Sunday, Mar 18


CBI urges UK to avoid loss of up to €1bn a year in EU research funding

Business group wants Britain to become associate member of R&D programme after Brexit

Developing countries at risk from US rate rise, debt charity warns

Jubilee Debt Campaign says 126 nations spend more than 10% of revenues on interest


Investors in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies face hefty tax bills

According to the Internal Revenue Service, anything purchased using a digital currency is liable to be taxed as a capital gain

Trump is on path to full-scale trade war: first China, then Europe

US protectionism is in accord with the spirit of the times – but it won’t have a happy ending

The great British chef shortage: why eating out is under threat

We are in a golden age for dining out – but now there aren’t enough trained chefs and waiters to go round – and Brexit is not going to help


No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee | Sarah Anderson


For the first time ever, US corporations have begun reporting pay ratio data. And a movement is building to crack down on companies that don’t share the wealth

Saturday, Mar 17


R&D can’t fly against the winds of austerity and Brexit | Phillip Inman


Research and development in Britain relies hugely on companies that are themselves dependent on close EU ties


Can Spotify and Dropbox finally prove that tech is a sound investment?

After a disappointing flotation for Snap, the music service and the data storage site have their doubters as they head to market


Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heard

The Guardian / AU

Police department says criminal charges were possible after inquiries into the accident that killed at least six are completed

Former Carillion finance directors expected to face investigation

FRC understood to have agreed there are sufficient grounds for inquiry into conduct of Richard Adam and Zafar Khan


Finland’s story shows equality is the best route to happiness

The country named the world’s happiest in a UN report was relatively slow to recover after the financial crisis


Russia investigation may turn to Ivanka Trump as Mueller examines empire

Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena for documents from the Trump Organization, where Ivanka Trump has played a leading role

Friday, Mar 16


Berkeley crushes hopes of extra new homes; US consumer confidence jumps - as it happened

Leading builder says it can’t boost production to build the extra homes that Britain badly needs

Wetherspoons increases price of sugary soft drinks

Pub chain blames manufacturers for passing down sugar tax, forcing it to charge customers more


Goldman Sachs pay gap reveals men paid twice as much as women

The Guardian / World

More men than women in senior positions contributing to 55.5% gender pay disparity, investment bank says


Mortgage lenders taking increasing risks, warns Bank of England

Threadneedle Street puts banks on notice as it prepares for annual stress test of resilience


Conviviality seeks £50m in rights issue after financial errors

UK drinks retailer saw its shares suspended after shock profit warning over arithmetic mistake

London slump shrinks north-south divide in house prices

Manchester and Birmingham set for faster growth than rest of the country as property value rises in northern England

Regulator urges inquiry into breaking up big four accountancy firms

Making KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY spin off auditing arms could end conflict of interest, says FRC


Make mine a magnum: the rise of supersize wine bottles in Britain

The Guardian

Waitrose reports sales have doubled as larger bottles move into the mainstream


Facebook apologises for search suggestions of child abuse videos

The Guardian

Searches starting ‘video of’ returned autocomplete suggestions of sexual videos and child abuse content


Uber accused of silencing women who claim sexual assault by drivers

Court records reveal company says women must settle through arbitration, a move critics say stops the public from learning of rapes

Thursday, Mar 15


Spotify touts future profitability as it announces trading to begin in April

CEO Daniel Ek presents 3 April launch on New York Stock Exchange as bid to save music business from piracy


Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization for documents related to Russia – report

The Guardian / US

Reported order is first time special counsel has asked for documents directly related to Trump’s businesses in course of investigation


Airbus warns over Melrose's £8bn GKN takeover

The Guardian

UK engineering group’s biggest customer signals its opposition to the sale

HSBC pay gap reveals men being paid twice as much as women

Bank’s gender pay disparity of 60% is largest reported by a major company in the UK


Brexit to blame? Not in the case of Unilever | Nils Pratley

Marmite maker’s choice of Rotterdam over London for HQ based on business, not politics

New oil threat looms over England's national park land, campaigners warn

More than 71,000 hectares of protected countryside in the south-east face risk of drilling

'Trump’s agenda is anti-growth': Trump's new economic adviser in his own words

Larry Kudlow, Trump’s pick as chief economic adviser, has a history of radically different views to the president’s on the economy


From VR porn to Kidcoin: inside the cryptocurrency trade fair

Crypto Investor Show highlights variety in sector as interest surges on the back of bitcoin