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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

By Jack Torrance Friday, 23 January 2015

Man U's millions, William Hill's error, Mark Carney's mission.

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Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

23 January 2015

Our new regular columnist on learning to speak PR, the surfeit of democracy facing the Scots and how life in a start-up is full of choices

 
 
10 things we think will happen in 2015

10 things we think will happen in 2015

23 January 2015

Expect some answers to the English Question, a phone that can read your mind and a wave of young professionals flowing to the regions. And what about the oil price?

 
 
 

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35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

23 January 2015

MT is scouring the land for the country's brightest young businesswomen. Have you got what it takes to be part of this year's illustrious '35 Women Under 35' list?

 
 
Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

23 January 2015

Despite a strong performance by Mr Kipling, the manufacturer failed to report an exceedingly good year.

 
 
Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

23 January 2015

The Bank of England governor did his best 'tough teacher' on stage at Davos.

 
 
Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

23 January 2015

If the deal gets past the regulators, Hutchison Whampoa will have a supersized slice of Britain's mobile pie, but will that leave any for Sky?

 
 
Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

23 January 2015

The King is dead. Long live the King - and Saudi Arabia's oil price policy?

 
 
Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

23 January 2015

The 84-year-old who broke the Bank of England says he is giving up investing - and that this time he really means it.

 
 
Uber's turbocharged blitzkrieg could still end in a car crash

Uber's turbocharged blitzkrieg could still end in a car crash

22 January 2015

The $40bn taxi startup has just raised $1.6bn, but there is a danger of it growing too far, too fast.

 
 
Ebay, why are you slashing 2,400 jobs? 'Because Icahn.'

Ebay, why are you slashing 2,400 jobs? 'Because Icahn.'

22 January 2015

The online marketplace is getting in shape ahead of a sell-off of PayPal and its enterprise arm.

 
 
ECB launches QE in Europe

ECB launches QE in Europe

22 January 2015

Mario Draghi finally announces quantitative easing, but will €720bn a year be enough?

 
 
Manchester United promoted in Deloitte's Football Money League

Manchester United promoted in Deloitte's Football Money League

22 January 2015

Despite a torrid season, the Red Devils rose to second place in football's rich list while Real Madrid topped the table for the 10th time.

 
 
Royal Mail delivers strong Christmas performance - but will it last?

Royal Mail delivers strong Christmas performance - but will it last?

22 January 2015

The former state monopoly is keeping pace with its rivals. For now.

 
 
Balfour Beatty profits slashed £70m

Balfour Beatty profits slashed £70m

22 January 2015

The infrastructure group faces losses as KPMG report trashes its UK construction business.

 
 
WH Smith's profitable decline continues

WH Smith's profitable decline continues

21 January 2015

The retailer's continuing to deliver good profits on falling sales. When will it end?

 
 
Six of the best Davos talks

Six of the best Davos talks

21 January 2015

The great (and possibly the good) have gathered today in the luxury Alpine resort of Davos for a five day meeting to discuss the world's problems.

 
 
Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

21 January 2015

The search giant's ambitions are somewhat more earthly than SpaceX's martian dreams.

 
 
Hungry, hungry telcos are devouring mobile rivals

Hungry, hungry telcos are devouring mobile rivals

21 January 2015

As Sky gears up for a partnership with O2, the telecoms sector looks set for an M&A war.

 
 
Five reasons Mike Ashley might have sold that £117m stake in Sports Direct

Five reasons Mike Ashley might have sold that £117m stake in Sports Direct

21 January 2015

The billionaire Newcastle United owner cuts his stake in Sports Direct to 55%. What could he be up to?

 
 
Dixons Carphone sales surge but mobile M&A could spoil the happy marriage

Dixons Carphone sales surge but mobile M&A could spoil the happy marriage

21 January 2015

Black Friday meant a 'rollercoaster' Christmas, but there could be more thrills and spills to come as suitors circle O2.

 
 
Can Unilever's sustainability drive survive slowing demand?

Can Unilever's sustainability drive survive slowing demand?

20 January 2015

The consumer products giant's turnover dipped 2.7% thanks to problems in Russia and China.

 
 
Co-op Bank blacklists Wonga in effort to go ethical

Co-op Bank blacklists Wonga in effort to go ethical

20 January 2015

The 'ethical bank' tries to go back to its roots, by casting off unsuitable business partners including payday lenders and tax dodgers.

 
 

Features

Devolution: beware the tinpot dictator

23 January 2015

Decentralising power may be of the moment but it comes with risks

 

Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

23 January 2015

Simon Weatherall's Glofaster range aims to help runners and cyclists monitor their performance.

 

How to raise money through crowdfunding

23 January 2015

Turning fans into shareholders is an increasingly popular way to raise cash. Here's how to do it.

 

Obama wants to help the middle class - and he has a point

21 January 2015

Barack Obama's pontificating may not go very far, but inequality is a real problem in need of a real solution, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

The board is broken - time for shareholders to take a stand

21 January 2015

If shareholders don't get a grip on companies' power there will only be more Tescos, says Banker's Umbrella blogger Jay Vaananen.

 

Six of the UK's coolest offices

19 January 2015

Confession booth meeting rooms, fake blue skies and a slide down to the office bar. Jealous, us?

 

Why budgets are tyrannical madness

16 January 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: When it comes to spending taxpayer's cash or earning profit, budgets can be a constraining pain in the neck, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

You don't have to work all hours to be a successful entrepreneur

16 January 2015

Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia Skincare, has built an impressive business but still has time for family life.

 

Four ways to hang onto your best staff

16 January 2015

MT EXPERT: With the January job-hunting season in full swing, LinkedIn's Pierre Berlin recommends bigging up internal opportunities to calm those itchy feet.

 

The 10 biggest retail winners and losers of Christmas 2014

15 January 2015

The season of cheer and Black Friday brought mixed fortunes for Britain's retailers.

 

How to stop procrastinating and get in 'the zone'

14 January 2015

You'll only be productive if you're truly present at work, says Natalie Campbell.

 

'Our biggest competitor is work itself' - Adam Neumann, WeWork

09 January 2015

The startup office space provider is growing rapidly and was recently valued at $5bn.

 

We are not Charlie Hebdo

08 January 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: You do not counter this horror by setting fire to kebab shops but by carrying on writing, publishing and lampooning.

 

10 ways to turn business failure into success

01 January 2015

This year, practice resilience, humility and being realistic and know when to cut your losses, says Katarina Skoberne.

 

The top 10 emerging economies of 2014 - how did they do?

30 December 2014

MT's crystal ball was somewhat cloudy when it came to IS and Ebola.

 

The big grammar quiz of 2014

29 December 2014

Is your unofficial role at work to know your indefinite article from your ellipsis? Andrew Ingram and Tom Freeman offer some advice.

 

5 business buzzwords that will invade management speak in 2015

27 December 2014

Impress your colleagues next year with this array of meaningless jargon. Or don't.

 

Five British startups to watch out for in 2015

24 December 2014

From cleaners to cryptocurrencies, these startups have the potential to make it into the mainstream next year.

 
 

The MT Interview

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

By Andrew Saunders Thursday, 30 October 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: Gatwick's CEO is lobbying hard for the green light to build London's new runway. Has he made locals an offer they can't refuse?


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