Why plastic ends up there and how to stop it
The plastic in the ocean
India election: Modi's report card
Fergus Nicoll travels through Indian Prime Minister Modi's home constituency of Varanasi
Europe votes for uncertainty
With the EU parliament becoming more fragmented, how will it affect business sentiment?
The cruel multi-million-dollar business of scamming lonely hearts online
Is Google too big?
Is Google's share of our attention and data too dominant? We ask Eric Schmidt
A turbulent time for low cost airlines?
Is the industry suffering in Europe after years of relentless expansion?
Jobs for prisoners
The challenge of getting ex-offenders back into work
The cost of farmed Atlantic salmon
How has it become so popular and what does that mean for the environment?
Is it time to tax robots?
With ever more jobs being automated, should the automatons be taxed the same as humans?
Oil, guns and pollution
Oil giant Shell tells us why it struggles to clean up its operations in the Niger Delta
The rise and fall of viral marketing
Can a bear in an ad help sell more washing machines?
Who is afraid of Huawei?
The cost of the angst about China's telecoms giant
The global trade in trash
Asian countries have told the West to stop dumping its plastic waste on them
Big Brother backlash?
Facial recognition is a powerful tool, but it raises questions about how it can be abused
Have we forgotten to be happy?
Should public happiness be the ultimate goal of government policy?
The next financial crisis
Could the fund management industry be the epicentre of the next big financial earthquake?
Wine and trade wars
The US-China trade war has seen wine exports from California's Napa Valley dry up.
Hostile environment for immigrants
How Western immigration policy is prioritising populism over business interests
Istanbul's vexed elections
The Turkish city votes again for a new mayor after March's election result was overturned
The next agricultural revolution
Do we need to transform the way we grow food if we are to head off disaster?
Advertising in a digital age
Is the future of advertising really all about data?
The Facebook currency
Why Facebook's Libra project will attract the attention of regulators
Life in an unrecognised state
How do you do business when nobody officially accepts that your nation even exists?
Get a job?
Is unemployment in the West so low because people have simply given up on finding work?
Protecting kids from porn
The UK plans compulsory age verification for access to online porn - is it a good idea?
Shutting down the internet
Government shutdowns of the internet are having an economic impact
Making money out of music festivals
It's not as easy as it looks
Money management for millennials
The financial literacy gap
New US sanctions are forcing firms to choose between their US and Iranian businesses
Fast fashion: The ugly side of looking good
The hunger for quick short-lived clothes is bringing garment sweatshops back to the UK
The truth about cookies
Should you let websites track your online movements?
Hong Kong crisis: The business impact
Is Hong Kong's position as a global financial centre under threat?
Should we be ashamed of flying?
The aviation industry is one of the world's biggest contributors to climate change
The economics of Indian cricket
India loves cricket, but will other sports like football eventually take the glory?
Is rainbow branding a step forward for diversity or a cynical corporate take-over?
The US consumer debt pile
Payday loans, auto loans and student loans are overwhelming a sector of American society
How will China's credit binge end?
Hasty borrowing by Chinese consumers may leave the country's economy with a debt hangover
Banning foreign home buyers - the New Zealand experiment
Have homes become cheaper since NZ radically changed the law on foreign ownership?
A degree from a screen?
How YouTube and other online platforms are coming to dominate our ideas of education
Why has Italy fallen out of love with the euro?
And is Italy's populist government cosying up to Russia instead?
Rome: Drowning in Rubbish
Italy’s eternal city is overflowing with history - and rubbish.
Life on Mars
What are the obstacles for a permanent base on the Red Planet?
Is air traffic control fit for purpose?
The system for keeping planes in the sky dates back to the 1940s - time for an overhaul?
The death of Venice?
The Venetians who say cruise ships and tourist hoards are killing their city
Tensions high amid Strait of Hormuz seizure
The importance of this Gulf waterway and how disruption to shipping there affects us all
The impact of Iran's decision to seize a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran tanker seizure called 'act of state piracy'
Britain's foreign secretary has condemned Iran's seizure of a British-flagged cargo ship
A new PM, a heatwave and a record breaking movie.