Winners and losers: who took a step towards a sustainable future at Davos?
By Sally Uren - 27 January 13:10

One reason why Davos won’t deliver all our dreams is that there isn’t an honest enough conversation about winners and losers. Here are three of the best, and three of the worst types of people at the World Economic Forum.

Will the MINT countries become the best place in the world to become a millionaire?
By Oliver Williams - 24 January 17:32

Economist Jim O'Neil has grouped Mexico, India, Nigeria and Turkey together as the economies most likely to explode over the next decade. But there are lessons to be learned from the BRICs - a rising tide does not lift all boats.

When Twitter storms cause financial panic
By Vincent F Hendricks - 22 January 16:47

It seems that incorrect information, rumours, hoaxes and hearsays will inevitably bamboozle financial markets from time to time. The consequences appear frightening but some argue this sort of noise is actually necessary for trading.

Alistair Darling.
Pegging electoral success to the economy is a risky business - as Alex Salmond is finding out
By Stewart Cowley - 21 January 15:16

The emotive, victory-clutching style of the Yes campaign is at risk of floundering before the cool, hard realities presented by the UK Treasury.

 Lofoten.
The sale of oil and gas has been highly lucrative for Norway - but should it continue?
By Ruby Lott-Lavigna - 17 January 17:41

The Scandinavian giant has kept itself afloat amid economic turbulence with a steady flow of natural resources - but is this nature-loving nation prepared to promote growth at all costs?

Cycling.
The solution is under our noses: We need more cycling in Britain
By Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - 16 January 16:59

Today 27 per cent of journeys in Holland are made by bike - while in Britain the figure is as low as 2 per cent. But cycling could help us achieve our 2050 carbon targets, and take the strain off the NHS.

Protest.
The future of shale gas in the UK
By Mark Brierley - 13 January 17:57

The exponential growth in US shale gas production has been a boon for the country’s energy security over the past few years. Now the UK is looking to follow suit, with the government and big oil throwing their weight behind the dash for gas. But at what c

Fracking protest.
Five questions answered on new fracking tax incentive for councils
By Heidi Vella - 13 January 12:37

Why is the government offering an incentive for fracking?

Amazon.
Five questions answered on December’s record online shopping figures
By Heidi Vella - 10 January 10:51

What caused the boom in online sales?

Tesco.
Five questions answered on Tesco’s and Morrisons’ Christmas sales slide
By Heidi Vella - 09 January 15:01

Why did supermarket sales take a hit?

Janet Yellen.
What Janet Yellen and Mark Carney could learn from macroeconomist Hyman Minsky
By Stewart Cowley - 08 January 12:16

Gordon Brown, as Chancellor in the UK, and the Federal Reserve’s Alan Greenspan, notably, violated Minsky’s ideas - what will the new twin peaks of global finance do differently?

Work on power cables.
Five questions answered on Scottish Power’s latest price cuts
By Heidi Vella - 06 January 16:12

By how much is Scottish Power cutting its prices?

Budget airlines.
The future of finance - as imagined by Ryanair
By Giles Andrews - 03 January 18:32

No frills finance is taking off - and while many have an opinion on allocated seating, printing your own boarding pass and paying for food on-board, the model remains simple but thrilling.

UNAM.
Our economy would benefit from sending students to study abroad
By Luis Juste - 03 January 15:31

Britain reaps the benefits of welcoming overseas students to study in the UK - but internationalism works both ways. We should also be enabling UK students to study abroad.

Smartphones.
Welcome to the programmatic revolution
By Rupert Staines - 02 January 11:30

Up to now brands have faced great difficulty in reaching customers across devices and mediums - but with the new range of data available, real-time bidding and a programmatic approach, 2014 might be advertising's "big bang" year.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Angela Merkel.
A look ahead to 2014: The question of stability in Mali and Nigeria
By Elizabeth Stephens - 20 December 17:27

The link between the state and organised crime must be addressed if the process of rebuilding a unified Mali and countering Islamic militants is to succeed.

Spring fires in California.
Climate change isn't an issue for politicians alone - it's time for businesses and the legal profession to step up
By Nigel Knowles - 20 December 16:35

Lawyers have a significant role not just in advising on incoming energy and climate regulation, but also in developing new structures and precedents, and in advising on new aspects of corporate governance and risk management.

Justin Welby.
We should look at the Quakers who founded Barclays for an example of banking with values
By Richard Spencer - 20 December 15:27

The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to urge professional standards among bankers. The industry requires social, as well as regulatory capital, in order to recover some esteem.

Howzat.
What a £26,400 cricket ball tells us about our mania for sport
By Martin Cloake - 19 December 16:20

The ball that cricketing legend Sir Garry Sobers smashed for six sixes in one over at St Helen's in 1968 was sold at Christie's in 2006 - only, it turned out to be the wrong ball.

The bosses’ boss: the head of the Institute of Directors
By Sophie McBain - 19 December 13:02

Simon Walker is an anti-apartheid campaigner turned free-market evangelist.

Vince Cable.
Business is broken - and better communication is the way to fix it
By Christian Lanng - 12 December 15:31

New research reveals that over half of new businesses used personal credit cards to get off the ground - as lending to new SMEs tumbles by £400 million in a single month.

World Islamic Economic Forum.
The continued rise of Islamic finance in the UK
By Nigel Knowles - 11 December 11:25

Despite the clear political will for the UK to become an Islamic finance hub, there are steep political challenges ahead.

New Statesman
How Lufsig the cuddly wolf became a Hong Kong protest symbol
By Sophie McBain - 10 December 15:34

A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.

Five questions answered on technology firm requests for US surveillance reform
By Heidi Vella - 09 December 13:13

Technology corporations are petitioning the US government to change their strategy on surveillance and allow the companies to disclose the quantity of requests that they are forced to cooperate with.

Yes.
What would an independent Scotland look like?
By Stewart Cowley - 05 December 11:32

I want to imagine that independence could be a success - but grubby, difficult questions about money, jobs and services are not going away.

Danny Alexander.
Five questions answered on the UK governments’ infrastructure plans
By Heidi Vella - 04 December 13:15

After Danny Alexander admitted to underspending on infrastructure over several decades, just how much do they expect to spend?

George Osborne.
Osborne and Carney should enjoy their day in the sun
By Nick Beecroft - 04 December 12:59

The UK fast becoming a stand-out developed economy performer. Growth is heading into 2014 at a healthy 3 to 4 per cent, even in the face of Osborne’s austerity.

The Lowry.
The Lowry is proof that investing in the arts is a catalyst to regeneration
By Julia Fawcett - 03 December 11:07

Conceived around the millennium, The Lowry has brought life to Salford Quays – providing a cornerstone for £1.4bn of investment and proving that regeneration through the arts does work.

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