Last BHS stores close for final time after 88 years

The last BHS stores close their doors for the final time, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 12:27 pm

Sir Richard Branson 'should lose knighthood' - John McDonnell

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson is a "tax exile" and should be stripped of his knighthood, shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggests.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 12:18 pm

Final farewell

Empty rails and closing signs as a stalwart of the British High Street says its final farewell.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 10:18 am

Nuisance calls: Which? says company bosses should be liable

The bosses of firms that make nuisance calls should be held personally responsible, the consumer group Which? says.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 4:12 am

The last BHS stores close their doors

The last BHS stores are set to close for the final time after 88 years on the high Street. Joe Lynam reports.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 2:09 am

CEO Secrets: Airbnb co-founder shares tips for success

Nathan Blecharczyk, one of the co-founders of Airbnb, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 12:01 am

Hinkley Point: EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz urges go-ahead

The energy company hoping to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset pleads with the government to give it the go-ahead.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 10:20 pm

Building a community restaurant in Botswana

Despite the often frustrating employment situation for young Botswanans, one young entrepreneur is ploughing ahead while remaining thoroughly rooted in his community.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 3:52 pm

Pawn addiction

As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 3:52 pm

US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion

US vice president Joe Biden announces plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn (£1.86bn) to expand services and make upgrades.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 3:36 pm

Ben & Jerry's recalls Cookie Dough ice cream batches

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's recalls tubs of one of its best-selling products over concern they may contain small pieces of metal.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 2:50 pm

Fed's Janet Yellen says case for rate rise has strengthened

The case for raising US interest rates has "strengthened", the head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen says.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 1:58 pm

Volkswagen to pay US dealers hit by emissions scandal

Germany's Volkswagen tells a US court that it plans to compensate car dealers in America hit by the diesel emissions scandal.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 12:22 pm

Prada seeks younger customers in bid for growth

Italian luxury fashion group Prada predicts a return to growth as it seeks to connect with younger customers through online sales and flexible pricing.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 10:34 am

Sir Richard Branson 'thought he would die' in bike crash

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" after crashing his bike on the Caribbean island of Virgin Gorda.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 9:45 am

WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated

The UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 9:20 am

Tesco sells Euphorium bakery business

Tesco is selling its Euphorium bakery business as chief executive Dave Lewis seeks to turn around the supermarkets fortunes.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 7:23 am

Frankie & Benny's owner Restaurant Group to close 33 sites

The Restaurant Group, the owner of Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito and Garfunkel's, says it will sell or close 33 underperforming sites.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 7:03 am

Isa savings at new record high, says HMRC

Savers put an average of £6,338 into Individual Savings Accounts (Isas) in the last financial year, a rise of 5% on the previous year.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 6:21 am

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter

Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 5:34 am

Should Botswana break its reliance on diamonds?

Diamonds have helped Botswana's economy over the past 50 years. But now some people are saying that the stones don't hold the same promise for the future.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 4:41 am

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...

James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 4:36 am

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, says a think tank.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 2:25 am

Can foreign car makers succeed in India?

After a slow few years for India's car market, sales are powering ahead. But how about foreign car companies there?

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 9:11 pm

Money problems

Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 8:28 pm