Why events matter

The economic contribution of the business events industry to the UK is huge and growing. Ian Whiteling does the maths

Boosting the business dollar

Britain could and should make more of business tourism. Abigail Wills looks at the reasons why

Overseas sales keep UK afloat

As the UK economic outlook remains gloomy, retailers are venturing further afield to develop international markets. But what is the impact of going global on the UK high street? Miya Knights reports

Meet the Britalians…

They are fashion’s newest tribe but, warns Josh Sims, joining them might be harder than you think

Keep it simple, stupido!

Giorgio Locatelli explains why you could never order spaghetti Bolognese in Bologna and explodes other common myths about Italian food

Celebrating 50 fabulous years

As the world’s biggest furniture fair turns 50, Italian designers and manufacturers are preparing for the next half-century. Nicole Swengley reports

Speed, style and substance?

Are Italian cars more of a status symbol than a means of transport? Josh Sims deliberates

A tangled web we weaved

Businesses and consumers are making international money transfers more frequently, but systems have a reputation for being cumbersome, costly and prone to error, writes Rod Newing