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.
Despite the clear political will for the UK to become an Islamic finance hub, there are steep political challenges ahead.
A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.
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.
I want to imagine that independence could be a success - but grubby, difficult questions about money, jobs and services are not going away.
After Danny Alexander admitted to underspending on infrastructure over several decades, just how much do they expect to spend?
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.
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.
On 5 December the House of Lords will debate proposals to modernise copyright law for the digital age. If carefully implemented, it will benefit researchers, institutions and creatives alike.
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are an important safeguard for investors.
Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.
For boards, climate change needs to be made meaningful not in terms of “did we do a good thing”, but in terms of “what are the dangers and opportunities this company faces in the years ahead?”.
There is good evidence to show that banks, stuffed with cash, are helping feed the rising stock markets.
Facebook has used advertising to turn its fortunes around - the question, now, is how the industry can keep pace and keep growing.
Research by Bloomberg reveals the extent of the pay gap between executives and employees at 250 companies.
What features are Samsung ruled to have copied?
Graeme Harrison, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Biamp Systems, reports on the influence soundscapes can have on the health of individuals and the economy.
What is the Bank of England’s forecast for growth figures?
The Conservative Party may be trying to destroy every one of its press releases and political speeches from the web, but there are things that can't be so easily deleted from our collective memories. Alas.
A monetary union without fiscal union, combined with the aftermath of a credit splurge and then vicious retrenchment, was always going to create austere conditions and unemployment - the end of which is deflation.
Russell Brand and Paris Lees are too young to remember what Nationalised industry was like - but I do.
96 per cent of the FTSE 100 and 250 CEOs are male. On average, they are 46 years old, and attended either Oxford or Cambridge. But does this mean the business world isn't changing at all?
What has been the reaction to the job losses?
While The Fifth Estate performs worse than hoped.
A long-term shift in the industry could explain why Michael O'Leary's notoriously cavalier attitude toward his own customers is mellowing.
The Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction against Barclays, which had been threatening to cut off services to the company.
How many stores is the Co-op Bank planning on closing?
Last Wednesday’s FOMC statement was a classic of the genre, but it won't stop the New Year’s renewed debate over government funding and the debt ceiling from hovering into view.
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