BBC Business News

Consumers' credit card spending 'overtakes cash'

Debit cards were most used, but falling cash use pushed notes and coins to third place, say retailers.

Burger King ditches free toys and will 'melt' old ones

The fast food chain says it will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals.

China to tap pork reserves as swine fever hits industry

The move comes as China, the world's biggest pork producer, struggles to contain a swine fever outbreak.

Booking.com still duping customers, says watchdog

The consumer watchdog claims the website is still using 'pressure-selling' tactics.

Investment Week Markets

The true dangers of modern monetary theory

The true dangers of modern monetary theory

Some policymakers are clutching at a dangerous new idea as they look for ways to address the possibility of a further downturn.

UK inflation slips to 32-month low

UK inflation slips to 32-month low

UK inflation fell to 1.7% in August, its lowest level since December 2016 and an unexpectedly large drop from July’s 2.1% figure.

UK investors fear 'dangerous precedent' set by Jeremy Corbyn's share-grab policy

UK investors fear 'dangerous precedent' set by Jeremy Corbyn's share-grab policy

A high-profile Labour Party policy that would cost investors an estimated £340bn and hand shares in UK companies to employees would set a "worrying precedent" and damage the UK's reputation as an attractive destination for international investors, fund managers have warned.

Take profits or run the risk of a correction

Take profits or run the risk of a correction

While the turnaround in central banks' tone since the beginning of the year helped boost equity prices and dampen volatility, it looks highly unlikely this is enough to maintain a longer term rebound.

Is a global recession inevitable?

Is a global recession inevitable?

The global economy is in a tricky spot. Its two biggest players, the US and China, are engaged in an on again, off again trade war that is slowing growth in both economies, aided by the lingering impact of past policy tightening.

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