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Bank holiday shopper footfall 'down 4%'

The number of people out shopping in the UK on Saturday and Sunday fell by 4.1% compared with last year's August bank holiday weekend, retail researchers say.

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

The maker of the EpiPen allergy drug will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases.

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

China launches its first aircraft-engine manufacturer in an attempt to wean itself off Western suppliers and become a global aviation power.

Bookings down for terror-hit tourist countries

Destinations struggling to attract visitors following terrorist attacks will continue to see a decline in international arrivals, flight reservation data suggests.

Shetland turbines at Bluemull Sound connected to grid

Turbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.

Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal

A High Court judge considers a request that Kim Dotcom's extradition appeal be livestreamed on YouTube.

Hundreds of Pokemon Go incidents logged by police

Pokemon Go players have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since the gaming app phenomenon launched, the BBC learns.

Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi

Taxi-hailing service Uber and rival Careem suspend their services in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as drivers are reportedly arrested.

Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.

Last BHS stores close for final time after 88 years

The last BHS stores close their doors for the final time, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street.

1,400 scientists attend Belfast livestock conference

More than 1,400 scientists are in Belfast this week for a major farming conference worth almost £3m to the local economy.

Sir Richard Branson 'should lose knighthood' - John McDonnell

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson is a "tax exile" and should be stripped of his knighthood, shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggests.

Nuisance calls: Which? says company bosses should be liable

The bosses of firms that make nuisance calls should be held personally responsible, the consumer group Which? says.

Hinkley Point: EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz urges go-ahead

The energy company hoping to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset pleads with the government to give it the go-ahead.

Ben & Jerry's recalls Cookie Dough ice cream batches

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's recalls tubs of one of its best-selling products over concern they may contain small pieces of metal.

Fed's Janet Yellen says case for rate rise has strengthened

The case for raising US interest rates has "strengthened", the head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen says.

Sir Richard Branson 'thought he would die' in bike crash

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" after crashing his bike on the Caribbean island of Virgin Gorda.

Prada seeks younger customers in bid for growth

Italian luxury fashion group Prada predicts a return to growth as it seeks to connect with younger customers through online sales and flexible pricing.

Indian lesbian romance film turns to internet for funding

Indian lesbian romance film 'The Other Love Story' takes on a taboo topic and turns to the internet for funding.

The 88-year-old sari company

Lavanya Nalli tells the story of her family's sari business in Chennai - and her ambitions for its expansion.

The last BHS stores close their doors

The last BHS stores are set to close for the final time after 88 years on the high Street. Joe Lynam reports.

CEO Secrets: Airbnb co-founder shares tips for success

Nathan Blecharczyk, one of the co-founders of Airbnb, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...

James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

Building a community restaurant in Botswana

Despite the often frustrating employment situation for young Botswanans, one young entrepreneur is ploughing ahead while remaining thoroughly rooted in his community.

BHS: Inside a 'ghost store' in Edinburgh

BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.

Driverless taxis roam Singapore streets

Driverless taxis are being tested on the streets of Singapore for the first time.

3D Bourne gives China a headache

Chinese audiences are complaining that a 3D version of the latest Bourne movie is causing headaches and nausea.

Beyonce dominates MTV awards

Beyonce was the big winner at last night's MTV VMAs in New York.

TTIP trouble

Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.

Fabric of success

How Indian entrepreneur Lavanya Nalli is leading the modernisation of her family's 88-year-old clothing company, while still holding on to its decades of tradition.

Closing down

Empty rails and closing signs as a stalwart of the British High Street says its final farewell.

Pawn addiction

As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.

Life after BHS

As the last BHS stores close this weekend, bringing to an end nearly 90 years of retail history, Emma Simpson looks at what the closures will mean for our High Streets.

Pushed out

As the number of people living in cities rise, lower income residents are being pushed farther out to areas with fewer resources.

Love to chat

As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

Money problems

Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

Coffee for votes

A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Sleep your way to the top

Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?

Squeezing in

Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?

In the rough

The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.

Who's bugging you?

After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.

Enforced paternity leave...

What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?

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Indian lesbian romance film turns to internet for funding

Indian lesbian romance film 'The Other Love Story' takes on a taboo topic and turns to the internet for funding.

The 88-year-old sari company

Lavanya Nalli tells the story of her family's sari business in Chennai - and her ambitions for its expansion.

The last BHS stores close their doors

The last BHS stores are set to close for the final time after 88 years on the high Street. Joe Lynam reports.

CEO Secrets: Airbnb co-founder shares tips for success

Nathan Blecharczyk, one of the co-founders of Airbnb, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...

James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

Building a community restaurant in Botswana

Despite the often frustrating employment situation for young Botswanans, one young entrepreneur is ploughing ahead while remaining thoroughly rooted in his community.

BHS: Inside a 'ghost store' in Edinburgh

BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.

Driverless taxis roam Singapore streets

Driverless taxis are being tested on the streets of Singapore for the first time.

Can foreign car makers succeed in India?

After a slow few years for India's car market, sales are powering ahead. But how about foreign car companies there?

Should Botswana break its reliance on diamonds?

Diamonds have helped Botswana's economy over the past 50 years. But now some people are saying that the stones don't hold the same promise for the future.

Thomas Cook: '1.8m customers still want to go to Turkey'

The boss of Thomas Cook tells the BBC it's still safe to go on holiday to Turkey, according to government advice, and says the Brexit vote hasn't affected business.

North Korea promotes local brew at first beer festival

North Korea is holding its first beer festival to promote its domestic brew Taedonggang.

'My job is to inspire people to tidy up'

Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.

Buses battle it out on test track

BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough

Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.

Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap

Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.

CEO Secrets: Thoughts on a career at PwC

Dennis Nally, who has just stepped down as head of accountancy network PricewaterhouseCoopers, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given.

Urjit Patel: What issues face the new RBI governor?

What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?

Meet the professional online gambler

Donald, 26, talks through his day as an professional online poker player and explains why he doesn't think it has a future.

My Shop: Brazilian store in London enjoys Olympic boost

The My Shop series visits Casa Brasil in central London, which is enjoying a surge of customers thanks to the Rio Olympics.

Zambia's drought hits honey farmers

A widespread drought in southern Africa has knock-on effects on honey production in Zambia.

Sunshine or rain: What's the state of the UK economy?

What is the state of the UK economy in the wake of the country's vote to leave the EU? And what have we learnt from the past week's clutch of numbers?

Making it up: Cosmetics in Zimbabwe

Celebrity make-up artist Jackie Mgido tells the BBC how she set up Zimbabwe's first cosmetics firm.

Why did Australia block China's power network bid?

Australia has confirmed it will block foreign firms from bidding for a majority stake in the country's largest electricity network, Ausgrid. What's behind that decision?

India's traditional taxis battle the ride-hailing apps

India's traditional taxis are fighting back against a host of ride-hailing start-ups.

South African firm crowdfunds cows

Tapping into strong cultural bonds with cattle in South Africa, an entrepreneur has set up a firm for investors to crowdfund cows.

Meet the robots in Amazon's UK warehouses

These robots are being rolled out to Amazon's warehouses across the UK.

The quest to end Sierra Leone's 'hunger season'

The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector, by growing and milling rice.

Brexit backer: Living in Monaco a false economy

Banker Peter Cruddas said he will pay £100m in taxes this year and says living in Monaco was a false economy - costing more than it saved.

The way to do it? How to make money from Punch and Judy

After a long running Punch and Judy show threatens to shut down, a leading Punch and Judy professor tells Wake Up To Money there's still money to be made from puppet shows.

Ford reveals driverless taxi plan

Ford plans to release self-driving cars that will be used as a taxi service in five years' time.

'We want the garments sector to survive'

Garment worker Shirin Begum talks to the BBC about her concerns following the recent Islamist attack in Dhaka and its possible impact on her industry.

Falling pound pushes up cost of tuna

The pound has weakened following the UK's Brexit vote, pushing up the price of imports, including yellowfin tuna from the western Pacific which are price in Japanese yen.

Could ethanol power the future for electric cars?

The race is on to produce less-polluting electric vehicles (EVs), but could sustainably sourced ethanol prove to be the breakthrough fuel to take EVs mainstream?

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