Born under a bad sign? Libra seems set to face opposition

THE TRUMP administration’s all-encompassing “national security concerns” have been invoked once more, this time in relation to Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency,...

Cluck sakes! KFC’s brave new stand on intensive production

THERE is no “nice” way to kill a creature for its flesh, but KFC has at least taken a first step towards a more...

Workers out on the streets as massive job cuts bite at...

DEUTSCHE Bank is cutting thousands of jobs in London and New York, part of a radical plan to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. (Click...

‘Green’ energy overtakes fossil fuels in the UK — but only...

By JASON AGNEW WITH just half the year gone, the National Grid has confidently predicted that 2019 will be the year when zero-carbon energy overtakes...

Three stripes and you’re not out: Adidas loses bid to be...

ADIDAS has failed to expand its trademark three-stripe design in Europe because it isn’t distinctive enough. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies...

‘Ground-breaking’ link to free-up Sino-British stock exchange trade

THE BRITISH Treasury has announced a stock link to allow UK-listed firms to become the first foreign entities to list in mainland China. Chancellor Philip...

Another huge recall by Ford, and $180m bill will hit company...

FORD Motor Company has recalled more than a million sport utility vehicles in north America for a suspension fault which could increase the risk...

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...

Court proceedings mount against pharma firms behind OxyContin

JOHNSON & Johnson, Purdue Pharma and Israel-based firm Teva Pharmaceuticals are under increased legal pressure over their roles in the US’s opiate crisis. (Click here...