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Brexit trade talks: Deal can and must be made, says CBI boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Carolyn will step down as CBI boss in November A post-Brexit trade deal “can and must be made”, the organisation representing British businesses has said ahead of further UK-EU trade talks on Monday. Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the boss of the Confederation of British Industry, said it was the time for “the spirit of… Read more →

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Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US ‘dropped the ball’ on innovation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer Google boss Eric Schmidt says US risks lagging behind China on innovation In the battle for tech supremacy between the US and China, America has “dropped the ball” in funding for basic research, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt. And that’s one of the key reasons why China has… Read more →

Principality Building Society boss says home working ‘here to stay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Offices like this might become a thing of the past after Covid-19 The new boss of Wales’ largest building society has said home working has been so successful many staff will not return to the office. Principality Building Society chief executive Julie-Ann Haines said staff numbers at the Cardiff headquarters might never return to… Read more →

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls UK travel quarantine ‘a shambles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael O’Leary wants to see coronavirus testing at UK airports The UK’s travel quarantine policy is a “shambles of mismanagement”, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said. In an interview with the BBC, Mr O’Leary said the UK and Irish Governments “stand indicted”. He said the UK quarantine was “lumpy and defective” and that the UK… Read more →

The search engine boss who wants to help us all plant trees

Image copyright Shane Thomas McMillan Image caption Christian Kroll was inspired to change the direction of his life after travelling through India The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Christian Kroll, the founder and chief executive of internet search engine Ecosia. Christian Kroll wants nothing less than to… Read more →