1. The world’s 100 biggest brands still command a significant premium over others and that value increased by 3 per cent to $3.4tn this year, according to the latest BrandZ rankings compiled by Millward Brown, the research agency.
4. Chandelier is the 17th most viewed music video on TouTube of all time and has racked up more than 712 million hits.
5. The GM turnaround will drag on. Forget a 2010 IPO.
6. Global warming and a powerful El weather event combined to make 2015 the planet’s hottest year since modern records began in the 1800s, according to scientists, who warned this year could be even warmer.