Blackboard Unemployment Benefits

Do dole payments really prolong unemployment? Google knows!

Most of us have come to rely on Google to answer… well, pretty much anything. Now economists are thanking Google for helping to answer...
TPP-11 signatories

To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...
Amazon

Amazon Overflowing Into New Premises

As if Amazon’s current HQ wasn’t colossal enough, the internet-based retailer is in the market for a second mega-HQ big enough for 50,000 staff....
Adam Smith bust

How Adam Smith became a (surprising) hero to conservative economists

By Glory M Liu* PEOPLE like to fight over Adam Smith. To some, the Scottish philosopher is the patron saint of capitalism who wrote that...
Carolyn Fairburn CBI Scotland

‘A pro-enterprise pioneer’ – CBI Scotland Annual Dinner

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, outlined reasons why overseas firms should continue investing in the country at the CBI Scotland Annual Dinner this evening (Thursday). Attending...
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,...
Notes Brazilian Real Notes in Hand

Brazil: Eternal Country of the Future

Can the South American giant emerge stronger from its latest crisis? By Jason Agnew “Brazil é o pais do futuro e sempre será.” It was a...

Jaguar warns of investment cuts over Brexit concerns

BRITISH car manufacturers have been fretting over a no-deal or hard Brexit since the controversial referendum. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) company executives are warning of...
Lebanon Bomb Damage

The business of war

THE American writer and humourist, PJ O’Rourke, spent the autumn of 1984 in Lebanon as the country’s civil war began to heat up. The...
Brandenburg Gate

The fail of Berlin?

After months of quiet anxiety about trade conditions for the country, the voices of Germany’s business leaders are becoming louder as they believe they...