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Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'

12:01 AM 17/01/2019

House sale expectations for the next three months are at their lowest for two decades, estate agents warn.

Patisserie Valerie says accounting scandal worse than thought

06:34 PM 16/01/2019

An accounting probe has found thousands of false entries in the firm's ledgers, its owner says.

No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

12:02 AM 17/01/2019

A no-deal Brexit would mean anyone planning to drive outside the UK would need an insurance Green Card.

Wylfa: Decision on future of nuclear power station expected

12:26 AM 17/01/2019

There are fears work on Wylfa Newydd will stop, dealing a "tremendous blow" to the economy.

Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur

12:07 AM 17/01/2019

Advertising watchdog threatens sanctions if retailers don't check whether they are selling real or fake fur.

Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'

12:07 AM 17/01/2019

The inflation measure used to calculate some train fares and loan repayments is flawed, a Lords committee says.

Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal

04:36 PM 16/01/2019

The bank's new chief executive David Solomon also distances the bank from the deal.

US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'

10:39 PM 16/01/2019

The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology giant.

Gillette maker's boss warns on Brexit price rises

07:02 PM 16/01/2019

The boss of Procter and Gamble, David S. Taylor, said his and other firms want "an amicable solution between the UK and the EU".

Inflation falls to lowest level in nearly two years

12:21 PM 16/01/2019

UK inflation fell to 2.1% in December, pushed down by falling fuel prices.

Chancellor hints at Article 50 delay

11:50 AM 16/01/2019

Philip Hammond reassures business Brexit could be delayed to avoid "no-deal" scenario.

Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

03:27 PM 16/01/2019

A blind man had complained that he was unable to change toppings or complete his order online.

Clarks 'robot-assisted' shoe factory in Street may close

12:14 PM 16/01/2019

The facility only opened in 2017 but 80 jobs are now at risk after production targets are not met.

Brexit uncertainty hits house purchases

10:54 AM 16/01/2019

Home buyers and sellers have been postponing transactions until after the EU withdrawal.

Pound rises after 'meaningful' Brexit vote

12:08 AM 16/01/2019

The pound rebounds against the dollar after MPs vote to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Google Maps deterring outback tourists, say small firms

08:56 AM 16/01/2019

Australian authorities complain that Google Maps wrongly makes remote destinations seem inaccessible.

Carlos Ghosn: Renault 'preparing to replace' jailed boss

09:17 AM 16/01/2019

Renault is "preparing to replace" the detained executive as chief executive and chairman, reports say.

Turkey: Could the US damage its economy?

01:28 AM 16/01/2019

Is Turkey at the mercy of the US economically as President Trump claims?

Rihanna takes father to court in trademark dispute

11:58 PM 15/01/2019

The singer says her father has misused her name to further his entertainment business.

'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

12:11 AM 16/01/2019

Adele Shelmerdine says the government's benefit changes left her at her lowest ebb, financially and mentally.

Asia moves to reassure firms as Brexit uncertainty spikes

06:24 AM 16/01/2019

Countries in Asia push forward with trade negotiations to calm businesses as Brexit uncertainty rises.

US brings charges over SEC hack

09:31 PM 15/01/2019

The US government said the hack of the SEC financial database was part of a bigger scheme.

M&S names next 17 stores it wants to close

02:49 PM 15/01/2019

The proposed closures, affecting 1,045 staff, are part of its plan to shut more than 100 stores by 2022.

Ford and VW agree alliance to build vans and pickups

03:16 PM 15/01/2019

The motor giants say they will also consider co-operating on electric and self-driving cars.

Netflix raises prices for US customers

03:33 PM 15/01/2019

Prices are to rise by between 13% and 18%, the second increase in less than two years.

McDonald's loses case against Irish rival

07:34 PM 15/01/2019

Fast food company Supermac's hails the end of the "McBully" after winning the trademark case.

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

12:17 AM 16/01/2019

A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut

03:12 AM 15/01/2019

Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.

'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

12:16 AM 15/01/2019

Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.

'Making pizzas used to be a hobby, now it's my business'

12:46 AM 15/01/2019

In four years Lee DeSanges has gone from throwing pizza parties to running his own restaurant.

Migrant workers: 'You don't want us any more in the UK'

03:56 PM 14/01/2019

Employers warn of labour shortages after Brexit because of new rules for low-skilled migrant workers.

CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived

05:29 AM 14/01/2019

A car dashboard that can display directions and points of interest as holograms has been developed.

'Treat your business partnership like your marriage'

12:07 AM 14/01/2019

Founder of ecological shoe brand Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, says he treats his business partnership like his marriage.

Could no-deal Brexit lead to loo roll logjam?

12:14 PM 14/01/2019

The Confederation of Paper Industries says it is concerned about the potential for delays in a no-deal Brexit.

How does Brexit affect the pound?

09:45 AM 15/01/2019

Sterling has had a volatile couple of years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Why?

China's weakening trade figures should concern us all

12:05 AM 15/01/2019

It isn't just the US president that should be concerned about this week's sluggish trade figures.

Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

12:10 AM 17/01/2019

As both the government and households try to reduce their debt levels, car sales across China are declining.

Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

12:14 AM 17/01/2019

France's luxury retailer Hermes is trying to become a big player in Switzerland's exclusive watch industry.

Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend or foe?

12:14 AM 16/01/2019

The Swiss watch industry faced a near-death experience from quartz products. Is the smartwatch a similar threat?

Detroit auto show: Firms bet on petrol to fund electric future

06:21 AM 15/01/2019

Automakers are relying on the popularity of big, traditional vehicles to fund their electric ambitions.

Watches: A Briton at the heart of a Swiss tradition

07:42 AM 15/01/2019

Stephen Forsey's company is making waves in the spiritual home of Switzerland's watch industry.

The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

12:09 AM 15/01/2019

People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?

What will Andy Murray be worth in retirement?

02:13 PM 14/01/2019

As he goes out of the Australian Open, the Scot has the power to remain a strong-earning brand.

'Our vision is never to lay anyone off'

12:02 AM 14/01/2019

The Argentine boss who travelled the world to get orders and prevent him from having to make staff redundant.

Watch industry's times are changing

12:32 AM 13/01/2019

Swiss watch companies gather for their Geneva show after a difficult couple of years for the industry.

Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?

10:11 PM 11/01/2019

The latest Mary Poppins film has been a hit at the box office but what money lessons can we take from the film franchise?

China powers up electric car market

10:12 PM 11/01/2019

New rules could help some manufacturers in the world's biggest market for electric cars.

The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar

12:04 AM 11/01/2019

Drones are being used to map previously unmapped areas in Africa to the benefit of its citizens.

Christmas on the High Street: Retail winners and losers

08:13 AM 11/01/2019

Many of the UK's largest shopping chains have reported Christmas sales and it's a very mixed picture.

Are the days of the private car really over?

12:01 AM 10/01/2019

Is the "robo-taxis" revolution really on its way? Many readers were doubtful, so we address their counter-arguments.

The top five Brexit questions, answered

12:02 PM 10/01/2019

It's hard to know what'll happen in the end, but that doesn't mean we can't give a few answers now.

How is Qatar coping with its economic embargo?

12:04 AM 10/01/2019

As the boycott of Qatar by four of its neighbours enters a third calendar year, what is its continuing impact?

Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'

12:05 AM 09/01/2019

The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants.

Can a Leona Lewis story really help you sleep at night?

12:12 AM 08/01/2019

Self-care apps aim to reduce anxiety and stress and improve our sleep patterns. But do they work?

Smashing through barriers to set up a $2bn tech firm

12:20 AM 07/01/2019

Therese Tucker, the founder of technology firm BlackLine, wasn't going to let any sexism hold her back.

Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon

12:48 AM 06/01/2019

The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn (£30bn).

Sunshine Saturday: How to get a good holiday deal on peak booking day

01:32 AM 05/01/2019

As thousands of people prepare to organise their 2019 summer holidays, Newsbeat has some tips on where and how to book.

Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'

12:15 AM 04/01/2019

Data - how it is created, stored, analysed and applied - will be a key theme in 2019, experts think.

UK house prices: Will the value of your home change in 2019?

12:07 AM 03/01/2019

Brexit uncertainty makes it tough to predict UK house prices in 2019 - but we asked some experts to have a go.

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