3rd December 2019

Trump warns of another year of trade tension

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump says he has no deadline for a US-China deal US President Donald Trump has set off a new bout of trade worries, firing tariff threats and hinting that…


Iceland puts well-being ahead of GDP in budget

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iceland and other Nordic nations are widely admired for family-friendly policies Iceland’s prime minister has urged governments to adopt green and family-friendly priorities, instead of just focusing on economic growth…



Black Friday brings UK retailers ‘welcome’ boost

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s troubled retail sector has been given a boost by Black Friday promotions, figures indicate. Barclaycard, which processes nearly £1 of every £3 spent in the UK, says that sales…


Sky to build huge new Elstree film studio

Image copyright Sky Image caption An artists’ impression of Sky’s Elstree development, which will have 14 sound stages. Media giant Sky is to build huge new film studios near the existing Elstree production site outside…



US mulls retaliation to French tech tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said President Trump ordered the investigation The US is preparing tariffs on $2.4bn (£1.85bn) worth of French exports as retaliation against the country’s new…


Raiding factories, freeing children

Kailash Satyarthi has been freeing children from slavery for more than 30 years. The Nobel peace laureate organises raids on factories where children are working and reunites them with their families. He has had a…


Could you make money from renting your clothes?

Image copyright My Wardrobe HQ Image caption Jane Shepherdson is credited with building Topshop into a global brand Treating your wardrobe as a source of income could be the way forward, according to retail veteran…