Beside the seaside: A glorious vista missed

Why is Britain losing tourist money to its European rivals?

A strong pound, tight visa restrictions and poor accessibility are causing money-spending tourists to skip the UK, writes Joanna Bourke

Investors use computers to trade stocks at a brokerage office in Beijing

What really lies behind big trouble in China's markets?

Beijing is getting desperate as its stock markets continue to plummet. Ben Chu looks at the unique conditions behind the 'Great Fall of China' headlines

Inside Out had the critics in raptures and has taken $208m at the box office in the US. The question now is whether it can move into franchise territory

The tie-ins, the trailers, the cross-selling – that’s what makes a movie great

As the children’s films Minions and Inside Out go head to head, James Moore finds the plot is only half the story for the studios

Tour operators Thomas Cook and Tui have cut forecasts for this year

Greece crisis: How Greek troubles affect British firms – not all badly

Travel companies may be feeling the pinch as Aegean holidays dwindle, but car sales are buoyant

Germany is building new coal-fired generators and has some of the cheapest wholesale electricity prices in Europe

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of European ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most

The Week Ahead: Investors in Imagination Technologies are dreaming of a takeover

Investors in Imagination Technologies are dreaming of a takeover. Annual results tomorrow for the company which creates the chips that power iPhones and iPads could revive the bid chatter. Analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove expect the FTSE 250 firm to meet guidance with sales of £179.7m, up from £170.8m the year before, with underlying earnings touted to be £21.7m.

Heavy security surrounds the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film

Who are you going to call to prevent a hack attack?

The spectacular North Korean hack of Sony last year, and other high-profile corporate security breaches, have put a rocket under the valuations of firms that offer cyber protection. But are they really worth it?

The Chinese way: many investors haven’t completed high school

China stock market: Five facts that show how the bubble arose - and why it might be bursting

The value of Chinese equities had grown at a phenomenal rate over the past year. But with some fearing the only way was down, Friday's crash will come as no surprise

Working like a dog: an employee’s French bulldog hangs out in the office of the magazine ‘Wired’

Bring Your Dog To Work Day: Is having a mutt in your meeting productive?

Farting, barking and humping the boss's leg... Caroline Corcoran discovers the reality of having a four-legged friend in the office
Quindell deals in insurance claims but now faces its own sink or swim situation

Quindell, the scandal-ridden insurance firm, is being investigated by City regulators

The insurance claim outsourcer – the one-time darling of AIM – has shares suspended as new inquiry begins. Jamie Nimmo reports on an extraordinary fall from grace

Successful start-up: Emilie Holmes with her crowd-funded tea van in London back in 2012

Crowdfunding is growing up - but with great power comes responsibility

Crowdfunding used to be the wild child of finance. Now it's become a big business, it's having to knuckle down and face greater scrutiny
The estate has pumped money into transforming Regent Street into a luxury retail attraction, with brands such as J.Crew

The Crown Estate, which runs the Queen's land and property empire, posts record profits of £285.1 million

As the portfolio posts record profits, with West End plans afoot, it shows no sign of slowing. But the estate is also under scrutiny

Jerry Greenfield of Ben and Jerry's: So what’s so funny about peace, love and ice-cream?

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, hasn’t been chilling out since selling to Unilever

How Block Workout's Terroll Lewis went from gang member to fitness entrepreneur

Block Workout is a gym, community centre and philosophy based in Brixton

This year’s model: the summer look at Asos. A £1,000 investment in the retailer in 2001 would now be worth £160,000

After 20 years of the good, the bad and the ugly, has AIM grown up?

Amid scandals such as Langbar and success stories like Asos and Majestic Wine, investors will have mixed feelings on the junior market’s anniversary. Jamie Nimmo looks back on a chequered past and asks if the future will be more rewarding

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James Moore, Outlook: It looked doubtful, but the Co-op is giving every impression of having set a course for calmer waters.
News
Audioboom, which now hosts a weekly XFM radio podcast by Russell Brand (right, with the co-host Matt Morgan), started life as a fund offering finance to builders, then tried turning waste products into energy
A small AIM-listed mining company that has sold all its assets is a perfect vehicle for shell investors, as Jamie Nimmo explains
News
Zero-hours contracts do not guarantee a minimum number of hours
James Moore, Outlook:The trouble is, the contracts almost always seem to work best for the employer.
News
James Moore, Outlook: It’s delicious. UBS, a controversial bank that has had a great deal of trouble with managing its money, has hired Annie Leibovitz, a controversial celebrity photographer
Voices
Stock prices in China: Economic power has shifted east, and emerging market equities can bring rewards - and risk
Ben Chu, Economic View: The key here is not to sell with the herd when markets drop sharply but to ride it out.

News
Candidates are facing tougher and weirder questions than ever in job interviews
News
Power and the glory? An artist’s impression of Hinkley Point C, which it is envisaged will start generating in 2026 and account for 7 per cent of British consumption
Environmentalists are far from alone in opposing an 'expensive mistake'
News
Sir Mike Rake
James Moore, Outlook: Pick a flotation candidate – any candidate – and you will find directors and owners having second thoughts.
News
Dave Lewis built a formidable reputation at Unilever, but some were concerned by his lack of retail experience
Alex Lawson looks at the changes Dave Lewis has made
News
Women and men stand in an office
Two economists have come up with a formula to quantify the gender gap
News
An investor reads a newspaper in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China. China's major stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday, after a catastrophic Monday that saw Chinese exchanges suffer their biggest losses since the global financial crisis, destabilising financial markets around the world.
Satyajit Das, Das Capital: The ‘Chinese dream’ risks turning into a nightmare for its investors and its leaders.

News
Paddy Power is well-known for eye-catching promotional stunts, such as this balloon at the Cheltenham Festival
Outlook: It isn’t hard to see Paddy Power and Betfair's investors are excited
News
A view through smog over the 02 Arena and the Canary Wharf financial district in London. The BBC weather centre predicts a potential 8 or 9 out of 10 level of air pollution likely to be found in East Anglia and the East Midlands
James Moore:

“Sell in May go away, buy again on St Leger Day” runs the old City saying. 

News
Stonewall, which marches at London Pride, is working with firms in the professions to promote equality
Jo Bourke investigates 'prevalent' homophobic attitudes in the construction and property sectors
News
Spokespeople for the companies involved, including BHP Billiton, stressed their political neutrality
James Moore, Outlook:

The sort of name recognition enjoyed by the likes of Tesco or Barclays is not something BHP Billiton is ever going to achieve.

News
The Chinese stock market has faced its own 'Black Monday'
James Moore, Outlook:This is what happens when humans are replaced by computers.
News
Everything you need to know about the global stock market meltdown and what it means
News
Rupert Scofield, founder of microfinance institution Finca, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives
News
Laura Wade-Gery, the M&S executive in charge of the company's 870 UK stores and website, is going on maternity leave, the retailer announced today
James Ashton, My Week After her moment on the front pages, Laura Wade-Gery should be left to get on with it
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Online gambling operator 888.com is a client of XL Media, which specialises in driving internet users to its site
Jim Armitage, Outlook: The takeover battle for the Bwin.party online gambling company has had more twists than an all-night blackjack session.
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
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Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones