Monday, May 21


Comcast boosted in battle for Sky

BBC / Business

An initial government review has not raised any public interest concerns about Comcast's bid for Sky.


Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix

BBC / News

The power couple "will produce a diverse mix of content" for the streaming service.

FTSE 100 surges to a fresh record high

BBC / Business

The FTSE 100 index closed more than 1% up at 7,864.34, comfortably above its previous high point on 17 May.


Cath Kidston boss poached by Dr Martens

BBC / Business

Kenny Wilson, credited with expanding Cath Kidston's overseas business, is to join Dr Martens.

Qatar charges against Barclays dismissed

BBC / Business

Potentially serious charges against Barclays Bank and its owner are dismissed.


Do your colleagues want to 'get to know the real you'?


Liv Garfield, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year award, shares her CEO Secrets.


Ryanair reports soaring profits but warns of headwinds

BBC / Business

The Irish airline reports a 10% rise in annual profits but warns that costs are set to rise.


UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

BBC / Business

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment


Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?

'I found my call in life at that airport'


The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

BBC / Business

The growth in banking via smartphone apps puts more branches at risk of closure, forecasts suggest.

Motability boss's pay 'unacceptable' say MP committees

BBC / Business

The salary of Mike Betts - who runs the disabled car scheme - has grown by 78% since 2008.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'


An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

Sunday, May 20


US and China halt imposing import tariffs


No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.


Chelsea owner Abramovich faces UK visa 'delay'


A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".


China agrees to import more goods and services from US

BBC / US / Canada

Although no specific numbers are given, the agreement may dampen fears of a looming trade war.


Rail timetables overhaul aims to boost frequency and reliability

BBC / Business

One of the biggest rail timetable overhauls ever in the UK is predicted to create winners and losers.

New tougher MOT tests come into force


Rules will introduce new categories for defects and tougher tests on diesel emissions.

Saturday, May 19


Ocado delivers for 'patient' investors

BBC / Business

For years the online retailer was a disappointing loss-maker, but a deal in the US has ignited the shares and confounded critics.

Friday, May 18


Glencore shares fall on DRC probe fears

BBC / Business

A report says the mining giant could face an investigation from the Serious Fraud Office.


Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

BBC / Technology

Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.


'I know all about AK-47s - and now apples!'


Errol April is a soldier-turned-apple farmer who believes in redistributing land in South Africa.

Iran nuclear deal: EU moves to avoid impact of US sanctions

BBC / Europe

The bloc is resurrecting an old statute in order to protect billions of dollars of investment in Iran.


Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities

BBC / Business

The rental site will report homeowners' income to the Danish tax authorities in the first deal of its kind.

'We do custom artwork on our skateboards'


Former professional skateboarder Kent Lingeveldt has turned his sport into a business.

How the video game became a million dollar idea.


The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells us how the video game became a million dollar idea.


Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

BBC / Technology

The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.


'Girl Fund' to invest in gender diverse companies

BBC / Business

Legal and General's fund will focus on firms who score highly in areas such as women on boards.


China drops sanctions probe into US sorghum imports

BBC / US / Canada

Beijing and Washington are currently in talks to avoid the escalation of a trade war.


CBS loses initial battle with shareholder

BBC / Business

CBS is up against the Redstone family, its biggest shareholder, in a fight for control of the firm.