Economy

How bottled water became a million dollar idea.

People have drunk water for centuries and paid nothing for it. But modern businesses manage to rake in a hundred billion dollars a year from packaging it up and selling it to us. Aaron Heslehurst…




Eurozone gets fresh help to bolster flagging growth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mario Draghi said the ECB had cut its forecasts for both inflation and economic growth The European Central Bank has unveiled fresh stimulus measures to bolster the eurozone, including…





China scraps some US tariffs ahead of trade talks

Image copyright Getty Images China has released a list of 16 US imports that will be exempted from tariffs in the ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies. They include anti-cancer drugs and…


London Stock Exchange gets £32bn Hong Kong bid

Image copyright Reuters The company that owns Hong Kong’s main stock exchange has made a £32bn bid to buy its rival in London. Shares in the London Stock Exchange Group jumped by more than 15%…


How to recover a lost Michelin star

For restaurants, winning Michelin stars is like winning Olympic medals. Pied à Terre, in London, used to have two of them. But then it changed chefs and lost one of the stars. So what is…