is using games and prizes to raise education standards in the Caribbean.

VIDEO: State pension change - winners and losers

As changes to the state pension come into effect, who will benefit financially, and who will be worse off?

VIDEO: What the Panama Papers reveal

A leak of confidential documents has revealed how the wealthy and powerful use tax havens to get around the law.

VIDEO: Government promises help for Port Talbot

The business secretary has said the government is committed to making sure Port Talbot steel works stays open.

VIDEO: The National Living Wage in 90 seconds

The new National Living Wage comes into effect today, but what is it, and what does it mean for workers and businesses?

VIDEO: Cornwall's sunshine tariff trial

Residents in a town in Cornwall are being offered ultra cheap energy... when the sun is out.

VIDEO: 'Confusion' over state pension changes

The consumer group Which? says many people are still confused about new changes to the state pension.

VIDEO: China steel tariffs: 'Limited impact'

The government has played down the impact new Chinese import tariffs of up to 46.3% will have on the UK steel industry.

VIDEO: The rise of the minimum wage

The national minimum wage has been at the heart of political debate even before it became law in 1998.

VIDEO: Economic impact of Ivory Coast attacks

The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports from the town of Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast.

VIDEO: Sculpting Madagascar's artisanal spirit

How one entrepreneurial artist is creating jobs in Madagascar.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe applies indigenisation laws

Legislation requires all companies in Zimbabwe to be controlled by no less than 51% of indigenous people.

VIDEO: Hitachi boss: 'I oppose Brexit'

Hitachi's new boss Toshiaki Higashihara is against Brexit - the firm has invested in UK infrastructure on the basis of its being part of the EU.

VIDEO: A straightforward savings guide

Workers should consider whether they are setting sufficient money aside to cover unexpected costs, an advice service suggests.

VIDEO: World On The Move: The Camel Trainers

Faisal Ali Sulaiman Al Khaldi, from a family of racing camel breeders in Oman, explains how the industry is booming and expanding to some unlikely places.

VIDEO: Making a living from tiger tourism

For tourists, seeing a tiger in the wild could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for some Indians it's a way to make a living.

VIDEO: What could Brexit mean for UK football?

So far the arguments about the EU referendum have tended to concentrate on issues like the economy or migration, but what about football?

VIDEO: The lives of those affected by Tata Steel

How the future of Port Talbot steel plant could affect the futures of those who depend on it.

VIDEO: Does Britain get a bad deal on steel?

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed asks why UK steel has suffered more than its competitors across Europe.

VIDEO: Six things in the office of the future?

BBC News looks at a mixture of current and emerging technologies that may define our office work in the near future.

VIDEO: Mental health issues 'cost Australia $8bn'

The country's Institute of Health and Welfare says absenteeism and reduced productivity from unwell workers harms business.

VIDEO: 'Dreading' the new minimum wage

The national living wage comes into effect on Friday, but how will it affect small businesses and their employees?

VIDEO: 'We will not let steel industry die'

The general secretary of Community, a steelworkers' trade union, says it will "not let the steel industry in the UK die".

VIDEO: Can ninjas and women divers help Japan?

Could Japan's famed ninja warriors and traditional women divers help turn around the fortunes of Japan's remote Mie region?

VIDEO: Modi heads to Brussels

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to Brussels to discuss an India-EU free trade deal. But what impact could a UK exit from the EU have on India?

VIDEO: What next for the British steel industry?

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed examines whether there is a need for a British steel industry?

VIDEO: Phone boss: 'Be yourself at work'

Ronan Dunne, head of O2 Telefonica UK, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out, for the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Redcar: When your 'job-for-life' ends

Almost 3,000 "jobs-for-life" were lost in Redcar six months ago, when the closure of the SSI steelworks was announced. Fiona Trott investigates how the area is coping.

VIDEO: Running helps Indian firms pick up pace

The BBC's Yogita Limaye reports on the growing culture of running in India and its impact on business.

VIDEO: Little clothes are big business in India

With hundreds of millions of young children in India, the kids clothing industry is booming.

VIDEO: The pubs being saved by their regulars

The government is putting aside more than £3m to help communities take over their local pub if it is struggling to survive.

VIDEO: Myanmar stock exchange begins trading

Trading begins on Myanmar's new stock exchange three months after it was actually launched. However, shares in just one company will be traded.

VIDEO: Developing medical tourism in Mauritius

In a bid to attract more visitors and investors, Mauritius has turned to medicine.

VIDEO: Insurance schemes for India's farmers

Can a new government initiative give farmers in India the safety net they need?

VIDEO: Thailand's battle against corruption

Thailand's military government has justified taking power with claims that it is cracking down on corruption. Has there been any progress?

VIDEO: Why is BHS in trouble?

Almost all of the creditors of the store chain British Home Stores (BHS) have voted in favour of an agreement allowing a cut in rents for some of its UK store

VIDEO: Neon: A noble art

As more companies move to LEDs for their signs, neon-sign making has become a dying trade. The BBC visits the workshop of Graham Cox to watch him at work.

VIDEO: 'Small nuclear' explained using rice

The BBC's Roger Harrabin explains how small nuclear reactors might work - using bags of rice.

VIDEO: Can Japan work better with no age bias?

In corporate Japan, the older you get the more money you earn as long as you stay with same employer, but some companies are experimenting with a new model.

VIDEO: Andy Grove: We were afraid of sinking

Intel's former chief Andrew Grove dies aged 79 - he was one of Silicon Valley's most influential management gurus and spoke to the BBC about his work in 1982.

VIDEO: What's the best way for firms to expand?

Expanding into new areas isn't easy so what's the best way to extend a luxury brand?

VIDEO: Martha Lane Fox: Don't trust your 'gut'

Digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox offers the business advice she wishes she had been given when she started out, for the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Can technology cut corruption in India?

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan takes a look at the technology minimising human involvement.

VIDEO: Charting London's offshore owners

The BBC's Olga Smirnova goes in search of properties in London owned by offshore companies and asks - who actually owns them?

VIDEO: 'White privilege' got anarchist her shop

After a Budget that promised to help to small businesses, BBC News visits an anarchist shop-owner who fears for her street.

VIDEO: Bad chapter for 'King of Good Times'

Banks are demanding the repayment of more than $1bn (£690m) of loans from Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

VIDEO: Creative design: A lever for growth?

The BBC went along to the annual Design Indaba festival in Cape Town, South Africa.

VIDEO: Visiting one of Africa's biggest solar farms

How one of Africa's biggest solar farms could help South Africa solve its energy crisis.

VIDEO: Who do you trust behind the wheel?

BBC News visits a driving test centre to see how age affects our behaviour behind the wheel.

VIDEO: Why is China so fascinated by unicorns?

Chinese state media has been fascinated by unicorns in recent months - of the tech variety. The BBC's Celia Hatton explains.

VIDEO: Budget 2016: What do I need to know?

Missed George Osborne's budget announcement? Fear not, here are some of the key points condensed into 70 seconds of video.

VIDEO: Tweeting, Eating and Number Crunching

As he covered the Budget for BBC News, Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed kept this video diary on a smartphone with the help of his producer, Dougal Shaw.

VIDEO: Indonesia blows up boats to tackle illegal fishing

The Indonesian government is looking to stamp out illegal fishing, which is costing its economy billions in lost revenue.

VIDEO: PlayStation VR headset undercuts rivals

Sony reveals its forthcoming virtual reality headset will be significantly less expensive that Facebook and HTC's rival kit.

VIDEO: How Asia is making waves in animation

Around 90% of American television animation is estimated to be co-produced in Asia. Russell Trott reports on why the industry is so successful.

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