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Lloyds fires 8 over Libor scandal

Lloyds fires 8 over Libor scandal

By Rachel Savage Monday, 29 September 2014

The skeletons just keep coming, as the part taxpayer-owned bank gets rid of staff.

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Aldi profits rocket 65% amidst supermarket price war

Aldi profits rocket 65% amidst supermarket price war

29 September 2014

The German discounter has reported record UK turnover and a 65.2% boost in pre-tax profits.

 
 
Hong Kong's markets rocked by pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong's markets rocked by pro-democracy protests

29 September 2014

The city's stock market and currency are taking a hit, as tens of thousands of people continue to protest against China's election plans

 
 
Small businesses are bullish about exports

Small businesses are bullish about exports

29 September 2014

Small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly optimistic about overseas growth prospects, with young businesspeople leading the charge.

 
 
EU prepares to bite Apple over tax avoidance

EU prepares to bite Apple over tax avoidance

29 September 2014

Apple is braced for hefty fines as the European Commission prepares to reveal its ruling in its tax avoidance investigation.

 
 
Balfour Beatty's chairman is leaving after another profit warning

Balfour Beatty's chairman is leaving after another profit warning

29 September 2014

There's more bad news for Balfour Beatty today, as executive chairman Steve Marshall is set to leave the beleaguered business after its third profit warning in five months.

 
 
HMV is making sweet profitable music again

HMV is making sweet profitable music again

29 September 2014

The retailer may be coming back from the brink, making almost £17m in operating profits in the 11 months after going under.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

26 September 2014

Getting stuck in car boots, ambitious 18 year olds and Old Beardy on the publicity trail (again).

 
 
Bill Gross quits Pimco before the shit hits the fan

Bill Gross quits Pimco before the shit hits the fan

26 September 2014

The bond giant is fast unravelling as its once legendary founder leaves for rival Janus Capital. Talk about two-faced...

 
 
Are house prices finally falling?

Are house prices finally falling?

26 September 2014

Hometrack's survey says prices are stagnant across the nation and going down in London, but the Land Registry still sees growth, especially in the capital. You know what they say about statistics...

 
 
'Dear Rupert': Google hits back at News Corp

'Dear Rupert': Google hits back at News Corp

26 September 2014

Corporate spat alert: Google responds to News Corp's suggestion that it's cynical and throws in a jab of its own. Better get the popcorn.

 
 
The EU is thumbing its nose at George Osborne over bankers' bonuses

The EU is thumbing its nose at George Osborne over bankers' bonuses

26 September 2014

Pay is reportedly being removed from Lord Hill's finance commissioner brief, as the EU clamps down on 'allowances'.

 
 
Interest rate rises? 'Getting closer'

Interest rate rises? 'Getting closer'

26 September 2014

The Bank of England governor is trying to ease us gently into the idea of interest rates going up.

 
 
Ferrari recalls £200,000 cars - because you could get trapped in the boot

Ferrari recalls £200,000 cars - because you could get trapped in the boot

25 September 2014

Escape is impossible from the boot of these £200,000 cars, which apparently 'increases risk of injury or possibly death'.

 
 
KPMG's mortage help for staff shows property is becoming the UK's American healthcare crisis

KPMG's mortage help for staff shows property is becoming the UK's American healthcare crisis

25 September 2014

The accountancy firm's help for staff struggling to get on the property ladder is the first shot in a new war for talent.

 
 
'For me it comes down to trust' - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis

'For me it comes down to trust' - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis

25 September 2014

Back in 2009, Dave Lewis said brands had to deliver against expectations. He'll need to take his own advice now at Tesco...

 
 
Apple has pulled the plug on its iOS8 update

Apple has pulled the plug on its iOS8 update

25 September 2014

The iPhone 6's teething troubles continue, as a deluge of complaints causes Apple to withdraw the first update to its new operating system after less than an hour.

 
 
Why has Mike Ashley's Sport Direct bet £43m on Tesco?

Why has Mike Ashley's Sport Direct bet £43m on Tesco?

25 September 2014

The maverick sportswear tycoon has taken a punt on the beleaguered supermarket, but it's not clear it'll pay off yet.

 
 
Richard Branson is giving Virgin staff unlimited holidays

Richard Branson is giving Virgin staff unlimited holidays

24 September 2014

The billionaire has announced his staff can take as much leave as they like. So what's the catch?

 
 
Labour's tobacco tax plans under fire from big baccy

Labour's tobacco tax plans under fire from big baccy

24 September 2014

Ed Miliband's plans to pay for more NHS spending with a levy on tobacco companies' profits has been criticised... by tobacco companies.

 
 
You shouldn't be just a number at work

You shouldn't be just a number at work

24 September 2014

SPONSORED: Businesses can't use a one-size-fits-all approach to show they care, but a simple 'thank you' can go a long way.

 
 

Features

How can we tackle tax avoidance?

29 September 2014

As the public rages at the rich and famous over their ingenious tax planning, Chris Blackhurst looks at the prospects for making them toe the line.

 

Help! My boss is elbowing into my romantic weekend

29 September 2014

My boss has invited himself to stay with my boyfriend and me on our New York holiday

 

My colleagues with kids get away with murder

29 September 2014

My co-workers with kids leave at 5pm when we have to stay till 8pm. Is that fair?

 

Whatever happened to the plc?

29 September 2014

Public companies have long been the engine of growth in the west, but now their numbers are dwindling as alternatives emerge. Simon Caulkin reports.

 

Is disruptive innovation dead?

29 September 2014

The notion of disruption lies at the heart of modern corporate strategy - but is the concept itself in need of the shock treatment, asks Andrew Saunders.

 

Mike Ashley still faces financial snobbery

26 September 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: The Sports Direct owner may be a rough-around-the-edges gambler, but he knows his markets, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

What Tesco's £250m Septimana Horribilis says about boards

26 September 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Battered Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will be even gladder than the rest of us that Friday has finally rolled around and that he is still in a job - for now anyway.

 

'I was a double for Neville Longbottom' - Bertie Stephens, Flubit

26 September 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the Amazon price-beating site talks Robot Wars, freezing on film sets and filming Elon Musk's wedding.

 

The pros & cons of startup incubators

26 September 2014

MT EXPERT: If you're after networking and advice an accelerator can be invaluable, but do you really want to give up equity?

 

Our business is ruining our marriage. What can we do?

26 September 2014

The travel company we run is doing well, but we've stopped having fun together

 

Smoke & Mirrors: A Caribbean holiday from hell

26 September 2014

A disastrous Caribbean holiday sans girlfriend turns the comms chief into an unlikely advocate of a disability-friendly workplace

 

Richard Branson knows PR much better than HR

25 September 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: Old Beardy's on the publicity trail for his new book - and his grand plan for 'unlimited holiday' could spell disaster for his employees, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a thoughtful challenge to the way we live

25 September 2014

While this book is a solid, well-researched rebuke to our times, its adversarial approach reduces the prospects of a receptive audience, says Magnus Goodlad.

 

Business Adventures: Bill Gates's favourite book

25 September 2014

These classic reports about corporate life remain highly enjoyable even if Bill Gates's encomium is a tad inflated, says John McLaren.

 

Richard Branson: The man and the myth

25 September 2014

The Virgin boss, for all his breathless enthusiasm, gives little away about either himself or his companies' financial performance, says Rebecca Burn-Callander.

 

Christopher Foyle of Foyles bookshops, shares his three top reads

25 September 2014

Christopher Foyle has a passion for books about travel and exploration

 

Business Classic: On Becoming a Leader

25 September 2014

This much-admired work is a more personal and philosophical view of leadership, says Stefan Stern.

 

AUTHOR Q&A: Robert Cialdini - The Small Big

25 September 2014

The smallest changes can make the biggest differences, says Robert Cialdini

 
 

The MT Interview

Taking on Sky at its own game: BT chief executive Gavin Patterson

Taking on Sky at its own game: BT chief executive Gavin Patterson

By Andrew Davidson Friday, 29 August 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: BT's bold move into TV football wrongfooted deadly rival BSkyB. Now its boss is planning a similar shake-up in the mobile market. And, with his new focus on the customer, he might just pull it off.


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