Black Friday… welcome to the ugly side of the American sales...

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH BEFORE the sentiments of gratitude expressed over Thanksgiving dinner have had time to fade, throngs of Americans begin queuing up and...

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...

Automation will cost jobs — and create more: study

ONE IN five medium-sized businesses in the UK believes that automation will help them compete with larger rivals. Larger firms have so far been quicker...

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance ...

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...

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...

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

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...

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...

Monster IMF loan brings hope to ailing Argentina

THE biggest loan ever from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – $57.1bn – will be made to Argentina over a three-year period in a...