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Which firms gain from the oil price slump?

Which firms gain from the oil price slump?

By Adam Gale Thursday, 27 November 2014

Brent crude drops to $76 a barrel ahead of the OPEC conference. That's a good thing, right?

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UK perfume's sweet smell of success

UK perfume's sweet smell of success

27 November 2014

With independent fragrance stores blossoming around the country, the UK's artisan scent industry is experiencing its 'punk rock' moment. Oliver Bennett reports.

 
 
Women leaders are 'more likely to get kicked out than men'

Women leaders are 'more likely to get kicked out than men'

27 November 2014

MT ARCHIVE: In the light of Harriet Green's surprise departure from Thomas Cook, here's another chance to read this piece on why female bosses can be judged more harshly than their male counterparts.

 
 
 

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Bob Diamond plans to cash in as banks leave Africa

Bob Diamond plans to cash in as banks leave Africa

27 November 2014

The former Barclay's boss wants to build the continent's biggest finance group.

 
 
East Coast director: 'Businesses should be run by the private sector'

East Coast director: 'Businesses should be run by the private sector'

27 November 2014

MT ARCHIVE: With the East Coast main line franchise awarded to Stagecoach and Virgin trains today, MT looks back at its commercial director Peter Williams' case for privatisation.

 
 
GSK's Ebola vaccine breakthrough is a PR win

GSK's Ebola vaccine breakthrough is a PR win

27 November 2014

Every big drug company worth its salt wants to find a cure for the virus.

 
 
Poundland's quids in as sales jump 15%

Poundland's quids in as sales jump 15%

27 November 2014

The discount retailer now serves five million customers every week.

 
 
Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

26 November 2014

The big supermarkets haven't done enough to respond to customers, according to Tesco's feted former boss.

 
 
Spotify is in trouble

Spotify is in trouble

26 November 2014

The music streaming service's massive growth doesn't make up for profit problems.

 
 
Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

26 November 2014

The European Commission president announces a major new investment, but how much is hot air?

 
 
Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

26 November 2014

The taxi startup may have more than doubled in value since June. What controversy?

 
 
BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

26 November 2014

The IoD's Simon Walker said the news was a 'red rag' to anti-capitalists ahead of the general election.

 
 
Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

26 November 2014

The travel company's chief exec told MT's Inspiring Women conference last week that the company's turnaround would take around six years, not two.

 
 
Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

25 November 2014

The boss of Discovery Networks UK advises women to understand what makes them happy at work.

 
 
FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

25 November 2014

World football's governing body has been hit by sponsor woes in the wake of the Qatar report.

 
 
Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

25 November 2014

Finance chief Anthony Noto mistakenly tweets a private message about a mysterious takeover. Lol.

 
 
Argos is going Underground

Argos is going Underground

25 November 2014

The catalogue King is relinquishing its paper crown for click and collect.

 
 
Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

25 November 2014

Kingfisher's third quarter profits fall almost 12%, a couple of weeks before Ian Cheshire hands over the hammer and nails.

 
 
Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

25 November 2014

Zoopla CEO Alex Chesterman said its new competitor Agents' Mutual could alienate consumers.

 
 
Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

25 November 2014

Royal Mail is letting Amazon make deliveries to post offices. If you can't beat 'em...

 
 
KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

24 November 2014

The KPMG partner and vice chairman says that taking a chance is at the heart of being successful.

 
 
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.

 
 

Features

7 mistakes entrepreneurs make when selling their business

27 November 2014

Many entrepreneurs don't know how to set about selling their businesses, says Finish Big author Bo Burlingham.

 

London: The Information Capital is a book you'll never tire of

27 November 2014

The graphical exploration of London's infinite variety is endlessly fascinating - and it's funny and original too, says Chris Blackhurst.

 

Corporate amnesia: Forget the past and you will not learn from it

27 November 2014

Past disasters should be part of any company's narrative, says Nigel Nicholson.

 

Workplace Rights: Implications of a 'Brexit'

27 November 2014

What implications would a vote in favour of exiting the EU have for employment law?

 

What made Harriet Green escape via the emergency chute?

26 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: The Thomas Cook boss has left in a serious hurry. What happened?

 

At the limits of the known world

26 November 2014

This thrilling account of a 16th-century voyage across the top of Russia also excels at describing the birth of the modern company, says Mathew Lyons.

 

Howard Davies: Blue skies over Beijing as APEC hits town

26 November 2014

MT DIARY: Comfort gives the Dutch courage. Swiss politics is on a roll. Do your dim sums, Mr Osborne.

 

Why most New Year's resolutions fail

26 November 2014

About half of adults begin every year with some form of resolution. But why do they give up so easily?

 

How to get out of a rut

26 November 2014

Five quick tips to get your worklife going again.

 

How the European Space Agency stunned the world

25 November 2014

The story behind the Euro-quango whose Rosetta mission finally puts Nasa in the shade.

 

Luke Johnson: Self-employment isn't bad - and London is the best city in the world

25 November 2014

Young people have rejected the left-wing old guard's pessimistic outlook on starting a business.

 

'You're just not a real man unless you've got a chainsaw' - Giles English

25 November 2014

MY LIFE/STYLE: The co-founder of watchmaker Bremont loves flying his 1930s Gipsy Moth when he's not chopping down a tree or two.

 

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

 

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

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

 

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.

 
 

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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