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In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
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In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

The key figures in the spending plan outlined by the chancellor today
3 Mar 2021
Business Unwrapped - China’s culture and customs
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Business Unwrapped - China’s culture and customs

The cultural, legal and ethical questions for British companies working in China
2 Mar 2021
Spring budget: predictions and major talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
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Spring budget: predictions and major talking points

What will Rishi Sunak include in his budget speech on Wednesday?
1 Mar 2021
Hermés bags and homes: spending habits of ultra-rich revealed
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Hermés bags and homes: spending habits of ultra-rich revealed

Knight Frank’s new wealth report predicts global population of multimillionaires will grow by 27% over next five years
25 Feb 2021
Apple’s acquisitions: legacy built on healthy business strategy
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Behind the scenes

Apple’s acquisitions: legacy built on healthy business strategy

CEO Tim Cook looks to ‘small, innovative’ firms to push Apple products forward
24 Feb 2021
Who are the richest people in the world?
Jeff Bezos
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Who are the richest people in the world?

Jeff Bezos returns to the top spot after shares fall in Elon Musk’s Tesla
24 Feb 2021
Moët toasts Jay-Z’s champagne after buying 50% stake
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Moët toasts Jay-Z’s champagne after buying 50% stake

French giant LVMH aims to ‘firmly cement’ the rapper’s ‘Ace of Spades’ brand as a luxury icon
23 Feb 2021

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London house prices: average drops to £496,000
London houses
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London house prices: average drops to £496,000

UK house prices increased by 8.5% in 2020 - the highest annual growth rate since October 2014
18 Feb 2021
Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
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Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?

Square Mile has potential to be an epicentre of finance and culture
18 Feb 2021
Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?

Reports suggest that the chancellor is considering a six-week addition to the tax break
17 Feb 2021
Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless
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Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Physical currency use has plummeted during the pandemic
16 Feb 2021
Jaguar to rival Tesla in all-electric luxury car market   
Jaguar Land Rover
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Jaguar to rival Tesla in all-electric luxury car market   

How the auto industry reacted to Jaguar Land Rover’s plan to become a net-zero-carbon business 
16 Feb 2021
Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped
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Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped

Critics slam ‘outrageous’ decision not to roll over unspent cash in government scheme
15 Feb 2021
‘Under-loved’ fish set for name change to reel in UK customers
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‘Under-loved’ fish set for name change to reel in UK customers

Industry bosses hope rebranding megrim sole and spider crab will boost domestic sales
11 Feb 2021
First new UK coal mine for 30 years in doubt
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First new UK coal mine for 30 years in doubt

Cumbria council to review plans after opposition from climate change campaigners
10 Feb 2021
Flying cars: the race for the skies
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Flying cars: the race for the skies

Volkswagen are the latest company to explore potential technology
10 Feb 2021
Elon Musk and Tesla bet big on bitcoin 
Bitcoin
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Elon Musk and Tesla bet big on bitcoin 

Cryptocurrency’s value hits record high after car firm reveals $1.5bn investment
9 Feb 2021
Bitcoin explained: what is it and how can you buy one?
Bitcoin
In Depth

Bitcoin explained: what is it and how can you buy one?

Price of the volatile cryptocurrency has hit an all-time high of more than $47,000
9 Feb 2021
‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 
Confederation of British Industry director-general Tony Danker
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‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 

Tony Danker says strategic response is needed to tackle ‘triple shock’ of Brexit, Covid and climate change
4 Feb 2021
Amazon’s new boss: who is Andy Jassy?
Amazon Web Services chief executive Andy Jassy will take over from Jeff Bezos
Behind the scenes

Amazon’s new boss: who is Andy Jassy?

The online retail company’s founder will hand over the reins in Q3
3 Feb 2021
Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc
Liz Truss
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Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc

UK seeks to deepen ties with some of the world’s fastest-growing markets
2 Feb 2021
Scotch whisky losses hit £500m in crossfire of aerospace trade war
Scotch whisky
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Scotch whisky losses hit £500m in crossfire of aerospace trade war

Industry chiefs call for end to US tariffs after exports fall by 35%
2 Feb 2021
Betting sponsorship: sport’s next crisis
Crystal Palace and West Ham are two Premier League clubs sponsored by gambling companies
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Betting sponsorship: sport’s next crisis

Football and darts will be hit hard by shake up of gambling advertising laws
1 Feb 2021
Reddit vs. Wall Street: silver is new battleground
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Reddit vs. Wall Street: silver is new battleground

Small-time investors are targeting the precious metal following GameStop trading frenzy
1 Feb 2021
How Tesla made it to the top
The Cybertruck: the next evolution of Tesla
Behind the scenes

How Tesla made it to the top

Tesla has transformed the auto industry and made Elon Musk the richest man on the planet
29 Jan 2021
Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 
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Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 

Dismayed industry leaders urge government to provide roadmap for recovery
28 Jan 2021
Covid and football: £1.7bn loss for Europe’s 20 richest clubs
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Covid and football: £1.7bn loss for Europe’s 20 richest clubs

Barcelona top the Money League, but their finances have taken a huge hit
26 Jan 2021
Fire sale: what next for British retail’s collapsed brands? 
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Fire sale: what next for British retail’s collapsed brands? 

Boohoo snaps up Debenhams as Asos confirms talks to buy Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge
25 Jan 2021
China's tech landscape
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China's tech landscape

China is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming a leading global technological superpower by 2050
22 Jan 2021
Understanding cybersecurity and data protection in China
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Understanding cybersecurity and data protection in China

Before a UK company sets up in China, it’s key to weigh up cybersecurity risks – for this, early research and expert advice are both vital
21 Jan 2021
How Netflix netted 200 million subscribers
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How Netflix netted 200 million subscribers

Popular shows like The Crown are helping to drive revenues and profits - but the competition is also growing
20 Jan 2021
Navigating business ethics in China
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Navigating business ethics in China

Why vigilance and transparency are key to operating successfully in the world’s second-largest economy
20 Jan 2021
Buy an entire village for less than some London flats
Aberllefenni village in Wales
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Buy an entire village for less than some London flats

You can snap up Aberllefenni in Wales for £1.15m - or take your pick from our list of other villages and towns for sale across the world
19 Jan 2021
Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?
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Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?

The system was designed to make claiming simpler - but critics say it creates ‘misery’
19 Jan 2021