Other people's business


Yes, my energy company makes a profit. So what?
By Alistair Phillips-Davies - 15 August 18:06

Time for a more objective debate.

Shale gas could frack up our manufacturing
By Julian Morgan - 15 August 15:32

Fracking won't help our industrial base, if the Dutch disease is anything to go by.

Courses like "Tolkien in Online Gaming" are swindling desperate students
By Fred Crawley - 15 August 10:09

To be fair - this course is probably really fun if you like MMORPGs.

New Statesman
"Chess, bridge, poker – women come absolutely nowhere"
By Helen Roxburgh - 15 August 9:57

Stuart Wheeler: business quote of the day.

New Statesman
Sky News cameraman killed in Eqypt
By Press Gazette - 14 August 15:26

Mick Dean was shot while covering protests in Cairo.

Why did we actually ban exporting Jane Austen's ring?
By Spears magazine - 14 August 15:05

Who decides what is of "outstanding national importance"?

Five questions answered on the Barclays' resignation
By Heidi Vella - 14 August 12:40

Chris Lucas steps down, six months earlier than planned.

New Statesman
Why small businesses face a perfect storm
By economia - 14 August 11:47

Tips for getting out alive.

How the rich deferred bonuses to avoid the 50p tax rate
By George Eaton - 14 August 10:35

Earnings rose by an unusual high of 2.1% in the latest quarter but only because bonuses were paid in April, rather than March, to benefit from the new 45p rate.

New Statesman
Why the Greens should love Big Brother
By Sally Uren - 14 August 10:15

Our ever-watched society is good news for the environment.

Mugabe is warning off foreign firms
By Andrew Amoils - 13 August 15:40

Will the new model work for Zimbabwe?

The Secret Cuts: Part Six, How are those with mental health problems treated by Atos?
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 13 August 14:10

With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them.

New Statesman
Constraining our debt is not about left-wing or right-wing politics
By Stewart Cowley - 13 August 10:38

We must avoid the potential devastation of compound interest.

Inflation falls to 2.8%
By Alex Hern - 13 August 9:34

Inflation's down, but rail fares are up, up, up.

Business quote of the day
By Helen Roxburgh - 13 August 9:24

Shelter on Help to Buy: "many people [will be] tempted to overstretch themselves before prices rise completely out of reach”.

New Statesman
Three reasons bankers ditch a client
By Spears magazine - 12 August 11:59

The boot's on the other foot.

5 questions answered on the fracking comments
By Heidi Vella - 12 August 11:55

According to Cameron,"fracking is safe."

“A jingoism about British jobs for British workers”
By Helen Roxburgh - 12 August 10:39

Norman Rose on the Tesco immigration scandal.

Yet more domestic violence amongst the wealthy
By Sophie McBain - 12 August 10:24

Retail heir Damian Brenninkmeyer pleaded guilty to hitting wife across the face.

Five questions answered on Tesco’s talks with China Resources
By Heidi Vella - 09 August 12:27

A win-win move, or do Tesco still just not understand China?

Rebuilding Bebo: Shaan Puri reveals his plans for the social network
By James Evans - 09 August 11:20

"The biggest lesson is that the social products that succeed are non-obvious"

Bank of England.
Bank of England joins the "forward guidance" party
By Nick Beecroft - 08 August 16:32

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has announced that they will adopt "forward guidance" - a move which could prove psychologically self-defeating, or worse financially ruinous.

We shouldn't be hanging on the every word of Britain’s new "superstar" central banker
By Jeremy Green - 08 August 12:42

Britain's economic debate needs to be more daring than the Bank of England can ever be, writes Jeremy Green.

NICE snubs Roche’s new breast cancer drug
By Heidi Vella - 07 August 16:19

The UK's health cost watchdog, the National Institute for Care and Excellence, has rejected Roche's newest cancer drug Perjeta - the seventh such cancer drug to be by NICE since 2011.

Chris Grayling.
Barrister to Chris Grayling: "Come and do work experience"
By Mark Nayler - 07 August 12:24

Fearing his lack of experience with publicly-funded criminal cases, Sarah Forshaw QC wants to offer the justice secretary a "Mini Pupillage" to show him why justice is being compromised, and not all barristers are "fat cats".

Late, getting later: speeding up payments would speed up growth
By Nigel Knowles - 05 August 18:00

£35bn is owed to small and medium businesses. That needs to fall, or it's the whole country which will pay the bill.