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ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook

The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.

Nearly one million 'face mortgage woe'

Nearly a million homeowners have no way of paying off their mortgages because they opted for interest-only loans, Citizens Advice warns.

Pizza Express bows to pressure on tips

Restaurant chain Pizza Express is to stop deducting an 8% administration fee from staff tips made by card, the company announces.

VIDEO: 'Meddling' charge over Malaysia probe

A senior anti-corruption official in Malaysia accuses the government of "meddling" with an independent investigation into the prime minister.

China aviation giant buys Irish firm

A unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group is buying Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon for about $2.5bn (£1.6bn).

Asian shares lower despite ECB boost

Asian shares headed lower on Friday despite global stocks getting a boost from the European Central Bank's hints about introducing more stimulus.

UK housing market 'dysfunctional'

The UK housing market is "dysfunctional" and building more homes will fail to solve the problem on its own, a leading figure in the industry says.

Hitachi's £82m train factory opens

An £82m factory for manufacturing high-speed Intercity trains is officially opened in County Durham.

China 'poses threat to global growth'

Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

US trade deficit lowest in five months

The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show.

Co-op Group warns of lower profits

The Co-operative Group says increased investment means profits this year will be lower than in 2014.

UK service sector growth 'slows'

Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.

Why Disney's spending a day unboxing toys

Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon - and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?

SA tops Africa millionaires list

South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.

VIDEO: Indonesian chilli prices soaring

Chilli prices have tripled in Indonesia this year, causing real problems for consumers.

VIDEO: Debrett's says selfies are fine

Debrett's offers training in etiquette in the digital age.

VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an office

BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.

VIDEO: Smartphones boost slum businesses

Small businesses in Mumbai's most famous slum are using smartphones to sell directly to customers.

VIDEO: Palm oil industry 'tough going'

The boss of one of the world's biggest palm oil traders tells the BBC that conditions are tough but he expects better times ahead.

VIDEO: How bad are US maternity benefits?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has sparked a maternity leave debate in the US. So how much time should parents take off work?

VIDEO: The lawyer whose yacht is his office

As part of the BBC's series on unusual workplaces, we talk to the New York lawyer whose yacht is now his office.

VIDEO: Indonesians protest against job cuts

Indonesians take to the streets to demonstrate against job cuts, low wages and rising food prices.

In defence of the office

Five reasons why the office isn't such a bad place to be

Mobile music platforms keep African artists on song

Online platforms give African musicians a chance to shine

When good news is bad news

Why good news for the US economy may be bad globally

The entrepreneurs who are never home

The business owners who spend all their time on the road

Have we passed the peak era of globalisation?

Is global trade in decline and what does it mean for inflation?

Why has Google changed its typeface?

Why do businesses change their typeface?

Changing life in the comfort zone

From pipes and cigarettes to smartphones

How diesel can be made from air

The tech turning carbon dioxide into cleaner fuel

When a slump hits a vast iron ore mine

Life in a vast iron ore mine hitting hard times

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VIDEO: Indonesian chilli prices soaring

Chilli prices have tripled in Indonesia this year, causing real problems for consumers.

VIDEO: Debrett's says selfies are fine

Debrett's offers training in etiquette in the digital age.

VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an office

BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.

VIDEO: Smartphones boost slum businesses

Small businesses in Mumbai's most famous slum are using smartphones to sell directly to customers.

VIDEO: Palm oil industry 'tough going'

The boss of one of the world's biggest palm oil traders tells the BBC that conditions are tough but he expects better times ahead.

VIDEO: How bad are US maternity benefits?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has sparked a maternity leave debate in the US. So how much time should parents take off work?

VIDEO: The lawyer whose yacht is his office

As part of the BBC's series on unusual workplaces, we talk to the New York lawyer whose yacht is now his office.

VIDEO: Indonesians protest against job cuts

Indonesians take to the streets to demonstrate against job cuts, low wages and rising food prices.

VIDEO: Cricket league for Singapore workers

Singapore's migrant workers from India and Bangladesh launch a cricket league for their precious days off.

VIDEO: The personal pain of the iron ore crash

What does the collapse in iron ore prices mean for people in the remote mining towns of western Australia?

VIDEO: Hipsters flock to treehouse office

BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.

VIDEO: Working in an iron ore mine

Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.

VIDEO: Slow-melting ice cream developed

Scientists develop a way to make ice cream smoother and less likely to melt so quickly on a hot summer day.

VIDEO: Can India continue to outstrip China?

Indian growth has already outstripped China's for two quarters, but can it maintain that pace of development?

VIDEO: Incontinence lingerie on NZ catwalk

An unusual show at New Zealand's fashion week - one showing off a new type of lingerie that can be used for incontinence.

VIDEO: Slowing China affects Africa

Slowing growth in China has seen stock markets in turmoil and underlined the recent plunge in commodity prices - a key concern in many African economies.

VIDEO: South Sudan's war economy

South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.

VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change

New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory

Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.

VIDEO: How five generations kept whisky flowing

The story of how one family - and its staying power - has kept producing whisky successfully throughout five generations.

VIDEO: Indonesia's state-funded boat bank

Providing services through a country as wide-spread as Indonesia - with its 17,000 islands - poses a challenge - banking by boat is one way to fix the problem.

VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy

Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.

VIDEO: Democracy 'one of India's greatest strengths'

The BBC's business editor, Kamal Ahmed, speaks to Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about his country's ambitious attempts to reform.

VIDEO: Indian firms with global ambition

India remains one of the world's fastest-growing economies - as China slows, can India take its place as the world's economic powerhouse?

VIDEO: Is India's growth as strong as it seems?

Official figures show that India's economy is growing at an annual rate of more than 7%, the fastest of any major country.

VIDEO: 'I've lost £40,000 in China stocks'

For 2,000 years Chinese people have relieved stress by having a foot massage, now it's the only way Mr Qi can relax.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's boss on staff pay rise

The BBC spoke to Sainsbury's Chief Executive Mike Coupe about the company's plan to raise its basic hourly wage by 4% from the end of August.

VIDEO: India 'insulated' from China fallout

Raghuram Rajan governor of the Reserve Bank of India explains why India is 'insulated' from the threat of a Chinese economic slowdown.

VIDEO: Arun Jaitley: ‘much to do'

Narendra Modi's government swept to power in India last year, but what progress has it made with its reform pledges? Finance Minister Arun Jaitley explains.

VIDEO: McDonald's staff 'love zero-hours contracts'

In a BBC interview, Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK, says the feedback from his staff indicates they "love the flexibility" of zero-hour contracts.

VIDEO: Will China's economic plan work?

China's stock market fell sharply and the country's central bank has reduced interest rates to try and help the situation.

VIDEO: Meet Malaysia's 'most famous' chef

The BBC's Jennifer Pak speaks to the celebrity chef Chef Wan about the secrets to his success.

VIDEO: Should investors sell or stay put?

What can the past tell us about whether it's worth hanging onto stocks during storms like Black Monday?

VIDEO: What's a 'bear market'?

The BBC explains some of the words being used to describe the recent stock market turmoil, triggered by slowdown fears in China.

VIDEO: George Osborne on China economy

Chancellor George Osborne says that Britain is much better prepared than it was a few years ago to deal with turmoil in China's economy.

VIDEO: Global impact of China's slowdown

Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off stock markets around the world.

VIDEO: How China slowed global markets

Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped from the value of shares across global stock markets.

VIDEO: Why fashion firms like Oz crocodiles

Why high end fashion firms are buying up Australia's crocodile farms.

VIDEO: India's women-only building sites

While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.

VIDEO: Single Asian market 'massive boost'

A single market for the group of south east nations know as ASEAN would give the region a "massive boost", says the Asia Development Bank's Stephen Groff.

VIDEO: What caused China's 'Black Monday'?

Panic selling in markets across Asia has sent global shares tumbling, with China's main index down nine per cent.

VIDEO: Indonesia's motorbike revolutionary

An app to help people in Jakarta beat the traffic has apparently been downloaded faster than any other app in the country's history

VIDEO: Strike affects First Great Western

Rail services are set to be disrupted as a 24-hour strike by workers at First Great Western gets under way.

VIDEO: UK beauty therapist wins gold in Brazil

Some of the UK's brightest young talents have been celebrating medal success on a global stage in Brazil.

VIDEO: Blue badge thefts on the rise

Thefts of blue parking badges used by disabled drivers have more than doubled in a year in England.

VIDEO: The rebirth of a wildlife park

After being almost destroyed in Mozambique's civil war, the country's Gorongosa National Park is once again becoming a draw for tourists thanks to a dedicated investment programme.

VIDEO: South Africa's big game business

In South Africa, big game hunting is big business. The whole sector is worth more than $2bn (£1.3bn) a year to the country's economy, and animals can change hands at auctions for millions.

VIDEO: Could you run your firm from a cafe?

For a start-up or small business, renting an office might be out of the question. But while working out of your bedroom, kitchen or garage is fine for some - others are finding new places to go.

VIDEO: Help for India's domestic workers?

There are more than four million domestic workers in India, and now the government has plans to shake up the sector - and force employers to recruit through agencies.

VIDEO: Chinese winter 'cooling' world economy

There are growing fears about the health of the global economy after a day of market turmoil.

VIDEO: Europe project 'a complete disaster'

Sir Rocco Forte says that the European project has been "a complete disaster" that has harmed the economies of many countries involved.

VIDEO: Oscar winner: 'We can't find staff'

Visual effects company Double Negative says it is struggling to find skilled British employees to recruit.

VIDEO: Britain scoops gold at 'skills Olympics'

Team UK scooped four gold medals at an event that champions vocational trades - from beauticians to bricklayers.

VIDEO: 'Safety a priority for Uber in India'

India's Uber boss has described the incident in which an Uber driver raped a female passenger as 'horrific'.

VIDEO: No more cash for Irn Bru empties

The company which makes the soft drink Irn Bru is to stop paying customers for returning empty bottles.

VIDEO: 'Supercar season' hits central London

It's known as the 'supercar season', when some of the world's richest descend on central London with their extraordinary cars in tow - but not everyone is happy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme went to see what is happening.

VIDEO: Tiger mum's tips for young workers

In her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua caused controversy by advocating a very strict parenting style guided by Asian values., but she is now turning her attention to young adults.

VIDEO: Does Britain value skills enough?

Business groups say that a shortage of trained and qualified new starters in fields like engineering, construction and IT is so chronic it could threaten to derail our economic recovery.

VIDEO: New fracking sites are earmarked

Twenty-seven new areas in northern England and the Midlands are earmarked for possible oil and gas exploration.

VIDEO: 'Everything started from scratch'

Entrepreneur Hidehito Uki explains how he came to Hawaii aged 20 and has gone on to grow his small noodle-making business into a US wide operation.

VIDEO: Openreach defends broadband rollout

The organisation charged with rolling out broadband connection across the UK denies claims it is moving too slowly.

VIDEO: New York takes jazz to China

Jazz has virtually disappeared in China, but now New York's Blue Note jazz club hopes to revive it.

VIDEO: Farmers' version of ice bucket challenge

Dairy farmers, angry at the low cost of milk, have been protesting by doing their own version of the ice bucket challenge.

VIDEO: Scotland's retail slide continues

Shopper numbers need to be boosted to stop the rising number of empty shops across Scotland says the Scottish Retail Consortium.

VIDEO: India's 'pet projects' sniff success

The animal lovers making a business from their passion for pets.

VIDEO: Indonesia hit by soaring beef price

Beef prices have soared in Indonesia. Will the government's latest move help?

VIDEO: India's collapsing building problem

The problem of poor quality housing in India's cities is well documented, but it often proves difficult to persuade those living in dangerous accommodation to move on.

VIDEO: Pioneering start-ups in Vietnam

How serial young entrepreneur Thuy Truong created three start-up companies in Vietnam.

VIDEO: New York's $100m apartments

Nick Bryant reports on New York's 'Billionaire's Row', luxury skyscrapers which are becoming a potent symbol of wealth inequality.

VIDEO: Recycling paper into pencils

If paper is made out of wood, what happens if you try to reverse the process?

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's cotton challenge

Low cotton prices are forcing small scale Zimbabwean farmers to grow other crops.

VIDEO: More luxury, less laundry

Is the role of women in Indian commercials really changing?

VIDEO: Why has the price of diesel fallen?

BBC business reporter Ben Thompson explains why the price of diesel has fallen to a five-year low.

VIDEO: Madagascar's profitable rainforest

The BBC's Jason Boswell reports on the allure of the Madagascar rainforests for scientists.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's unspendable money

For 70 years a group of Hong Kong residents has been stuck with Military Yen, which they were forced to use during the Japanese occupation of World War Two

VIDEO: First look at Samsung's new phones

BBC reporter Michelle Fleury goes hands-on with the Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung S6 Edge Plus at a press event in New York City.

VIDEO: Tui faces terrorism costs of £20m

Travel operator Tui Group says the beach attack in Tunisia in June and the ongoing migrant crisis in Greece will hit its annual profits.

VIDEO: Greece prepares for bailout 'showdown'

The Greek parliament is due to meet on Thursday and vote on the country's latest bailout deal, reached with creditors after all night talks on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Why is China's currency so important?

China's Central Bank devalues its national currency for the second day in a row - sparking turmoil in global financial markets.

VIDEO: World reactions on yuan devaluation

For the second day in a row, China has cut the value of its currency, the yuan.

VIDEO: China's yuan currency devalues again

China's Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday's record 1.9% devaluation.

VIDEO: What does Alphabet Inc do?

Google has created a new parent company called Alphabet Inc. But what does it do? Here's an A to Z of its enterprises.

VIDEO: Ultimo entrepreneur: I left school at 15

Michelle Mone says she is honoured to be reviewing entrepreneurship for the government and describes how she "started from nothing" in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Taiwan's stone to paper maker

Imagine being able to make paper without cutting down a single tree. A Taiwanese company has invested $50m in developing a way of doing just that. It makes paper from stone.

VIDEO: Nestle's noodle headache

The Bombay High court is expected to give its verdict on the Maggi noodle ban and the Indian government is now suing Nestle for $100m over the massive recall in June.

VIDEO: The robots probing Sellafield's waste

The BBC's Theo Leggett reports on the submarine robots tackling Sellafield's nuclear waste.

VIDEO: The gadgets that track workplace fitness

BBC News explains how some employers are trying to keep their staff in the peak of health and fitness - and are even issuing wearable health devices.

VIDEO: Mugabe warns of economic struggle

Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has been leading celebrations at the National Heroes Day parade, which commemorates the lives of those who died opposing British colonial rule.

VIDEO: Farming unions call for support

Farming unions have held an emergency meeting to discuss milk prices, following protests by dairy farmers.

VIDEO: India struggles with lack of skills

One of India's biggest struggles is creating jobs for its large young population. Sameer Hashmi reports from Mumbai.

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