Global Business News - From BBC

UK economy shrinks by one-fifth under lockdown
The UK's economy shrank by 19.1% in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics says.

Bailiff fears as councils chase unpaid tax debts
Like thousands of people in council tax debt, Penelope Dudley fears the bailiffs who will soon restart work.

Retailers report sales jump in June, says trade body
UK sales last month rose at their fastest pace for two years, the British Retail Consortium says.

Female gamers are on the rise in the 'world capital of gaming'
Female gamers in Asia are growing at a faster rate than their male rivals in online video games.

Nationwide offers 90% mortgages to first-time buyers
The UK's biggest building society had pulled first-time buyer deals over concerns over falling prices.

Coronavirus: Asia's 'shining star' suffers biggest ever slump
Singapore falls into recession as as the global economy braces for the pandemic downturn.

Coronavirus: HK Disneyland to close one month after reopening
The Hong Kong theme park will shut its gates after a recent surge in coronavirus cases.

Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles
Drinks giant Diageo, which owns the brand, will trial the environmentally friendly bottles in 2021.

Coronavirus: Disney heir and Ben & Jerry’s call for higher taxes
Some of the world’s richest people want governments to raise taxes on them to help pay for Covid-19.

Mortgage prisoners: Key workers in 'financial nightmare'
MPs are calling for action to help so-called mortgage prisoners, including thousands of key workers.

Quiz suspends supplier amid exploitation claims
The fast-fashion firm is the latest to face allegations of poor working condition at its suppliers.

Making shoppers wear masks could 'trigger abuse', warn unions
If shoppers are forced to wear masks, staff should not have to police the policy, unions say.

Huawei: BT says 'impossible' to remove all firm's kit in under 10 years
On Tuesday, the UK government is expected to announce deadlines to stop using the Chinese firm's kit.

Google announces $10bn investment in 'digital India'
The money, to be channelled through a fund for India, will be used to bolster digital infrastructure.

'We need a date to restart so we can save our staff'
Exhibitions stands maker Symbiosis says it needs the government to say when the exhibition sector can reopen.

Coronavirus: Will women have to work harder after the pandemic?
Women often say they have to work harder to prove themselves than men - will Covid-19 turn back the clock for women's careers?

How video is challenging the traditional CV
Personal videos are increasingly being used in the job application process.

'Someone needs to help parents control their kids' spending'
Louise Hill is the founder of GoHenry, which provides prepaid debit cards for children.

'Lockdown brought out the workaholic in me'
A personal trainer, an advertising agency worker and a musician share their experiences of burnout.

My Money: 'Instead of the holiday buffet, it's egg and toast at home'
Priya Aiyer from Kent takes us through her week during the coronavirus pandemic.

Huawei: Why the UK might hang up on 5G and broadband kit supplier
The Chinese telecoms equipment provider's fate in the UK is set to be revealed on Tuesday.

Rishi Sunak's 'Kickstart' jobs scheme: Back to the future?
What do those who were on Labour's 2009 Future Jobs Fund say about Rish Sunak's "Kickstart" programme?

Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever
The same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.

Coronavirus: 'Big fat British Asian weddings' forced to slim down
How has the coronavirus pandemic hit the Asian weddings industry in the UK?

Coronavirus: An induction to post-lockdown gyms
The CEO of Total Fitness, Sophie Lawler, shows how one of her gyms has been adapted for coronavirus.

Is rum about to become the new gin?
As a small but growing number of new rum distilleries open, is the spirit set to see a sales boom?

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