February 11, 2019

Parliamentary systems do better economically than presidential ones

Parliaments might argue more but they make democracy more stable and produce stronger economies.
February 8, 2019

Inside the ransom business – why kidnapping rarely pays

For the few cases that go awry, the main problems are pre-existing medical conditions and escape attempts.
February 7, 2019

Should I stay or should I go? Brexit is forcing City firms to make some tough decisions

Some banks are moving their operations out of London. Others are moving in to serve British clients they might not be able to reach from the EU.
February 7, 2019

EU membership has many benefits, but economic growth is not one of them – new findings

Brexit has stimulated the debate about the net economic benefits of EU membership. New findings show these are not clearly positive.
February 6, 2019

UK’s post-Brexit trade with Japan in jeopardy while uncertainty persists

What Brexit means for future UK-Japan business.
February 5, 2019

Britain’s long history of trying – and failing – to gain independence from European trade partners

Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
February 5, 2019

Funeral costs are driving grieving families into poverty – but at last, a fightback has begun

Guess how much the average funeral now costs. Hint: it's more than most people pay for a second hand car.
February 5, 2019

Why have we become so bamboozled by numbers?

Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
February 1, 2019

Demeaning job interviews and bullying bosses are still far too common

Research shows that job interviews are a seriously flawed way of finding out how a potential employee might perform in the future.
January 31, 2019

Is blockchain all hype? A financier and supply chain expert discuss

Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
January 30, 2019

EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world’s biggest trade zone

The EU and Japan's economies together account for about a third of global GDP.
January 30, 2019

Brexit: why customs are central to solving the Irish border impasse

Why much of the fate of the Irish border lies in the future of the UK's customs arrangements with the EU.