British SMEs head online to cope with effects of COVID lockdown...

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...

China ‘set to launch’ trial of e-RMB digital currency

CHINA’S central bank has stepped up development of a digital currency likely to become the first to be operated by a major economy. The sovereign...

Employers welcome UK government decision to extend furlough scheme

By Hal Williams A DECISION to extend the British government’s furlough programme has been met with relief by UK employers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi...

It ain’t half easy to see why the value of Bitcoin...

By Hal Williams THE CRYPTOCURRENCY world isn’t known for doing things by halves — unless we’re talking about Bitcoin. The most buoyant and respected of the...

Virgin Media and O2 merge and create one of the UK’s...

BROADBAND provider Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 have announced a merger to create what will be one of the UK's largest entertainment and...

UK firms on cliff edge as crisis grinds on, distress tracker...

MORE than a half-a-million UK businesses are facing a high risk of insolvency, and 250,000 may not survive another month without a change to...

One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...

Fresh EU coronavirus recovery package has detractors up north

EU HEADS have agreed to set up a €540bn post-pandemic recovery fund, tied to the EU’s seven-year budget. European Council president Charles Michel, who chaired...

Oil price hits negative territory for the first time, Virgin Group...

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...