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Facebook launches WhatsApp digital payment service

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 05:15
WhatsApp Pay's introduction in Brazil comes ahead of expected launches in India, Indonesia and Mexico.

Entrepreneur's 'free rice ATMs' for Vietnam's poor

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 04:56
A Vietnamese businessman is installing rice-dispensing machines to help people who are struggling.

Coronavirus: Restaurant bosses in plea to PM for help

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:37
Bosses from 90 firms, including from Pizza Hut, Itsu and Deliveroo, warn of "grave damage" to the industry.

Shops reopen: 'People queued for a hour to enter'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:01
As the High Street opens for business, workers tell the BBC what it was like after weeks of lockdown.

Coronavirus: 'It's the worst news you can give as an employer'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:01
Restaurateurs Peter and Elaine Kinsella discuss the challenges of letting staff go due to coronavirus.

'I've never been on benefits before now'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:01
Kayleigh Rennix is among thousands of people looking for work during the coronavirus crisis.

Amazon v EU: Has the online giant met its match?

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:00
The EU looks set to charge Amazon for anti-competitive behaviour.

US Supreme Court backs protection for LGBT workers

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 23:07
Watershed moment for LGBT rights in US as Supreme Court rules workplace law protects gay and transgender employees.

Apple claims 'half a trillion dollars' App Store economy

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 22:25
Firm says it only took a cut from a fraction of the trade, but still faces anti-competition scrutiny.

Former eBay staffers charged in cyber-stalking plot

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 22:00
The campaign is alleged to have included sending live cockroaches and a funeral wreath to bloggers critical of the firm.

Wicksteed Park enters administration after 99 years

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 20:54
The owners of Wicksteed Park blame "months of uncertainty and difficulty" from coronavirus.

Coronavirus: The first thing I bought when the shops reopened

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:32
As stores across England selling non-essential goods opened their doors, we asked people in Milton Keynes what they bought.

Coronavirus: Shoppers in England rush back to the High Street

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:53
Shoppers in England rush back to the High Street, as retailers reopen for the first time in nearly three months.

Covid: Wickes owner Travis Perkins to cut 2,500 jobs

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:05
The UK's biggest builders' merchant, Travis Perkins, is to cut 2,500 jobs and close 165 branches.

Ikea planning to repay furlough payments

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:45
The furniture giant is looking to repay governments, but not in the UK where it did not take state aid.

EasyJet boss says full planes are 100% safe as flights resume

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 11:23
The comments come as the airline begins offering a limited numbers of flights on mainly domestic routes.

BP takes hit of up to $17.5bn as it forecasts cheaper oil

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 09:56
The firm expects prices to be lower as plans to cut carbon emissions are sped up in the wake of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China to launch new airline despite travel downturn

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 05:47
While the airline industry struggles globally China Eastern Airlines unveils plans for a new carrier.

Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:01
Thousands of extra staff are deployed as passengers are told to cover their faces or risk being fined.

Coronavirus: One million miss out on support schemes, MPs say

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 01:09
Report tells ministers to plug gaps in aid schemes to fulfil a promise to "do whatever it takes".

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