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Immigration: No visas for low-skilled workers, government says

The post-Brexit immigration plan says employers must stop relying on "cheap labour".

Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover 'shipping parts in suitcases'

The UK's largest carmaker has said it could run out of some parts in two weeks over supply chain issues.

UK's cash system 'will collapse without new laws'

British bank notes and coins could disappear much earlier than expected, campaigners warn.

Venezuela crisis: US blacklists Russian oil firm for helping Maduro

The move freezes any US-held assets of Rosneft Trading SA, accused of supporting Venezuela's leader.

EU puts Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

It is the first UK overseas territory to be named and shamed by the EU for not cracking down on tax abuse.

Climate change: Fertiliser could be used to power ocean-going ships

Ammonia, the key ingredient of fertiliser, can be burned in ships’ engines in place of polluting diesel.

Final Beales department stores set to close

The closure of the last 11 Beales stores will put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels

Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.

Asda's Christmas sales hit by 'cautious' spending

The supermarket says festive shoppers cut back on gifts for adults and extended family.

UK Budget date kept at 11 March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promises to "crack on" with delivering the government's election promises.

HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge

Interim chief executive Noel Quinn reveals extensive job cuts and restructuring to shake up the bank.

No putting meat on expenses, says property firm

Developers Igloo Regeneration has gone vegetarian to cut its environmental impact.

Government backs 'greener' Cheshire and Aberdeenshire hydrogen plants

Pilkington glassmakers and Unilever will trial using hydrogen as they try to cut carbon emissions.

Dutch court backs $50bn Yukos claim against Russia

An appeals court annuls a previous Dutch ruling favouring Russia, in a fight with shareholders.

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet enquiries

Private jet firms have seen a huge rise in people hoping to hire planes but they can't meet demand.

Regular savers tempted with cash prizes

Nationwide is offering a prize draw to lure savers, but would it be better to choose higher rates?

Crisis-hit Wrightbus parent firm gave church £1.35m

The donation was made while the County Antrim bus builder was in deep financial trouble.

Hundreds of staff injured at Amazon UK warehouses, GMB claims

There were 622 serious injuries or near misses in three years, figures compiled by the GMB union claim.

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supplies

The tech giant says it is "experiencing a slower return to normal conditions" in China than expected.

Jeff Bezos: World's richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

The Amazon boss and world's richest man gives 8% of his fortune to fight the planet's "biggest threat".

Shoe Zone: Retailer warns 100 shops could close

Its chief executive has told the BBC that it will close shops if business rates do not change.

Why your new work colleague could be a robot

Better sight, better hands and more intelligence are allowing robots to take on more and more jobs.

'I reinvented the hair tie from my uni halls'

Sophie Trelles-Tvede is the boss of Invisibobble, which is now sold in more than 70 countries.

Crossing Divides: The 'youngsters' gaining respect at work

A demand for social media skills is bringing younger people into the workplace, but this can create friction.

Global fashion industry facing a 'nightmare'

The coronavirus outbreak will have a severe impact on the fashion industry in the first half of 2020.

Pregnant actresses: 'We're not treated like people'

The way some actresses are treated is straight out of "the dark ages", says the Equality Commission.

What will bank branches look like in the future?

UK banks are increasingly looking to overhaul their networks in the face of evolving customer behaviour.

A vet in your pocket: New ways to help ill pets

New video services allow pet owners to get expert advice 24/7, but they still have limitations.

Savage X Fenty: Why sex still sells in women's fashion

As brands come under fire for overly sexualised advertising, how do fashion businesses sell modern sex appeal to women?

Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?

Global pharmaceutical companies may not see enough profitability from developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

HS2: Why do big government projects cost so much?

HS2 is far from alone when it comes to government projects that have gone over budget.

The clever glass box that reshaped the world

Wardian cases safely took plants across the world, revolutionising agriculture, politics and trade.

Blockchain: The revolution that hasn't quite happened

Blockchain was hyped as a secure and cheap way to store or retrieve data, but it is yet to take off.

China economy: Why it matters to you

As China struggles to cope with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we look at the scale and importance of it's financial might.

What's gone wrong at HSBC?

With about 35,000 jobs set to go at HSBC, BBC global trade correspondent Dharshini David looks at what has gone wrong for the banking giant.

CEO Secrets: How Camelot boss got to the top

Nigel Railton, who is boss of Camelot UK, which runs the National Lottery, explains how he got there.

How overseas stag parties are hurting the environment

About half the flights young men take each year are for stag dos - and that generates a lot of emissions.

Crossing Divides: How to cope when your boss is younger than you

Theo is nearly a third of the age of his colleague Charlie - and he manages her. The pair explain how they make the relationship work.

BBC Money: Romance on a budget

BBC Money asks about romance on a budget

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China economy: Why it matters to you

As China struggles to cope with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we look at the scale and importance of it's financial might.

What's gone wrong at HSBC?

With about 35,000 jobs set to go at HSBC, BBC global trade correspondent Dharshini David looks at what has gone wrong for the banking giant.

CEO Secrets: How Camelot boss got to the top

Nigel Railton, who is boss of Camelot UK, which runs the National Lottery, explains how he got there.

How overseas stag parties are hurting the environment

About half the flights young men take each year are for stag dos - and that generates a lot of emissions.

Crossing Divides: How to cope when your boss is younger than you

Theo is nearly a third of the age of his colleague Charlie - and he manages her. The pair explain how they make the relationship work.

BBC Money: Romance on a budget

BBC Money asks about romance on a budget

RBS boss Alison Rose: 'We're a very different bank today'

RBS chief executive Alison Rose discusses how the bank has changed since the 2008 financial crisis.

CEO Secrets: 'Surviving cancer gave me purpose in life'

Cancer survivor Bradley Woodhouse says he wanted to start a business that "gave me purpose in life".

Bank of England gold: Rare look inside the vaults

The BBC's Frank Gardner is shown how £194bn worth of gold bars are stored.

Food Chain: Pumping up gluten balloons

Baker Lizzie Parle demonstrates the properties of gluten, by pumping it up like a balloon.

Overdrafts: A guide to your changing bank fees

It's the biggest change in overdrafts in a generation and could mean you paying double.

Meet the cannabis chef leading a culinary revolution

Andrea Drummer is the woman behind the first cannabis cafe in the US, but for now you may still want to BYO brownies.

How the rubber duck became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the rubber duck became a million dollar idea.

Coronavirus: Shanghai's deserted streets and metro

Amid China's coronavirus, the BBC's Robin Brant shows how Shanghai's streets are now largely empty.

CEO Secrets: Can you be the boss if you're in chronic pain?

Shazia Ginai, who suffers from chronic pain, found that it was no barrier to being a CEO.

'A turtle inspired us to tackle plastic pollution'

A couple who met while travelling say seeing the "scary" impact of rubbish spurred them into action.

Bubble tea: A sweet treat that went global

The BBC's Sarah Toms looks at why bubble tea is proving so popular in Singapore and around the world

Brexit: What does it mean for my business?

BBC East business correspondent Richard Bond has been answering some of your big Brexit questions.

Brexit: 'You have to be optimistic as a fisherman'

Fishing is set to play a key role in post-Brexit trade negotiations between the UK and EU.

Brexit preparations: 'We've stockpiled 10,000 wine bottles'

Brexit could help home-produced UK wine sales, but is already hitting equipment costs, say some.

CEO Secrets: Wipro boss on taking the 'risky path' at work

Abidali Neemuchwala, boss of the global Indian IT firm Wipro, shares his CEO Secrets.

Brexit: 'The best now is for it to be done and finalised'

Beer boss Sarah John wants to know what's happening with Brexit, and for things to be "finalised".

Examining the effects of Brexit on a Worthing pharmaceutical firm

Once the UK leaves the EU, new drugs will have to be tested here and in Europe.

How do we get more female leaders?

We asked a number of top Davos attendees how to boost the number of women in leadership roles.

Fast fashion: Can it ever be ethical and cheap?

Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant debates whether fashion can be sustainable and cheap.

'We don't yet know exactly what Brexit will entail'

"Get Brexit done" may have been a popular general election slogan, but what exactly does it mean?

Davos 2020: Quarrels, but little consensus

The World Economic Forum at Davos produced rows over climate change and trade, but little consensus.

Tesco chief executive on getting rid of multi-wrap plastic use

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis on the plan to ditch the plastic wrap on tinned food.

CEO Secrets Nico Rosberg: Manage the hell out of time

Formula 1 star and entrepreneur Nico Rosberg shares his business advice in a special edition of CEO Secrets from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

How the energy drink became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the energy drink became a million dollar idea.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

Mental health: How to spot if you are suffering 'burnout'

Nerina Ramlakhan explains the four signs of burnout that people can exhibit, due to stress at work.

Mental health tip: 'Combine peak performance with moments of rest'

"It's important to combine peak performance with moments of rest," says Lloyds Bank chief executive.

Davos summit: Protesters hike up to Davos

Several hundred protesters are making a three-day hike up to Davos, to coincide with President Trump's arrival at the World Economic Forum.

Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit in numbers

BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Davos 2020: What to expect at the WEF summit

BBC Economics editor Faisal Islam on what to look out for at this year's summit in Davos.

Post Office 'assisting' review of postmasters' convictions

The Post Office's response comes after ex-workers call for convictions to be overturned.

This is what a million pound coin looks like

An extremely rare Edward VIII sovereign has been sold for £1m, the most expensive UK coin ever sold.

How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea.

Hays Travel: 'We're different to Thomas Cook'

The company has taken over all 550 Thomas Cook stores after the package holiday firm collapsed.

CEO Secrets: Vegan ice cream entrepreneur shares her advice

Cecily Mills explains how moving back to her parents' house provided her business breakthrough.

India's first trans queen: 'Show yourself loud and proud'

Nitasha Biswas won India's first transgender beauty pageant and now campaigns for transgender rights.

Carlos Ghosn: Did ex-Nissan boss really escape Japan in a box?

The BBC's John Simpson pushes Carlos Ghosn on how he managed to flee to Lebanon.

How the executive toy became a million dollar idea

Aaron Heslehurst explains how the executive toy became a million dollar idea.

CEO Secrets: The boss who likes to hotdesk with his workers

CEO Secrets meets the boss who likes to hotdesk with his workforce.

Indian firms are seeking to benefit from Brexit

Indian firms are seeking Brexit benefits as EU countries lobby them to move to their countries.

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.

Jewellery brand boss: 'Make your own rules'

Jewellery brand boss: "Make your own rules, because the old industry may not apply any more."

The model swapping fast fashion for sustainability

A model thinks she can persuade people to swap clothes instead of buying new ones.

Christmas shopping online or in person - who wins?

Online shopper Susie Smith goes head-to-head with her store-loving mother to see which is better.

Monzo boss warned: 'Worst decision of your life'

Tom Blomfield, who founded mobile bank Monzo, describes his personal journey starting a business.

Sports Direct: reforming rates can save House of Fraser

Reforming business rates is key to rescuing retailers from "turmoil", says Sports Direct's Chris Wootton.

Last days of Long Clawson village butcher's shop

It has been run by three generations of the same family and originally delivered meat by horse and cart.

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