How Oxfam became the rising star of UK’

How Oxfam became the rising star of UK’s online fashion industry – Trade director hopes to double size of web operation after it reported 33% sales growth over Christmas It’s one of fashion’s best kept secrets, a website where you can buy luxury brands such as Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu as well as the […]

Online fashion retailer Boohoo doubles s

Online fashion retailer Boohoo doubles sales over festive period – The company’s PrettyLittleThing increased sales by 191% as the retailer continues to steal share from the high street Sales at the online fashion retailer Boohoo doubled at Christmas as young women flocked to the website for party outfits and gifts. The Manchester-based company, which also […]

Jeff Bezos: where the $106bn man belongs

Jeff Bezos: where the $106bn man belongs on the all-time rich list – Amazon founder’s wealth soars by $6bn thanks to stock market surge – but he is still not the richest person ever Just 10 days into 2018 and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and a thorn in the side of Donald Trump, […]

The strong case for a citizens’ wealth f

The strong case for a citizens’ wealth fund | Letters – Professor Steve Schifferes says a citizens’ wealth fund in the UK could be the key to boosting productivity, tackling inequality, and giving citizens a new sense of control over their lives. Plus Michael Gold says that if the tech giants paid tax properly there […]

Shares in spread betting firm Plus500 so

Shares in spread betting firm Plus500 soar thanks to bitcoin boom – Price jumped 130% last year amid growth in use of derivatives products that allow investors to gamble on cryptocurrencies The growth in gambling on the yo-yoing value of cryptocurrencies using risky derivatives products has helped boost the profits of the financial spread betting […]

Ripple: cryptocurrency enjoys end-of-yea

Ripple: cryptocurrency enjoys end-of-year surge – but will it endure? – Ripple, also known as XRP, peaks at more than $100bn and surpasses Ethereum to become second most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin If 2017 was the year of bitcoin, the pioneering cryptocurrency that neared $20,000 in December, will 2018 be the year of Ripple? Related: From […]

Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after

Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after $1m bitcoin ransom paid – Employee of UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange ‘safe, but stressed’ following capture by masked gunmen Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1m in bitcoins as a ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on […]