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Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech hub?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Naples stretches towards the imposing volcano Vesuvius As tech giants Apple and Cisco set up academies in Naples, the city’s tech entrepreneurs are hoping new investment…



The UK’s growing tech trade ties with Israel

Image caption Trade ties between the UK and Israel are growing strongly, particularly in the technology sector Ami Daniel doesn’t see Brexit as a reason to hold off expanding his company in the UK. “We…


Who’s winning the race to offer superfast 5G?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G was showcased in a variety of ways during this year’s Winter Olympics Superfast “fifth generation” (5G) mobile internet promises download and browsing speeds 10 to 20 times faster…


The magic number when it comes to composting

Image copyright The Bay Image caption Calum Richardson was determined from the outset to eliminate plastic from his restaurant The BBC’s Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste…


Household debt: How much do we owe?

Image copyright Getty Images Up to 8.3 million people in the UK are unable to pay off debts or household bills, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). It says that HM…


Are golden visas losing their sparkle?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lisbon’s continuing property boom has dotted its skyline with construction cranes Pedro Vicente is worried that his company is about to see trade fall by almost a third. “We…


The country built on trade barriers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volkswagen made the Kombi camper van in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo state, until 2013 President Trump’s imposition of hefty tariffs on imports in a bid to protect…


Going solo: The rise of self-employment

Image copyright Getty Images The number of self-employed workers has been on the up in the UK since 2001 and they now account for around 15% of the working population. Following the recession, the number…


The precious metal sparking a new gold rush

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An open pit mine in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo, where cobalt and copper is extracted Gold once lured prospectors to the American west – but now it’s cobalt…