Sports Direct sees sharp fall in profits

Sports Direct reports a big drop in half-year profits after being hit by the fall in the pound.

Posted on: 8 December 2016 | 1:44 am

Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore

On the island of Singapore, young urbanites are being shown how to grow their own tropical-friendly, edible gardens.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:57 pm

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:42 pm

'Toxic employee'

Most of us have to deal with a disruptive colleague during our working lives, but how can a company best deal with such "toxic employees"?

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:25 pm

Housing market faces slow start to 2017, says Rics

A lack of homes for sale means that the housing market will get off to a slow start in 2017, according to surveyors.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:23 pm

Travel study reveals changing behaviour among young and old

A new study suggests that young people are shunning cars, while older people are driving more.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:20 pm

Children's online junk food ads banned by industry

Online ads for food and soft drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children are to be limited.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:08 pm

Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris, says France's leading financial regulator.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:05 pm

Wall Street: Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh records

The onward march of Wall Street's share markets continues, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 4:45 pm

'See past my disability, give me a job'

June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 1:46 pm

Football tax review called for by HMRC chief

The HMRC wants a review of how footballers cut their tax bills amid disclosure that 43 players and 12 clubs are being probed.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 1:26 pm

Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future

A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 12:59 pm

Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal

Fitbit is buying smartwatch-maker Pebble's intellectual property but not its hardware business, which is closing.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 9:45 am

Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations to merge

London's biggest housing association Peabody Trust, to join forces with rival Family Mosaic to give them 55,000 properties.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 9:38 am

TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing'

Security experts attack TalkTalk's response to evidence that thousands of its wi-fi passwords have been stolen.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:23 am

Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:12 am

Motorists at risk from log book delays

Motorists are being put at risk of invalid insurance and breaking the law because some dealers are retaining car log books.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:41 am

Shoppers 'drowning in a sea of loyalty cards'

British shoppers are happy to sign up for retail reward cards - but show little loyalty when it comes to actually using them.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:25 am

£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation

Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen, are put into circulation.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:09 am

Vikings rule

Iceland has become a model country for gender equality but women there say more needs to be done.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:03 am

Global school rankings

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm

Office parties

Christmas party season is upon us again, but what do employers and staff really get out of these events?

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm

Draw it

We want you to show us your interpretation of the business stories that have affected you this year.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 3:50 pm

Len McCluskey

Len McCluskey is general secretary of Unite, the UK's biggest union. We chart his political roots and his support for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 10:27 am

Indian app firms cash in on Modi's rupee note switch

Enterprising Indians are seeing opportunity after almost 90% of bank notes were withdrawn.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 4:38 am