The space race is quickening. New constellations of satellites in near Earth orbit are about to revolutionize broadband connectivity in Britain and beyond.
There is a global shortage of computer chips and the vital rare earth metals which are used in virtually all hi-tech products. Given our total reliance on technology, this could be a serious limiting factor on future economic growth. Victor Hill investigates.
A UK finance company with prime ministerial connections and an American hedge fund collapsed within a month of one another. Both had questionable business models. How many other financial disasters are about to happen out there?
Nearly 100 days into his presidency the character of the Biden administration is now evident. Just how left-wing is Joe Biden? Victor Hill inquires.
It was developed in record time and made available at cost price. It is easy to transport and store. It is being manufactured by the billion in India for the benefit of the developing world. So why does (almost) everybody hate AstraZeneca?
It may be that those who facilitate the EV revolution will prosper more than those who manufacture EVs, writes Victor Hill.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, birth rates are plummeting. This may be more than just a temporary response to the public health emergency.
China is becoming more assertive, even aggressive. But can we realistically rein in China’s excesses without risk, asks Victor Hill?
A flailing European leadership is behaving irrationally on vaccines. And the de-coupling of the UK from the EU will now accelerate, writes Victor Hill.
A carbon neutral future is attainable and will eventually improve living standards. But it will be costly to achieve, writes Victor Hill.