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BBC News - Business

How to make movies without a huge carbon footprint

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:06:43 GMT

The film and TV industry is switching towards greener energy sources but the transition has challenges.

Energy bills: What do I do if I can't pay?

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:56:41 GMT

If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, you do have options.

Pulsic takeover by Super Orange HK blocked on security grounds

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:41:28 GMT

The move is the latest attempt by the government to limit China's involvement in UK business and technology.

Inflation: Why price rises are worse for some people than others

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:03:33 GMT

Your own personal inflation rate could be higher than official figures suggest.

Train strikes: 'I cycled 33 miles to get to a gig'

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 05:39:06 GMT

Many people's travel plans have been disrupted but some aren't willing to let train strikes get in their way.

Backing for Adam Neumann's new firm prompts outrage

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:03:53 GMT

Adam Neumann's financial backers say he's a "visionary leader" but others have doubts over his latest plans.

Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 03:50:37 GMT

The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.

The lockdown side-hustles that turned into full-time businesses

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:35:24 GMT

The pandemic turned some people into savvy entrepreneurs but how many have ditched their day job?

Why Australia will work harder to build ties with Indonesia

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:31:52 GMT


Energy bills could go up before October price cap rise

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:48:57 GMT

The energy regulator says it's "possible" customers' direct debit payments will rise before October.

UK inflation rate calculator: How much are prices rising for you?

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 06:39:38 GMT

Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.

Martin Lewis: Energy bill crisis is on scale of pandemic

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:17:25 GMT

Government support needs to double to make up for the huge expected rise in bills, the consumer expert says.

'I'm borrowing 5,000 to pay my energy bills'

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:00:04 GMT

Many people are getting desperate as spiralling energy bills start to bite.

Not just hardest up that need bill help - Sir Keir Starmer

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 07:02:27 GMT

The Labour leader tells the BBC his proposal to freeze energy prices for all is a good use of public money.

The plans for giant seaweed farms in European waters

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:16:47 GMT

As worldwide sales of the algae soar, the European Union wants to establish giant seaweed farms.

Mining boss: 'One person doesn't have all the answers'

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 23:10:45 GMT

Mpumi Zikalala, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, shares an insight for our CEO Secrets series.

Royal Mail workers vote for further strikes

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:00:37 GMT

Members of the Communication Workers Union at the Royal Mail voted to strike over terms and conditions.

Gateshead factory closure puts 430 jobs at risk

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:14:35 GMT

Orchard House Foods wants to relocate production from Gateshead to its base in Northamptonshire.

Blackmore Bond collapse: FCA failed to act before people lost life savings

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:32:45 GMT

BBC Panorama reveals evidence suggesting the FCA could have acted earlier before a fund collapsed.

UK inflation: Food costs push price rises to new 40-year high

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:01:48 GMT

Prices climb 10.1% in the year to July as the cost of food, household goods and holidays soars.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Billionaire wants to buy Manchester United

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:04:51 GMT

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy Manchester United if the Glazer family put the club up for sale.

Tencent sees first sales fall as China economy slows

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:44:36 GMT

The WeChat owner is also feeling the effects of a regulatory clampdown on gaming.

'Starbucks fired me for being three minutes late'

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:41:09 GMT

Starbucks is fighting efforts by workers in the US to unionise. Is it winning?

Tory leadership race: Tax cut pledges are unrealistic, says IFS

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 04:35:33 GMT

Slashing taxes would add to pressures on public finances unless spending is also cut, the IFS warns.

Energy bills forecast to hit over 4,200 a year

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:08:10 GMT

The average household could pay 355 a month, up from 164 currently, consultancy Cornwall Insight warns.

Is there anything green about plastic grass?

Sat, 06 Aug 2022 23:01:10 GMT

More people are swapping real lawns for fake but experts are worried about its environmental impact.

Ofgem director Christine Farnish resigns over price cap change

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 20:40:17 GMT

A director of the UK's energy watchdog quits over the way the energy price cap will be set.

Ladbrokes owner Entain to pay 17m for breaching rules

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:26:50 GMT

Entain failed to properly check possible money-laundering or offer support to struggling customers.

Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economy

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:46:36 GMT

Premier Li Keqiang called for a 'sense of urgency' to reverse a zero-Covid led slump.

Are we falling in love with robots?

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 23:03:48 GMT

Far from being scary, people who actually live with robots are finding them endearing.

The space tech helping to tackle deforestation

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 23:00:51 GMT

How the International Space Station is helping to tackle deforestation

Ted Baker set for 211m takeover by Reebok's owner

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:42:21 GMT

The bid by Authentic Brands, which also owns Elvis Presley's image rights, ends months of speculation.

A mind-reading combat jet for the future

Mon, 25 Jul 2022 23:25:30 GMT

The Tempest fighter jet will have artificial intelligence tech to monitor and help the pilot.

Young watch almost seven times less TV than over-65s - Ofcom

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:14:25 GMT

The average 16 to 24-year-old watches TV for 53 minutes a day compared with nearly six hours for over-65s.

Train and Tube strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:29:23 GMT

Thousands of rail workers are striking in August in an ongoing row over pay, jobs and conditions.

Train strikes: Passengers face disruption as rail services hit

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:30:37 GMT

Half of Britain's lines are shut and some places have no trains at all, as 45,000 workers walk out.

UK to receive shipment of Australian gas next week

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:49:13 GMT

As Europe looks for alternatives to Russian energy, the UK is set to get an LNG delivery from Australia.

How rangers are using AI to help protect India's tigers

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 23:07:38 GMT

India's tigers roam across vast areas, so artificial intelligence is being developed to help track them.

Decline in cash use eases after pandemic slump

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:37:43 GMT

Although cards remain a far more popular way to pay, cash is a preferred option for many, a report says.

Rail fares in England to rise below inflation rate, ministers say

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 17:01:55 GMT

The increase will also begin in March, rather than January, the government says.

Pace of UK house price rises slows to 11-month low, says ONS

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:50:19 GMT

Property values rose fastest in Scotland in the year to June, official figures show.

UK drought: Why we need to get used to wonky vegetables

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 00:25:11 GMT

Our produce is likely to be smaller, odd-looking, or even leathery after the hot, dry weather.

Nursery closures: Parents left without childcare as providers shut

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:03:37 GMT

A campaign group says it has been "inundated" with messages about nurseries going out of business suddenly.

CEO Secrets: Hard Rock Cafe boss on the shift he'll never forget

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 23:01:06 GMT

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, shares a story for our CEO Secrets series.

Government proposes more help for energy-intensive firms

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 05:33:53 GMT

Sectors like steel, paper and glass that use a lot of power could be set to receive more support.

The rise of repairing: Why more of us are trying to fix things

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:05:54 GMT

As the cost of living soars 'repair cafes' are growing in popularity.

Why Premier League teams are flocking back to Asia

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:14:18 GMT

Top football clubs have resumed pre-season Asian summer tours, after three years of Covid travel bans.

The public relations and ad firms refusing fossil fuel clients

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:08:02 GMT

Climate change concerns have prompted a change of strategy for 295 firms.

Could the Great Lakes solve US shipping woes?

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 00:19:06 GMT

Inland ports along the Great Lakes are helping to fill the gap in supply-chain disruption.

Can North America's downtowns reverse their downturns?

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 23:10:00 GMT

City centres across the US and Canada are still much quieter than before the pandemic started.

The tech aiming to prevent lost airline luggage

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:23:32 GMT

With millions of bags and suitcases going missing this summer, technology may offer the solution.

Inflation drives fastest fall in real pay on record

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:04:55 GMT

Wage growth is lagging behind soaring prices as households grapple with the rising living costs.

US and Taiwan announce formal bilateral trade talks

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 04:11:22 GMT

The talks come weeks after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

People can't wait for energy help - Citizens Advice

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:36:04 GMT

The charity voices concerns of delaying support for households bracing themselves for energy bill hikes.

Cost of living: Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customers

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:40:09 GMT

Interest free loans of between 25 and 100 will be available to help with rising inflation.

The tech helping to bring you your morning coffee

Sun, 24 Jul 2022 23:15:44 GMT

How Brazil, the world's largest grower of coffee, is turning to technology to boost production.