Economy

The woman reclaiming nude for women of colour

Fashion brand Nubian Skin was borne out of frustration – Ade Hassan’s frustration that she couldn’t find nude tights to match her skin tone. By creating lingerie and hosiery for a range of skin tones,…


Will ‘Modicare’ be a success in India?

India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed “Modicare”, designed as a safety net for millions of people who struggle to afford quality medical care. It was announced in the annual budget in…


Pound falls after May’s Brexit statement

Image copyright Getty Images The pound’s fall against the dollar and the euro has deepened following Theresa May’s assertion after an EU summit that “no deal is better than a bad deal”. Sterling was already…


Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his Budget later this year Government borrowing rose by more than expected last month following subdued tax receipts and an increase in expenditure. Borrowing…


Pound rises through $1.32 on stronger retail sales

Image copyright Getty Images Stronger-than-expected retail sales helped send the pound through $1.32 as shoppers treated themselves to new furniture and lighting. The Office for National Statistics said sales rose 0.3% between July and August…


Train delays: Who is in charge of the railways?

The chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the industry, has said the system need changing. Paul Plummer told Today running the industry is “incredibly challenging” and “fiendishly complicated”. The Office of Rail…


Argentine GDP in steepest fall since 2014

Image copyright AFP Image caption Argentina’s agricultural sector has been hit by drought Argentina’s economy shrank by 4.2% in the second quarter, its sharpest year-on-year slowdown since 2014. The decline was accompanied by a steep…



House prices rise fastest in North West

Image copyright Getty Images House prices in the North West rose the fastest in the UK compared with a year ago, according to official figures. Annual growth in property values in the region stood at…


UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate unexpectedly rose in August to 2.7%, the highest level in six months. Economists had expected a Consumer Prices Index rate of 2.4%. The pound rose after the…