Economy


Warning over ‘new eurozone crisis’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA senior adviser to the German government fears another European crisis could be brewing. A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could…


Pound slides to four-month low after Brexit talks end

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has sunk to a four-month low against the dollar after cross-party Brexit talks between the Conservatives and Labour collapsed. By midday, the pound was 0.33% lower against the dollar…


How Monopoly became a million dollar idea

It’s the game where a battleship, a racing car and a dog tear around a big city, trying to drive one another into bankruptcy by charging extortionate rents. Does it all sound a bit bizarre?…



What’s the secret of life satisfaction?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The young have higher life satisfaction than those in their 40s What you spend rather than what you earn helps to determine how satisfied you are with life, a…



Who are the Chinese tech giants know as the BATs?

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google have become formidable tech giants. But China has come up with its own champions – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Know as the BATs they are looking to compete outside…


Markets calm amid hopes for US-China talks

Image copyright Getty Images Global stock markets have steadied amid hopes that the US and China will resume talks next month, following an escalation in their trade war. On Monday, China announced tit-for-tat tariffs on…


Female unemployment rate lowest since 1971

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971. The Office for National Statistics included the…