With ever more jobs being automated, should the automatons be taxed the same as humans?
Is it time to tax robots?
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 hordes are killing their city
Britain's Brexit saviour?
Boris Johnson has promised to get the UK out of the EU by 31 October, "do or die"
The truth about natural gas
A bridge to a renewable future or just hot air?
Are we too scared of nuclear energy?
Why we fear nuclear radiation
When a work colleague dies
How companies and staff deal with death at work
Can our planet afford meat?
The battle between the world's biggest meat producers could be exhausting the earth
A Lesson in Pioneering Education
We look at the disruptive models of educating young minds across the globe
How the US fracking revolution is changing geopolitics
A global gig economy
Are freelancing platforms threatening worker's rights?
Sunscreen under the microscope
One dermatologist argues sunscreen isn’t always a good idea.
Vanuatu's missing women
What are the consequences of the country having no female MPs?
The smart home hype
Has technology really made our homes better?
How to be ambitious
Is it good or bad to be ambitious? And what do you do with it if you've got it?
A Brexit game of chicken
Is the UK's government really serious about a 'no-deal' Brexit?
What can music festivals teach us about toilet technology?
Vanuatu's sacred drink
Could the traditional beverage known as kava boost Vanuatu's struggling economy?
Should workers be offered unlimited paid leave?
Some employers are letting their workers take as much time off as they like.
Has 3D printing met the hype?
Are we any closer to the new industrial revolution promised a few years ago?
Are stock buybacks a corporate scam?
When corporations buy back shares is it for the good of the economy, or themselves?
Helping Africa feed itself
Supporting Africa's homegrown food-growing capacity
The singing president who disappeared
Turkmenistan's president mysteriously vanishes, while his country faces economic crisis
Ecommerce in Africa - still finding its way
Will online retailers overcome a lack of infrastructure and trust to conquer Africa?
Ryanair pilot strikes
Sean and Louise discuss the possible impacts if the Ryanair pilot strikes go ahead.
Trying to Predict a Recession
A look at the key indicators that have some economists worried
From personal finance to big business, the money matters affecting you.
How important is solar power to the future of the planet?