Category: Business

New tougher MOT tests come into force

Image copyright Getty Images Motorists face tougher MOT tests on their vehicles from Sunday, as an updated test introduces new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass. The categories include “dangerous”, “major”...

All change: New rail schedule begins

Image copyright AlamyImage caption Passengers have been urged to plan ahead and check revised timetables A rail timetable overhaul billed as the biggest in the UK has begun – but it may leave some...

New MOT tests come into force

Image copyright Getty Images Changes to the MOT test come into force on Sunday, which introduce new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass. The categories include “dangerous”, “major” and “minor” which...

Glencore shares fall on DRC probe fears

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Glencore has its headquarters in Switzerland, but its shares are traded in London Shares in London-listed mining giant Glencore have fallen 7% following a report of a potential investigation into...

Glencore shares fall on SFO probe fears

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Glencore has its headquarters in Switzerland, but its shares are traded in London Shares in London-listed mining giant Glencore have fallen 7% following a report of a potential investigation into...

‘We do custom artwork on our skateboards’

During an impressive career as a professional downhill skateboarder, South African Kent Lingeveldt started tinkering with custom-made boards for his friends. Seventeen years later, he now hand makes 500 boards a year. Africa Business...

Carbon rocks

Image copyright G SvanbergImage caption Harnessing the power of the volcanoes: Hellisheidi is Iceland’s largest geothermal plant Nested in the snow-covered mountains of western Iceland, a maze of turbines and pipes belches thick billows...

Expensive remittances

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Migrants send more than $600bn to their families back home each year Technology has made it easier and cheaper to send money home to relatives round the world. But...

PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle

Image copyright iZettle PayPal has bought iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments company that sells a card-reader aimed at small businesses, for $2.2bn (£1.6bn). The move boosts PayPal’s in-store presence at a time when competition...