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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

11:58 PM 20/05/2018

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Motability boss's pay 'unacceptable' say MP committees

11:08 PM 20/05/2018

The salary of Mike Betts - who runs the disabled car scheme - has grown by 78% since 2008.

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

11:08 PM 20/05/2018

The growth in banking via smartphone apps puts more branches at risk of closure, forecasts suggest.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

11:07 PM 20/05/2018

An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

04:05 PM 20/05/2018

No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.

Rail timetables overhaul aims to boost frequency and reliability

01:32 PM 20/05/2018

One of the biggest rail timetable overhauls ever in the UK is predicted to create winners and losers.

New tougher MOT tests come into force

08:36 AM 20/05/2018

Rules will introduce new categories for defects and tougher tests on diesel emissions.

Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay'

03:45 PM 20/05/2018

A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".

Ocado delivers for 'patient' investors

01:51 AM 19/05/2018

For years the online retailer was a disappointing loss-maker, but a deal in the US has ignited the shares and confounded critics.

Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying?

10:38 PM 17/05/2018

Security will be the biggest expense, but precise costs are hard to count.

Glencore shares fall on DRC probe fears

02:30 PM 18/05/2018

A report says the mining giant could face an investigation from the Serious Fraud Office.

Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

12:19 PM 18/05/2018

Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.

Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities

10:56 AM 18/05/2018

The rental site will report homeowners' income to the Danish tax authorities in the first deal of its kind.

'Girl Fund' to invest in gender diverse companies

07:53 AM 18/05/2018

Legal and General's fund will focus on firms who score highly in areas such as women on boards.

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

09:31 AM 18/05/2018

The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.

PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle

11:02 PM 17/05/2018

The move will boost PayPal's in-store presence as competition in the digital payments sector grow.

TGI Fridays workers walk out over tips and wages

11:01 PM 17/05/2018

Staff at two branches of the American diner are striking over tips and pay rates.

Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

11:03 PM 17/05/2018

The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds.

Iran nuclear deal: EU moves to avoid impact of US sanctions

11:06 AM 18/05/2018

The bloc is resurrecting an old statute in order to protect billions of dollars of investment in Iran.

CBS loses initial battle with shareholder

12:13 AM 18/05/2018

CBS is up against the Redstone family, its biggest shareholder, in a fight for control of the firm.

China drops sanctions probe into US sorghum imports

04:26 AM 18/05/2018

Beijing and Washington are currently in talks to avoid the escalation of a trade war.

Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

04:12 PM 17/05/2018

The online grocer has signed a deal to supply its technology to US retail giant Kroger.

Gordon Ramsay's restaurant group reports loss as sales fall

10:54 AM 17/05/2018

The high profile restaurant group has suffered lower sales and plans to close its London venue, Maze.

How the video game became a million dollar idea.

10:09 AM 18/05/2018

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells us how the video game became a million dollar idea.

'I know all about AK-47s - and now apples!'

11:07 AM 18/05/2018

Errol April is a soldier-turned-apple farmer who believes in redistributing land in South Africa.

'The economic crisis killed my father'

11:09 PM 17/05/2018

Argentina has had to ask the IMF for help again. This has brought bad memories of previous crises to the citizens of Buenos Aires.

'We do custom artwork on our skateboards'

10:49 AM 18/05/2018

Former professional skateboarder Kent Lingeveldt has turned his sport into a business.

Mothers at a shopping centre in Greenwich in London give their verdicts on Mothercare

10:12 AM 17/05/2018

Mothers at a shopping centre in Greenwich in London say other stores are better at catering for young children.

Are tumble dryers still a fire risk?

02:44 PM 16/05/2018

After five million tumble dryers made by Whirlpool were identified as a fire risk, the company started fixing them. But some users claim their fixed dryers have caught fire.

Why is Spanish Iberico cured ham so expensive?

11:17 AM 16/05/2018

A single leg costs hundreds of pounds and increasing demand is pushing prices up.

Robert De Niro opens new restaurant

10:05 AM 16/05/2018

The Oscar-winning actor and entrepreneur has begun a new business venture in east London.

'I found my call in life'

11:16 PM 20/05/2018

The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

China worries

11:19 PM 20/05/2018

Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?

Expensive remittances

11:22 PM 17/05/2018

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

Carbon rocks

11:14 PM 17/05/2018

A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

'It would be a disaster'

11:00 PM 16/05/2018

Worried Texan businesses call on Trump not to walk away from the free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada.

Peace mission

11:09 PM 15/05/2018

Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.

Pedal power

11:12 PM 14/05/2018

Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Arson warning

11:10 PM 13/05/2018

How one couple overcame arson threats to build a restaurant business.

Lessons from the past

07:42 AM 15/05/2018

As the US and China prepare for key trade talks, the BBC's Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui says that history helps to explain the Chinese viewpoint.

Cava challenge

01:00 AM 13/05/2018

Spain's sparkling wine, cava, has a problem as it is seen as a cheap drink, say its producers who're seeking to rebrand their fizz.

High stakes

02:06 AM 12/05/2018

Ahead of new rules for fixed-odds betting machines, four people outline the pros and cons.

Bad ads

11:17 PM 10/05/2018

Digital advertising funds the internet but the industry is in crisis, many observers believe.

Seeds of hope

11:08 PM 10/05/2018

Seeds of hope; one social entrepreneur is using specially-coated tree seeds to restore Kenya’s lost forests.

Reality Check

11:05 PM 10/05/2018

Home ownership in the UK has declined – but how much more are we spending on rent?

War dividend

11:02 PM 09/05/2018

The global arms trade is now worth $100bn annually, with the US increasingly dominant as the world's top arms exporter.

Wedding sparkle

11:04 PM 08/05/2018

From jewellery to bags, coats and dresses, the fashion industry is following Meghan Markle's every move

Capital result

11:03 PM 08/05/2018

London has overtaken Paris and Montreal for the title of best student city, despite being so expensive.

How to spend £10,000

08:53 PM 08/05/2018

A report proposes giving 25-year-olds £10,000 and you've told us what you would do with that money.

Sea giants do battle

11:23 PM 07/05/2018

As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

Reality Check

03:05 AM 08/05/2018

Can supermarkets compete with each other on price in local areas?

Bank lockout

11:48 PM 05/05/2018

HSBC, Halifax and Metro have all accidentally locked out blind customers by upgrading their bank websites

Emissions scandal

12:19 AM 05/05/2018

Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal went to "very top" of the firm, allege US prosecutors.

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