20th February 2019


Bolsonaro proposes pension overhaul for Brazil

Image copyright Handout/Reuters Image caption Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says pension reform is a priority The new president of Brazil has put forward a plan to revamp the country’s pension system – tackling a reform…


Three MPs quit Tory party to join breakaway group

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston join the Independent Group Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour…


UBS fined €3.7bn in tax fraud case

Image copyright Getty Images 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 helped French clients hide billions…


Sainsbury’s-Asda merger in jeopardy

Image copyright Alamy Customers could see higher prices and less choice as a result of the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, the UK’s competition watchdog has said. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said…


Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BA customers were caught out by an attack that sought to steal payment card information Thousands of websites are being hit by cyber-thieves who implant code to scoop up…





Gender pay gap grows at hundreds of big firms

Image copyright Getty Images 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. The BBC looked at a…