Prime minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s top coronavirus advisers have contradicted his assertion that social-distancing restrictions could be removed in time for Christmas. T(...)

William Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square, made trades that reaped $2.6bn of profits during March’s coronavirus sell-off. File photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on international stock markets in recent months, but some investors – think short-sellers, hedge funds, bargain-hunting (...)

On the FTSE 350, it's just two property companies – Daejan Holdings and TR Property Investments – and Belfast-based Kainos that operate female-free boardrooms.

And then there were three. The appointment of geologist Fiona MacAulay to the board of commodity trading and mining group Ferrexpo slashes the number (...)

Work-related stress: more than 500,000 workers in the UK were signed off last year. Photograph: iStock/Getty

I meet Rich Leigh for a coffee on a Friday, his day off. In fact, his entire company has the day off, because Radioactive PR, the British firm the 30-(...)

Many postal workers have now decided to hang on to their shares in the hope the price will recover. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

For Britain’s postmen and women, the past few weeks have served as a crash course in the vagaries of the investment world. In 2013, when Royal Mail w(...)

 Dominic Raab, the British Brexit secretary, is still confident that a deal can be reached with the EU. Photograph: EPA/Luke MacGregor / POOL

The British government has told pharmaceutical companies to stockpile an extra six weeks supply of medicines to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and warne(...)

Children enjoy jumping into a sea pool in Margate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A heatwave, which could produce the hottest temperatures this year, is sweeping across the UK. After a weekend of wall-to-wall sunshine around the UK(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Photograph: Epa/Armando Babani

There was some good news for Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Tuesday, as the UK’s inflation rate unexpectedly stuck at its five-year peak of 3(...)

Royal Mint: the new pound coins are almost impossible to forge. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

British shoppers will be checking their change very carefully over the next few days, as the deadline for the demise of the round pound approaches. F(...)

Samsung president DJ Koh talks to the technology journalists who weren’t in Cupertino, California, this week. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Image of the week: In a galaxy far, far away Garnering considerably fewer “inches” (as we say in old media) in this part of the world than Apple’s iP(...)

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