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Shareholder power, Serbian threats and Anglican angst
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Shareholder power, Serbian threats and Anglican angst

Do investors have more power than they realise? Is Bosnia on the verge of breaking up? And who will choose the next Archbishop of Canterbury?
21 Jan 2022
António Horta-Osório’s unforced error
António Horta-Osório: resigned quickly
Why we’re talking about . . .

António Horta-Osório’s unforced error

The Credit Suisse version of ‘Partygate’ has claimed the scalp of a celebrated banker
21 Jan 2022
Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?
Unilever CEO Alan Jope: quietly plotting
Behind the scenes

Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?

History certainly suggests that giant deals like this tend to ‘destroy value’
20 Jan 2022
London house prices ‘consistently outpaced’ by regional markets
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London house prices ‘consistently outpaced’ by regional markets

Capital’s annual growth was 5.1% in November – compared to 10% across the UK
20 Jan 2022
How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?
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In Focus

How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?

Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.4% – and analysts predict it could get even worse
19 Jan 2022
Making money: investing in whisky 
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Expert’s view

Making money: investing in whisky 

Rapidly-expanding whisky investment market has seen ‘dramatic gains’
19 Jan 2022
What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?
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What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?

Everything you need to know about the volatile cryptocurrency 
18 Jan 2022

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‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 
Covid-19 pandemic wealth inequality
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‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 

As the super-rich get richer, 99% of the world’s population are worse off
17 Jan 2022
Who is the richest person in the world?
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault
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Who is the richest person in the world?

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault feature on the rich list top ten
17 Jan 2022
Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices
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Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices

Is a windfall tax really the answer to the acute pain of energy costs?
14 Jan 2022
House prices: what the experts think
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House prices: what the experts think

Sellers’ market, what next and ​mortgage matters
13 Jan 2022
‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 
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Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 

Companies are raising the salary stakes in order to attract and retain talent 
12 Jan 2022
What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Ikea social distancing sign
The latest on . . .

What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

Ikea joins growing list of firms axing sick pay entitlement for employees who haven’t had Covid jabs
12 Jan 2022
Making money: five alternative investments
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon is one of Lego’s best-performing sets
Expert’s view

Making money: five alternative investments

Diversify your portfolio with quirky investments such as Lego and digital art
12 Jan 2022
‘Life can be short – buy a Rolls-Royce’
The Rolls-Royce Ghost
Behind the scenes

‘Life can be short – buy a Rolls-Royce’

Despite the pandemic the luxury marque hit record sales in 2021
11 Jan 2022
7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January
Pint at the local pub
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7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January

Pubs are missing out on the ‘NoLo’ boom and drinkers are urged to support their local
10 Jan 2022
Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks
Apple AirTag with Leather Key Ring 
Between the lines

Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks

Critics say the small tracking devices can be ‘as creepy as they are helpful’
10 Jan 2022
Ten amazing finance and legal solutions
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Ten amazing finance and legal solutions

From investment in premium whisky to expert wealth management, here’s what will help your money work better for you in 2022
7 Jan 2022
From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race
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From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race

Japanese tech giant unveiled the Vision-S 02 at CES 2022
7 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022
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In Depth

Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022

Labour warns of ‘rising bills and ballooning prices’
6 Jan 2022
Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
In Focus

Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19

PM announces the scrapping of pre-departure tests
6 Jan 2022
CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends
Metaverse experiences are on show at CES 2022
The latest on . . .

CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends

Major talking points include electric vehicles, hybrid working and the metaverse
5 Jan 2022
Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?
Record shop
In Depth

Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?

Streaming is on the up but MPs say most artists make ‘pitiful’ incomes from services
5 Jan 2022
Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?
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Expert’s view

Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?

Inflation, politics and global trade are among the big unknowns this year
5 Jan 2022
The world’s most valuable companies
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In Focus

The world’s most valuable companies

Apple briefly hit the milestone $3 trillion valuation on the first day of trading in 2022
4 Jan 2022
A year in the City
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Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality
Rishi Sunak with Boris Johnson outside in Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality

Chancellor’s £1bn aid package ‘a dud cracker’, business leaders claim
22 Dec 2021
How Pret A Manger landed in hot water with drinks deal
Pret in Leicester Square, London
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Pret A Manger landed in hot water with drinks deal

Subscription customers ‘getting angry’ about unavailability of some popular beverages
21 Dec 2021
Should areas with lower life expectancy receive an early pension?
Protesters holding sign reading ‘National Pensioners Convention’
In Depth

Should areas with lower life expectancy receive an early pension?

Data shows those in affluent areas live ‘significantly longer’ than people in deprived regions
17 Dec 2021
How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
In Focus

How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?

The chief worry may not be the necessity for another furlough, but big ‘inflationary pressures’
17 Dec 2021
NatWest: a failure to apply the smell test 
NatWest
Behind the scenes

NatWest: a failure to apply the smell test 

Bank fined nearly £265m for money laundering scandal 
16 Dec 2021
Most expensive towns in England outside of London
Virginia Water is home to the Wentworth Golf Club
In Depth

Most expensive towns in England outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey remains top of Zoopla’s property rich list
15 Dec 2021
Top ten dream homes of 2021
Compton Bassett House in Wiltshire
In pictures

Top ten dream homes of 2021

The wish list includes mansions, coastal escapes and the most remote house in England
14 Dec 2021
What are the top Christmas toys of 2021?
Paw Patrol Chase’s Deluxe Transforming Vehicle by Spin Master Toys
The wish list

What are the top Christmas toys of 2021?

Paw Patrol, Star Wars, Barbie and Hot Wheels are on the must-have toy wish lists
13 Dec 2021
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