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...
Class 345 Crossrail Train

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...
HS2

Job fears as UK’s Carillion collapses

UK construction giant Carillion is heading into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs under threat. Talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to...
Beach Dominican Republic

World Bank Supports the Dominican Republic to Better Prepare for Hurricanes and other Natural...

First contingency line of credit in the Caribbean to secure access to US$150 million immediate financing in the aftermath of a disaster WASHINGTON, September 28,...
Duqm Port Muscat

Duqm Or Bust!

Tiny port on the Arabian Sea is set to become one of the most economically strategic places on earth… By Darren Parkin CHANCES are you’ve never...
Industry

Economic growth steady through the summer – Growth Indicator

Private sector growth held broadly steady in the three months to August, according to the CBI’s latest Growth Indicator. The survey of 716 respondents across...
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...

Tata Steel: Perseverance & Excellence

Blame it on Ayn Rand. She – of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead fame – provided Sajid Savid with an ideological backbone. Secretary for...

A Synchrotron for Africa: Scientists Unite Behind Proposed Project

With the Zimbabwe dollar now relegated to history, the country’s resilient, albeit battered, economy is once again lubricated by a stable currency. Emerging from...

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): “I Don’t Design Nice Buildings”

Zaha Hadid orphaned this world on March 31 and left it waiting for great works that now will never be. Architects bloom late in...