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Of all the many franchises operating around the world, there’s no denying that the best-known brand is McDonalds. One of the most famous companies of all time, McDonalds has around 36,000 branches in more than 100 countries around the...
One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world. Countless entrepreneurs have used the franchise as their way into business and their path to...

Exiled for being Jewish

When Adam Ringer was forcibly removed from Poland simply because he was Jewish, he didn't...
The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to...
In 2010 luxury travel company ITC was losing £1m a year. Jen Atkinson took over as CEO and told staff they had to "leap from a burning platform". ITC is now profitable again. Ms Atkinson puts her success down...
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.Similar to the way Silicon Valley developed, local engineers from big tech manufacturers are leaving to strike out on their own,...
Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the...
Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate is due back in...
The government will stop workers' pensions being put at risk from "executives who try to line their own pockets",...
Media playback is unsupported on your device Recriminations have begun over the failure of...
The government is creating a new Office for Product Safety and Standards to help manage...
Media playback is unsupported on your device French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the...
Carillion's collapse was for many people a bolt from the blue - a large UK company that had no...
Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new rise in the American economy. Here, six charts explore his relationship with US growth, the...
A California start-up chaired by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is trying to turn the dream of a high-speed pod-and-tube transport system into a reality.The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to Virgin Hyperloop One's test site in Nevada, US, to...
HSBC has agreed to pay $101.1m (£72.7m) to settle a US criminal investigation into rigged currency transactions.The bank has admitted its traders twice misused confidential information provided to them by clients for its own profit.HSBC, which is Europe's biggest...

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