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David Jinks: “Half of existing stores may disappear by 2023 — that’s largely down to the impact of e-commerce. It’s more efficient, greener and comes with better protections for consumers,” (image: shutterstock.com)

The previously online-only bookshop has expanded aggressively into brick-and-mortar retail, which is reeling from inflation. Analysts say Amazon's technology gives it an edge, but there are privacy concerns
Centre for Retail Research’s : "2018 will probably be the worst year for bad retail news since the recession in 2008, when Woolworths collapsed” (image: shutterstock.com)

What will Christmas 2018 bring for Britain's struggling retailers? We examine the latest aspects of online shopping, including omnichannel selling, personalisation and the use of AI.
This time automation and artificial intelligence are a game changer for your job. Read why.

Opinions differ on just how much of an impact automation and AI will have on the global economy while investment in this area is not slowing down. Spending in automation  is expected to surge to almost $232bn by 2025 compared to an estimated $12.4bn today.
Does the Chines dragon still breathes fire?REUTERS/Neil Hall

As debt rises and the economy slows, economists ponder what the future holds for China's historic rise to global powerhouse.
"Given that we know more about bitcoin, the size of the market, the futures contracts, that could lead to a moderation in bitcoin’s volatility.”

The price of the original and most valuable cryptocurrency tends to move in tandem with the broader market for “altcoins”, such as Ripple, Litecoin and Ethereum. But as the crypto bubble has largely burst, divergence in prices has emerged
Bangers and mash might cost us a pretty penny post Brexit. Image: shutterstock.com

What Hard Brexit Could Mean For the UK Food Price and Industry. One major worry is the potentially chaotic impact on the UK’s food sector. The industry counts as the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector. Brexit could mean Major Disruption and Rotten Fruit.
Protesters hold signs behind Richard Fuld, chairman and chief executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings. Image: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ten years after the financial global financial crisis that made thousands of Americans homeless and millions of Europeans jobless, experts fear that a new crisis - even tougher - is just around the corner.
Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, attends the launching the new generation of its smartphone, Huawei P20, in Paris

For the first time two Chinese companies made the world’s top 10 most valuable brands, but the country has a long list of other firms that are waiting in the wings.
Dozens of cardboard cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are seen during an Avaazorg protest outside the US Capitol in Washington

As Facebook lurches from one controversy to another and skittish investors place the stock under pressure, questions remain whether the 14-year old company can maintain its stronghold as the world’s largest social network.
Protester hold placards Saltires and EU flags during a demonstration to demand a vote on the Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union in Edinburgh Scotland

As the UK’s business community anxiously follows Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations, a study has raised new concerns about the cost of trading tariffs after Britain leaves the EU.