Other people's business


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.

Escaping the “black hole”: how to measure cybercrime
By James Petter - 05 August 16:57

How big a threat is cybercrime to UK industry, and how do we deal with it?

We need good infrastructure to get our regions working again
By Mark Walley - 05 August 16:04

Enterprise zones and beyond: good roads, high speed broadband and functioning transport hubs are essential to ensure prosperity for all.

Five questions answered on HSBC’s profit rise
By Heidi Vella - 05 August 15:13

How did they do it?

An evil still lurks at the heart of the British economy: lateness
By Nigel Knowles - 05 August 15:05

Cash flow problems account for a huge percentage of corporate bankruptcies. A change in the law, and our culture, might just give the economy a much-needed boost.

Marketing is a dirty word in football, but it's just another way of giving fans what they want
By Martin Cloake - 02 August 14:04

Ask not what the business of sport does to us, but what it can do for us.

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Five questions answered on a new survey about the UK’s finances
By Heidi Vella - 02 August 12:53

The Money Advice Service has released the results of its latest survey into people’s finances. We answer five questions on the survey’s results.

The EU's cat-herder-in-chief fails to move the markets where he wants
By Nick Beecroft - 02 August 9:47

Mario Draghi strained to have an effect, but to no avail.

Why are foreign investments in the UK rising?
By Sara Perria - 01 August 14:11

Is it just the weather?

“I never got complacent”
By Raymond Doherty - 01 August 13:55

Business quote of the day.

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When will big Pharma finally go transparent?
By Heidi Vella - 31 July 10:42

Not quite there yet.

The $100bn cost of making tourists get visas
By Alex Hern - 31 July 10:23

"Tough on migration" can't help but meaning "tough on tourism".

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BP disaster fund almost drained
By Mark Brierley - 30 July 16:54

Faces ever higher legal payouts.

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Signs you've gone on holiday to a fascist dictatorship
By Stewart Cowley - 30 July 12:15

And what that means for the markets in Italy and Spain.

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“At the moment we are not winning the e-wars"
By Raymond Doherty - 30 July 10:14

Keith Vaz: business quote of the day.

The “go home” campaign has the hallmarks of a classic PR stunt
By Josh Lowe - 29 July 16:18

Sorry, politicians don't get to use the controversy/backlash/press coverage PR ploy.

There's a new horizon in history: "panic time"
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 29 July 12:50

It's no longer enough to think of history moving in series of events. Thanks to the Great Uncertainty, we now have to look at the moments when time breaks down.

Is Ofgem “failing consumers”?
By Heidi Vella - 29 July 10:47

Five questions answered on MPs criticism of Ofgem.

“Today is a great day for Britain's worst bosses”
By Raymond Doherty - 29 July 10:00

Frances O'Grady: business quote of the day.

What today's introduction of Employment Tribunal Fees really means
By Matt Foster - 29 July 9:38

As of this morning, Employment Tribunals - set up to provide a proper, impartial forum for the resolution of disputes between employees and employers - are no longer free to access.

Why I willingly handed over my credit card and PIN to a fraudster
By Andy Welch - 29 July 8:23

If scammers disguised themselves as your bank's fraud protection team, would you fall for it? Andy Welch did.

Amazon reports quarterly loss, so of course share price is up
By Alex Hern - 26 July 17:40

Welcome to the wacky world of Amazon.

Would Justin Welby be embarrassed to own shares in my bank?
By Alex Hern - 26 July 11:20

The financial sector as a whole isn't the most salubrious industry to be in.

A trade deal that allows corporations to sue governments is not about "recovery"
By David Cronin - 26 July 10:24

The proposed US-EU partnership is likely to strip away rules that protect health and the environment.

Quote of the day: BT CEO on the Public Accounts Committee
By Raymond Doherty - 26 July 10:11

“They are clearly designed to attract publicity rather than get to the underlying truth."