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MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end

A 'broken' housing market needs a bigger contribution from smaller building firms, MPs say.

UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of 2017 as the service sector stalled.

NatWest and RBS banking app fails

Customers complained on social media that payments and money transfers had not gone through.

US growth rate hits three-year low

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.

M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake

The High Street giant prepares to join a crowded market for home delivery but could face problems.

RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues

The bank returns to profit in the first quarter of 2017 and says its cost-cutting plan is ahead of target.

Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row

Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.

Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.

'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers

Parliament is investigating whether UK banks have the capital means to keep going during a shock.

Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal

A group of MPs says French nuclear giant is solely responsible for a controversial $320m deal.

Barclays profits more than double

The bank reports a big rise in profits for the first quarter, boosted by a healthier core business.

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.

Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPs

It was "morally reprehensible" not to warn customers sooner about a second recall, MPs say.

House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says

Prices have now fallen for two months in a row, the Nationwide building society says

Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower

Shares in the bank drop more than 5% despite it reporting a doubling in profits.

Eurozone inflation picks up to 1.9%

Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in April, returning to the European Central Bank's target.

Olympus scandal: Former bosses to pay $529m over fraud

A Tokyo court rules six men must compensate the Japanese firm and its shareholders for a massive accounting fraud.

Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.

'Rocket man' takes off in flying suit

British inventor Richard Browning has been testing his flying suit, which he says he has developed as "a bit of fun".

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Somali trader's life in South Africa

A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Uber's booming Egyptian market

Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products

You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?

Brent Delta platform removed from legs

Brent Delta is the first major piece of infrastructure in the North Sea to be decommissioned.

'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas

A luxury music festival in the Bahamas is postponed after reports of cancelled flights and no security.

Trumponomics quiz

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

No Bank balance

Deputy governor Charlotte Hogg leaves her post on Friday and its other top woman is off in June - why does the Bank struggle to find top women?

No branch?

Operators say that new technology means video ATMs will change the way we bank.

'Pawternity' leave

From giving staff a week's paid leave to look after their new dog, to the firm that pays towards its employees' weddings.

Job opportunities

Uber launched in Egypt two years ago, and is now one of the company's fastest growing markets.

In the small print

Donald Trump is expected to announce a tax plan that would lower rates for businesses.

Hard tackling

From image rights to winding up orders, how HMRC has tackled the football industry.

Colour me

Working out what colour is going to be popular in future is crucial for industries across the world.

Email hell

When email goes wrong... how it can irritate and annoy everyone in the office.

Lunch-hour hacks

Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.

'You're hired Mr Happy'

A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Machine learning

Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.

Energy price cap

The Tories want a cap on energy prices - so what models might they choose from?

Geeks v government

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Tory price promise

Suppliers and trade body Energy UK warn capping prices would eliminate competition in the sector.

Family matters

How wealthy your parents are is likely to matter more for young adults than it did for older generations.

Brand Masha

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.

Packing a punch

Paul Singer's Elliott Management, famous for its pursuit of Argentine debt, is calling for shake-ups at several companies.

Braced for Brexit

Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.

Key concerns

The regulator is concerned about the motor finance industry - so should car buyers also be worried?

Russia's secret

Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths - have an image problem. But not in Russia.

Presidential challenge

France may have a high standard of living but there are some persistent economic problems that will prove a challenge to whoever becomes the next president.

The hippo at work

The problem of "hippos" in the workplace - and why it is important that their decisions can be openly questioned.

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Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.

'Rocket man' takes off in flying suit

British inventor Richard Browning has been testing his flying suit, which he says he has developed as "a bit of fun".

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Somali trader's life in South Africa

A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Uber's booming Egyptian market

Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products

You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London.

The drones which help solve air accidents

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at accident investigators' latest weapon in the battle to find out why ships and planes crash.

Are flying cars the future?

A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer.

Harvey Bowden, the boss of Harvey Water Softeners, says it's vital to put family before business.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Zambia's DJ academy

The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

Is Ghana's economy on the mend?

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.

Can China's electric cars kill off petrol?

How are three big carmakers going about cracking China, the world's biggest car market?

Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany

Plane-maker Lilium hopes to launch a five-seater sky taxi service in the future.

Harley-Davidson: The 'emblematic' US company

Harley-Davidson is 'emblematic of what the [US] administration is after', says boss Matthew Levatich.

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