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What’s knocked markets off course?

Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that’s [...]

BHS ex owner Dominic Chappell failed to give pension information

The man who bought BHS for £1 is fined for not providing documents about the collapsed chain’s pension [...]

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos “lurked” in its talcum powder for [...]

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop [...]

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be [...]

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

The country’s finance ministry also confirms plans to suspend higher tariffs on US-made [...]

Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries

Britons will not need a visa but will have to apply for a travel document, which lasts for three [...]

Euro falls as ‘gilets jaunes’ protests hit French economy

Business activity in France has contracted following the gilets jaunes protests, a survey [...]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth’s [...]

Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson

The Virgin founder says “quite a few” UK businesses will close if there is a no-deal [...]

Branson: Hard Brexit would torpedo some Virgin firms

Sir Richard Branson has spoken out against a hard Brexit, warning it would be “an absolute [...]

Watchdog bans ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes in adverts

The Committee of Advertising Practice says adverts must not feature harmful gender [...]

Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are [...]

Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who’s the real winner – retailers or [...]

How traffic lights became a million dollar idea

The BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst explains how traffic lights became a million dollar [...]

Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn’t technology, it’s regulation and public [...]

Tourist pound now down at close to just one dollar

Airport currency exchanges are offering rates as low as $1.05 for a [...]

Why are people spending less this Christmas?

Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers’ shopping habits in the run-up to [...]

Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and [...]

ECB ends €2.5tn eurozone QE stimulus programme

The European Central Bank confirms it is ending its massive bond-buying programme this [...]

Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline

Sports Direct’s owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of [...]

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

The two detentions follow the arrest of a leading Chinese businesswoman in [...]

Martin Glenn: FA chief executive to leave at end of the season

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is to step down at the end of the 2018-19 [...]

Luton Airport unveils £160m expansion

The upgrade has taken three years and aims to see passenger numbers double by up to 18m by [...]

Bonmarché shares halve after sales slump

The clothing firm’s shares fell 50% at one point as it warns it could make a full-year loss of [...]

Apple to create $1bn Texas base

The company says it expects to become Austin’s biggest private [...]

Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive [...]

Cruise and hotel bookings boost Tui profits for fourth year

Demand for upmarket hotels and “experiences” has lifted profits at the European travel [...]

House of Fraser revival ‘challenging’

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley sees “significant challenges” in turning around the department store [...]

Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?

Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light [...]

‘If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?’

As the EU threatens to end Cambodia’s tariff-free status, textile workers fear it could lead to factory closures and job [...]

Why are there so many pre-Christmas sales?

Retailers, squeezed by rising costs and falling sales try to lure back shoppers with pre-Christmas [...]

Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears

Tests found Frootiputti slime exceeded EU limits for boron, a chemical that can impair [...]

Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS

Brexit uncertainty is expected to hit the property market over the next three months, surveyors [...]

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Sterling sheds some of its earlier gains after leadership confidence vote result is [...]

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on [...]

China’s Tencent Music jumps on US launch

Tencent Music Entertainment Group raises $1.1bn as it lists on the New York Stock [...]

Sainsbury’s shares hit by Asda deal fears

Investors on alert after the retailer attempts to delay a competition probe into its deal with [...]

Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was [...]

Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half

The struggling retailer posts a £440m loss after it writes down the value of its Carphone Warehouse [...]

Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter [...]

Films with female stars earn more at the box office

Films like Wonderwoman and Moana where women have top billing make more money than those led by [...]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Twitter’s chief executive says he needs to learn more about the plight of the Rohingya in [...]

Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019

The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of [...]

TSB customers hit by further IT glitch

TSB’s online banking system failed for over 4 hours on Wednesday, the third major IT problem in a [...]