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Billionaires in space: essential innovation or ‘costly vanity project’?
Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew posing after flying into space
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Billionaires in space: essential innovation or ‘costly vanity project’?

‘One very small step for mankind, one giant ego trip for Jeff Bezos’
30 Jul 2021
Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike
Commodity prices are squeezing profit margins
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Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike

Soaring inflation is hitting big companies such as Unilever 
30 Jul 2021
China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?
David Cameron and Xi Jinping
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China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?

The brief ‘golden era’ of Sino-British relations has turned ‘radioactive’
29 Jul 2021
The future of the British high street
Gravity Southside in Wandsworth, London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The future of the British high street

Entertainment, experiences and homes are earmarked to replace vacant retail sites
26 Jul 2021
Health data, green banking and flawed maps
An MRI scanner
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Health data, green banking and flawed maps

How will we deal with knowing so much more about our health? Should central banks seek to fight climate change? And is Google Maps leading us astray?
23 Jul 2021
Investing in liquid gold: rare whisky cask ownership
A cask of Glenrothes 10 Years Old whisky
Behind the scenes

Investing in liquid gold: rare whisky cask ownership

The pursuit of unique whiskies has become a growing trend for collectors
23 Jul 2021
A bumpy recovery for the economy
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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A bumpy recovery for the economy

Inflation has been spooking markets, but the surging Delta variant poses a much greater risk
22 Jul 2021

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‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 
Netflix original Stranger Things has been made into a video game series
Behind the scenes

‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 

Streaming service looks beyond TV and film after membership growth slows
21 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Pensions: time to end the triple lock?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Why we’re talking about . . .

Pensions: time to end the triple lock?

Ministers must decide whether to risk alienating older voters by ending guaranteed pension rises
16 Jul 2021
Wise: the ‘Robin Hood’ of currency exchange
Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann are the co-founders of Wise
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Wise: the ‘Robin Hood’ of currency exchange

What the fintech pundits said after the UK’s biggest tech flotation
16 Jul 2021
Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies
Digital Chinese currency is displayed on a mobile phone in Yichang, Hubei province, China
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Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies

Govcoins would allow the creation of faster, safer payment systems, but raise major concerns about data privacy
15 Jul 2021
Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’
junk food
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Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’

Review proposes new levy but there are concerns food prices will increase
15 Jul 2021
London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high
London skyline
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London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high

Capital is most expensive region but also has the lowest price growth
14 Jul 2021
Most expensive towns in England outside of London
Virginia Water, Surrey
In Depth

Most expensive towns in England outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey tops the Zoopla rich list of highest value towns
14 Jul 2021
Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic
UK banknotes
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Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic

New report reveals that household wealth increased by £900bn
12 Jul 2021
The battle for Morrisons
Morrisons supermarket
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The battle for Morrisons

A vote of confidence in Britain? Or an unsavoury scramble by ‘private equity vultures’?
9 Jul 2021
Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls
Gap store
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Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls

Gap offered nostalgia and dated denim, but failed to keep up with the times
8 Jul 2021
Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day
England fans pour pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley on Wednesday
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Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day

50,000 pints a minute to be poured during the match and hangover cure sales also expected to soar 
7 Jul 2021
Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges
Chanel Factory 5 at Selfridges The Corner Shop
Behind the scenes

Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges

Factory 5 collection celebrates the fragrance’s centenary
7 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
China and Hong Kong flags
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Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?
Jeff Bezos
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Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?

Jeff Bezos is No.1 on the rich list ahead of Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk
6 Jul 2021
Chris Smalling unveils Nike’s Happy Pineapple trainers
Pinatex Nike Trainers
The big interview

Chris Smalling unveils Nike’s Happy Pineapple trainers

The footballer explains why he invested in pineapple leather
2 Jul 2021
The chip shortage
The chip shortage
Why we’re talking about . . .

The chip shortage

The global chip crunch is hurting industry and consumers. How can it be fixed?
2 Jul 2021
Burberry: chequered exit prompts succession crisis 
Burberry store on Bond Street in London
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Burberry: chequered exit prompts succession crisis 

Marco Gobbetti, boss of Britain’s luxury flagship, is leaving to lead Salvatore Ferragamo
2 Jul 2021
Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
Why we’re talking about . . .

Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
Do quarantine exemptions for business tycoons ‘take the piss’?
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
Today’s big question

Do quarantine exemptions for business tycoons ‘take the piss’?

Government accused of making ‘mockery’ of sacrifices of ordinary people during pandemic
30 Jun 2021
Dimorestudio in London: there’s much to discover at Browns Brook Street
Browns Brook Street
Behind the scenes

Dimorestudio in London: there’s much to discover at Browns Brook Street

Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran rethink the historic address
30 Jun 2021
Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’
Olivia Colman at the Bafta Film Awards 2020
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Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’

The scheme could generate £250-£300m for the arts, say backers
29 Jun 2021
Fake reviews: an industry within an industry
Google and Amazon apps
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Fake reviews: an industry within an industry

Amazon and Google are under investigation by UK watchdog
28 Jun 2021
How a trade deal is negotiated
Boris Johnson and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in rose garden
Getting to grips with . . .

How a trade deal is negotiated

Clear priorities and realism are essential to avoid 'sausage trade war' scenarios
28 Jun 2021
Investing to tackle our toughest sustainability challenges
hands holding a small plant in soil
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Investing to tackle our toughest sustainability challenges

Liontrust’s Peter Michaelis explores the challenge of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
25 Jun 2021
‘Democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of grocery apps
‘Betting on the lazy pound’: on-demand apps have flourished in the last year
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‘Democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of grocery apps

Groceries on-demand apps have sprung up in the last year, with delivery in as little as ten minutes
25 Jun 2021
Bitcoin’s crash: what the experts think 
Bitcoin
Expert’s view

Bitcoin’s crash: what the experts think 

The price plunge has left some ‘chart-watchers’ nervous
25 Jun 2021
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