October 31, 2019

Human rights are getting cut from Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal negotiations

The UK has signed 15 trade agreements, covering 46 countries. Most fail to cover human rights issues.
October 31, 2019

Bronze Age discovery reveals surprising extent of Britain’s trade with Europe 3,600 years ago

New research reveals remarkable evidence of a copper-mining bonanza in Wales that was so productive the metal reached France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
October 30, 2019

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

Airbnb now has 7m listings in more than 100,000 cities, making it larger than the eight biggest hotel groups combined.
October 29, 2019

Softbank: why WeWork’s Japanese investors are doubling down after a failed IPO

SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
October 24, 2019

How daylight saving time can mess with financial markets

Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
October 23, 2019

Five ways to work out if a company is serious about tackling modern slavery

Combat modern slavery by spending your money in places that take the issue seriously.
October 22, 2019

Confusion of Donald Trump’s Italian interpreter goes viral – why some jobs are meant to be invisible

In a world of people striving for more public professional recognition, interpreters try to remain invisible.
October 21, 2019

Expensive childcare is making it harder for women to return to work

Understanding the role of childcare in balancing work and family life.
October 18, 2019

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency can still take off and revolutionise money

Libra has lost seven of its 28 founding members – but don't expect that to hold it back.
October 18, 2019

Digital platforms: making the world a more complicated place

A call for greater transparency.
October 17, 2019

Deregulation and standards after Brexit – what Naomi Klein’s ‘disaster capitalism’ can tell us

The shock of Brexit could have repercussions for the design of the UK economy.
October 17, 2019

How Asia transformed from the poorest continent in the world into a global economic powerhouse

As a hugely diverse continent, one thing has united Asia in the last 50 years: economic development.