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US imposes new $200bn tariffs on China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US is adding more tariffs to its trade war with China The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese...

The Bezos backlash: Is ‘big philanthropy’ a charade?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has been criticised by President Trump for paying “little or no taxes” “Great...

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. Independent sellers were...

Sports Direct denies it wants Debenhams to fail

Image copyright PA Sports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply. Reports had suggested Sports Direct...

Fraud ringleader jailed over ‘boiler room’ scam

Image copyright FCA/Thorpe Park Image caption Michael Nascimento spent some of the proceeds on a trip to Thorpe Park A “boiler room” fraud ringleader has...

Sports Direct boss says he’s been ‘stabbed in the back’

Image copyright PA Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has launched a furious attack on his firm’s shareholders, accusing them of stabbing him and the company in the...

UK frustrated by Cayman Islands silence on money laundering

Image copyright Getty Images British law enforcement officers fighting money laundering are being frustrated by a lack of co-operation by the authorities in the Cayman...

Trump ‘orders further China tariffs’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers unload bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province US President Donald Trump...

The day Lehman Brothers went under

Image copyright Getty Images Ten years ago, investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the US. Its UK operations ceased shortly afterwards. The BBC talked...

‘The Bank of Mum and Dad will run dry’

Image copyright PA Image caption A mock funeral procession was held as a marketing gimmick after Wonga collapsed Families will be unable to provide the extra financial...