● Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon who is not afraid to take on Beijing The media mogul has had repeated run-ins with authorities and has vowed to resist rule by the mainland Hong Kong national security police have...
● UK consumer lending will plummet during 2020, say forecasts Personal loans and credit card debt expected to fall 16% as lending to businesses surges Consumer borrowing from UK banks will fall at the fastest rate on record in...
● FTSE 100 LIVE: World stocks plummet over fresh tensions between China and US STOCKS slipped this morning amid fresh tensions between China and the US over Donald Trump's crackdown on social media apps.
● Consumer spending on the rise but people still staying close to home Ecommerce sales rise despite easing of restrictions, spending in restaurants down
● Science of selling crucial to post-Covid recovery No product sells itself. Just ask sales people who helped dig us out of the last recession
● Imperial War Museum seeks fresh perspectives on the atomic bombings A split-screen film by Es Devlin and Machiko Weston reflects the split atom, racial divisions and a fractured planet
● There are no easy answers in the low-return era Investments providing a good return today might not be replaced by equally attractive products tomorrow
● Are we ready to travel on underground trains? From ultraviolet cleaning to crowdsourced apps — Michael Skapinker on what the world’s subways are doing to get us back on board
● Music labels and artists confront Jeff Bezos over Twitch royalties Rights holders call on Amazon founder to address use of unlicenced music on streaming platform
● False invoices at centre of new NMC probe Forged documents relating to purported medicine sales claimed to underpin fraudulent debt raising
● China: The Bubble That Never Pops, by Thomas Orlik Beijing is neither about to collapse nor take over the world
● ESG funds attract record inflows during crisis Fast-growing segment is rare bright spot for active managers hit by investor shift into passive funds
● First-Year South Florida Coach Jeff Scott Is Proud Of How His Team Has Handled Difficult Time Season or no season, Jeff Scott and his staff will continue to do their best to make sure their first year at South Florida is a...
● Depfa sees fresh bid interest from Apollo and JC Flowers The German lender based in Dublin has also drawn interest from hedge funds
● Chinese stocks drop after Washington unveils sanctions Investors also watching Trump administration’s efforts to extend coronavirus support
● Over 200 Covid-related complaints lodged with financial ombudsman About 50 of the complaints relate to business interruption insurance, spokeswoman says
● Wiltshire valley locals build their own mobile phone network Ch4lke Mobile uses just five masts to deliver broadband-like speeds and bridge digital divide
● Spies, lies and dormant ties: how to use and abuse LinkedIn The networking site is a vital tool for many, especially those seeking work, but treat it with care
● The $21bn petrol station gamble: 7-Eleven owner strengthens US grip with Speedway deal Japanese convenience store group makes bold move in world of falling fuel demand
● Irish construction activity picks up again in July Industry continued recovery from Covid-19 slump for second straight month
● How Trump Allies Work the Refs in Silicon Valley The new referees in American politics are Facebook, Google and Twitter, and they would be wise to pay attention to lessons the old media tried to learn.
● Salmonella Cases Linked to Onions Increase to Nearly 900 Grocery chains, including Publix and Giant Eagle, have recalled onions supplied by Thomson International and products that may contain the onions.
● Royal Mint release new commemorative £5 coin marking 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 THE intersecting words “war” and “peace” feature on a commemorative £5 coin marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The...