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Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

The government commits to maintaining duty-free imports for 48 developing [...]

Building society’s account deadline axed

Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of [...]

Big hitters

The Women’s Cricket World Cup gets under way, on a mission to grow as a sport and a [...]

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe’s economy

Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small [...]

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Coverage of Brexit could be more “helpful”, Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight’s Emily [...]

Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years

Hourly pay rates will rise to £8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be [...]

London’s temporary African-inspired architecture

Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London’s Hyde [...]

How safe is your internet router?

Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to [...]

Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses

The troubled Japanese electronics giant delays its final earnings report again as its losses [...]

Togo’s ‘voodoo vacations’

Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of [...]

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

The central bank seeks a “significantly enhanced” role in regulating the lucrative [...]

FTSE 100 slides as pound rises

UK shares lose ground but the pound climbs against the [...]

How Velcro became a million dollar idea

The BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst tells how Velcro was invented after a walk in a [...]

Shark attacks threaten Reunion Island tourist trade

Shark attacks on surfers and swimmers around Reunion island have seriously affected local [...]

EU prepares to move two agencies from London

States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs [...]

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling

The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer [...]

Hinkley Point deal ‘risky and expensive’

Costs and risks for energy users ‘not sufficiently considered’ warns the National Audit [...]

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore’s new hipster haunt

But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the [...]

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn’t do enough to curb online [...]

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

The company tells 800,000 customers with Super Hub 2 routers to change their passwords [...]

Fed: US banks have money for crisis

The 34 largest US banks passed the first part of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress [...]

‘I lost my eye’

About two billion people have no insurance, but “pay-by-mobile” policies are growing in [...]

Better prospects

What impact is China’s Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in [...]

One year on

What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future [...]

Premier Inn urgently reviews cladding

The chain says three hotels are affected – but the cladding is ‘less flammable’ than Grenfell [...]

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

Qatar Airways has told the world’s biggest airline it plans to buy up to $808m (£638m) of its [...]

New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved

The line will replace the current shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway station and the [...]

FTSE 100 falls as oil remains under pressure

Shares in oil companies weigh on the UK share index as crude prices remain above $45 a [...]

‘The weirdest city in the world?’

The BBC’s Karishma Vaswani goes to check out Astana in [...]

Hornby says takeover bid undervalues firm

The model toymaker has received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, Phoenix Asset [...]

Raytheon: ‘There’s a broad range of threats’

John Harris, CEO of missile-maker Raytheon International, says they now also focus heavily on cyber [...]

Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

Clash follows reports of Walmart asking IT suppliers not to use Amazon’s cloud computing [...]

China raises heat over foreign investment

The authorities in China have reportedly stepped up efforts to clamp down on firms’ overseas [...]

HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed

Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail [...]

RAF Marham: MoD to spend £135m on F-35 jets airbase

The money will pay for a new hangar to house 12 of the jets and provide vertical landing [...]

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service during the morning [...]

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge

The judge in the case says the cap causes “real misery”, but the government intends to [...]

Fruit farm: ‘One Brit applied in five years’

Zoe Conway spoke to managers in the fruit industry who are struggling to recruit [...]

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport

Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity [...]

Spare landlords more tax changes, says CML

A “weak start” to 2017 in the UK buy-to-let sector leads mortgage lenders to cut their [...]

Paris Airshow: Preparing to land on the Moon

The BBC’s Theo Leggett shows us round Astrobotic’s lunar lander, on display at the Paris [...]

CMA clears Standard Life-Aberdeen Asset Management merger

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority paves the way for the deal’s completion in [...]

Imagination Technologies put up for sale amid Apple dispute

The UK chip designer, which is in dispute with Apple, says it is in talks with potential [...]

Paris Airshow: eight takeaways from the major aerospace event

From breaking the sound barrier to sales battles: eight things we learned at the Paris [...]

Emergency services face £114m rates bill

New data shows that all emergency services will see rates bills rise, despite budgets being [...]