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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain's banking ?system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of...

Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has...

North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say.The Panama-flagged tanker,...

Global warming threatens future of Champagne

Winemakers in France are planning to introduce a new hybrid grape to negate the effect global warming is having on the production of Champagne. Over...

Hits and misses

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced his toughest year on the economic front in 2017. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks back at the year's...

Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp...

What to watch

Global stock markets are closing out a blockbuster year.In the US, the S&P 500 topped 2,670, rising more than 400 points or about 19%...

Millennials to secure 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth...

P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK's biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book...

Zombie thrills

A zombie walks into a shopping centre.That may sound like the start of a creepy joke, but for horror fans an encounter with the...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and...

UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017.Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies...

Nitrate-free bacon to hit supermarket shelves

British bacon free from potentially carcinogenic preservatives will soon appear on supermarket shelves thanks to advances spearheaded by British researchers. Experts have applauded the development...

Planning Africa's smart cities

A group of developers in South Africa are looking at how technology can improve cities. Their vision is that artificial intelligence will be used...

The year in business

The year 2017 saw a burst of optimism among American investors and consumers, despite the turmoil sparked by President Trump's first year in office....