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UK unemployment rises for first time in two years

UK unemployment rose last month but the number of people in work also increased, official figures show.

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AA share price plunges on profit warning

The breakdown and insurance firm is cutting dividend payments as it invests in the business.

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Lloyds hails 'landmark' after return to private sector

Lloyds Banking Group has reported strong full year profits in its first year as a private enterprise.

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BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s

A forecast by suggests global consumption will plateau at around 110 million barrels a day.

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Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

New figures show 74% of medium and large companies pay men a higher wage rate than women.

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Homebase owner Wesfarmers sees profits down 86.6%

The UK DIY chain is being overhauled and renamed Bunnings by Australian parent firm Wesfarmers.

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Walmart shares fall 10% as online sales slow

A slide in US online sales growth for the world's biggest retailer spooks investors.

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Pro-Brexit Tory MPs set out demands in letter to Theresa May

Tory group urges clean break with the EU - Labour says the PM is too "weak" to stand up to them.

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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

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Top City regulator used tax break scheme

The incoming head of the Financial Conduct Authority had to repay HMRC after tax scheme "error".

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KFC shortages to continue all week

The chicken chain says some outlets will be closed all week and others will have a reduced menu.

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Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

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'Secret' report into RBS published

MPs release an official report into an RBS unit accused of mistreating smaller businesses.

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Black Panther roars at the box office

The ex-First Lady congratulates the makers of the superhero film after a successful opening weekend.

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Scottish Budget calculator 2018

Will tax changes in the Autumn and Scottish Budgets leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

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Qualcomm boosts NXP bid as it resists Broadcom takeover

Qualcomm has made a new, higher offer for Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors.

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HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

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William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls

The Gambling Commission says 10 customers were able to deposit money linked to criminal offences.

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Carillion: Regulator was warned over pension deficit

The Pensions Regulators was alerted in 2010 and 2013 over the size of Carillion's pension deficit.

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Maplin in talks with potential buyers

The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.

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Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court

Pimlico Plumbers is challenging a ruling that a "self-employed" worker is entitled to basic rights.

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Making cosmetics from Russian herbs

How Russian hair and skincare company Natura Siberica become a popular global brand.

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Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

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Maternity leave: 'I was made redundant on first day back'

As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.

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Chicken shortage hits KFC

Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.

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'You've got to make tough decisions'

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

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Why young people can't afford to buy homes

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

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A tale of two Indian tech cities

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

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Why we drive our own buses

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

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Jamie Oliver closes flagship Barbecoa restaurant

The celebrity chef's two steak restaurants go into administration - but he immediately buys one back.

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Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues

The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.

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Russian rub

How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.

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Fin tech

Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.

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Beauty boss

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

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No charge

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

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Kiwis crackdown

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

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Manbag mystery

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

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Humble origins

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

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Recycling hacks

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

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Norwegian challenger

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

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Recipe for success

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

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Educated survivor

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

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Unfair pay

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

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Tinder revolution

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

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Scandinavian blues

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

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Risk assessment

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

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Probe Down Under

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

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Say what?

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

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Potato plastics

Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

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Global collapse

What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

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Challenging stereotypes

Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

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