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How young entrepreneurs bounced back from Covid

Sun, 08 May 2022 00:16:06 GMT

How have young business people found the comeback from coronavirus lockdowns?

Why the volatile price of aluminium matters

Thu, 12 May 2022 23:06:49 GMT

From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.

Tesco trials renting out office space to workers

Thu, 12 May 2022 15:58:11 GMT

The move by the retail giant highlights the shift away from traditional office set-ups since the pandemic.

EasyJet offers £1,000 bonus as airlines battle to recruit staff

Sun, 15 May 2022 19:21:41 GMT

The airline will offer new and existing cabin crew the bonus, as carriers seek to retain and recruit workers.

Sizewell C: Government delays decision on nuclear power plant

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:30:43 GMT

The decision for the £20bn nuclear power plant in Suffolk had been due this month.

Cost of living: Renters search for tenancies with bills included

Thu, 12 May 2022 23:04:53 GMT

The rising cost of essentials such as gas and electricity means tenants want rents to cover bills.

Popular crypto-currency slumps by 99% amid crash

Thu, 12 May 2022 14:38:57 GMT

The sudden demise of TerraUSD sends other crypto-coins into a downward spiral.

Warning poorest households are struggling to get £150 energy rebate

Tue, 17 May 2022 12:01:01 GMT

Fuel poverty charity warns that low income households will wait longest for £150 council tax rebate.

'I nearly drowned on holiday, but it inspired my business'

Tue, 03 May 2022 22:56:03 GMT

Dhruvin Patel talks about becoming an entrepreneur after surviving a terrifying accident.

Village pub asked to change name by Vogue magazine

Fri, 13 May 2022 15:43:48 GMT

The landlord of the Star Inn at Vogue says he found Condé Nast's request "hilariously funny".

Rishi Sunak threatens energy firms with windfall tax

Thu, 12 May 2022 17:43:41 GMT

The chancellor says he rules nothing out if they don't increase investment in energy projects soon.

Recession fears grow as rising prices hit spending

Thu, 12 May 2022 11:27:56 GMT

People spent less in shops and cut down on car journeys leading to the economy shrinking in March.

Newport: Can an Instagram-able market save a city centre?

Sat, 07 May 2022 07:51:40 GMT

One city is trying to bounce back and find the answers after dozens of empty stores.

The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared

Sun, 15 May 2022 23:02:37 GMT

The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, new prime minister says

Tue, 17 May 2022 10:55:24 GMT

Ranil Wickremesinghe says the country's central bank will print money to pay government wages.

NHS prescription charges in England to be frozen

Sun, 15 May 2022 11:12:23 GMT

Not raising the fees for the first time in 12 years puts money back in people's pockets, ministers say.

How fast food giants like McDonald's found their Indian soul

Fri, 06 May 2022 23:35:13 GMT

What is it about the Indian market that impels even the biggest food chains to adjust to local needs?

US warns over risk of hiring North Korea IT workers

Tue, 17 May 2022 04:08:15 GMT

The remote workers allegedly aim to help fund Pyongyang's advanced weapons programmes.

Elon Musk warns Twitter deal stuck without fake account proof

Tue, 17 May 2022 15:14:18 GMT

The deal to buy Twitter can't "move forward" without proof of spam account numbers, Mr Musk says.

Ukraine war: Global wheat prices jump after India export ban

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:57:17 GMT

World wheat prices have soared this year, pushing up the cost of everything from bread to noodles.

Ukraine war: Russia nationalises Renault's Moscow plant

Mon, 16 May 2022 10:17:47 GMT

It is the first Russian nationalisation of a major foreign business since the invasion of Ukraine.

Starling Bank boss hopes banking is becoming less sexist

Fri, 13 May 2022 07:23:22 GMT

The banking boss says women in business have been treated like "boiled eggs" - too hard or too soft.

Saudi Aramco: Oil giant sees profits jump as prices surge

Sun, 15 May 2022 08:38:18 GMT

The state-owned Saudi Aramco is currently the world's most valuable company due to soaring oil prices.

Is it fair for fantasy football managers to rely on AI?

Sun, 08 May 2022 22:49:29 GMT

Some managers think artificial intelligence helps remove their bias but others think it's cheating.

McDonald's to leave Russia for good after 30 years

Tue, 17 May 2022 06:47:24 GMT

The chain opened in Moscow in 1990 as the Soviet Union was opening its economy to Western brands.

Chelsea sale: Who are the key people behind consortium buying club?

Sat, 07 May 2022 09:40:23 GMT

Chelsea have agreed terms on a sale, but who are the key names in the consortium buying the club?

Warning over shrinking school meals as prices rise

Tue, 17 May 2022 15:52:01 GMT

School caterers will have to shrink portions or use cheaper ingredients, a major food wholesaler warns.

Tesco gives £6.6m to pig producers following plea

Tue, 17 May 2022 05:12:45 GMT

The move follows a public letter to the supermarket giant claiming farmers would go out of business.

Twitter executives ousted ahead of Elon Musk takeover

Fri, 13 May 2022 02:34:25 GMT

One of the senior executives was on parental leave when he learned he was out of a job.

Northern Ireland: Could the EU and UK face a trade war?

Mon, 16 May 2022 23:02:10 GMT

As tensions build over Northern Ireland, concerns of an EU-UK trade war have surfaced.

Cost of living: Labour to call vote on windfall tax for oil and gas companies

Mon, 16 May 2022 07:15:49 GMT

It is shameful not to raise extra money from oil and gas firms amid the rising cost of living, Ed Miliband says.

Zara starts charging shoppers for online returns

Thu, 12 May 2022 13:27:45 GMT

But customers can still return clothes purchased online from the fashion giant for free in stores.

Diesel prices reach record of over £1.80 a litre

Mon, 16 May 2022 16:39:47 GMT

The RAC says prices rose to just over £1.80 a litre after the previous record was set in March.

Russian operator to suspend electricity supply to Finland

Fri, 13 May 2022 20:19:52 GMT

Russian operator RAO Nordic says it will cease deliveries from Saturday, citing payment problems.

Goldman Sachs to offer senior staff unlimited holiday

Mon, 16 May 2022 11:34:07 GMT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs will no longer cap paid leave for its senior staff and partners.

Ethnic pay gap: MPs criticise government's 'lack of care'

Fri, 13 May 2022 18:53:54 GMT

A government decision not to extend pay gap reporting to racial disparities has been criticised by MPs.

'Rising prices are harder on my money than the pandemic was'

Thu, 12 May 2022 16:08:57 GMT

Some 1.5m UK households will struggle to pay food and energy bills this year, a report finds.

Chicken products recalled over salmonella fears

Thu, 12 May 2022 13:31:39 GMT

Sainsbury's, Tesco and Aldi are among grocers asking some products to be returned to stores.

Covid: Have the lockdown success stories lost their shine?

Sun, 15 May 2022 01:51:57 GMT

Some businesses which boomed during the Covid pandemic are seeing their popularity fade.

Shanghai lockdown: China unemployment rate near pandemic peak

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:51:34 GMT

Evidence of China's economic slowdown came as authorities unveiled plans to lift Shanghai's lockdown.

The perfect storm increasing the cost of a crucial metal

Mon, 02 May 2022 23:00:54 GMT

Nickel is essential for batteries and stainless steel but suppliers are struggling to meet demand.

Shell agrees to sell Russian retail business to Lukoil

Thu, 12 May 2022 15:07:44 GMT

The energy giant will sell its retail business in Russia to the country’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil.

Why Europe will have to face the true cost of being in debt to China

Mon, 02 May 2022 23:42:28 GMT

The Beijing investment offers that need to be weighed up by European countries.

Energy bills shake-up plans to avoid price shocks

Mon, 16 May 2022 09:51:33 GMT

Ofgem says a review every three months would allow households to benefit sooner from falling prices.

Job vacancies outpace unemployment for first time

Tue, 17 May 2022 12:05:07 GMT

The unemployment rate falls to its lowest level for nearly 50 years between January and March.

'I had to apply to five banks before I got a loan'

Mon, 16 May 2022 10:02:24 GMT

One firm tells of its struggles as a survey suggests lending to small businesses has hit an all-time low.

'We use pawnbrokers to be able to pay for food'

Sat, 14 May 2022 11:36:38 GMT

People on low incomes are pawning their possessions to pay for essentials, a report suggests.

Drivers cut back on journeys as fuel costs bite

Fri, 13 May 2022 09:42:51 GMT

One UK petrol station operator tells the BBC motorists are making fuel "last a little bit longer".

UK’s nuclear power push will add to energy bills, ministers say

Fri, 13 May 2022 15:03:52 GMT

Kwasi Kwarteng says there may be a "small effect" on energy bills under a new nuclear funding model.

Ryanair warns flight prices to Europe will rise this summer

Mon, 16 May 2022 08:47:32 GMT

Michael O'Leary warns high demand for European beach holidays will mean price rises.

Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

Mon, 16 May 2022 20:53:03 GMT

Surging food prices are a "major worry" for the UK and other countries, Andrew Bailey warns.

Unravelling Australia's complex jobs puzzle

Sun, 01 May 2022 23:02:48 GMT

An uneven recovery from the pandemic leaves graduates struggling to get on the career ladder.

ScotRail plans to cut third of services, says RMT union

Mon, 16 May 2022 17:56:24 GMT

The RMT union said the timetable plans could cause "industrial carnage" amid an ongoing dispute.

Twitter boss hits back on Musk doubts over fake accounts

Mon, 16 May 2022 20:46:18 GMT

Chief executive Parag Agrawal says the firm is confident that less than 5% of users are spam accounts.

Why India's poorest children are falling further behind

Mon, 09 May 2022 23:05:24 GMT

Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over fake account details

Fri, 13 May 2022 15:16:05 GMT

The billionaire wants more data on fake accounts, prompting speculation over the deal's future.

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