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Firms have 'head in sand' over post-Brexit trade, says minister

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:02
Treasury minister Lord Agnew says businesses "must engage in a more energetic way" to prepare.

IMF upgrades 2020 economic forecast but warns of a slower 2021

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:34
The International Monetary Fund also predicts that the UK's recession will be slightly less severe.

Ferry firms handed £77.6m post-Brexit contracts

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:17
The firms will have the job of ensuring the smooth flow of vital supplies whatever happens in trade talks.

Shenzhen residents embrace digital currency

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:54
A trial of the currency proves popular, as China's central bank prepares to launch it later this year.

Unemployment rate hits highest level in three years

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:23
The UK unemployment rate surged to 4.5% between June and August, official figures show.

Singapore Airlines sells out meals on parked plane

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 04:39
The airline is one of many carriers looking for new business models to make up for lost revenues.

Leicester textile firms 'involved in money laundering'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 01:48
Some of the companies involved have supplied Boohoo and Select Fashion, a BBC investigation finds.

Ada Lovelace Day: '2020 has been a hard slog'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:23
Women working in the technology sector describe their experiences of living through the pandemic.

Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:21
A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.

Pregnant and looking for work: 'It's really difficult'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:16
Sophia Royle found she was pregnant two weeks after being furloughed. Now finding a new job is hard.

Creating fuel from thin air with artificial leaves

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:07
Plants derive energy from carbon dioxide in the air and scientists are trying to mimic that process.

Covid: What is universal credit - and what other benefits are available?

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:07
With thousands of people facing redundancy, what benefits can be claimed if you lose your job?

How to get a job: Top bosses share their secrets

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:06
Nine of the UK’s biggest bosses tell us what would persuade them to hire someone.

'I didn’t want to tell anyone I was claiming benefits'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:04
A growing number of people feel ashamed about claiming benefits., recent research suggests.

UK economy cannot be fully protected, says IFS

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:01
High borrowing and low growth after Covid will leave the economy stretched for years, says a think tank.

Foxconn investment falls short of Trump promise

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 22:59
Wisconsin officials say the firm's investment has not met minimum targets outlined in 2017.

Harvester owner consulting on job cuts

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:29
Mitchells & Butlers, the pubs and restaurants group, has not disclosed how many jobs are at risk.

Bars and restaurants 'reaching point of no return'

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:06
Hospitality venues across the UK say they will struggle under the new restrictions.

Covid: 'I don't want them to take my cab'

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 16:57
Taxi drivers with new electric cabs are struggling to meet loan payments and say they need more help.

Nobel: US auction theorists win Economics Prize

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:34
The work of Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson is used in the sale of airport slots and radio spectrums.