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UK to boost technical skills as part of industrial strategy

Theresa May is to shake up technical education as part of a post-Brexit UK industrial [...]

Addiction still a struggle – ex Co-op bank boss Flowers

Ex Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers says he still struggles with addiction, three years after a drugs [...]

Four-year MOT exemption for new cars proposed

The time new cars are allowed on the road before being tested could rise under government [...]

‘Be brave and naive’

CEO Secrets asks four founders what it’s like to turn a small company into a huge [...]

Beware the WTO

If the UK and the EU are going to have a trade agreement, it is best to get as many sectors covered as possible to reduce the chances of a WTO [...]

Personal data being shared on huge scale, claims Which?

Personal and financial data is being sold for as little as 4p an item, according to [...]

Brexiteers in warning to German business

German firms are told they will pay a “high price” if the EU makes life hard for the UK over [...]

Red button

Bankruptcy is now available online rather than in court. Is this the end of the [...]

Empathy and education

A Davos cocktail party may not, at first, seem like the ideal place to teach people to understand those with whom they disagree, but that’s what some academics are [...]

Sterling falls on weak retail sales data

News of a sharp fall in UK retail sales last month hits the value of the pound, while the FTSE 100 ends slightly [...]

Crunch time for Fox’s Biscuits after takeover approach

Fox’s Biscuits could be bought for £350m after owner confirms takeover [...]

Osborne lands job at investment giant

Former chancellor George Osborne is hired to advise the world’s largest fund manager, [...]

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

Broadband costs will rise by between 5% and 6% while free BT Sport is to end for TV [...]

Davos: Hammond admits ‘Brexit fog’ impact on investment

The chancellor says Brexit uncertainty may delay some investment, but the pound’s fall is attracting foreign [...]

Hammond: UK-US ties to ‘prosper’ under Trump

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK’s relationship with the Trump administration will “prosper”, but he warns against short-term [...]

UK looks for HS2 train-builder

A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed [...]

Nigeria’s kids’ clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids’ clothing through her fashion label Ruff ‘n’ [...]

Tempering Trump

Donald Trump’s hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully [...]

UK retail sales fall sharply in December

Retail sales in December saw the biggest monthly fall for more than four and a half [...]

HSBC to refund £4m to shoppers who fell into debt

HSBC will compensate thousands of shoppers who were overcharged when they fell behind with debt [...]

Will Trump’s corporate ‘tax holiday’ plans hit Ireland?

Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return [...]

First fall in home-movers for five years, Lloyds says

The drop in the number of Britons moving house was partly due to rising prices, Lloyds Bank [...]

Hedge fund boss Ray Dalio says Trump will boost growth

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio says Trump is good for business, but worries about the populist [...]

Heineken in talks to buy Kirin’s Brazilian beer brewer

Heineken says it is in negotiations with Japanese group Kirin to buy its Brazilian beer [...]

China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016

The figure meets Beijing’s forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data [...]

Paramount gets $1bn Chinese funding

The US film studio says the investment from two backers will help its expansion and fund future [...]

Chinese whispers?

China GDP: A compilation of Chinese [...]

Petrobras fraud judge dies in plane crash

Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant [...]

Happy hookah

Lebanon’s capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it’s now becoming the Middle East’s tech [...]

Davos 2017: The bosses obsessed with exercise

Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical [...]

Greetings cards for children show ‘damaging stereotypes’

Former MP sparks Twitter debate over the fairies and footballers stereotypes on Waitrose’s greetings [...]

Christmas sales boost drives up Halfords shares

Shares in Halfords jump as it reports strong Christmas sales, but the FTSE 100 [...]

George Soros: Trump is an imposter

“An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator,” is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald [...]

Monte dei Paschi bailout ‘not an EU fudge’ says Dijsselbloem

Monte dei Paschi bailout ‘not an EU fudge’ says Eurogroup President Jeroen [...]

Mnuchin defends record during treasury secretary hearing

Donald Trump’s choice of treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, defends his record during Capitol Hill [...]

No excuse for energy price rises, says Ofgem

Energy companies have no “obvious reason” for raising standard tariffs, energy regulator Ofgem [...]

Bank cost-cutting threatens free cash machines

The future of thousands of free cash machines is in doubt as bankers demand a cut in the cost of running the Link [...]

May’s ‘positive discussion’ with banks

Theresa May has had ‘positive’ discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the [...]

May on UK jobs: ‘Very good discussion with banks’

Prime Minister Theresa May has had “very good, positive discussions” with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of [...]

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May [...]

Mexico makes new friends at Davos

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexico’s ambassadors are busy looking for new [...]

Davos 2017: Teens’ virtual reality challenge

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in [...]

Brexit: May warns business leaders not to fuel division

The prime minister says mainstream politicians must tackle a backlash against [...]

Which 2016 TV advert got most complaints?

A series of TV adverts featuring dancing builders and businessmen wearing hot pants prompted the most complaints last [...]

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate on hold

The European Central Bank keeps its main interest rate unchanged at zero for another [...]