New Statesman
Is Ryanair starting to mind its manners?
By Sophie McBain - 07 November 13:10

A long-term shift in the industry could explain why Michael O'Leary's notoriously cavalier attitude toward his own customers is mellowing.

Barclays vs Dahabshiil: when a Somali money transfer company takes on a banking giant
By Sophie McBain - 06 November 13:43

The Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction against Barclays, which had been threatening to cut off services to the company.

Co-op Bank.
Five questions answered on the Co-op Bank’s plans to cut branches
By Heidi Vella - 04 November 13:18

How many stores is the Co-op Bank planning on closing?

Traders.
The Fed was just trying to keep a low profile
By Nick Beecroft - 04 November 12:53

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.

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.

Britain’s economy is now beholden to big finance
The financialisation of everyday life must be confronted
By Costas Lapavitsas - 01 November 11:02

Unless we can reverse this financialisation and create a healthier basis for growth, the prospects for working people look grim.

Sony.
Five questions answered on Sony’s slashing of its full-year profit projections
By Heidi Vella - 31 October 15:52

What has Sony said about its revised forecasts?

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.

Notre Dame.
The top ten university degrees taken by millionaires
By Oliver Williams - 30 October 13:16

The question of degrees, earnings and careers is a common one. But which subjects did the world's wealthiest individuals take at university, and how did it help them?

New Statesman
Will the world's wine supplies run dry?
By Sophie McBain - 29 October 14:50

According to research released this month by Morgan Stanley, global wine production is decreasing, but we’re guzzling more and more of the stuff.

Brunei.
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea will not hold back oil exploration
By Mark Brierley - 29 October 11:54

China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei have all staked competing claims over the 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that have yet to be tapped in the South China Seas.

Mary Berry.
The revolution according to Mary Berry
By Stewart Cowley - 29 October 10:04

Democratic control over quantitative easing would be a welcome first step to my kind of revolution, writes Stewart Cowley.

Privacy and security fears dog LinkedIn's new email service
By Ian Steadman - 28 October 17:27

LinkedIn wants its users to hand over their email experience, worrying many that security concerns have not been addressed.

Mario Draghi.
The ECB's Asset Quality Review is a work of art - minimalist art
By Nick Beecroft - 28 October 14:48

A masterpiece of reverse engineering.

New Statesman
We could fix our economy by giving every man, woman and child £6,000 in cash
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 October 14:47

It's hard to believe in the economy's so-called recovery when 2.5m remain unemployed and 1.5m are stuck in part-time jobs because they can't find full-time work. So how do we get growth beyond the Square Mile?

George Osborne.
Five questions answered on the UK’s GDP growth
By Heidi Vella - 25 October 12:17

How is the economy fairing?

Boardroom.
Increasing diversity in business is not only morally right - it's the key to success
By Nigel Knowles - 25 October 11:40

Research has found that companies whose boards were made up of at least a third by women are 42 per cent more profitable - it makes perfect sense.

Bebo.
Can Michael Birch bring Bebo back?
By Sophie McBain - 24 October 7:40

After selling the company he co-founded in 2008 for $850million, Michael Birch bought it back this year for just $1m - but is it too late to save Bebo?

Grangemouth Oil Refinery.
Five questions answered on Grangemouth petrochemical plant closure
By Heidi Vella - 23 October 17:47

What has the government's response been?

Ben Bernanke.
The Washington impasse may lead to further Euro strength
By Nick Beecroft - 22 October 11:48

In an epic reversal of fortunes, the Eurozone is starting to look like a safe haven to some.

Campus life.
Sponsored post: Take the EMBA plunge - it's worth it
By Hina Wadhwa and Dawn Bournand - 16 October 17:03

There are lots of reasons to take an Executive MBA: gaining skills, confidence and discovering the direction your career should take. Hina Wadhwa and Dawn Bournand have the low down.

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts steps down
By New Statesman - 15 October 10:38

Leaves FTSE 100 with only two female CEOs.

Bitcoin may be let loose now Silk Road has been shut down
By Ian Steadman - 15 October 10:00

Now that Silk Road has closed without any discernible damage to Bitcoin's value, maybe we can accept it's here to stay.

New Statesman
Dumex to appoint new management amid bribery scandal
By New Statesman - 15 October 9:28

The infant formula maker halts nutrition awareness programme.

New Statesman
Blackberry attempts to build customer confidence through open letter
By New Statesman - 15 October 9:12

The struggling Canadian smartphone maker's latest move comes in the wake of recent job cuts and take-over bid.

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.

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