Inspired by the Scottish independence vote, Catalonians are protesting for their right to hold a referendum. Will they get one? Simon Wilson reports.
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Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to become the largest tech initial public offering when it lists in New York next week. But should you buy the shares?
An attack has been launched on an American bank’s computer infrastructure – possibly by Russia. Is it an act of war? Simon Wilson investigates.
Amazon’s dominance of the book retail market is already hurting publishers – does it also threaten authors and book lovers? Simon Wilson investigates.
Government changes to criteria for classifying ‘troubled families’ will this week see 380,000 more enter the category. Who are they and how can they be helped? Simon Wilson reports.
Does China’s economic offensive in Africa amount to neocolonialism, and what are China’s objectives? Simon Wilson investigates.
BSkyB is doubling its investment in virtual reality. Is this much-hyped technology finally poised for a breakthrough? Simon Wilson reports.
The government is planning new legislation to make it harder for workers to strike. But hasn’t that fight already been won? Simon Wilson reports.
Shorting – selling an asset you don’t own to buy it back at a lower price and pocket the difference – is vilified as cynical speculation. Is it? Simon Wilson reports.
Unmanned aerial vehicles – drones – have been a key technology in America’s wars. But now they are set to invade civilian life. Simon Wilson reports.