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Manbag mystery

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag “male”?

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South Africa: the economic challenge

What are the challenges facing South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

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Life in the ‘golden cage’

As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

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Airbus takes new €1.3bn hit on A400M troop carrier

The aerospace group has now written off a total of €8bn in losses on the military transport plane.

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Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

An agency in Spain has allegedly rejected a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man.

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Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

The latest versions of the web browser will block “annoying intrusive” ads from today.

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Standard Life Aberdeen sees £100bn contract axed

Last year’s merger has created competition issues, according to Lloyds and Scottish Widows.

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Faulty appliances ’cause 60 fires a week’

Consumer group Which? wants the government to speed up efforts to tackle faulty home appliances.

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Recycling hacks

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

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Educated survivor

Tara’s fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.