TED: Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century - Thomas Piketty (2014)
06 Oct 2014 4:26:39
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
The working people struggling to eat
06 Oct 2014 4:26:11
Why are three million households struggling to make ends meet?
UK services sector growth 'slowing'
06 Oct 2014 3:43:51
Growth in the UK services sector eases to a three-month low in September amid suggestions that the recovery may be "losing its legs".
Virgin Atlantic axes domestic service
06 Oct 2014 3:17:21
Virgin Atlantic will stop operating Little Red, its UK flight network service in September 2015 - two and a half years after its inaugural flights.
Royal Mail makes parcel price bid
06 Oct 2014 2:43:01
Royal Mail is moving to defend its share of the Christmas parcels business by cutting some charges.
E-cig firm can fight EU regulations
06 Oct 2014 2:06:45
An electronic cigarette company wins the latest stage of its battle against the regulation of tobacco products in the European Union.
VIDEO: Dairy farmers protest over milk price
06 Oct 2014 1:14:23
Dairy farmers hit by a series of price cuts are taking direct action by protesting
VIDEO: Work absence 'lowest for five years'
06 Oct 2014 1:03:50
Overall levels of absenteeism are at their lowest level for five years, according to a survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
John Galliano returns to fashion
06 Oct 2014 0:50:04
British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
Nobel Prize for brain's GPS discovery
06 Oct 2014 0:28:03
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
UK new car sales hit 10-year high
06 Oct 2014 0:11:18
New UK car sales had their strongest September in ten years, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show.
Shares in Euro Disney tumble 15%
06 Oct 2014 9:03:53
Shares in Euro Disney tumble after the company announces a 1bn-euro (£790m) refinancing in the face of falling visitor numbers and spending.
Workers 'taking fewer sick days'
06 Oct 2014 9:01:49
Employers say the number of days taken as sick leave fell from an average of 7.6 days to 6.6 days this year.
German factory orders fall in August
06 Oct 2014 8:13:19
German factory orders fall in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, according to economy ministry data.
Banking shares lead FTSE 100 higher
06 Oct 2014 7:37:41
London's leading shares edged higher in early Monday trading, with banks among the top gainers.
Cable plans pay rise for apprentices
06 Oct 2014 7:22:57
Business Secretary Vince Cable is to unveil coalition plans to give low-paid apprentices a £1-an-hour pay rise, and prepares to attack Tory benefit cuts.
Financial services 'bouncing back'
06 Oct 2014 7:14:58
The UK's financial service sector is growing at its fastest rate since 2007, says the CBI business lobby group.
New York Times in cartoon apology
06 Oct 2014 7:07:26
The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
World Bank cuts Chinese outlook
06 Oct 2014 6:57:23
The World Bank cuts China's growth forecast for the next three years as the world's second largest economy tackles structural reforms.
HP 'to split into two companies'
06 Oct 2014 6:26:15
Hewlett-Packard is to split into two companies, separating its computer and printer business from its corporate hardware and services operations.
New cracks in Hunterston reactor
06 Oct 2014 6:13:38
New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.
Yahoo 'set to invest in Snapchat'
06 Oct 2014 5:46:37
Yahoo is reportedly close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at $10bn.
HK back at work as protests dwindle
06 Oct 2014 3:55:36
Hundreds of people remain camped on the streets of Hong Kong, but civil servants are able to return to work as protester numbers dwindle.
Japan shares rebound on US jobs data
06 Oct 2014 1:51:13
Japanese shares rebound on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data but Hong Kong shares fall amid continuing protests.
VIDEO: Can this helmet beat work stress?
05 Oct 2014 3:12:54
A designer's personal mission to combat work stress