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Sir Philip Green faces more pension questions from Frank Field

BBC / Business

MP Frank Field will probe pension schemes amid reports that Sir Philip Green wants to sell his empire.

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Employers still have 'antiquated attitude to female workers'

BBC / Business

Many managers - male and female - think it is OK to ask job applicants about pregnancy plans, survey finds.

'You've got to make tough decisions, but in partnership'

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When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders

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Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

Carillion investors were 'fleeing for the hills'

BBC / Business

MPs say there is a "disconnect" between what shareholders and ex-directors say about the unfolding crisis.

Sunday, Feb 18

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'Spend £2.1bn' to beat old £10 note deadline

BBC / Business

At least £2.1bn worth of old £10 notes need to be spent or exchanged before they cease to be legal tender.

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Jamie Oliver in talks to sell Barbecoa restaurants

BBC / Business

The celebrity chef is considering selling his Barbecoa steakhouses, his company confirms.

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Central bank chief detained after raid

BBC / Business

Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained after the anti-corruption agency raided his home and office.

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

BBC / Business

The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.

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MPs want Brexit fund for UK farmers

BBC / Business

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the lack of clarity for farmers post-Brexit

Friday, Feb 16

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Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

BBC / Asia

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

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Regulator to investigate energy firm Iresa

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Ofgem will investigate Iresa's treatment of customers following a raft of complaints.

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Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service

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Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

Uber to report crimes direct to police to boost safety

BBC / Business

The taxi-hailing app will also set up a round-the-clock telephone line to help improve public safety.

Why young people can't afford to buy homes

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The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

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Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

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A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost

BBC / Business

Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.

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Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs

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The supermarket is moving its customer engagement operations to a single site in Dundee.

Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

BBC / Technology

The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

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A tale of two Indian tech cities

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Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

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Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?

BBC / Business

His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi?

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£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55

BBC / Business

The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.

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US rejects China-led bid for Chicago Stock Exchange

BBC / Business

Regulator's decision is the latest rejection of a Chinese firm's attempt to do business in the US.

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Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive

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There had been some speculation the carmaker boss would relinquish his role as head of the French firm.

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Why we drive our own buses

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When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

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The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Is boasting good or bad for business?

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Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art?

BBC / Technology

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Why is the manbag on the rise?

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Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

South Africa: the economic challenge

BBC / Business

What are the challenges facing South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?