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BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

By Rachel Savage Monday, 24 November 2014

The telecoms giant was roundly criticised for spinning out its mobile business in 2001.

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Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

24 November 2014

The advertising boss was against board quotas until she saw women passed over for board positions without good reason.

 
 
Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

24 November 2014

The Links of London founder says exercise and family time are the keys to staying sane.

 
 
 

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Graphene could be used to make false teeth

Graphene could be used to make false teeth

24 November 2014

The super-conductive material is one atom thick and 200 times stronger than steel.

 
 
Will Amazon conquer fashion?

Will Amazon conquer fashion?

24 November 2014

The online retail empire plans to build a fashion photography studio, a sign it has the nation's catwalks in its sights.

 
 
Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

24 November 2014

Heather McGregor tells MT's Inspiring Women conference there's no point dropping hints if you want a promotion.

 
 
Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

24 November 2014

The Jericho Chambers co-founder said it took her too long to realise you need to step up, volunteer and be prepared to fail.

 
 
It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

24 November 2014

Amazon is already offering Black Friday deals. It's only Monday.

 
 
Aviva looks to buy Friends Life: What you need to know

Aviva looks to buy Friends Life: What you need to know

24 November 2014

The deal would create a £20.8bn financial services giant.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

21 November 2014

Uber's big mouth, Taylor Swift's surprising fanbase, a mission to the moon.

 
 
Harriet Green isn't beating herself up about not being able to (Thomas) Cook

Harriet Green isn't beating herself up about not being able to (Thomas) Cook

21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook CEO advises not 'throwing your toys out the pram' if you don't get a pay rise - and isn't going on GBBO anytime soon.

 
 
Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

21 November 2014

Sex still sells, but it has to be empowering, the Ann Summers boss said at MT's Inspiring Women conference.

 
 
George Osborne defeat over the banker bonus cap is bad news for the EU

George Osborne defeat over the banker bonus cap is bad news for the EU

21 November 2014

The chancellor's capitulation spells bad news for the UK's troubled relationship with the EU.

 
 
What does your desk say about you?

What does your desk say about you?

21 November 2014

'Novelty Ninny', 'Sticky Note Addict' or 'Hoarder? A questionable press release has all the answers.

 
 
Wonga loses four bosses in a year

Wonga loses four bosses in a year

21 November 2014

Chief executive Tim Weller leaves the beleaguered payday loan firm as chairman Andy Haste tightens his grip.

 
 
Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

21 November 2014

Sir James said his company needs to 'relentlessly invent' to maintain long-term success.

 
 
How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.

 
 
Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'It wasn't just blind Boadicea belief'

Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: 'It wasn't just blind Boadicea belief'

21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook boss told MT's Inspiring Women conference she got up at 2.45am and is against board quotas for women.

 
 
Pharrell is not Happy with YouTube

Pharrell is not Happy with YouTube

20 November 2014

Global Music Rights is claiming YouTube doesn't have rights to 20,000 songs.

 
 
Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

20 November 2014

The woman who brought sex to the British high street told MT's Inspiring Women conference that success is all about tenacity.

 
 
Ineos bets £640m on fracking

Ineos bets £640m on fracking

20 November 2014

Jim Ratcliffe backs shale gas to transform Grangemouth's fortunes, but he'd better watch out for the lesser spotted nimby.

 
 
Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo

Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo

20 November 2014

It's a big win for Yahoo, but won't really hurt Google.

 
 
Regulators have hit RBS with yet another fine

Regulators have hit RBS with yet another fine

20 November 2014

The bank will pay £56m for IT failures after being handed a £400m penalty just last week.

 
 

Features

How to fund your buying spree

24 November 2014

SPONSORED: On the acquisition trail and looking to free up cash? Here's how to fund your next phase of growth.

 

Class warriors are back on the streets

21 November 2014

There are deep divisions on the streets of Rochester and Blackpool and UKIP is making merry with them, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

Yes, non-techies can run great tech businesses too

21 November 2014

MT EXPERT: You don't have to be a coding god to run a tech start-up. In fact a little bit of judicious ignorance can be a good thing, says Wax Digital's Daniel Ball

 

The 5 highest-earning dead celebrities

19 November 2014

Michael Jackson topped Forbes' rich list of deceased celebrities, but Bob Marley and his marijuana merchandise could be closing in.

 

Executive pay has nothing to do with company performance

18 November 2014

Shareholders are being fleeced by bureaucrats. They need to take the power back, says Banker's Umbrella.

 

Denise Kingsmill: Sex doesn't sell cars to women

17 November 2014

It's time the car industry - and advertisers - realised that women are their biggest customers

 

Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

17 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The Ann Summers boss has been poisoned, arrested and sent a bullet in the post, but nothing matches the pain of losing her son.

 

Ofgem's Scottish Power slapdown: Is the regulator fighting for its life?

17 November 2014

The much-maligned energy regulator is right to threaten the Big Six with sales bans for shoddy customer service, argues Vicky Lim.

 

Bristol's tech hub is booming

14 November 2014

It's not all about cider in the south west as it shoots from the hip in the battle of the digital clusters.

 

FIFA is a banana republic - it's time for Sepp Blatter to split

14 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: Money is poisoning football from the inside out and it will fall like Rome unless reformed fast, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

'Tis the season: 6 tips for exporting abroad this Christmas

14 November 2014

MT EXPERT: There's a big slice of mince pie to be had if you speak the language and offer speedy shipping, says eBay's Murray Lambell.

 

Machiavellian management: Business lessons from House of Cards

11 November 2014

Like Frank Underwood, never underestimate the power of your network, says Faisal Butt.

 

Sophie Livingstone: 'I have other identities beyond motherhood'

10 November 2014

POWER MUMS: The head of volunteering not-for-profit City Year UK wanted to climb the career ladder before having kids, but wasn't convinced by 'hypno-birthing'.

 

'Push that ass up that hill' - why sport is like business

07 November 2014

If you were an attacker in school hockey, chances are you go on the front foot in business, says A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.

 

Of Stonehenge, Vodafone and Spinal Tap

07 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: All hail an underpass under the standing stones and more investment to fix our dodgy mobile coverage.

 

Three dos and don'ts for women who want to get onto the board

07 November 2014

MT EXPERT: Practice, network with your goal in mind and never, ever say sorry, says CMI chief executive Ann Francke.

 

How do I keep cash flowing with exports?

06 November 2014

SPONSORED: How do you extend cash flow and keep your overseas suppliers happy? Alan has the answers.

 

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

03 November 2014

Ever wondered what chief execs and entrepreneurs keep on their bedside tables? Wonder no more...

 
 

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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