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Holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees

04:02 PM 17/07/2018

Figures compiled for the BBC show just how much British banks are charging holidaymakers

Poundworld to close 40 more stores

03:23 PM 17/07/2018

The discount retailer is now set to close 145 stores after falling into administration in June.

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

06:34 PM 17/07/2018

MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

Farnborough Airshow: Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

01:53 PM 17/07/2018

China will pass the US as the biggest air travel market within 10-15 years, Boeing says.

Goldman Sachs names DJ-ing banker David Solomon as boss

02:43 PM 17/07/2018

David Solomon, who is to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog

11:32 AM 17/07/2018

Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

Wage growth slows despite jobless fall

09:32 AM 17/07/2018

Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.

Arsenal caught up in fraud probe at carmaker sponsor

10:07 AM 17/07/2018

Premier League club Arsenal has been tangled up in a fraud investigation at Chinese carmaker BYD.

Ryanair flights cancelled over strike action

12:19 PM 17/07/2018

A quarter of Ryanair's Irish-based pilots are striking over working conditions.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list

10:55 AM 17/07/2018

The Amazon founder is now richer than Bill Gates has ever been.

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

10:16 AM 17/07/2018

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.

Amazon's European workers strike as Prime promotion continues

09:50 AM 17/07/2018

Staff in Germany, Spain and Poland are taking action during a major promotion at the retail giant.

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

07:47 AM 17/07/2018

The Spanish football giant also says it is on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021.

Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth rate stalls

09:38 PM 16/07/2018

The streaming service's shares dive 14% after it misses its projections for subscriber growth.

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report

11:07 PM 16/07/2018

But a report warns there will be "winners and losers" with many roles set to change.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them

06:22 PM 17/07/2018

Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra'

12:07 AM 17/07/2018

More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things'

11:12 PM 15/07/2018

Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

The self-driving car that's 50 years old

04:36 PM 13/07/2018

A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.

Self-made business owners on Kylie Jenner and their tips for success

11:57 PM 12/07/2018

The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.

How toilet paper became a million dollar idea

11:24 PM 12/07/2018

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how toilet paper became a million dollar idea.

Brexit White Paper 'very disappointing'

05:33 PM 12/07/2018

Lloyd's of London chief says the government's Brexit White Paper fails the financial services sector.

Virtual reality 'is not just for gamers'

11:07 PM 26/06/2018

Firms in Hong Kong are using virtual and augmented reality technology to shape client experience.

Emotional surveillance

11:28 PM 16/07/2018

How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Chinese whispers

09:35 PM 16/07/2018

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

'It was pretty crazy'

11:07 PM 15/07/2018

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

No affordable homes?

05:13 AM 14/07/2018

More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.

Shedding pounds

12:01 AM 16/07/2018

With ever-more money being spent on fitness, BBC News asks who spends most and what is it spent on?

Active defence

11:21 PM 12/07/2018

How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.

Beauty queen

11:32 PM 12/07/2018

Kylie Jenner is not old enough to drink alcohol in the US yet, but is worth almost $1bn.

Tariff battle

12:34 AM 12/07/2018

After the US imposes tariffs on $34bn of goods from China, the BBC looks at President Trump's move.

Trading places

11:17 PM 11/07/2018

President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.

Playing Chequers

07:43 AM 11/07/2018

The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?

Korea lesson

11:15 PM 10/07/2018

The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.

Ground breaking tech

11:01 PM 09/07/2018

Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.

Citroën CEO: ‘Directors' egos can be a bit like four-year-olds’

11:30 PM 08/07/2018

Linda Jackson is the first female and first British CEO of French carmaker Citroën.

'One of the lucky ones'

11:06 PM 08/07/2018

Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn't let the lasting impact of polio hold her back.

From podium to boardroom

12:48 AM 07/07/2018

David Coulthard swapped the high-powered world of Formula 1 for a new career path in the media and business.

New Tempest fighter jet model unveiled

11:39 AM 16/07/2018

The UK plans to invest £2bn in the new jet, which can be used with either pilots or as a drone.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

01:06 PM 16/07/2018

The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

US travel ban will not stop visitors - Qatar Airways boss

06:14 PM 16/07/2018

The US travel ban will not stop Middle Eastern tourists flying to the US, says Akbar Al Baker.

Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

09:51 AM 16/07/2018

The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

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