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Come to Germany to work and find love, British are told

Germany has launched a £120 million drive to entice young workers from Britain to come to the country and work as apprentices by offering generous all-expenses-paid schemes.<p>With the aim of plugging the skills gaps in Germany’s prosperous economy, Berlin will encourage hundreds of Britons aged 18 to …

Michael Gove attacked over reinstated ‘child porn’ teacher

and<p>Michael Gove has been urged to explain why a teacher sacked for downloading indecent images of children has been told he can return to work.<p>The …

Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.<p>The company is …

How can we provide better customer service? Create software that lets customers serve each other

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Credit: Nomad_Soul/Shutterstock<p>Recently I was asked a question following a presentation that suddenly made me realize social …

How to start a family business

Published: 24 May 2013<p>Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016<p><b>Pick your partners carefully.</b> Going into business with your siblings, cousins, parents or children …

New rule tightens Rupert Murdoch's grip on News Corp companies

Rupert Murdoch will use News Corp's split to tighten his grip on the media empire he founded, by introducing a new rule that makes it difficult for other shareholders to build significant voting stakes in either of the new companies.<p>News Corp, which will separate its highly profitable television …

Media Industry

Make the most of being your own boss

More and more people are joining the ranks of the self-employed – but it can also make your finances more complicated.<p>Are you a micro-business? As a report by Lord Young last week stated, firms with fewer than 10 employees now make up 95pc of all businesses. Many are on a truly tiny scale – limited …

Finance

How to become a first-class negotiator

The word “negotiation” evokes connotations of difficulty. We assume that negotiations are difficult and require a special innate talent, or that …

Gigaom | Fight over TV streaming heats up as broadcasters file new lawsuit in Washington DC

Advertisement<p>Major broadcasters filed a new lawsuit this week as part of an ongoing efforts to shut down services like Aereo that stream over-the-air …

Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues

We joke that most people don't like QR codes, but those codes link to a lot of information through one snapshot -- and Mercedes-Benz may just use that efficiency to save lives. The automaker is putting the symbols on vehicles so that emergency crews just need a phone camera scan for easy access to …

Fresh Prince pals Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Carlton reunite on Graham Norton Show

Children of the 80s rejoice – all your dreams just came true on the Graham Norton Show last night as guest Will Smith (plus his son Jaden) was joined …

Gay teenager faces charges over relationship with younger girlfriend

An 18-year-old American is facing felony charges over claims that she had sexual contact with her underage girlfriend, prompting gay rights advocates …

Stocks are booming, so beware the bust

The return of 'animal spirits’ usually points to better times, but it’s more complicated now<p>One of the defining characteristics of an asset bubble is that most professional money men know one when they see one, but on the “greater fool theory” – the belief that when making a questionable investment …

Russia wants Bill Browder on Interpol list

The Russian authorities have escalated their attack on Bill Browder, the British hedge fund boss spearheading an anti-corruption campaign against the Kremlin, by asking Interpol to place him under surveillance.<p>Last month, Moscow issued an arrest warrant against the founder of Hermitage Capital …

Russia

The internet will revolutionise SME lending in the UK

The internet is transforming our economy and our lives. More than nine out of 10 flights are now booked online. Digital music, almost unknown a decade ago, already makes up 40pc of total sales.<p>Amazon last year recorded £4bn of sales in the UK. A whole host of new entrants are revolutionising …

How An Online Reputation Can Hurt Your Job Hunt

<i>This is a guest post by Chris Forman, CEO of the online job-search organizer StartWire. His last article for FORBES was “Make Your Age An Asset: 7 Job-Search Tips If You’re Over 50.”</i><p>If you are looking for a job, you need to be aware of your digital footprint – the information connected with your …

Six simple tips to add billions to your bottom line

Published: 17 May 2013<p>Last Updated: 15 May 2013<p><b>1. Get mobile</b><p>It’s no surprise to hear that by 2014 mobile phones and tablets will be the most common …

Google and Amazon are having a laugh

You've got to admire the cheek: when the UK government asked Google why its UK operation barely paid tax, Google's answer was that it only employed …

Nadine Dorries may stand for election as joint Tory-Ukip candidate

Tory MP Nadine Dorries will speak to her local party about the possibility of standing as a joint Conservative-UK Independence party candidate at the …

Mortgage borrowers warned interest rates 'should be 2pc'

A former MPC member has warned rates need to rise but the market still predicts no increase until late 2016. Andrew Oxlade looks at the latest forecasts.<p>A former member of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) have warned that increases in the cost of borrowing are essential to cool the …

Economics

Amazon received more money from UK grants than it paid in corporation tax

Amazon is on a fresh collision course over its contribution to the UK exchequer, after the American internet giant revealed it received more money in government grants last year than it paid in corporation tax in Britain.<p>Amazon’s UK operation generated £4.2bn of sales last year, but it used a …

Finance

Company wins £150m govt contract despite tax avoidance

Print this page<p>Earlier this year, Danny Alexander told the FT he was going to use the levers of government to get companies to pay their fair share …

Sir Richard Branson dresses up as air stewardess after losing bet to AirAsia owner Tony Fernandes

Sir Richard Branson has dressed up as a female flight attendant, complete with lipstick and a red skirt, after losing a bet to QPR owner Tony …

Michael Gove Says He Would Quit EU If A Vote Were Held Tomorrow

Education Secretary Michael Gove says he would vote to quit the European Union if a referendum was held tomorrow.<p>Gove said life outside the EU would …

21 Things I Learned About Bitcoin From Living On It For A Week

I lived on Bitcoin for a week – <b>Day 1</b> / <b>Day 2</b> / <b>Day 3</b> / <b>Day 4</b> / <b>Day 5</b> / <b>Day 6</b> / <b>Day 7</b>. This is what I learned.<p><b>1.</b> <b>It is possible to live on Bitcoin in San Francisco for a week.</b> It cost me about 4.85 Bitcoins. I sometimes had to live on the fringes to get by.<p><b>2</b>. <b>It is only recently possible to live on Bitcoin</b> …

The Co-op has opened up old wounds from the banking crisis

Something has gone very wrong at the Co-op Bank and it did not happen overnight.<p>Despite the suddenness with which the market appears to have woken up to the mutual’s problems following the lender’s six-notch downgrade by Moody’s, in truth their existence had been an open secret for several …

How To Share A Work Space

When I started at Forbes, the bosses put me in a big, roomy office. With two other reporters. I liked them both, but the arrangement wreaked havoc on my work. I’d be concentrating on the legal brief I was reading, just about to figure out the nut of the case, when Tom would pick up the phone and …

How to start a conversation

The key to being a self sufficient networker is the ability to start a conversation with someone you’ve never met before, without an …