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Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest to be bought by Saputo

Dairy Crest, whose brands also include Country Life, agrees to be taken over by Canadian firm Saputo.

BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture

The German carmakers combine to develop next-generation pay-per-use and autonomous services.

Provident Financial gets £1.3bn bid from rival NSF

The troubled sub-prime lender receives a takeover offer from rival Non-Standard Finance.

SFO drops probes into Rolls-Royce and GSK

Fraud body says there was either insufficient evidence or it was not in the public interest to continue.

Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers

The regulator warns Solarplicity could lose its licence if it fails to improve its customer service.

Honda: Delegation to lobby firm's Japan HQ against closure

Swindon Borough Council and Honda workers debate idea to send delegation to Japan to lobby against factory closure.

Flybe signs Virgin deal despite criticism

Airline agrees £2.8m deal with a Virgin Atlantic-led group despite shareholder opposition.

5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology

The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.

AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims

Hasbro and Nestle also cut ties over fears paedophiles are leaving comments next to videos of children.

Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'

Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.

What's wrong with gas hobs?

We answer your gas hob questions, following recent recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change.

Brexit: Japan trade deal will not be ready by deadline

The UK won't be able to roll over an EU trade deal with Japan in time for a no-deal Brexit, Liam Fox has said.

Record UK government surplus in January

Analysts say the bumper surplus could give the chancellor extra money for the Spring Statement.

Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Internet Watch Foundation says regulation of social networks could have "unintended consequences".

City centres 'could become ghost towns'

Shop closures will become the norm unless the government supports struggling retailers, MPs say.

A quick history of the British car industry

A quick history of the British car industry, by economist Dan Coffey.

How shampoo became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how shampoo became a million dollar idea.

UK must keep no-deal 'on the table'

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has rejected calls to rule out a no-deal Brexit, saying it would put Britain's withdrawal from the EU at risk.

Are we stockpiling in case of a no-deal Brexit?

How many of us are stockpiling groceries, in case of a no-deal Brexit?

Huawei founder: 'No way US can crush us'

Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.

'People use storage for life events'

"We have to be mindful of the moments in life our customers are in," says storage boss Anthony Paine.

Female mechanic helps women learn about cars

Mechanic Louise Baker has set up a service in Birmingham aimed at women.

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.

Gender pay gap grows at hundreds of big firms

The pay gap has widened at one in four firms that have revealed their figures ahead of the deadline.

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

The UK says it want to replicate the EU's trade agreements "as far as possible".

Is equal pay actually possible?

Around the world, women tend to be paid less than men. Is Iceland's innovative strategy likely to pay off?

The snow patrol drones saving skiers from an icy death

For people buried in an avalanche, it's a race against time. Could a drone find you sooner?

Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight

Are US tariffs on Spanish olives a pretext for a bigger challenge to world trade?

Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan

The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.

Young people living in vans, tiny homes and containers

Young people are turning to radical and innovative alternatives to conventional homes.

When class sizes fall so does teachers' pay

International study from OECD suggests that cutting class sizes often means lower pay for teachers.

Ren Zhengfei: Huawei's reclusive founder

When Ren Zhengfei started Huawei in 1987 little did he know it would become a global telecoms giant.

Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future?

A decade from now, memory-boosting implants could be available commercially, but at what risk?

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

Technology company Celonis got its first business customers by writing them letters by hand to stand out from the crowd.

Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

Ronny Gottschlich, the former boss of Lidl, explains how the German discounter grew in the UK.

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?

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A quick history of the British car industry

A quick history of the British car industry, by economist Dan Coffey.

How shampoo became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how shampoo became a million dollar idea.

UK must keep no-deal 'on the table'

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has rejected calls to rule out a no-deal Brexit, saying it would put Britain's withdrawal from the EU at risk.

Are we stockpiling in case of a no-deal Brexit?

How many of us are stockpiling groceries, in case of a no-deal Brexit?

Huawei founder: 'No way US can crush us'

Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.

'People use storage for life events'

"We have to be mindful of the moments in life our customers are in," says storage boss Anthony Paine.

Female mechanic helps women learn about cars

Mechanic Louise Baker has set up a service in Birmingham aimed at women.

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.

How the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea.

May challenged on 'rip-off' energy cap pledge

An MP reminds the PM of her call to end to rip-off energy prices, but tells her 2.5 million people were now in fuel poverty.

'I was in the taxi and he put his hand on my knee'

As taxi drivers face the prospect of extra criminal checks, one woman tells of being assaulted by her driver.

'Ideas are worthless, execution matters'

StockX founder Josh Luber says entrepreneurs just need to put "one foot in front of the other".

Brexit: How could it affect the fashion industry?

Brexit may mean buying your favourite brand could cost you more. Here's why.

747: How the jumbo jet shaped 50 years of flight

Fifty years since the Boeing 747's first flight, BBC Rewind looks back on how the jumbo jet changed aviation and global travel.

The art dealer making jewellery from e-waste

Eliza Walter works at an art gallery, but in her spare time she makes sustainable jewellery.

Parle-G: Reinventing a biscuit empire

India's Parle-G ranks among the world's biggest selling biscuits but competition is heating up. Can they stay ahead?

What would you do if you were financially independent?

Could you live frugally so that you could be financially independent by your 40s?

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