In these times of austerity, a big public celebration like the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee might be just the thing to cheer up the nation. But can we afford it?
Europe is threatened by an acute crisis in Spain’s banking system and predictions seen by Channel 4 News suggest a 50 per cent fall in house prices could force Spain to seek an international bailout.
Two giant German firms, E.On and RWE, are to pull out of building new nuclear power stations in the UK. It’s the first fallout from the Japanese Fukushima disaster to hit Britain’s nuclear industry.
In the weeks before the budget, the debate focused on one issue. If the government cut the 50p tax rate, as they had threatened, would the budget end up being dismissed as a giveaway for the rich?
Channel 4 News learns the number of British bankers leaving the UK for Switzerland fell by 16 per cent in 2011, despite claims the 50p tax rate would encourage wealthy financiers to leave the country.
A crazy bubble price, or a sensational bargain? Channel 4 News Business Producer Ben King assesses rumours Facebook is about to launch on the public stock market, valued at $100bn.
Take a boat out on Swansea Bay, and you’ll see a wind turbine spinning in the breeze as you leave the harbour. This is supposed to be the future of energy: green, clean and renewable, writes Ben King.
We are fighting for the soul of the nation, Israel’s president has declared. As Ben King reports he is urging people to rally against ultra Orthodox Jews trying to impose a strict religious code.
As News Corporation announces plans to spend $5bn to buy back its shares, Channel 4 News looks at how the past 10 days have highlighted the bizarre corporate structure of the Murdoch Empire.
As Eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss the debt crisis in Greece, Channel 4 News Business Producer Ben King examines how the bailout affects Britain.
The French parliament has become the first to vote for a ban on a controversial new technique for extracting natural gas, amid concerns about environmental pollution.
Bigger than Tesco: the little-known commodity group Glencore prepares for a stock market flotation that could make its chief executive one of Europe’s wealthiest men.
Figures seen by Channel 4 News reveal the rapidly-growing cash lost to the Exchequer through the import of VAT-exempt goods such as CDs from other offshore centres, writes Business Producer Ben King.
There has been a 28 per cent increase in the number of British bankers and financial services workers migrating to Switzerland, writes Business Producer Ben King.