Lithium is one of the world’s fastest growing commodities -- growing in value at around 18% every year, according to SQM, Chile's largest lithium producer.
US stock market fell for the third day in a row yesterday, hitting the world’s 500 richest people hardest and causing them to lose a combined $128bn, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address, boasting of economic growth, improving living standards and invincible missiles.
A scientific study into cannabis strength revealed high-potency varieties of the drug were more dominant in the UK in 2016 than eight or thirteen years previously.
The Federal Administrative court of Leipzig has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to impose bans on heavily polluting diesel cars.
Craig Wright, self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor, is reportedly being sued for $5 billion in bitcoin and other assets by the estate of a now deceased former business partner, David Kleiman.
There are few individual people the market listens to as closely as it does to Warren Buffett.
Lucara Diamond has acquired Clara Diamond Solutions which uses the technology blockchain to trace diamonds as they move through the supply chain.
US President Donald Trump has announced the largest package of sanctions against North Korea yet.
Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) expects to double its ecigarettes sales in 2018 as it integrates rival Reynolds American.
Amnesty International has found that discrimination against marginalised groups is becoming more normalised in its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights, out today.
Transparency International has released its corruption perception index (CPI) for 2017 showing, as usual, a strong correlation between high levels of corruption and lack of protections for the press and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Walmart has reported its full year results, revealing its online sales growth is losing steam and disappointing some investors.
Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal against the UK’s Court of Appeal in favour a tradesman’s unfair dismissal case against the company has reached the Supreme Court.
KFC was forced to close two-thirds of its 900 UK outlets over the weekend due to a shortage of chicken as deliveries from DHL failed to arrive on schedule, according to Huffington Post.
Macedonia hopes to end its decade-long row with Greece about its name ahead of the July Nato summit.
This month UK minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, visited Côte D’Ivoire to deliver a device to the government that could help the detection of illicit substances during anti-smuggling operations.
Uber has announced its new policy that aims to improve the safety of its customers and its drivers in the UK.
Australian Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the world’s largest standalone winemaker, has initiated legal action in Australia’s Federal Court against a copycat brand.
Transport for London (TfL) -- the UK capital's transport regulator -- has said it plans to get tough on ride-hailing app Uber and its competitors.
Some British members of parliament (MPs) have pledged to stop using plastic during Lent.
Exports of French wine and spirits, driven by strong sales in US and China, reached a new record in 2017 according to the Federation of French Wines and Spirit Exporters (FEVS), despite a stronger euro exchange rate.
After a number of false starts the UK is almost ready to fire the starting gun on its 5G spectrum auction -- paving the way for faster mobile internet in the country.
BT-owned EE has unveiled a 4G router with an external antenna as a way to provide mobile internet to areas of the UK not connected by fixed line broadband.
The flow of US craft beer sales slowed suddenly last year, causing the prices of speciality hops to decline.
Battery supplier Samsung SDI has announced it will recycle cobalt from used smartphone batteries as a way to secure supplies of the metal.
The Queen has declared plastic straws and bottles will be banned from the Royal Estates.
The number of companies using artificial intelligence in healthcare has increased from less than 20 in 2012 to 100 last year, according to GlobalData Healthcare estimates.
Amazon is unveiling a delivery service for businesses that will compete with UPS and FedEx, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Medopad -- the UK-based healthcare tech startup which last week signed £100m worth of projects and partnerships with a number of Chinese companies -- said it plans to replicate that success in other countries around the world.