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Ajay Chowdhury, CEO of Seatwave on why European VCs are finding it harder and harder to raise new funds
Money has been a key part of our species’ history. With huge markets, money has been responsible for helping humans achieve astonishing feats, as well as driving some of our most shameful episodes.
Luxury clothes retailer Burberry has kicked up a media storm for all the wrong reasons after an animal welfare group slammed the “horrific” conditions animals endure in fur farms used by the company.
Just when you thought UKIP couldn’t get any weirder, this happens.
It’s certainly not what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he devised the technology that brought on the dawn of the internet age.
Around 10pm tonight, Britain will be hit by Gonzalo, a hurricane which left Bermuda with a power blackout last week.
Tesco is in for more trouble as investigators are set to reveal this week that the retailer’s £250m accounting mistake was made because of staff “deliberately misleading auditors”.
Almost one in three wealthy Londoners are planning to leave in the next five years, according to a report by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
Consumer confidence is at its highest in three years, and a recovery in real incomes is set for the turn of the year, says accountancy firm Deloitte.
An energy crisis is on the horizon as the UK is paying more than ever for electricity and gas despite using less.
Ever wanted to spend a night in a bookshop? The bibliophile’s dream actually came true for one tourist after he was locked in Waterstones last night.
Police have foiled several terrorism plots this year, but the threat is only increasing, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said.
Nigel Farage found his party’s funding slashed by £1m a year this week after a shake-up in Brussels.
We all know the UK population is growing rapidly, and the strain that it is putting on our national resources, especially jobs, housing, NHS and welfare.
Bill Gates may be the richest person alive, but it seems he has learnt a thing or three from Warren Buffett.
Talent, investment, and playing to your strengths. We meet the firms thriving in London
Google is set to roll out the fifth incarnation of its Android operating system tomorrow. Named Lollipop, the system has been designed to appeal to businesses.
The UK spends more on cyber defence than any other European state, and rightly so. New statistics have emerged showing that the UK suffered significantly more cyber attacks over the first half of 2014 than any other state across Europe, the Middle Eastern or Africa (EMEA).
The Conservatives are mulling over the idea of an “emergency brake” on immigration from EU member states, following UKIP’s rapid gains.
Tesco has been branded “leaderless” and unable to run its commercial operations properly, according to some of its biggest suppliers.
Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more?
Roger Sumner-Rivers came up with an unusual strategy to cement success - would you try it?
Housing justice protestors have surrounded Olympia to campaign against MIPIM, the world’s biggest property conference.
We all know how difficult it is at the moment for graduates to get their first post-uni job.
The UK unemployment rate has dipped below two million for the first time since 2008.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated a generous $25m (£15.7m) to prevent the outbreak of ebola.
The root to growth is happiness, argues author and business owner Natalie Campbell
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been urged to introduce new bylaws banning smoking in public parks and squares across the capital.
Headspace Group MD Jonathan Rosenblatt on changing attitudes towards work space
A terror suspect may have been targeting former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in a Mumbai-style terror attack, an Old Bailey jury heard today.
The UK’s Consumer Price Index measure of inflation has fallen to 1.2% over September, down from 1.5% the month before.
Which search goliath is Google’s biggest rival? No, not Yahoo or Bing. It’s the amazing Amazon.
Here’s a stat that may make you choke on your coffee today – the world’s richest 1%, the people who individually are worth more than $798,000, own more than 48% of global wealth.
Forget Boris’s Brick and Ed’s housing tricks - start with our empty homes, say Nick Kalms and Benjamin Radstone of YouSpotProperty.com
In the wake of the Snapchat photo leak scandal, Zia Hayat, CEO and founder of Callsign, offers security advice to businesses
UKIP is planning to win 25 seats at the general election next year, and could even take over from the Lib Dems as the UK’s third party.
Thousands of NHS staff have been on strike this morning over pay for the first time in 32 years.
The chief executives of FTSE100 companies (the 100 biggest companies listed in the UK) have seen their total earnings soar since the turn of the century.
FTSE100 directors have seen a 21% increase in total pay in just a year, while the average employee is struggling to get pay rises at all.
George Osborne is announcing today that the government plans to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar.