Finance

Majestic Wine to close stores and rebrand as Naked The wine retailer is planning to rename itself Naked Wines and focus on its online business.


Sackler Trust suspends new UK donations The Sackler family halts new charitable donations and denies claims it helped fuel the US opioid crisis.


Asia stocks: Markets sink as global growth jitters spread Investors dumped Asian stocks in favour of safer bonds as concerns about the global economy spread.


First and second class stamp prices rise Royal Mail had to apologise for the rise which broke Ofcom rules, but said the increase was kept to a minimum.


Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch denies new US charges New charges come as Mike Lynch faces a civil case in London over Autonomy's sale to Hewlett-Packard.


Many firms 'unaware of invoice fraud risk' Scams take place when fraudsters trick firms into transferring money by posing as legitimate payees.


Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote The Virgin owner says the UK is close to 'disaster', and many leave voters had changed their minds.


Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week The negotiations have taken longer than some had expected with contradictory comments on progress.


Jet Airways: The riches to rags story of India's oldest private airline The airline was once the shining face of Indian aviation, but now it is struggling to survive.


Is this America's most hated family? Purdue Pharma has generated billions for the family that own it from selling controversial painkiller opioids.


Is Apple about to expand its TV business? With iPhone sales slowing, could the tech giant be about to announce a move into subscription TV?


Global markets fall amid slowdown fears The FTSE 100 saw its worst day of trading this year, while US stock markets have also fallen sharply.


Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell supermarkets to merge The chains tell the UK competition watchdog they would sell up to 150 supermarkets to be able to merge.


Happy workers try harder says former Saracens rugby player A happy workplace culture means better productivity, says former Saracens rugby player turned beer boss Alistair Hargreaves.


Training Britons to take the jobs EU migrants are leaving The firms training thousands of unemployed people to take the jobs that EU migrants are leaving behind.


Brexit fears boost British tourism Uncertainty over Brexit is prompting a surge in bookings for British holidays this year.


'Pink tax': Should personal care products for women cost more? Should personal care products marketed to women cost more? And is there actually any difference?


KFC's UK and Ireland boss talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken KFC's UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken.


Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains The battle for crispy, deep-fried chicken is on. There is a new kid in town and it is not American.


Why women's jeans are getting higher and higher Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh talks women's jeans with the BBC's Michelle Fleury.


Future transport: How will we get around in 2050? The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.


What's going on with the UK economy? Employment is soaring but growth is tepid, so what should we make of the state of the UK economy?


World's most expensive cities revealed Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.


'Muslims don't date, we marry' The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.


Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.


How do you know where your olive oil really comes from? New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.


How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate


Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair' Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.


'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped' Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.


The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.


Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies? As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.


Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.


Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.


AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza? How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.


Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know? The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.


Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.


Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.


Do supermarkets know more about us than we do? Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.


Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.


How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.


‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’ How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.


Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?


What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft? The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.


Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.