September 1, 2020

Government denies raid on foreign aid budget to help plug coronavirus black hole

The UK has reiterated a pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid even as suspicion mounts that the government seeks to divert money away from the world's poorest.
September 1, 2020

Why city centre workers are ignoring PM’s plea to return to offices

The first week of September is when many Britons traditionally swap the holidays for hard grind.
September 1, 2020

‘Lost generation’ warning as £2bn Kickstart job scheme launches

A major business group has warned more aid is needed to prevent a "lost generation" as the government launches a £2bn scheme to help young people start a career amid the chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis.
September 1, 2020

Samsung unveils third attempt at folding phone

Samsung has unveiled its third attempt at a foldable phone today, which is also its first 5G-compatible foldable device.
September 1, 2020

British Airways parent IAG faces investor pay revolt

British Airways' parent company is facing an investor revolt next week over pay awards to its top executives, adding City institutions to the list of stakeholders with whom it has clashed during a turbulent coronavirus crisis.
September 1, 2020

Apple overtakes value of entire FTSE 100

Apple's stock market surge has hit a fresh milestone as its value overtook that of the entire FTSE 100 index of UK-listed companies.
September 1, 2020

Ant Group: why America is missing out on the biggest IPO in history

In the teeth of the crackdown on foreign listed companies, Ant Group has opted for Hong Kong – ultimately to the cost of American savers.
September 1, 2020

Free ports could help Britain take back control and keep trade flowing with the EU

But they may not bring all the economic benefits that their proponents suggest.
September 1, 2020

India’s economy shrinks by a quarter, in worst slump for at least 24 years

India's economy has suffered its worst slump in 24 years as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
September 1, 2020

Amazon wins approval to trial deliveries via drone

Amazon's drone delivery programme - which the company claimed would start "within months" more than a year ago - has won regulatory approval for trial flights in the US.
September 1, 2020

Debenhams gives bidders 5pm deadline for offers

Advisers to Debenhams have asked prospective bidders to table offers for the business on Tuesday as they seek to salvage a future for the 242 year-old department store chain.
September 1, 2020

Airline warns of ‘chaos’ if Portugal goes back on UK quarantine list

Restoring Portugal to the UK's quarantine list for travellers would cause "further chaos and hardship", the head of British Airways' parent company has warned.