BBC News - Business 28 December 2017

Mortgage approvals 'lowest for over a year'

The number of new mortgages being approved in November was the lowest since August 2016, according to UK banks.

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Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Kiev

Pavel Lerner was kidnapped on Boxing Day in Kiev.

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DFS buys assets from failed Multiyork

DFS Furniture buys store leases, trademark and designs from Multiyork.

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Workplace robots could increase inequality, warns IPPR

A think tank says replacing low-skilled workers with robots could mean bigger salary gaps in workplaces.

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How 'posh coffee' is helping farmers

Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for ethically sourced coffee, and it's benefiting everyone from the farms who grow the beans to the trendy cafes selling the stuff.

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Ethical brew

Growing numbers of consumers are prepared to pay more for coffee that is ethically sourced.

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