Hands, calculator, paperwork

Bid to ease virus impacts on cash flow is ‘flawed’ — CEO

THE UK government’s proposed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CIBLS) is coming in for some criticism. HM Treasury and the Bank of England last week...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
UK currency, pound stering

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of the past?

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...
Toy Soldier in Middle East

Tepid growth forecast in World Bank’s 2020 report

THE WORLD Bank forecasts a slight increase in global economic growth for 2020. But the operative word is “slight”: the bank’s prediction is for expansion...
Graphic - woman celebrating new job

Employment on the rise in UK with more women finding work

THE UK's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly 45 years, holding a steady 3.8 percent in the three months to October. Figures...
Trainers, sneakers in shop

Walking a mile in China’s shoes likely to cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
EU budget, tightening the belt

EU looks to balance post-Brexit books, but it isn’t plain sailing

By Jason Agnew AS BREXIT flounders to its uncertain conclusion, the 27 remaining EU countries are contemplating life after the departure of the most contentious...
US 2020 election map

Facebook takes down foreign posts targeting US elections

FACEBOOK has admitted taking down four foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, apparently linked to the US 2020 presidential elections. The Russian Internet...
Boris Johnson, UK PM, looking serious

The incredible Boris lets his imagination take flight

BV’s JASON AGNEW gives Boris Johnson a poke with a pointy stick, and considers the likely outcomes of Brexit — at this stage… IT’S A...
RAF Tempest concept

Up in arms about arms — DSEI event’s ethical enemies are all set to...

PEACE doesn’t have much of a chance at London’s docklands this week as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens its doors. The Docklands’ Excel centre is...