Will we all be using self-driving taxi apps by 2030, or is this pure fantasy?
The Electric Robotaxi Dream
The Outlook for 2019
Jeffrey Sachs, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Mohamed El-Erian discuss the year ahead
Loneliness at Work
Is it an ‘epidemic’ that business needs to tackle?
The Firm Where Everyone Has Autism
Jane Wakefield visits a software company which exclusively uses autistic employees
A Dog's Life? Yes please!
The global pet food industry is predicted to be worth nearly $100 billion by 2022
The Housing Disruptors
Can factory-made homes solve global housing shortages?
Our Hilarious Universe
Revenge of the nerds - how comedians are helping explain the world of science and tech
The Consequences of China Cyber Espionage
Did China steal the plans for its military hardware? And what is the US doing about it?
Making the Desert Bloom
Can salt-water plants save the world from climate change?
Making The Desert Bloom
Decarbonising the Atmosphere
Removing CO2 from the air is technologically feasible, but is it commercially viable?
Judgement Day For Brexit Deal
UK MPs have voted down Theresa May's deal for leaving the European Union.
Ghosting at Work
When is it acceptable to vanish from a job without warning or explanation?
The US Government Shutdown
Is the standoff in Washington DC starting to do serious harm to the US economy?
China’s New Silk Road Comes to Pakistan
China is lending billions to Pakistan in an ambitious attempt to disrupt global trade
Board of the Problem
The number of female executives in the UK’s biggest companies remains stubbornly low.
Have dating apps reduced romance to a commodity?
Bill Gates Makes His Pitch
The mega-philanthropist is in Davos raising money to fight infectious diseases
The Great China Slowdown
China's economy is slowing down. What does it mean for the rest of the world?
Will Tanzania's Drone Industry Take Off?
The drones in Africa used for surveying and mapping
A Deepening Crisis in Venezuela
Two rival presidents, oil sanctions and hyperinflation
Huawei and the Trade War
Will indictments against China's tech giant overshadow US trade talks?
Keeping your Eggs on Ice
More and more women are freezing their eggs in their twenties - is it a waste of money?
Are Apple and Samsung running out of people to sell their smartphones to?
The Burning Question
Climate Change: Can the world economy continue to grow without burning fossil fuels?
Brexit: No Deal, No Food?
If the UK crashes out of the EU, how will it affect the country's supplies of fresh food?
When to Pursue your Dream
At what point should you give up your day-job to pursue a "side-hustle" full-time?
The Future of Fashion Retail
Will online shopping and AI combine to kill or enhance the high street clothing store?
The Body Disposal Business
Funereal solutions on an overcrowded planet
Taxing the Rich
Does taxing rich people more put the brakes on innovation?
Poverty and Corruption in Nigeria
The economics of Nigeria's presidential election
The education scam
The scam universities preying on African students
Rational partner choice
Should your head trump your heart when it comes to seeking lifelong love?
Capitalism in crisis?
Is the era of globalisation, unfettered markets and billionaires drawing to a close?
Where are the women in Hollywood?
Are women finally breaking through off screen in the film industry?
Businesses preparing for Brexit
Exporters express anxiety at the lack of a trade deal with just six weeks left to go
How bogus stats can get repeated again and again until they end up influencing policy
Is healthy eating affordable?
Poor diet can cause diabetes and cancer but do you have a choice if your budget is tight?
Is it time to regulate social media?
Should Facebook and others take responsibility for what appears on their platforms?
Bad blood in Silicon Valley
The startup scandal that shook confidence in the tech investment scene
The family tree business
What can you really learn about your heritage from a home DNA testing kit?
Who's monetising your DNA?
Should the collection of vast genetic databases be dominated by private companies?
Fix my gadgets!
As appliances get harder and more expensive to mend, should we demand a right to repair?
Are health services wilfully blind to the dangerously long hours worked by junior medics?
Twenty-first century monopolies
Is current monopoly legislation equipped to regulate Big Tech?
Is a falling currency a good thing?
Does a falling currency help or harm the economy?
A very sweet episode
Elizabeth Hotson tracks the path of sugar from a luxury good to a working class staple.
Is the sugar industry's relationship with US politics just a little bit too sweet?
Women in a man's world
In a world designed by men for men, women often come off worst
Education in India: In need of reform?
Too much emphasis on exams and academia might not develop workforce employers need.
Ukraine's corruption problem
Ahead of the presidential elections, the country grapples with conflicts and corruption.
More Brexit blues for business
A continued political crisis in the UK means more uncertainty for businesses
Heineken in Africa
The brewer is accused of complicity with Africa's murkiest politics
As the UK parliament votes to delay Brexit, businesses brace for yet more uncertainty
The periodic table turns 150
Are critical chemical elements of the periodic table in dangerously short supply?
Is humankind on the verge of disaster?
Academics are assessing the odds of a catastrophe taking place sometime soon.
Ukraine's troubles with Mariupol
Recent partial blockade by Russia hampers business
A basic income for all?
Would a Universal Basic Income help solve inequality, or make it worse?
Brexit: Oil, fish and bargaining chips
How is the Scottish city of Aberdeen coping with the UK's imminent exit from the EU?
Ukraine: Trading across the front line
The economy of Russian occupied territories in Ukraine
The essay cheats
People will write your university assignments for you - for a price
Apple focuses on services expansion
Apple hires Hollywood's finest for its launch into the entertainment industry
News and insight from the business world.
EU backs controversial copyright law
Critics of Europe's Parliament-backed copyright law say it will change the internet
Critics of Europe's Parliament-backed copyright law say it will change the internet.
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