Other people's business


Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United
Why are football clubs able to ban journalists when they don't like what they report?
By Martin Cloake - 01 November 14:38

Reporters across the UK are constantly fighting against overbearing clubs and their petty behaviour. As freedom of the press is examined in other spheres, we should remember the sports writers who are trying to balance the need to maintain access with the

Myanmar: the new Asian investment frontier
By Sara Perria - 01 November 11:45

MasterCard and Visa have already entered the country, together with multinationals such as Nestle, CocaCola, Uniliver, Total and Suzuki.

World Islamic Economic Forum.
Why Islamic finance could be our best “soft” foreign policy tool
By Mohammed Al Ardhi - 31 October 11:26

With global Islamic investments expected to hit over £1.3 trillion next year, and Islamic finance accounting for only 1 per cent of all global finance the UK Government is right to identify Islamic finance as a key growth area.

Will Brazil 2014 be the last time the football world cup matters?
By Martin Cloake - 21 October 11:28

International football could be the purest of competitions, but the dominance of the global club brands, the bloated finals tournament and lack of surprise factor together with distaste for FIFA mean that it's increasingly becoming irrelevant.

New Statesman
Skills shortage? Employers should deal with it
By Claire Richardson. - 14 October 18:07

Train your employees.

The Fed is going to have scant and unreliable data to hand
By Nick Beecroft - 14 October 16:01

Consequences of the shutdown.

Newspapers on the stand for sale
#AllWhiteFrontPages: Challenging the lack of ethnic minority representation in the media
By Samantha Asumadu - 14 October 11:46

Samantha Asumadu, founder of Media Diversity UK, explains the background to its campaigns.

Foxconn won’t change until the West stops sending mixed messages
By Billy Bambrough - 11 October 15:57

Foxconn has admitted that it has been forcing student interns to work overtime.

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What the Nairobi terror attacks mean for business
By Elizabeth Stephens - 11 October 15:36

Biggest hit will be in the tourist sector.

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Your most valuable commodity?
By Spears magazine - 11 October 13:37

Personal information.

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Five questions answered on Royal Mail’s share price rise
By Heidi Vella - 11 October 12:47

They rose more then 38 per cent.

Charities need to stick up for themselves
By Spears magazine - 10 October 15:53

The voluntary sector is getting bullied. It needs to start fighting back.

New Statesman
Regulation doesn't need to be a millstone
By Mark Walley - 10 October 15:40

We need a properly managed recovery.

What the duffin tells us about the power of the PR machine
By Rachel McCormack - 10 October 13:37

There are precious few options left to tiny fish left in a sea of trademarking sharks.

Osborne reveals the true aim of Help to Buy: to inflate house prices
By George Eaton - 10 October 13:31

"Hopefully we will get a little housing boom and everyone will be happy as property values go up," the Chancellor reportedly told the cabinet.

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With or without Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze, the lights could soon start going out
By Felix Martin - 10 October 13:13

The recent summary of the United Nations report on climate change, published on 27 September, only re-emphasised the urgency of the world taking action on emissions.

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Five questions answered on new government rail fare price curbs
By Heidi Vella - 09 October 13:01

Will now be capped at 6.1 per cent.

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Fracking is propping up the US economy
By Nigel Knowles - 09 October 11:08

No wonder the UK wants a piece.

Which films make the most money?
By Andrew Amoils - 09 October 10:09

September's figures are out.

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The retail sector falls back to earth with a bump
By Neil Saunders - 08 October 18:05

September’s sales numbers aren't cause for alarm though.

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The Silk Road was a valuable counterbalance to government intrusion
By Spears magazine - 08 October 10:55

Silk Road 2.0 is already set to launch.

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G4S messes up again - this time with a privately run prison
By Douglas Blakey - 08 October 10:50

Should we have seen this coming?

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Why are the markets so calm about the US shutdown and debt ceiling debates?
By Nick Beecroft - 08 October 10:45

The "Fear Index" is languishing at 17.

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More billionaires in Africa than we thought? Big Deal
By Oliver Williams - 08 October 10:41

The real question should be "why aren't there more?"

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The wrong people are feeling shame for Britain's poverty
By Frances Ryan - 08 October 10:35

More than half a million people rely on food banks to eat; almost triple that of the year before. Shame is the logical response - but something has been lost in translation.

New Statesman
Twitter floats. But there's a problem
By Rupert Staines - 08 October 10:34

It won't make money as easily as Facebook.

What the internet does, and doesn't, know about you
By Paul Rosenzweig - 07 October 16:39

For years, a large data aggregator has quietly, behind the scenes, been gathering your information—as one writer put it “mapping the consumer genome.” Some saw this as rather ominous; others as just curious. But it was, for all of us, mysterious. Until no

Boris's call for tax relief on season tickets is a gimmick to hide his failures
By Andrew Adonis - 07 October 13:10

The majority of lower-income Londoners don't have season tickets and will continue to suffer from above-inflation fare rises.