Inefficient supply chains ‘cost UK businesses £1.5bn a year’

The processing of shipments ties up 50,000 jobs in procurement and freight administration – and Brexit could make matters worse, report says SUPPLY chain inefficiencies...

Profits ‘close to zero’ for John Lewis Partnership this year

A rough first six months means closure for some UK Waitrose stores FIVE British Waitrose outlets – four convenience shops and a supermarket – are...

Trump lashes out at Harley-Davidson over offshore production solution

H-D breaks silence over EU-US tariff issue with plan to make bikes in other countries. By HAL WILLIAMS HARLEY-DAVIDSON has earned the ire of US president...

Get your motor running … but if it’s a Harley, start...

As Donald Trump’s steel import tariffs attract a counterpunch from the EU, some iconic heavy metal could be the first victim. HAL WILLIAMS reports. THEY...

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...

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

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 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...

Sharia banking weaves moral fibre into the West’s oft-flawed system

No pork, no porn, no booze: this traditional Islamic take on finance and funding relies on ancient ethical codes — and ensures lender and...