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Rumour Mill: Formula One to be sold for $8.5bn to US-Qatari consortium

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Formula One is close to being sold to a US-Qatari consortium for $8.5bn.

Car thief

Is your car one of the hundreds of models at risk of being stolen thanks to a big security flaw?

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Audi, Honda, Fiat, Citroen and Volkswagen are all on the list

Business growth

Discover how to grow your business with help from Santander

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

For businesses with ambition


Tesco CEO Dave Lewis just bought shares worth £200,000 - how many millions has he made in the last year?

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Lewis must own four times his base salary of £1.25m in shares

Jeremy Clarkson and crew

Former Top Gear trio start filming for Amazon Prime

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

Jeremy Clarkson and his co-stars James May and Richmond Hammond have started shooting their new motoring programme, possibly in Portugal.

Iphone and globe merger

Can Ofcom hold off O2 and Three phone network merger?

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

UK’s four networks would become three, raising competition concerns

FIFA Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter receives FIFA ban

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

Soccer boss banned for 90 days

City drowning London underwater debt apocalypse

Is an economic apocalypse coming? IMF warns risk of global financial crash has risen

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

Policy missteps could result in prolonged global market turmoil

gold bars

Royal Mint is selling 1kg gold bars for £25,000

Wed, 7 Oct 2015

Have £25,000 to spare? You can use it buy 1kg gold bars.

Sir James Dyson

How rich is Sir James Dyson?

Wed, 7 Oct 2015

The vaccum king has no vacuum of money in his life

Tesco Car Park

Tesco trouble: Supermarket’s profits halve as sales slump

Wed, 7 Oct 2015

Supermarket cancels sale of Dunnhumby, the Clubcard data business

Theresa May home office

IoD denounces Theresa May’s anti-immigration speech as “myth” and “irresponsible rhetoric”

Tue, 6 Oct 2015

Businesses are “astounded” by home secretary’s speech

Cameron Euro flag

British businesses urge Cameron to bring EU referendum forward

Tue, 6 Oct 2015

Government remains reluctant to present membership agreement wishlist

George Osborne 2015 conference

Business rates overhaul: George Osborne to give local councils power to cut rates

Mon, 5 Oct 2015

Osborne announces largest power transfer to councils “in living memory”

Plastic Bag walking man

Plastic bag charge begins: But why are some small businesses angry?

Mon, 5 Oct 2015

And why is the ban good news for charities and the environment?

Pay Packet wages money envelope

Here’s the biggest problem with the living wage

Mon, 5 Oct 2015

More people are set to be on it than ever before

Lego Man Beard

Lego enters top 100 brands. Nokia is out. Who’s on top?

Mon, 5 Oct 2015

Lego, Paypal and Moet and Chandon knock Gap, Nokia and Nintendo off biggest brands list

Student Of The Year Awards 2015

MUST WATCH: Student of the Year Awards winners pick up their trophies in glittering ceremony Video

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

Casis Media’s first annual Student of the Year Awards was a major success

Illustration business coins stack money

PPI deadline looming: The scandal in figures

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

The eye-watering amount of money mis-sold insurance has cost

Mike Lynch Autonomy boss

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch counter-sues HP for $150m

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch has counter-sued computer goliath Hewlett-Packard for over $150m (£99m).

Female executive businesswoman

Here’s all the proof you need that female executives make your business more profitable

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

Companies with women at the top make more money

Puzzle staff workers illustration

The “productivity puzzle” is finally over

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

We’ll probably look back on it as a blip

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar's Labour loathing: "We should all move to China if Corbyn becomes PM"

Thu, 1 Oct 2015

Former Labour supporter Lord Sugar has hit out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policies.

Illustration god life money line graph finance economics sacrilege

Minimum wage to rise from today: But how does Britain compare globally?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015

Pay rise for one million workers from today as minimum wage rises… slightly

Saving the economy

How can Britain produce more game-changing media businesses?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015

London’s media barons debate

GET SET & GET SMART - 5 powerful tools you need for business

GET SET & GET SMART - 5 powerful tools you need for business

Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Here are the technologies you need to make your business smarter

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden joins Twitter. Here’s his witty first tweet

Wed, 30 Sep 2015

He’s one of the most famous whistleblowers in history and now he’s on Twitter

Mark Carney

Fossil fuel investors will lose money and wreck the market, Mark Carney warns

Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Carbon emitting companies need to make some big changes now to avoid destabilising the market, he said


Sainsbury's annual profit to beat forecasts despite reporting SEVENTH consecutive quarter of falling sales

Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Sainsbury’s is making “good process”, says CEO Mike Coupe

Glencore bulldozers in the Prodeco coal mine in Colombia

Is Glencore facing a “Lehman moment”?

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Mining firm Glencore faces huge debt problems as commodity prices fall

Tour de France London 2014 cropped

Robbed: London wins 2017 Tour de France bid, only for TfL to withdraw bid at 11th hour

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

London beat Manchester and Edinburgh, but withdrew at last minute. Race now set to begin in Germany

Open for business

How much money do you REALLY need to start a business? Research shows it’s not much at all

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

It doesn’t take thousands to get your start-up underway

Eastenders logo

Are the EastEnders cast on zero-hours contracts? We investigate

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Do the actors who play Kathy Beale and Max Branning get paid when they’re not on screen?

Union flag at city hall

Natalie Campbell: London needs a mayor who understands business

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Natalie Campbell, founder, A Very Good Company, on the qualities the next London mayor should have

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

These are the top 20 coolest brands in Britain

Mon, 28 Sep 2015

The coolest brand in Britain is *drumroll please* Apple.

A campaigners hold green budget boxes outside HM Treasury as campaigners for the 'Robin Hood Tax' delivered a letter to the Chancellor calling on him to kick-start international agreement for a new tax on financial transactions

What is the controversial Robin Hood tax and how would it affect you?

Mon, 28 Sep 2015

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is leading the debate

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Martin Millers Gin Cocktail Recipe

The world's 50 best bars have been announced – and London tops the list

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Which London bar has just topped the list of the world’s best bars?

John Mills

Exclusive: Big Labour donor John Mills explains why he’s bankrolling the campaign to leave the EU

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

The JML founder is one of three major political donors to bankroll the Brexit campaign

Les Gourmet des Ternes, Knightsbridge

Kooky decor and sexy cocktails: What it's like to eat at Les Gourmet des Ternes, Knightsbridge

Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Ah, Knightsbridge. Harrods, Jimmy Choos clacking down the pavement, gold-plated Ferraris desecrating the speed limit…

William Shakespeare

Today’s news in rhyming couplets

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

In honour of National Poetry Day, we’ve done a news poem

Iphone 6 in hand on fire

iPhone 6s users plagued by “burning hot” home button fault

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

The iPhone is on fire, in a bad way

Royal Courts of Justice High Court Appeals Court

Court deals unbelievable blow to same sex-couples wanting equal pension rights

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

Hello, is that the 1980s? We’ve got your court ruling if you want it back

Battersea Power Station pink floyd cover

These are London’s top 20 most influential property developments

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

London’s uber-luxury properties are hot in demand – so hot that the capital saw the most number of luxury homes sold in the world last year.

Innovation tech lightbulbs

Over 18,000 people have enrolled in Tech City UK’s Digital Business Academy. Here's why

Wed, 7 Oct 2015

Over 18,000 people across the UK have enrolled in Tech City UK’s Digital Business Academy.

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