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Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

By Rachel Savage Friday, 27 February 2015

The bank is paying its first dividend in six years and has more than quadrupled profits.

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'I'd never realised how cut-throat business could be' - Rachel Lowe

'I'd never realised how cut-throat business could be' - Rachel Lowe

27 February 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Destination games lost lost her business and her home, only to bounce back with She Who Dares perfumes.

 
 
Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

27 February 2015

Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.

 
 
 

Latest news

10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

27 February 2015

Lego's billions, Apple's trillions and The London Clinic's hefty wage bill.

 
 
IAG profits soar above €1bn

IAG profits soar above €1bn

27 February 2015

As the airline turns its fortunes around, boss Willie Walsh ups the ante on its Aer Lingus bid.

 
 
The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

26 February 2015

More than 32 charities paid their bosses more than £200,000, according to research by MT's sister mag Third Sector.

 
 
HSBC and the art of the public apology

HSBC and the art of the public apology

26 February 2015

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver said sorry for the Swiss bank scandal yesterday, but what really makes a good apology?

 
 
Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

26 February 2015

Severn Trent's Liv Garfield and Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker will both leave the supermarket's board by Saturday.

 
 
StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

26 February 2015

Ex JP Morgan i-banking head Bill Winters is to replace Peter Sands as CEO of Standard Chartered. Chairman John Peace and three veteran NEDs are also out.

 
 
Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

26 February 2015

Ladbrokes is closing 60 more stores amid falling profits and 'regulatory headwinds.'

 
 
RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

26 February 2015

Slowly but surely, the legacy of Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin is being dismantled.

 
 
Lego was the toy of choice for 85 million children in 2014

Lego was the toy of choice for 85 million children in 2014

25 February 2015

Everything is awesome for Lego right now - even though it didn't win an Oscar.

 
 
Can AO World silence its critics?

Can AO World silence its critics?

25 February 2015

The white goods retailer's shares dived 47% this morning after a profit warning.

 
 
Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

25 February 2015

That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.

 
 
Management: A corrupted art?

Management: A corrupted art?

25 February 2015

Management has become a byword for incompetence in many organisations. That needs to change.

 
 
FTSE 100 parties like it's 1999

FTSE 100 parties like it's 1999

25 February 2015

The FTSE 100 index has finally surpassed the peak of the dot com boom, but what does that actually mean?

 
 
Sexism and Silicon Valley

Sexism and Silicon Valley

25 February 2015

Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.

 
 
Ex-Tesco gang tightens its grip on Morrisons

Ex-Tesco gang tightens its grip on Morrisons

25 February 2015

The supermarket has appointed David Potts, former boss of Tesco in Asia, as its new CEO.

 
 
Ethnic minorities are far less likely to get hired than white candidates

Ethnic minorities are far less likely to get hired than white candidates

24 February 2015

'Unconscious bias' is still a huge problem in recruitment.

 
 
It's all gone wronga for Wonga

It's all gone wronga for Wonga

24 February 2015

The payday lender is slashing half of its UK-focused staff.

 
 
Can Apple defy gravity and keep growing?

Can Apple defy gravity and keep growing?

24 February 2015

The world's biggest company is now twice the size of its nearest rival but, as Newton discovered, swollen apples tend to fall to earth.

 
 
Britain's oil industry is looking 'bleak'

Britain's oil industry is looking 'bleak'

24 February 2015

North Sea investment is draining away.

 
 
The minimum wage is set to be raised to £6.70

The minimum wage is set to be raised to £6.70

24 February 2015

But will the Government take heed of the Low Pay Commission?

 
 

Features

Why is the Swiss franc losing its 'safe haven' lustre?

01 March 2015

The Swiss currency has only been devalued once since 1850, but it's finding itself adrift in a world awash with debt.

 

Kids before career is a risky option

28 February 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Is there a right time for women to have kids, and what happened to coke, asks Matthew Gwyther.

 

Gear & Gizmos: Samsung Gear 2 smart watch and Samsonite's CityVibe backpack

27 February 2015

Dodge traffic jams, a watch that does everything, a handy rucksack and farewell to screen-related back pain.

 

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 

Letssavemoney.com founder Sarah Willingham's top three reads

27 February 2015

The founder of the money-saving site is a fan of Paulo Coelho and a classic account of a brutal corporate takeover.

 

How to give and receive feedback

27 February 2015

Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.

 

'If you don't know your staff's dog's name, you don't know them well enough' - Mike Clare

26 February 2015

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The first thing Dreams founder Mike Clare did after selling his business for £222m was pay off his mortgage.

 

Talent can't be bought - managers have to develop it

26 February 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: If you want the best talent you have to buy it.

 

The 4 rules of passive-aggressive management

26 February 2015

Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.

 

'Justin Welby convinced me to become a vicar' - Andrew Morley

25 February 2015

LIFE/STYLE: The CEO of Clear Channel likes Savile Row togs and occasionally sells used cars on the side.

 

Can PR win back our trust?

25 February 2015

The comms industry has had it, says the author. Not so, says Kitty Owen, so long as companies take advantage of new ways to reach out to people.

 

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - 15 years on

25 February 2015

BUSINESS CLASSIC: 15 years and countless inferior imitations later, Stephen Covey's personal development book still stands up as a serious piece of work.

 

Why you should have several careers instead of one

25 February 2015

The Second Curve's author may be 83 but he is still challenging our ideas about work and society. We should listen to his gentle, incisive voice.

 

How to know when you're wrong

25 February 2015

Five quick tips to make sure your mistake doesn't come back to bite you.

 

Smoke & Mirrors: Winning the war on talent

24 February 2015

Will some nifty footwork by the comms chief see off Smokehouse's unwanted HR boss?

 

Is there a right time for women to have kids?

24 February 2015

As high-tech companies start offering women the chance to put their fertility on ice, Christine Armstrong talks to a range of high-flying mothers about whether it's best to have children early or late.

 

Workplace Rights: Obesity at work

24 February 2015

Where do employers stand legally with obese staff?

 
 

The MT Interview

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

By Andrew Saunders Friday, 30 January 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.


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