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BBC Economy Headlines

  • 'If I tried to escape they said they would kill me' (2018-01-18 12:00:25)
    "Peter" came to Britain looking for a new life but instead he was held captive and forced to work for nothing.
  • China's economy grows by 6.9% in 2017 (2018-01-18 08:26:35)
    It's the country's first year-on-year grow figure beats Beijing's official growth target of 6.5%, though some question China's GDP data.
  • Donald Trump's impact on trade in Asia (2018-01-18 00:37:40)
    What's been the impact of Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement?
  • Detroit Motor Show: Autonomous vehicles move centre stage (2018-01-16 23:50:44)
    At the home of US motor manufacturing, Ford is showing off the driverless car being used in a joint venture to deliver pizza's for Domino's.
  • H&M child model's mum says ad 'not racist' (2018-01-16 23:00:54)
    Terry Mango defended the brand, after her son was caught up in a racism row.
  • A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK (2018-01-16 16:16:45)
    Faulty tumble dryers which can catch fire are still widely used in the UK, a committee of MPs warns.
  • House prices: Midlands sees biggest rises (2018-01-16 11:51:13)
    The region saw the biggest price growth in the year to November, with London recording the slowest.
  • UK inflation rate drops back to 3% (2018-01-16 10:41:55)
    The rate fell from November's six-year high of 3.1% mainly because of the impact of air fares.
  • Why the A380 never really took off (2018-01-15 23:04:25)
    Airbus has said it will stop making its superjumbo if it does not get any more orders.
  • Carillion's collapse - what happens now? (2018-01-15 19:09:59)
    Britain's second biggest construction company has collapsed. What does it mean for the projects it worked on, and the schools and hospitals it worked for?
  • Pick-up trucks dominate Detroit Auto Show (2018-01-15 18:59:48)
    Pick-ups are the king of US cars, and with low gas prices they're likely to retain that crown.
  • Surge pricing: How it works and how to avoid it (2018-01-15 04:04:08)
    Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab price journeys higher when demand spikes. But can you get around it?
  • Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment (2018-01-15 01:28:26)
    The World Bank has ordered an enquiry into the ranking it gave Chile for competitiveness.
  • Male work patterns see big shift to part-time roles, study says (2018-01-15 00:07:18)
    A big rise in men working part time is coupled with a fall in the number of middle earners.
  • 'You can run a football club and still wear a dress' (2018-01-15 00:02:08)
    "You can run a football club and still wear a dress," says Carolyn Radford, the CEO of Mansfield Town FC.
  • New homes for low-paid Zimbabweans (2018-01-12 14:21:34)
    Will Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa be able to deliver new homes to low income earners?
  • How Teflon became a million dollar idea (2018-01-12 00:13:12)
    The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Teflon became a million dollar idea.
  • Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel (2018-01-11 18:05:55)
    Brent crude rose after Opec promised to keep a lid on crude production during 2018.
  • Plastic fantastic: How it changed the world (2018-01-11 15:47:39)
    Many things that we take for granted depend on plastic, but will consumers help reduce plastic pollution?
  • 'This yacht is bigger than my apartment!' (2018-01-11 13:02:11)
    Yachts may be out of reach for most of us, but sales are rising - the UK industry is worth £3.1bn.
  • Sadiq Khan warns of Brexit 'lost decade' (2018-01-11 10:42:16)
    The London mayor says a hard Brexit could cost the UK 500,000 jobs and £50bn in lost investment.
  • It takes two to tango over Brexit, Hammond tells EU (2018-01-11 00:32:28)
    The EU must end its "relative silence" about what post-Brexit relationship it wants, chancellor says.
  • Brexit: May to meet UK financial services chiefs (2018-01-11 00:00:05)
    Barclays and Goldman Sachs meet the PM as the UK seeks a Brexit deal to include financial services.
  • Canada files WTO complaint against US over trade rules (2018-01-10 22:23:39)
    The action comes amid a series of disputes between the two North American neighbours.
  • Ofgem boss: I'm sorry for failing vulnerable consumers (2018-01-10 11:34:32)
    Dermot Nolan is cross-examined by MPs investigating the government's plans to cap some energy bills.
  • UK manufacturing output at its highest for 10 years (2018-01-10 11:31:25)
    Manufacturing records its seventh consecutive month of growth, while industrial output also rises.
  • Greece bailout protesters storm ministry in strike dispute (2018-01-10 11:22:27)
    Trade unionists lambast the Greek labour minister over plans to curb strikes.
  • Global growth back at pre-crisis levels, says World Bank (2018-01-09 21:10:48)
    The bank's new forecast is that the world economy will expand 3.1% this year before slowing slightly.
  • Can your social media profile kill your job prospects? (2018-01-09 16:54:02)
    Journalist Toby Young lost out on an important job over outspoken twitter comments; could that happen to you?
  • Forget Bitcoin - now Dogecoin goes wild (2018-01-08 12:38:51)
    Even in the turbulent world of cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is seen as a pretty wild creature.
  • Firms may face upfront VAT after Brexit (2018-01-07 13:20:46)
    New rules could force companies to pay VAT on European imports sooner after the UK leaves the EU.
  • US jobs growth loses steam in December (2018-01-05 19:20:13)
    Non-farm payrolls rise by 148,000 - far fewer than in November, but the unemployment rate holds steady.
  • A political Fed (2017-12-10 20:30:18)
    As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
  • Plastic fantastic (2017-12-04 00:21:05)
    The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
  • Global leader (2017-11-28 00:20:21)
    The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
  • Budget 2017: Hammond loosens his belt (2017-11-22 16:54:35)
    The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.
  • Change makers (2017-11-07 02:34:04)
    How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.
  • Unlocking trillions (2017-11-06 00:22:11)
    One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".
  • Managing the managers (2017-10-30 01:58:49)
    Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?
  • Crowded island (2017-10-27 20:49:21)
    An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?
  • Balancing the books (2017-10-22 23:02:25)
    The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.
  • Wine on the edge (2017-10-17 23:41:31)
    How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.
  • Health risks (2017-10-17 23:24:22)
    Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
  • No-belle prize (2017-10-12 23:06:08)
    Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
  • Have you been nudged? (2017-10-09 15:27:31)
    Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.
  • What do we want? (2017-10-01 23:34:22)
    Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.
  • Brass in pocket? (2017-09-29 14:23:57)
    A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?
  • UK trade (2017-09-27 23:29:36)
    Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?
  • Not so fantastic? (2017-09-24 23:02:20)
    Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
  • Success story (2017-09-17 23:15:58)
    Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.
  • Northern Rock (2017-09-11 23:22:33)
    The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on
  • Creative currency (2017-09-10 23:41:20)
    The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.
  • Money machines (2017-09-07 23:03:23)
    Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?
  • Cheers to that (2017-09-05 23:10:05)
    The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?
  • Limiting liability (2017-09-03 23:06:19)
    The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.
  • Sterling sense (2017-08-31 12:35:26)
    Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.
  • Banking bonanza (2017-08-28 23:16:16)
    Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.
  • Poisonous progress (2017-08-27 23:16:23)
    The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.
  • Mixed picture (2017-08-27 23:14:10)
    More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.
  • Selling citizenship (2017-08-22 23:20:51)
    Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.
  • The devil's rope (2017-08-06 23:36:36)
    How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.
  • The tax trick (2017-07-30 23:17:26)
    The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.
  • Five food fights (2017-07-27 11:12:44)
    Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap
  • Inside US/UK trade deal (2017-07-25 17:06:28)
    How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?
  • Formula fix (2017-07-24 15:31:21)
    Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.
  • Happy travelling (2017-07-21 13:41:32)
    The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".
  • Easy does it? (2017-07-16 23:21:52)
    Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.
  • Medieval money (2017-07-09 23:29:25)
    Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.
  • Tricky trade-off (2017-06-25 23:10:52)
    If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.
  • Better prospects (2017-06-22 23:11:05)
    What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?
  • One year on (2017-06-22 23:05:31)
    What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
  • Energy revolution (2017-06-21 23:06:49)
    China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
  • A hot issue (2017-06-20 23:36:26)
    South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.
  • Gaming gift (2017-06-18 23:18:59)
    From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.
  • Reality Check (2017-06-16 15:38:29)
    Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?