Surveyors say changes to stamp duty levied on first-time buyers should spark a wider debate.
The US central bank has moved to increase interest rates for the third time this year.
Republicans reportedly say they have agreed the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.
The retailer's shareholders have refused to back a payout to Mike Ashley's brother.
Beijing is trying to stop money from moving out of the country in search of stronger returns.
YouTube's highest earner discusses the lessons he has learnt as an entrepreneur.
Chairman will be chair and "grandfathering" will no longer exist under plans by the regulator.
Hundreds of packets of imitation formula products have been removed from sale in the country.
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, lagging inflation for a seventh month.
Australia's Commonwealth Bank was late to disclose 53,000 potentially suspicious transactions.
Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley and British businesswoman Amanda Staveley have met for the first time to discuss the sale of the Premier League club.
Toni Mascolo, with his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century.
Bank staff now alert police when a potential scam victim attempts to withdraw large sums of cash.
Uber blamed a mix-up over addresses for its initial failure to respond to Sheffield City Council.
A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say.
Water bills in England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.
Phone sales tumble at the retailer as consumers hold onto their handsets for longer.
Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.
The Japanese firm needs to sell its valuable memory chip unit to cover losses from its nuclear business.
National Lottery cash for good causes fell 15% to £1.6bn last year, the spending watchdog finds.
Barry Fox, 72, says he had "a close shave" with scammers when trying to buy a Rolls Royce on eBay.
With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales.
Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business.
Paying for healthcare in Kenya has got easier thanks to M-Tiba, a mobile "electronic health wallet".
The new action plan means businesses have to make guarantees in order to get financial support.
Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.
CEO Secrets: Tech start-ups should concentrate on their core business and fight on one front at a time, says Stefano Tresca
As the first phase of talks come to an end, what's been agreed and what is still to come?
Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye.
A German father petitions against the sale of Lego-style soldiers in Nazi uniforms.
In the UK sales of caravan are on the rise. 22,000 were sold in the year to June, a 7% rise on the previous 12 months.
Despite the popular belief that women talk more than men, studies consistently suggest it is men who hog most of the airtime.
Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.
The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures.
These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?
The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.
Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global.
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?
A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.
The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.
It is in the finest carpets, it is in Harris Tweed, and now you'll even find it in top-of-the-range beds; but at £1 a kilo, UK wool hasn't been this cheap in seven years.
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.
At every key moment in US economic history, the chair of the Federal Reserve has set the pace.
An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.
Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.
Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study
The inspiring stories of people who quit their day job for something completely different.
Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?
What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?
They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.
Skiing faces a number of challenges, including ageing participants, climate change, and even Brexit.
Japan's years of stagnant wage growth and a rapidly ageing population offer lessons to other developed economies.
The digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof - but what is it, and why has it shot up in price?
How a Brazilian company put itself at the forefront of biological pest control - using insects to control other bugs.
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.
The founder of the sports nutrition company MaxiMuscle wants to buy back the firm he founded.
This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible.
How Advent has gone from chocolate treats for children to an extravagant present-filled bonanza.
A growing number of businesses are finding creative uses for surplus food - but will the trend ever go mainstream?
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.