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World Bank boosts financial aid to countries fighting climate change

Plan includes better-adapted homes, schools and infrastructure, plus investment in “climate-smart” agriculture and water management THE World Bank Group has announced a new set of...
Gibraltar Border

Let’s talk about Gibraltar: tobacco, land-reclamation and environment are in focus for Spain...

BREXIT has induced the UK and Spain to talk, once again, about Gibraltar. The two nations will negotiate the largest bilateral agreement on the Rock...
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Glue-shoe syndrome for Brexit: a step forward… or sideways?

An analysis of the latest Brexit developments shows that just beneath the surface of the mud… is more mud. BV’s Jason Agnew reports. THE Eagles’...
Black Friday in Brazil

Black Friday… welcome to the ugly side of the American sales dream

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH BEFORE the sentiments of gratitude expressed over Thanksgiving dinner have had time to fade, throngs of Americans begin queuing up and...
Money, Growth, Seedlings

High street hopes trump high ambitions for UK companies

UK BUSINESSES are “hyper-local” with few international aspirations, a recent survey revealed. As Brexit draws closer, more than half of those canvassed believe their local...
Business process automation

Automation will cost jobs — and create more: study

ONE IN five medium-sized businesses in the UK believes that automation will help them compete with larger rivals. Larger firms have so far been quicker...
Military to civilian

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance for self-employed squaddies

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...
Bio-brick

No, we’re not taking the mickey: these wee bricks mean business

THE world’s first bio-brick created from human urine has been unveiled at University of Cape Town in South Africa. Bio-bricks are created through a natural process...
Global Trade Finance

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
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Crossrail megaproject sees light at the end of the tunnel

As Europe´s largest infrastructure project nears completion, JASON AGNEW gives BV readers a timely reminder of just how enormous an undertaking this has been SINCE...