Economy

Disorderly Brexit ‘risks Scottish recession’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Researchers say Scotland could face a 5.5% loss of output A disorderly Brexit risks a deep recession in Scotland, according to researchers. The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), part…


The robot that tidies up bedrooms

It’s a simple job for a human, but surprisingly tricky for a robot. A company in Japan is trying to teach a pair of machines to bring order to the chaos of child’s bedroom, using…


Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

As unemployment climbs in India, job creation is top of the agenda this election season. By some estimates the country needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle the problem. But…


Pelosi warns over post-Brexit trade deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption California Democrat Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in the House of Representatives – the third most powerful role in Washington US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has begun an…



EU gives ‘high-level’ protection to whistleblowers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation would mark the first time whistleblowers have been given EU-wide protection Whistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports…



EU approves new trade talks with US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France does not want farm tariffs to be included in trade talks European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States. President Donald Trump and…


‘Customers bring some of the best ideas’

Most businesses have quite fixed ideas about how their customers will use their products or services. But Nextdoor – a business which has set up community websites around the world – says it’s more important…