From left: Missoni, Bottega Veneta, Fendi

Hey, big spenders: how men are saving fashion

Men now make up 40 per cent of the luxury goods market - and the proportion is growing

The ‘job for life’ expectation of the postwar years is beginning to seem a historical aberration

Is this the death of the traditional employee?

Self-employment has exploded since the financial crisis. Ben Chu examines the causes and the implications of this workplace revolution

Brad Katsuyama: 'I believe that the markets are rigged'

An exposé of high-frequency trading in Wall Street has given the whistleblower a platform. And he's pushing for reform

The Week Ahead: There are concerns ABF may have to cut forecasts at its sugar division

Investors will be closely scrutinising Associated British Foods’ first-half results tomorrow.

What the Sunday Papers Said

Independent on Sunday: MPs backed over nuclear clean-up criticism

The Government has backed a committee of MPs that criticised the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for “inappropriately” withholding information from the public in a report on the clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear facility in Cumbria. It had cited commercial confidentiality.

A new future with concrete and chips: Tech entrepreneurs honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering are showing the way

The collapse of the banking sector in 2008 showed just how reliant the British economy had become on the City of London for growth, jobs and general prosperity. The recession that followed those dark days exposed the need to rebuild the non-financial side of the economy, but after years of neglect can our manufacturing ever recapture the success it once enjoyed?

The Everett factory, where Boeing’s planes are assembled, is so vast that rainclouds have appeared near the ceiling

Dreaming big in Boeing's jumbo factory

The plane maker operates the biggest factory in the world – just don't mention the parking to its 40,000 staff

Facebook intends giving users the ability to transfer cash

Facebook: Taking on PayPal with socially useful banking

The social network wants to tap into a new generation of smart spenders by entering the financial services arena

Truculent Tesco boss braced for an ear-bashing

The knives are out for Philip Clarke. But only a fool would write him off

Football-loving Lord Livingston has one goal: let’s get Britain exporting

The Celtic-supporting government trade supremo tells Margareta Pagano that helping the country’s forgotten medium-sized businesses is top of his list of priorities – and how the transfer from BT left him £10m out of pocket

The London Book Fair took place this week in Earls Court, a showcase for the UK’s £3bn-a-year books business

Better read than dead: why books will endure

By adopting the methods of their online rivals, traditional publishers can ensure a bright future. Gideon Spanier on the industry's resilience

Dan Loeb has a fearless and brash style

Sotheby's looks to bring the hammer down on Dan Loeb

The 270-year-old auction house has come out fighting against the hedge fund king's attack on its boardroom

The Port of Felixstowe, in Suffolk, is the UK’s busiest container port

Just how balanced is the UK economy?

The IMF is sounding a warning shot over Britain's economic recovery. Ben Chu examines how concerned we should be about prospects for growth

Drax’s dynamo is the power behind our electricity

By 2016 Britain’s biggest coal-fired generating station aims to produce half its electricity from biomass. Margareta Pagano meets the woman driving the transformation to a green future

The Week Ahead: M&S and Mothercare under scrutiny

Investors will be scrutinising figures from Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Mothercare this week, as the two under-pressure retailers update on trading.

News
Lord Heseltine has been indelibly associated with the revival of Liverpool for four decades
Lord Heseltine is cautiously optimistic over the Coalition’s bid to put a regenerated Liverpool at the centre of its target to double exports to £1 trillion by 2020, says Russell Lynch
News
Demonstrators carry placards as they gather for an anti-fracking protest in London last week
As developers get set to bid in the UK’s biggest sale of onshore gas licences, the commercial benefits of drilling remain far from clear
News
GlaxoSmithKline Chinese headquarters
We’ll just have to wait and see if Sir Andrew’s apparent wit goes hand in hand with the wisdom to cure GSK’s problems, says James Moore
News
Burberry is opening new stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles this autumn
From discount to luxury, UK brands are vying to conquer the States. Laura Chesters asks if they can succeed in a graveyard for our retailers
News
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is obsessed by sales
As its new smartphone makes its debut, it is sometimes hard to keep track of what Amazon does. And that's not a good sign
News
When God was giving out the moral outrage, Wall Streeters were inventing credit-default swaps. It's no surprise Ackman failed to take down Herbalife, says Mark McSherry
News
Fallen star Bo Xilai in court, in September last year; he was given a life sentence
The rules are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos , as he learns the dark arts from a master
News
A brand new prescription: ‘Only using healthy mice and rats to find cures for ill humans is old-fashioned,” says George Freeman
The UK’s first-ever minister for life sciences tells Margareta Pagano about his new role at the departments of business and health, transforming how the UK develops and finances medicine
News
Rich, young Russians won’t dump their English lives unless they have absolutely no other option, says Jim Armitage
News
It’s not a question of if, but when... interest rates have been kept artificially low for long enough, says Hamish McRae
News
There may be trouble ahead … David Levy has very rarely been wrong in his forecasts
David Levy’s family has correctly called every major financial event in the US for decades. Now he’s warning of a global recession next year. Bernard Condon investigates
News
A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi
The retailer is on its knees, thanks to a German war veteran who turned the family grocers into the Aldi chain, writes Tony Paterson
News
It was Paul Fisher’s job to oversee and implement quantitative easing
Paul Fisher has left the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee after five years. He tells Ben Chu what Threadneedle Street got right and why the Bank behaved properly over forex
Arts and Entertainment
Tycoons' text: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both cite John Brookes' 'Business Adventures' as their favourite book
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are big fans of an out of print 1960s business book. Seth Stevenson explores why
News
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Analysis: Some feel that Philip Clarke didn't get enough of a chance to prove himself
Voices
Mr Osborne, who is on a two-day trip to India with Foreign Secretary William Hague, said the two countries would see greater investment in each other’s economies and more job creation.
The young have been hurt the most by recession. They don't vote Tory and can't buy a house, so who cares?, writes David Blanchflower
News
One of the lines on the Metro do Porto network crosses the Dom Luis bridge
An interest rate swap arrangement has ended up costing a Portuguese state-owned transport company a fortune. So did it really understand the pages and pages of algebra in the contract, asks Jim Armitage
News
Is the new bank likely to be of much use? The emerging countries have done pretty well without it, says Hamish McRae
Life and Style
The value of Ruby Roman grapes has rocketed since they were first put on the market in 2008, finds Beckie Smith
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices