BBC Economics

Syndicate content BBC News - Business
The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 47 min 43 sec ago

Drop in profits for Lothian Buses

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 21:45
Lothian Buses, which dominates Edinburgh public transport, including trams and tourist tours, reports a drop in profits during last year.
Categories: Economic News

HP revenues hit by slide in PC sales

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 21:27
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard reports falling profits and revenues as sales of personal computers fall.
Categories: Economic News

Greek PM quits and calls early poll

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 20:29
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces he is resigning and is calling an early election.
Categories: Economic News

Global economy woes hit markets

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 20:17
Shares around the world see further falls, sparked by renewed fears over the health of the global economy.
Categories: Economic News

VIDEO: Britain scoops gold at 'skills Olympics'

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 20:11
Team UK scooped four gold medals at an event that champions vocational trades - from beauticians to bricklayers.
Categories: Economic News

FTSE 100 falls for eighth day

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 16:45
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 index begins Thursday trading with further falls, extending Wednesday's seven-month low.
Categories: Economic News

VIDEO: Europe project 'a complete disaster'

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 16:30
Sir Rocco Forte says that the European project has been "a complete disaster" that has harmed the economies of many countries involved.
Categories: Economic News

'Female Viagra' maker in $1bn tie-up

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 13:55
Just one day after its libido-enhancing drug gained regulatory approval, maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals has agreed a $1bn takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Categories: Economic News

Smartphone sales 'fall in China'

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 13:07
Smartphone sales record their first year-on-year drop, according to research firm Gartner, but Huawei and Apple buck the trend.
Categories: Economic News

UK car production falls in July

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 12:15
UK car production fell 11.2% in July compared with last year because of changing holiday patterns, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Categories: Economic News

Ashley Madison leak fallout deepens

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 12:02
Data from the Ashley Madison website breach has flooded on to the web - with significant potential consequences.
Categories: Economic News

Charismatic bosses: A help or a hindrance?

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 11:49
Do we really need charisma in the workplace?
Categories: Economic News

Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 10:13
Mortgage lending across the UK in July was at its highest level for seven years, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)
Categories: Economic News

English house completions up by 15%

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 10:12
The number of new homes being built in England has risen significantly over the last year, government figures show.
Categories: Economic News

UK retail sales volumes rise by 0.1%

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 09:52
UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.1% in July, after falling the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says.
Categories: Economic News

VIDEO: Oscar winner: 'We can't find staff'

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 09:27
Visual effects company Double Negative says it is struggling to find skilled British employees to recruit.
Categories: Economic News

No profit until 2017, says Co-op Bank

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 08:08
The troubled Co-operative Bank says it will not make a profit for another two years as it reports another loss.
Categories: Economic News

VIDEO: Tiger mum’s tips for young workers

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 08:01
In her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua caused controversy by advocating a very strict parenting style guided by Asian values., but she is now turning her attention to young adults.
Categories: Economic News

China shares trade lower once again

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 02:35
After days of volatility Chinese equities trade lower once again, despite Beijing's efforts to calm the markets.
Categories: Economic News

Living Wage will 'damage care homes'

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 00:30
The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic collapse" in the number of care homes, according to the five biggest providers.
Categories: Economic News