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...
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...
UK Exports

Changes and optimism in the engine room of UK economy

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are in the news with optimistic projections for Britain’s export trade – despite Brexit – and BNP Paribas appointing...
Cacao Pods, Beans, Powder

Chocolate frenzy: don’t bite into the wrong bar, students advise

Dutch university probe highlights one company’s go-ahead policy to avoid cacao from unethical sources A GROUP of International business management students from the Fontys University...
Desert, Drought

The most precious resource of them all in short supply for India

Resource-rich country is plagued by shortage of safe water supplies INDIA — the world’s seventh biggest economy — boasts impressive reserves of 87 natural resources, but one...
Rolls Royce Engine

Rolls-Royce forced to cut more than 4,000 jobs in major reorganisation

Despite pre-tax profit turnaround over 2016, aerospace manufacturing giant says it must trim middle-management positions ICONIC British engineering firm Rolls-Royce is cutting 4,600 jobs over...
DIY disaster

DIY projects can go wrong – as Wesfarmers finds out in Britain

Home and hardware chain Homebase is sold for the princely sum of £1 – with strings attached… By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK DIY chain Homebase has...
InterEcoForum

International debate on sustainable development at InterEcoForum

MARBELLA recently hosted the InterEcoForum, addressing sustainability, with presentations from 20 speakers from Spain, Russia, Greece, Latvia and Switzerland. The two-day meeting looked at Sustainable...
World Bank Logo

World leaders issue clarion call for accelerated action on water

A fundamental shift is needed to avert devastating consequences, says high-level panel on water A HIGH-level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State...
Bitcoin and power lines

Time to talk about crypto – and its effects on the environment

The Spanish town of Marbella will host the seventh annual InterEcoForum next month, dedicated to sustainable development and applied blockchain technologies. The charming Andalusian town...