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Twitter ‘held talks’ for $4bn takeover of Clubhouse
Clubhouse app
Business Briefing

Twitter ‘held talks’ for $4bn takeover of Clubhouse

Volvo goes from boring to Scandi-chic, workers rethink career goals, and other breaking business news
8 Apr 2021
Record 2,755 billionaires on Forbes’ rich list
Kim Kardashian West
Business Briefing

Record 2,755 billionaires on Forbes’ rich list

Godzilla vs. Kong film is a monster hit, new 21 plate drives car sales, and other breaking business news
7 Apr 2021
Who are the richest people in the world?
Jeff Bezos
In Focus

Who are the richest people in the world?

Jeff Bezos tops the Forbes Billionaires List for the fourth year running
7 Apr 2021
Farage is the latest celeb selling video messages
Nigel Farage
Business Briefing

Farage is the latest celeb selling video messages

Iconic Godfather mansion is relisted, LinkedIn staff rest up, and other breaking business news
6 Apr 2021
VW’s ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand ‘was early April Fool’s joke’
Volkswagen logo
Business Briefing

VW’s ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand ‘was early April Fool’s joke’

Deliveroo shares slump on debut, shoppers return to supermarkets, and other breaking business news
31 Mar 2021
Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury back ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ campaign
Oxford Street London shopping
Business Briefing

Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury back ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ campaign

Brits repay £1.2bn during ‘frugal February’, Nike sues over ‘Satan shoes’, and other breaking business news
30 Mar 2021
15 most expensive English towns outside of London
Virginia Water, Surrey
In Depth

15 most expensive English towns outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey remains top of the Zoopla rich list 
30 Mar 2021

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How luxury luggage brand Globe-Trotter navigated the pandemic
All Globe-Trotter cases are handmade in England
In Depth

How luxury luggage brand Globe-Trotter navigated the pandemic

Travel may be on pause, but the British heritage firm has defied expectations
29 Mar 2021
Shoppers look to make Easter a celebration to remember
Easter tree (MightCollection/Etsy)
Business Briefing

Shoppers look to make Easter a celebration to remember

Small firms hit by Brexit ‘nightmare’, tourism suffers $4.5trn loss, and other breaking business news
29 Mar 2021
Scams, shares and male skirts
Traders buying shares
Podcast

Scams, shares and male skirts

Why has Covid caused a surge in scams? What’s got into the world’s stock markets? And will men really start wearing skirts?
26 Mar 2021
The Deliveroo revolution
Deliveroo
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Deliveroo revolution

Online food delivery platforms have changed the way millions eat. But at what cost?
26 Mar 2021
What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?
The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
In Depth

What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?

International trade hit as freight vessel becomes wedged across vital shipping route
25 Mar 2021
H&M and Nike face boycott in China over Xinjiang sanctions
Workers pick cotton in a field in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region
Business Briefing

H&M and Nike face boycott in China over Xinjiang sanctions

Alan Turing £50 note is unveiled, eight John Lewis stores to close, and other breaking business news
25 Mar 2021
London house prices: average increases to £501,000
London houses
In Focus

London house prices: average increases to £501,000

First-time buyers of property in the capital now need a deposit of £132,685
24 Mar 2021
Record music sales soothe the ‘pandemic blues’
Vinyl record sales UK
Business Briefing

Record music sales soothe the ‘pandemic blues’

Inflation slows to 0.4%, the worst is yet to come for retail, and other breaking business news
24 Mar 2021
Mars House - the first NFT digital home - sells for $512,000
Mars House was designed by Toronto artist Krista Kim
Business Briefing

Mars House - the first NFT digital home - sells for $512,000

‘Young DIY-ers’ boost B&Q sales, nightclubs face bouncer shortage, and other breaking business news
23 Mar 2021
What are non-fungible tokens?
Jack Dorsey
Getting to grips with . . .

What are non-fungible tokens?

The latest digital craze sees Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sell for $2.9m
23 Mar 2021
£251bn: the economic cost of a year of Covid lockdowns
An empty Regent Street in London in March 2020
Business Briefing

£251bn: the economic cost of a year of Covid lockdowns

Cycling market goes ‘berserk’, pubs face ‘bleak future’, and other breaking business news
22 Mar 2021
UK’s tech success a result of ‘drive and dynamism’
Abstract cityscape of skyscrapers
Business Briefing

UK’s tech success a result of ‘drive and dynamism’

Trump’s net worth drops by $700m, no shouting at Disney parks, and other breaking business news
18 Mar 2021
Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’
Outside dining
Business Briefing

Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’

Uber U-turns, property sales taking 295 days, and other breaking business news
17 Mar 2021
New ONS ‘price inflation basket’ reveals pandemic shopping changes
Bottles of hand sanitiser
Business Briefing

New ONS ‘price inflation basket’ reveals pandemic shopping changes

Ipswich plans ‘15-minute’ future, Musk becomes ‘Technoking of Tesla’, and other breaking business news
16 Mar 2021
Business Unwrapped - Navigating China
China’s space programme
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Business Unwrapped - Navigating China

The cultural, legal and ethical questions for British companies working in China
16 Mar 2021
British Airways to launch Covid vaccine passport on its app
British Airways
Business Briefing

British Airways to launch Covid vaccine passport on its app

Avatar regains box office record, £3bn ‘bus revolution’, and other breaking business news
15 Mar 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?

The price of the volatile cryptocurrency continues to surge
15 Mar 2021
Lego builds digital strategy after record sales
Lego
Business Briefing

Lego builds digital strategy after record sales

Rail upgrades to derail Easter travel, Buffett joins $100bn club, and other breaking business news
11 Mar 2021
Leaks suggest 23 March date for next Apple event
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Business Briefing

Leaks suggest 23 March date for next Apple event

ITV shares fall after Morgan’s exit, PM plans transport revolution, and other breaking business news
10 Mar 2021
‘Great British summer’ ahead for hospitality?
Outside dining
Business Briefing

‘Great British summer’ ahead for hospitality?

Yacht quarantine tourism in Thailand, a tasty profit for Domino’s, and other breaking business news
9 Mar 2021
Business Unwrapped - China’s legal system
Chinese soldiers on guard duty
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Business Unwrapped - China’s legal system

The cultural, legal and ethical questions for British companies working in China
9 Mar 2021
Ikea and Aldi plug into gaming and esports market in lockdown boom
The 2018 TwitchCon esports event in California
In Focus

Ikea and Aldi plug into gaming and esports market in lockdown boom

Lidl also looking to get a cut of the action amid record spending by world’s 2.5 billion gamers
4 Mar 2021
Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles
Rishi Sunak presents a post-budget press briefing.
The latest on . . .

Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles

The chancellor is first to increase corporation tax since 1974
4 Mar 2021
In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Brief

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
China and the UK shaking hands
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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
Why we’re talking about . . .

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
Hermes handbags (Stan Honda/AFP via Getty Images)
The latest on . . .

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