. . Swiss banking giant UBS has been fined €3.7bn (£3.2bn; $4.2bn) in a French tax fraud case. A court in Paris found that the bank had illegally
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. . Laura Ashley has warned investors that it will post profits lower than it had forecast for the financial year. It also said it made zero profit
. . Making class sizes smaller sounds like a success story. But an international analysis of its impact shows unintended consequences – it often seems to mean lower
. . Four in 10 private companies that have published their latest gender pay gap are reporting wider gaps than they did last year, according to BBC analysis.
. . . Ford has operated its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant since 1967 Ford has said it will close a factory in Brazil after more than 50
. MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES . President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017 The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power
. Reuters Supermarket chain Asda has reported a slowdown in sales growth amid another “challenging year” for retailers. In the final three months of 2018, like-for-like sales grew
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris.
. . Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 1.36 million, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. Average earnings increased by 3.4% in
. . The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years – making us all a little poorer. Back in December 2015, £1
Anthony Paine started his online business Stashbee to connect people who need storage space with people who have space to spare. Initially, he thought it would be a
The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest
. AFP/Huawei . Ren Zhengfei is one of China’s richest businessmen When Huawei’s founder and president Ren Zhengfei started his firm back in 1987 with just 21,000 yuan
. Shutterstock . The Swindon plant made 160,000 cars last year Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon plant in 2022, putting 3,500