Islamic law

Sharia banking weaves moral fibre into the West’s oft-flawed system

No pork, no porn, no booze: this traditional Islamic take on finance and funding relies on ancient ethical codes — and ensures lender and...
Currencies paying for ICO

IC… oh, dear! Initial coin offerings can, and do, go wrong, so ‘caveat investor’

Do some Google research on ICOs and you will immediately hear the faint, but unmistakable, clang of warning bells. Bells that almost – but...
Trade War US vs EU

Trade war ‘almost inevitable’ as Trump’s steel tariffs start to bite

Countries line-up to target US products with their own retaliatory taxes. HAL WILLIAMS reports EUROPE, Canada and Mexico are girding their loins for a trade...
Ethereum

The crypto balloon is rising again, with new player Ethereum hanging on tight

By HAL WILLIAMS BITCOIN’S value will more than double by the end of 2018. Buy, buy, buy! But, um, not Bitcoin. And hey, relax your shoulders:...
Tesla Model 3

Electric car production has shocks in store for ‘super-entrepreneur’ Musk

ACCORDING to Bloomberg, Tesla – which, whoa, has been in business for 15 years – is burning $6,500 each and every minute. Someone do...
Asteroid mining

There’s platinum in them there stars

Goldman Sachs Group predicts a new top-earner will soon be in our midst By HAL WILLIAMS THE American multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman...
Gene therapy

Merger brings gene therapy aid for infants closer to production

FDA approves ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation for novel treatment NOVARTIS has announced a multi-billion dollar agreement and plan of merger with AveXis to acquire the US-based...
Scales of Justice, Currencies

Fast moves mean head start in high-paced fintech arena

A LONDON-based fintech start-up profiled in BV’s feature on the recent Gibfin conference, Lendo, is making headlines for its pioneering approach towards regulated cryptocurrency. Forbes...
DNA gene

Sweet gene victory around the corner? Therapeutic advances come rolling in

As the UK Government opens its new ‘Catapult’ centre devoted to gene therapy manufacturing, could 2018 be the year of its mainstream commercialisation? BV’s...
Graph of bullets

Arms maker Remington files for bankruptcy amid falling sales and backlash over school shootings

Debts, faulty trigger mechanisms and a link to the Sandy Hook massacre have all harmed the US gun manufacturer in recent months REMINGTON Outdoor Company,...