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Whatever happened to peak oil?

Whatever happened to peak oil?

By Adam Gale Monday, 08 February 2016

With a quarter of North Sea rigs set to close in the next decade, a long term lack of supply is the least of the industry's worries.

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Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

08 February 2016

The engine maker could be planning to cut its dividend for the first time in almost 25 years.

 
 
EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

08 February 2016

But don't get too excited - it's early days yet and many multinationals may not be affected.

 
 
Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

08 February 2016

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 
 
Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

08 February 2016

The business secretary has added his voice to a European-wide call for urgent action on anti-dumping.

 
 
Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

08 February 2016

The government has chosen the GlaxoSmithKline chairman to lead the follow up to the Davies report.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

05 February 2016

Pubs putting up a fight, PR nightmare Martin Shkreli, the unsolved ethnicity pay gap problem.

 
 
Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

05 February 2016

Investors aren't confident about the professional network's future.

 
 
Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

05 February 2016

The former pharma CEO's attitude towards public relations needs to be seen to be believed.

 
 
Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

05 February 2016

It looks like Barbie's after a My Little Pony.

 
 
Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

05 February 2016

The online takeaway firm has a global appetite.

 
 
Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

04 February 2016

The collapse of Rebus could cost investors £800,000. A small price to pay for a financial revolution?

 
 
Bank woes are far from over

Bank woes are far from over

04 February 2016

Credit Suisse and Lloyds have just announced more job cuts. They won't be the last to do so.

 
 
Campaigners toast a fall in pub closures

Campaigners toast a fall in pub closures

04 February 2016

But don't chuck it down the hatch just yet - 27 are still shutting their doors every week.

 
 
HMRC reforms could be playing into tax dodgers' hands

HMRC reforms could be playing into tax dodgers' hands

03 February 2016

Researchers claim a new breed of 'gamekeeper-turned-poachers' is helping companies stay one step ahead.

 
 
Foxtons on the up despite housing market slowdown

Foxtons on the up despite housing market slowdown

03 February 2016

Everyone's favourite pushy estate agent is handing shareholders a special dividend.

 
 
Amazon could be planning to open hundreds of bookshops

Amazon could be planning to open hundreds of bookshops

03 February 2016

Having laid waste to bricks and mortar it seems the ecommerce giant is waking up to the value of a physical presence.

 
 
Microsoft just shelled out $250m for UK firm SwiftKey

Microsoft just shelled out $250m for UK firm SwiftKey

03 February 2016

The tech giant wants to tap into the keyboard app company's AI expertise.

 
 
Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

03 February 2016

Councils in England and Wales will have the power to set their own rules.

 
 
How long can Ocado keep investors waiting?

How long can Ocado keep investors waiting?

02 February 2016

The online grocer's sales are soaring but its promised international partnership is yet to materialise.

 
 
BP loses $6.4bn - but don't worry, we're making good progress

BP loses $6.4bn - but don't worry, we're making good progress

02 February 2016

The oil price slide is really starting to hurt, but the shrinking giant still pays its dividend.

 
 

Features

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 

£1,000 an hour for a lawyer is a fast-cycle rinse

05 February 2016

There are times when you really need a good brief. But they sure know how to charge.

 

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 

Lessons in how not to do succession planning

04 February 2016

Hanging on to the reins of power too long can have unfortunate consequences for your business.

 

Five lessons for smooth succession planning

04 February 2016

Passing the baton isn't easy, but it can be painful if it goes wrong. Here are five top tips to make sure that doesn't happen.

 

Chinese takeovers of Western companies aren't a bad thing

03 February 2016

Yet another European firm is being bought by the Chinese. Here's to many more.

 

When a low-risk strategy is really high risk

03 February 2016

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Doing exhaustive research and then a full-on, glitzy launch isn't the best way for a company to launch a new product.

 

There's no room for fluffiness if you want to get things done

03 February 2016

Straight talk and robust action are the watchwords in the business classic Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

 

What were the 60s like for business?

03 February 2016

It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some golden nuggets from times gone by. First up: 1966-70.

 

'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

02 February 2016

Hear from the award-winning food entrepreneur at MT's Inspiring Women Edinburgh conference.

 

Gear & Gizmos: Make a good impression on Valentine's Day

02 February 2016

Hoping to wow someone on 14 February? Here's what you need to be admired.

 

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Child labour won't go away without transparency

01 February 2016

Next and H&M are brave to admit that they found Syrian child refugees working in supplier factories in Turkey.

 

Smoke & Mirrors: The statue with the shady past

01 February 2016

When a graduate trainee protests about Smokehouse's statue of a racist founder, the comms chief goes in search of the true story.

 

Charismatic leadership has its downsides

01 February 2016

Charisma may help leaders get to power but it can also disguise their incompetence and inability to do the job.

 

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

01 February 2016

The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.

 

Time to go electric

29 January 2016

SPONSORED CONTENT: With climate change and pollution posing a threat to the world, there is an increasing need for environmentally friendly vehicles. Nissan is a pioneer in this area with its innovative 100% electric cars.

 
 

The MT Interview

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

By Matthew Gwyther Tuesday, 26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.


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