BBC News - Economy Business confidence on the up, Lloyds survey finds 2017-06-26T05:57:04.000000000+00:00 But companies are having trouble recruiting skilled workers, the research says. How I stayed in business during Asian Financial Crisis 2017-06-26T01:19:31.000000000+00:00 Thai businessman Wasan Benz Thonglor nearly lost everything in the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis. CEO Secrets: Bumble founder says don't take yourself too seriously 2017-06-25T23:15:08.000000000+00:00 Bumble dating app CEO Whitney Wolfe says don't take yourself too seriously. Tricky trade-off 2017-06-25T23:10:52.000000000+00:00 If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation. Brexit: David Davis 'pretty sure' of free trade deal 2017-06-25T16:29:24.000000000+00:00 The Brexit secretary also backs Theresa May and agrees a leadership contest would be "catastrophic". Next boss Lord Wolfson calls for 'smooth' Brexit 2017-06-25T10:43:14.000000000+00:00 Lord Wolfson warns that a badly managed exit from the EU could lead to "years of economic decline". Free trade deals for 'poorest countries' to be maintained post-Brexit 2017-06-25T00:03:32.000000000+00:00 The government commits to maintaining duty-free imports for 48 developing countries. The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe's economy 2017-06-23T20:56:32.000000000+00:00 Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses. Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic 2017-06-23T20:55:31.000000000+00:00 Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis. London's temporary African-inspired architecture 2017-06-23T16:00:55.000000000+00:00 Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.