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Business The cost of living survival handbook for businesses

The key to running a profitable business is ensuring that company outgoings don’t eat up cash flow, but when the balancing act is overwhelmed by economic pressures, such as record-high inflation...

Stories Fintech start-up closes trade finance gap for small businesses

Greg Karpovsky had a formative experience at university that would inspire the creation of Stenn, an online platform providing working capital to international suppliers. He was studying at Moscow...

Markets FirstFT: FTX businesses owe more than $3bn to largest creditors

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Business UK businesses missing out on £1,000s of savings in food waste recycling

On average, UK businesses are spending £50,862 every year on sending their food waste to landfill, but recycling food waste could save them £7,000 per year, according to new research. As the...

Stories Ukraine’s war economy: businesses cling on as Russia damages power supplies

On a recent weekday at the Lila Cake café in central Kyiv, five employees milled about in the gloom waiting for a lunchtime rush they said was unlikely to materialise. The power was out and the...

Stories Chancellor urged to help small UK businesses in Autumn Statement

Business groups have urged chancellor Jeremy Hunt to include measures to support economic growth in his Autumn Statement next week to help Britain’s smallest companies ride out the downturn....

Stories UK businesses to benefit from price cap on energy bills

UK businesses will be protected from soaring energy bills under an emergency government scheme that ministers hope will prevent a wave of corporate collapses. The support scheme — to be set out...

Stories European businesses forced to ‘reduce, localise and silo’ in China

European business leaders in China have warned that their companies are being forced to “reduce, localise and silo” operations in the Asian country as it loses “its allure as an investment...

Stories European businesses are rethinking their plans for a 'closed' China

Foreign direct investment from Germany to China grew by about 30% in the first eight months of the year from a year ago, China's Ministry of Commerce said Monday. Vcg | Visual China Group...

Stories Businesses left in dark over UK’s energy rescue package

British businesses have warned that time is running out for the government to provide details of its plans to subsidise energy supply, with questions over the scope and pricing of the support as...

Economy 'You've got to eat': Energy bills are squeezing businesses and people as UK costs soar

A high street decorated with British Union Jack bunting in Penistone, UK. The End Fuel Poverty Coalition has warned "a tsunami of fuel poverty will hit the country this winter." Bloomberg...

Business Businesses suffering ill-effects of poor data in collecting debts

Businesses of all sizes are struggling to collect debts because the key contact details they had for each customer before the pandemic have not been updated. Worse, many of those businesses have...

Stories Sri Lankan businesses struggle to remain open as fuel prices surge

Sri Lankan businesses are struggling to keep operating after a surge in fuel prices that has exacerbated the highest inflation rate in the Asia-Pacific region, with authorities concerned supplies...

Stories UK businesses face double challenge of rising costs and lower sales

Nearly half of UK businesses expect the Russian invasion of Ukraine to result in lower sales and a growing proportion say rising energy and input prices are prompting them to curb their investment...

Stories American businesses in China say U.S.-China relations are back to Trump era tensions

BEIJING — American businesses in China no longer expect relations between the two countries to improve from the tensions of the Trump administration, according to a business association survey....

Stories Chicago Fed's Charles Evans cautions on inflation's hit to small businesses

Small businesses will be facing growing challenges from inflation and higher wages, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said Friday. Even with average earnings flattening out in...

INVESTING Closing the gender gap for women-led businesses could boost global GDP by $2 trillion, Citi says

Damircudic | E+ | Getty Images Women receive a small fraction of venture capital funding and closing the investment gender gap could drive economic growth, according to a new...

INVESTING 60% of teens want to launch their own businesses instead of working regular jobs

Morsa Images | DigitalVision | Getty Images Today's teens are thinking differently about their future employment, and many have decided they don't want to work for anyone else....

Stories UK private businesses urged to raise boardroom gender parity

Britain’s biggest private businesses will be expected to match listed companies on gender parity, as ministers launch a fresh push for more women to be appointed to senior leadership positions....

INVESTING With the support of the child tax credit, some parents launched businesses last year

Russell Toll and his wife, Heidi, when he returned from service in Iraq in 2009. Russell Toll When the child tax credit checks started to be delivered in July of last year,...