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Coronavirus: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Firms have made more than 130,000 loan enquires, but fewer than 1,000 had been approved.

Coronavirus conman barges in on 83-year-old woman

Trading standards officers say old-fashioned doorstep crime is rising as virus concern is exploited.

Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open

A £167m fund will cover the losses of bus companies to keep essential services running for key workers.

Coronavirus: Four ways the economy has been affected

The impact of the virus on the UK economy has been analysed by the UK's official number crunchers.

China's Luckin Coffee slumps on 'fake' data news

The company said its chief operating officer and other employees had fabricated financial information.

UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers

The airline will temporarily suspend more than 30,000 of its workers after reaching a deal with unions.

Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.

Coronavirus: Interest-free overdraft plan for struggling borrowers

The UK's finance watchdog plans to end a "banking lottery" for those affected by coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Pets at Home seeing ‘exceptional demand’

'Vital role' of animals for households during the coronavirus pandemic lifts retailer's profit.

Coronavirus: Oil prices surge on hopes of a price war truce

US President Donald Trump says he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to strike a deal in the next few days.

Coronavirus: Will jugglers and clowns harvest fruit and vegetables?

The UK is facing a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers as harvest time nears.

Coronavirus: Nissan extends Sunderland plant production pause

The Sunderland factory employs 7,000 people and produces the Qashqai, Juke and electric LEAF models.

Coronavirus: Boots staff feel 'unsafe' as shoppers still browse makeup

Employees fear risk of coronavirus when staffing aisles selling non-essential items.

Denying coronavirus loans 'completely unacceptable' banks told

The government warns banks not to deny emergency cash to businesses that face going under.

Casino operator Caesars hit with record £13m penalty

The punishment follows "extremely serious" social responsibility and money laundering failures.

Coronavirus: Nearly a million universal credit claims in past two weeks

Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.

Coronavirus: Morrisons store staff get bonus for coming into work

The chain is the latest supermarket to reward staff for their extra efforts during the crisis.

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks

Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.

Coronavirus meant we had to delay our wedding

The coronavirus outbreak means big weddings are currently impossible. Here's one couple's experience.

'The phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales

How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain'

Victoria Repa has created an app to help people lose weight, an issue she struggled with growing up.

The uncertain future for China's electric car makers

China is the biggest market for electric vehicles, but the coronavirus is the latest blow to shake the industry.

How are food supply networks coping with coronavirus?

As the pandemic puts pressure on food supplies, how are the delivery systems holding up?

Marini Naturals: The haircare business that reaches 12 countries

Michelle Ntalami couldn't buy the products she wanted for her hair, so she set up a company to sell them.

Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?

Start-ups are growing fish "meat" in labs and say it will be competitive with fish from the sea.

'I bought a winery and it caused a US-French row'

When US entrepreneur Michael Baum bought a famous French vineyard it caused a trans-Atlantic spat.

Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

Demand has surged for robots equipped with powerful ultraviolet lights that can kill viruses.

Singapore has moved all its hawkers indoors, and other big Asian cities are following suit

Singapore has moved all its street food vendors indoors. Could that be a model for other cities?

'It was never my plan to be the boss of a huge company'

Why Swiss drugs giant Novartis was prepared to take a chance on a young American.

How do you work out what something is worth?

Auctions have been around for centuries, but underpin the success of many internet giants today.

Reducing brain damage in sport without losing the thrills

Sports like NFL and rugby are taking head injuries much more seriously and employing technology to help.

The Boss: Male investors didn't get my billion-dollar idea

How fashion boss Katrina Lake was able to succeed despite having to battle sexism.

Mark Carney: What legacy will he leave the Bank of England?

The first non-British governor to lead the Bank in its 325-year history steps down this weekend.

Are female urinals the answer to queues at the loos?

Clever designs are trying to tackle queues for female loos, but will the innovations catch on?

Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music

With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver

Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle - watch her emotional video diary.

Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings

Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.

Coronavirus: Barclay on government help for self-employed

The government says self-employed people have not been forgotten when it comes to financial help.

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Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music

With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver

Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle - watch her emotional video diary.

Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings

Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.

Coronavirus: Barclay on government help for self-employed

The government says self-employed people have not been forgotten when it comes to financial help.

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak: UK govt to 'help to pay people's wages'

The chancellor said the measures were being put in place "for the first time in our history".

South Korean fashion designer switches to face masks

South Korean fashion designer Paul Park has created a line of colourful coronavirus face masks

CEO Secrets: 'Don't be afraid to ask rivals for help'

Don't be afraid to ask your rivals, you'll be amazed at how helpful they can be, says Ellie Webb.

Bank of England boss: Don't fire staff because of pandemic

The Bank of England boss says firms should think carefully before firing staff

The gin maker using his alcohol for hand sanitiser

A Bristol gin maker is making emergency supplies of hand sanitiser - giving the proceeds to charity.

'Leadership is about enabling others to be their best'

Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan says being a good leader means "enabling others to be their best".

Coronavirus: Chancellor vows to protect economy

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces further steps to support the economy.

Coronavirus: Londoners on why they're still going into work

London commuters explain why they're going into work, after government advice over working from home.

CEO Secrets: 'My lasting, enduring lesson from a Turkish bazaar'

Hakan Bulgurlu leads Arçelik, a multi-billion dollar white goods company, but he puts his success in life down to lessons he learned selling gold in a Turkish bazaar.

How cruise ships contribute to Southampton's air pollution

How one of the most profitable leisure industries in the world can also be one of the most polluting.

Coronavirus: 'Don't panic, be community-minded', says loo roll boss

The UK's largest manufacturer of toilet paper says it can meet any increased demand from the coronavirus outbreak

'This is two Budgets in one'

BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam gives his take on the Budget.

Budget 2020: What is Boris Johnson's economic outlook?

How will the prime minister manage the UK economy?

Carney on interest rates cut: 'It will help to support confidence'

Mark Carney says a coronavirus-related interest rates cut, from 0.75% to 0.25%, will provide relief "at a difficult time".

Coronavirus: Is China getting back to business?

China's government wants to get back to normal after official figures suggest the crisis may have stabilised.

'Take care of your staff and they will take care of you'

Coffee firm boss Helen Russell says that if a company really looks after its staff, they will be happier and work harder.

'I'm helping Indian women take financial control at home'

Priyanka Bhatia is trying to fight sexist attitudes in household money management in India through her organisation Women on Wealth.

How karaoke became a million dollar idea

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

CEO Secret: 'get yourself a mentor'

Charity boss: 'get a mentor who'll give you common-sense advice.'

Lebanon crisis: 'The country needs our energy'

Lebanon's economy is collapsing - businesses are closing, unemployment is rising and country is deep in debt.

Coronavirus outbreak hits Beijing small businesses

The BBC's Stephen McDonell visits shopping areas in Beijing to see if the virus is having an effect.

Bishop Auckland: 'My dream cafe to revive high street'

Local entrepreneur Martin Wiseman talks about his dream of building a cafe that will help to revive Bishop Auckland's high street.

Half-Life: Alyx - Hands on with Valve's virtual reality game-changer

After a long wait, the highly-anticipated sequel is about to launch - and could be VR's killer app.

Making chopsticks into house furnishings

ChopValue collects 350,000 used bamboo chopsticks from Vancouver restaurants every week.

Housing: The Yimbys who want to shake up suburbia

BBC News meets a pressure group called London Yimby which thinks it has a solution to the housing crisis.

Rising number of middle-aged people still renting homes

Statistics show a big rise in the number of middle-aged people renting their homes, rather than owning them.

How lake gases are powering homes in Rwanda

Methane is being extracted from Lake Kivu in Rwanda to generate electricity.

US continues fight to stop UK using Huawei kit

American's top cyber-security official says China's Huawei should not play a role in 5G networks.

Huawei: Our customers say we're years ahead of rivals

Huawei's Paul Scanlan says the company is years ahead of its competitors Nokia and Ericsson.

'Alternative milks are killing our dairy farms'

As Americans drink less cow's milk, US dairy farmers say they are struggling to get by.

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 its 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.

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.

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