BBC News - Economy Death watches draw inspiration from history 2018-03-24T01:15:59.000000000+00:00 How a Scottish designer became inspired to create watches and clocks based on human skulls. Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again' 2018-03-23T19:25:57.000000000+00:00 The president is accused of making a "loser's bluff" after dropping a threat to veto the bill. South Africa's lucrative funeral insurance industry 2018-03-23T12:32:20.000000000+00:00 Families in South Africa are increasingly planning for extravagant funeral arrangements. Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years' 2018-03-23T12:18:17.000000000+00:00 Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors". Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears 2018-03-23T12:17:34.000000000+00:00 Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US. EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs 2018-03-23T00:33:13.000000000+00:00 The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place. Trump announces tariffs on $60bn in Chinese imports 2018-03-22T21:15:08.000000000+00:00 Beijing vows to "fight to the end" in any trade war, as the White House targets Chinese goods. Advertisers 'nervous' about Facebook association 2018-03-22T13:21:07.000000000+00:00 Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw. Bank vote hints at interest rate rise in May 2018-03-22T12:58:23.000000000+00:00 UK rates remain unchanged at 0.5% but two Bank of England policymakers vote in favour of an increase. Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete 2018-03-22T12:42:14.000000000+00:00 Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.