September 8, 2020

Oxford vaccine trial put on hold as volunteer suffers suspected serious adverse reaction

The Oxford vaccine trial has been put on hold due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in one of the participants.
September 8, 2020

PM presses ahead with new laws to ‘annul’ parts of Brexit deal

Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with plans to publish new laws which would "annul" parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, despite a Tory backlash led by predecessor Theresa May.
September 8, 2020

‘I saw animals in cages, stressed and suffering’: Former fur trade boss calls for UK sales ban

The former CEO of the British Fur Trade Association has called on the prime minister to ban fur sales in the UK.
September 8, 2020

Uber pledges all vehicles to be electric by 2040

Uber has pledged that every vehicle on its platform will be electric by 2040 - and by 2030 in the UK, US, Canada and Europe.
September 8, 2020

‘FAATMAN’ tech stocks slim down by $1tr in latest sell-off

Wall Street's "FAATMAN" group of leading tech stocks have suffered a renewed sell-off leaving $1tr wiped off their value in less than a week.
September 8, 2020

Deloitte eyes sale of UK restructuring arm

Deloitte, the 'big four' accountancy firm, has begun secret talks about the sale of its UK restructuring division, even as the coronavirus pandemic triggers a deluge of corporate insolvencies that should fuel a surge in its profitability.
September 8, 2020

Why businesses embrace populists and what to do about it: lessons from Hungary

Fighting populism requires us to recognise its embeddedness in business elites. Viktor Orbán's regime is a case in point.
September 8, 2020

PM ‘needs to deliver’ on EU trade deal, says Starmer

Leaving the Brexit transition period without a trade deal would be a "failure of negotiation" and Boris Johnson "needs to deliver" on his promise to the British people, Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News.
September 8, 2020

Redundancies at Huawei in the UK as US sanctions bite

Huawei is making 20 of the roles within its UK enterprise business group redundant following a business review conducted to keep the company running despite US sanctions.
September 8, 2020

Smart speakers have overcome privacy fears to give new sales power to Amazon and Google

"Alexa, how come lots of people want you in their houses when they say they're very worried about privacy?"
September 8, 2020

China’s third-richest man is created… thanks to water

It has been an extraordinary year for stock markets, whether it was the gut-wrenching falls experienced in March as reality dawned that Covid-19 was not just confined to China, or the astonishing rally seen in US tech stocks this summer.
September 8, 2020

Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture

People are still drinking coffee but where they drink it and how they make it is changing.