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Germany’s ‘hidden champions’

Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany’s [...]

What’s in a name?

China’s ban on names such as “scared of wife” or “prehistoric powers” comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange [...]

US calls for ‘major’ Nafta overhaul

Talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement began in Washington on [...]

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor [...]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Mr Trump’s comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of [...]

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube [...]

National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation

The government’s latest campaign lists 230 employers who failed to pay the minimum [...]

Amazon to open new Severn Beach warehouse in 2018

The retail giant says its new Bristol warehouse will create over 1,000 [...]

Marine survey firm Gardline sold to Royal Boskalis Westminster

Gardline, founded by the Darling family in 1969, employs 750 [...]

Dulux owner Akzo Nobel strikes truce with activist investor

Elliott agrees to halt its long-running feud with paint maker Akzo Nobel and suspend legal [...]

‘We can’t get the skilled staff’

Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm [...]

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin ‘conspiracy’

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa and the German government of colluding to carve up the failed [...]

Brexit paper opposes Irish border posts

The government does not envisage border posts or CCTV cameras along the 300-mile Irish land [...]

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president’s [...]

Uber privacy audits after ‘God View’ row

Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from [...]

Unemployment falls to new 42-year low

The jobless rate has fallen to 4.4% official figures show, but the squeeze on real incomes [...]

Is the wages puzzle getting less puzzling?

The latest unemployment figures may finally provide a clue on how to solve the wages [...]

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Nestle is launching a new version of the Walnut Whip – but without the famous nut on its [...]

Daniel Craig confirms he’ll play James Bond again

After months of speculation, we now know Daniel Craig will be James Bond [...]

Uber official apologises for ‘misunderstanding’ in Philippines

Taxi-hailing firm wants to work with regulators after a temporary ban on services in the [...]

Admiral profits held back by rising personal injury costs

Shares in the insurer fall up to 7% as changes in the calculation of injury costs hold back [...]

Changing formats

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth [...]

King’s ransom

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super [...]

Trump hits back at business leaders

But the president’s remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business [...]

Grenfell Tower profit warning sends Mears shares down

The contract services company says revenues from housing will fall by £30m to £800m and hit [...]

IMF warns on China’s credit boom

The International Monetary Fund says that China’s credit growth is on a “dangerous [...]

No reverse on 6.1% student interest rate

The government has ruled out any reversing on plans for higher interest charges on student [...]

Unite union claims RBS plans 900 IT job cuts

The Unite union says the bank is planning to make the job cuts at its London office by [...]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

The EU says it is too soon to discuss trade and customs with other Brexit issues yet to be [...]

Future of Learndirect in question

The future of a major adult-training provider is in question after it fails to block a critical [...]

Pound falls as inflation holds steady

Weaker than expected inflation data reduces the prospect of an early rise in interest [...]

‘Tiffany’ rings cost Costco $19.4m

The US wholesaler faces a big damages bill for selling “Tiffany” rings not made by the [...]

Revolution Bars rebuffs merger offer from Deltic

Revolution rebuffs an approach from nightclub owner Deltic but continues talks with another [...]

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

Flights at Germany’s second-largest airline will continue thanks to a loan from the [...]

Rail fares face biggest rise for five years

Millions of rail users will see the price of regulated rail fares rise by up to 3.6% in [...]

BT to scrap half of the UK’s remaining telephone boxes

Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don’t handle any calls at [...]

Strike will severely hit Argos customers, union warns

A strike at Argos’ distribution centres begins but the retailer says it has contingency plans in [...]

Regulators consider new proposals over Wood Group merger plans

Amec Foster Wheeler agrees to sell some assets to ease competition concerns over a planned takeover by Wood [...]

Bill Gates reduces Microsoft stake with $4.6bn donation

Bill Gates remains the world’s richest person despite giving away 5% of his [...]

House price growth holding steady

Prices rose at an annual rate of 4.9% in June, down slightly from May’s figure of [...]

German growth slows but remains robust

Household spending was strong but imports grew at a faster pace than [...]

China imposes import bans on North Korean iron, coal and seafood

The UN approved sanctions against Pyongyang this month that could cost the country $1bn a [...]

Trump orders review of China’s trade practices

The president asks the top US trade official to review China’s approach to intellectual [...]

India partition: ‘We had to start from zero once again’

Among the millions affected by India’s partition were people with businesses they had run for [...]

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool [...]