BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

The shop where you can still buy huge bags of pasta

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:08:08 GMT

Wholesalers are opening their doors to members of the public keen to buy supplies in bulk.

The uncertain future for China's electric car makers

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:02:45 GMT

China is the biggest market for electric vehicles, but the coronavirus is the latest blow to shake the industry.

Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:52:40 GMT

Services providing supplies of food, medical equipment and other imported goods could be at risk.

Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:05:14 GMT

Demand has surged for robots equipped with powerful ultraviolet lights that can kill viruses.

'I bought a winery and it caused a US-French row'

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:13:42 GMT

When US entrepreneur Michael Baum bought a famous French vineyard it caused a trans-Atlantic spat.

What does it mean to declare insolvency?

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:06:41 GMT

What does it mean when firms declare themselves insolvent?

Oil jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 06:08:52 GMT

The two major crude producers had been scheduled to hold talks on Monday but meeting has been delayed.

Waitrose in u-turn on virus pay policy

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:57:26 GMT

The firm said it no longer expects staff to recover time they take off for sick family members.

Are female urinals the answer to queues at the loos?

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:13:28 GMT

Clever designs are trying to tackle queues for female loos, but will the innovations catch on?

Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:38:07 GMT

Start-ups are growing fish "meat" in labs and say it will be competitive with fish from the sea.

Marini Naturals: The haircare business that reaches 12 countries

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:16:00 GMT

Michelle Ntalami couldn't buy the products she wanted for her hair, so she set up a company to sell them.

NMC Health lender applies to court for administration

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:17:08 GMT

The FTSE 100 firm has been under scrutiny for alleged unauthorised financial activities.

'It was never my plan to be the boss of a huge company'

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:01:42 GMT

Why Swiss drugs giant Novartis was prepared to take a chance on a young American.

Coronavirus: ExCel U-turns on charging NHS for hospital site

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:36:44 GMT

The owner of the centre will now cover costs for the NHS Nightingale Hospital.

How do you work out what something is worth?

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:02:14 GMT

Auctions have been around for centuries, but underpin the success of many internet giants today.

Reducing brain damage in sport without losing the thrills

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:27 GMT

Sports like NFL and rugby are taking head injuries much more seriously and employing technology to help.

Mark Carney: What legacy will he leave the Bank of England?

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:22:52 GMT

The first non-British governor to lead the Bank in its 325-year history steps down this weekend.

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:05:53 GMT

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

Coronavirus: New UK car registrations plunge by more than 40%

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:30:50 GMT

Motor industry records the worst March for two decades as the Covid-19 outbreak keeps buyers at home.

The Boss: Male investors didn't get my billion-dollar idea

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:05:51 GMT

How fashion boss Katrina Lake was able to succeed despite having to battle sexism.

Coronavirus: Why is the petrol price nearing 1 a litre?

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:01:17 GMT

An oil price war and Covid-19 travel restrictions are cutting fuel costs but it is not good news for everyone.

Singapore has moved all its hawkers indoors, and other big Asian cities are following suit

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:01:00 GMT

Singapore has moved all its street food vendors indoors. Could that be a model for other cities?

Coronavirus: Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:05:56 GMT

The move comes as tech giant Apple says it will start making face shields for medical workers.

Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:16:25 GMT

With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over 'crackpot' 5G conspiracies

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:54:40 GMT

Government will tell social media firms to take down posts more quickly after attacks on masts.

Coronavirus: You can't just stop paying rent, tenants told

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:58:08 GMT

Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.

Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:51:23 GMT

Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses again'

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:04:41 GMT

As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:37:43 GMT

Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle - watch her emotional video diary.

How are food supply networks coping with coronavirus?

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:04:35 GMT

As the pandemic puts pressure on food supplies, how are the delivery systems holding up?

Coronavirus meant we had to delay our wedding

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:36:57 GMT

The coronavirus outbreak means big weddings are currently impossible. Here's one couple's experience.

Calls for debt relief for world's poorest nations

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:14:02 GMT

More than 100 global organisations want debt payments to be waived for developing countries this year.

'We all have resilience... You've got to make it grow'

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:18:27 GMT

Professional explorer Mike Horn reflects upon his daredevil career so far.

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:55:04 GMT

Climate change: Use crisis to turn aviation green, say campaigners

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:05:44 GMT

Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?

UK drivers win first round in VW 'dieselgate' case

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:19:35 GMT

The High Court rules that the German firm installed 'defeat devices' in vehicles to cheat emissions tests.

Coronavirus: 'I missed out on furlough payments by a day'

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:32:53 GMT

Thousands of people who started new jobs are not eligible for the government's 80% wage grant.

Coronavirus: 'I was asked for 430 a month for my shut nursery'

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:01:18 GMT

Many nurseries are closed, but some are still asking parents to continue to pay a monthly fee

Madam CJ Walker: 'An inspiration to us all'

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:52:36 GMT

How an African-American orphan and single mother founded a business empire - 114 years ago.

'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain'

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:19:40 GMT

Victoria Repa has created an app to help people lose weight, an issue she struggled with growing up.

Coronavirus: 'Under-25s and women financially worst-hit'

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:50:37 GMT

A "concentration" of workers under 25, women and the low-paid will be hit by the virus lockdown.

Coronavirus threatens the next generation of smartphones

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:06:11 GMT

The latest smartphones might be delayed due to disrupted supply chains and shoppers staying at home.

Top bosses agree pay cuts as thousand more staff suspended

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:13:05 GMT

More executives agree pay cuts, as firms continue to suspend thousands of staff and slash wages.

Coronavirus: Cath Kidston set to call in administrators

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:36:02 GMT

The retailer is expected to appoint advisers as the coronavirus heaps more pressure on the High Street.

'The phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:34 GMT

How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

Coronavirus: Flower grower donates blooms to key workers

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:06:58 GMT

Horticulturalist Ben Cross is working with supermarkets to donate flowers to NHS workers.

Coronavirus: Debenhams to file for administration

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:56:47 GMT

The department store chain, which employs 20,000 people, says the move will allow it to keep trading.

Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:54 GMT

Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.