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26 сентября 2015, 03:02

Lord Leach and Open Europe: Only 'big picture' reform will keep Britain in the EU

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When Rodney Leach was a young classics tutor at Oxford, he started the Oxford-Hungarian relief fund, helping refugees oppressed by the Russian invasion of 1956.

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25 сентября 2015, 02:39

Volkswagen emissions scandal: Forty years of greenwashing - the well-travelled road taken by VW

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Almost as soon as governments began testing vehicle emissions, carmakers found ways to cheat.

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24 сентября 2015, 02:20

Groupon, the $30bn company that (surprise!) didn't match the hype

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Hard though it is to believe now, when Groupon went public in November 2011 its $12.8bn (£8.4bn) valuation made it the largest initial public offering since Google hit the markets in 2004. It seems like a long time ago now – even if less than four years have passed.

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23 сентября 2015, 04:02

Volkswagen recall: The damage runs deep as car giant pollutes its reputation

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“It’s not easy being green” was Kermit the Frog’s lament in the Audi TV ad broadcast on prime-time US networks at the weekend. The Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn, manufacturer of  the Audi and VW models, now knows only too well exactly how hard it can be.

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21 сентября 2015, 08:15

The Week Ahead: Smiths Group's results could be unpleasant for its new boss

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Given the pain that the oil price slide has inflicted on the oil services sector, engineer Smiths Group’s annual results on Wednesday could be an unpleasant affair for its new boss, Andrew Reynolds Smith, the former boss of GKN Automotive. In March, the FTSE 100 company warned that trading at John Crane, the oil division which makes up a third of revenues, would be slower in the second half, but that cost-saving plans would help to keep profit margins robust.

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19 сентября 2015, 02:37

The biggest bets bookies are making are on their own futures

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Last year, more than half the UK population had a flutter of some form or another – from the National Lottery to a bet on the horses. And those punters left behind more than £7bn in bingo halls, arcades and casinos, as well as traditional and online bookmakers, according to the Gambling Commission.

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17 сентября 2015, 03:20

UK’s mining industry is revived – by Australians

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Ask people about British mining and many are likely to imagine striking coal miners on picket lines, shouting anti-Thatcher slogans and clashing with police.

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16 сентября 2015, 02:44

Fashion's luxury brands are trying their luck in smaller British cities in a bid to boost sales

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As the international fashion world converges on London for the start of Fashion Week this Friday, some of the sector’s biggest names are strutting out of their comfort zone to other parts of Britain in an attempt to boost sales.

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15 сентября 2015, 03:34

Rupert Murdoch proves his faith in print with WSJ's broadsheet relaunch

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At the grand age of 84, Rupert Murdoch must know that time is running out when it comes to settling scores with some of his oldest media rivals.

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12 сентября 2015, 03:29

Supermarkets of the future: Aisle have what they're having

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For years supermarkets went out of their way to try and keep shoppers in their stores as long as possible, like a Las Vegas casino hoping you would keep spending money in endless aisles of slot machines and roulette tables.

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11 сентября 2015, 02:58

Meet the luxury owner occupiers: The high-end retailers buying their own shops to avoid rent squeeze

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The luxury handbag maker Prada is probably not most people’s idea of the kind of company that needs to beg the landlord for a rent reduction. Nevertheless, like many retailers in its upmarket sector, Prada has been hit by the Chinese economic slowdown. And it emerged last week that the Italian company has approached local landlords about rent cuts on shops in Hong Kong and Macau to soften the blow of weaker sales.

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11 сентября 2015, 02:50

Apple launch: How does the tech giant's latest fruit bowl taste? The verdict of the analysts and pundits

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The share price fall after Apple’s latest big unveiling would suggest investors were somewhat underwhelmed by the US tech giant’s new range of products.  At its hotly anticipated event in California, the world’s largest public company revealed the larger iPad Pro tablet, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, a new version of Apple TV – complete with voice-activated control – and a minor facelift for the Apple Watch.