Economy

UK inflation holds steady at 2.4% in October

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The price of milk has fallen, as has that of other dairy items The UK inflation rate remained steady at 2.4% in October, confounding analyst expectations of a rise…


Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

Image copyright Getty Images Japan’s economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit spending and disrupted exports. The economy contracted by an annualised 1.2% between July and September, preliminary figures showed. A devastating…



Oil price drops amid fears over demand

Image copyright Getty Images Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in over eight months amid fears about a slowdown in demand. International benchmark Brent crude dropped almost 7% to $65.11 (£50.24) a barrel,…


Pound surges on hopes of Brexit breakthrough

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has surged against the dollar and the euro amid growing optimism a Brexit deal is close to being agreed. Sterling leapt 1.4% to trade at $1.3036 against the dollar…



Tech boss: ‘Get trust right and you will succeed’

Ben Brabyn runs a technology incubator called Level39, where start-up companies come up with new computer programs for business. His job is to connect the start-ups with clients. However, rather than trying to match them…



Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?

Singles Day, on 11 November, was invented by Alibaba and is the biggest online shopping day in the world. But it may well be the Chinese e-commerce giant’s biggest data collection event in the year…