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Rolls Royce halves divi, shares jump 12%

Rolls Royce halves divi, shares jump 12%

By Andrew Saunders Friday, 12 February 2016

The jet engine giant has cut its dividend for the first time in 24 years, but the market seems to like it anyway...

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Carlos Ghosn defends Renault against emissions claims

Carlos Ghosn defends Renault against emissions claims

12 February 2016

UPDATE: Everyone does it, and it's all about electric cars anyway, says the boss of the French car giant.

 
 
Rising rents aren't just a problem for first-time buyers

Rising rents aren't just a problem for first-time buyers

12 February 2016

Getting a foot on the property ladder now costs an average of £52,900 in rent alone.

 
 
Gender pay league tables are a blunt instrument

Gender pay league tables are a blunt instrument

12 February 2016

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that Britain's largest firms will be forced to publish data on their pay gaps.

 
 
Will macroeconomic gloom turn to doom?

Will macroeconomic gloom turn to doom?

11 February 2016

Manufacturing's down, the markets are down, gold is up - it's been bad news all round of late.

 
 
Twitter all at sea as its share price tanks

Twitter all at sea as its share price tanks

11 February 2016

It's the first quarter in the firm's history that the number of monthly active users hasn't grown.

 
 
Getting stricter on special offers could make supermarkets sweat

Getting stricter on special offers could make supermarkets sweat

11 February 2016

UK shoppers overspend by £1,274 a year thanks to confusing in store promotions.

 
 
Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

11 February 2016

The Tech Nation 2016 report reveals just how well the nation's fast-paced industry is faring.

 
 
'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

10 February 2016

Not content with conning old ladies out of their savings, online fraudsters are now targeting the corporate hierarchy by pretending to be CEOs...

 
 
Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

10 February 2016

It's full speed ahead for the tech giant's pet project, as driverless cars have just swerved a significant legal barrier.

 
 
Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

10 February 2016

Euro Disney revealed an 8% fall in visitor numbers to its French theme parks.

 
 
London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

10 February 2016

The front-runners clashed in a tech debate last night, but they all sounded basically the same.

 
 
This could be Africa's first unicorn

This could be Africa's first unicorn

09 February 2016

Africa Internet Group has raised €75m from Axa at a reported valuation of more than $1bn.

 
 
Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

09 February 2016

Google awards its chief executive a rather hefty stock grant, but will the other Googlers complain about executive pay?

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

09 February 2016

The country's telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service app.

 
 
What's the point of CSR?

What's the point of CSR?

09 February 2016

Businesses are more concerned about the impact on their brand than actually doing good.

 
 
Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

09 February 2016

The retailer recorded the fastest growth of all the non-discounters.

 
 
Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

08 February 2016

The engine maker could be planning to cut its dividend for the first time in almost 25 years.

 
 
EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

08 February 2016

But don't get too excited - it's early days yet and many multinationals may not be affected.

 
 
Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

08 February 2016

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 
 
Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

08 February 2016

The business secretary has added his voice to a European-wide call for urgent action on anti-dumping.

 
 

Features

Meet the entrepreneur who bootstrapped a unicorn

12 February 2016

Big data is so yesterday, says Ryan Smith of billion-dollar data firm Qualtrics.

 

10 things we learned this week

12 February 2016

Beware bogus bosses, CSR's a dud, consumers' confusion over promotions.

 

Of course no one wants to run rail franchises

12 February 2016

Squeezing every last drop out of private sector operators is unlikely to get them coming back for more.

 

Five risks every small business needs to prepare for

12 February 2016

From cash flow headaches to high-quality hackers, there are some concerns all firms should be aware of.

 

Amazon's growth or profit dilemma continues

11 February 2016

The Cloud is raining dollars on the e-behemoth, but that's putting a new pressure on Jeff Bezos to return value to shareholders.

 

'All time is "spare" - it's about how you fill it' - VisitScotland's Helen Campbell

10 February 2016

See the marketing mogul speak at this year's Inspiring Women conference in Edinburgh on 17 March

 

'Organise your day from the night before' - Studio 104's Jane Porter

10 February 2016

You can see Jane speak at Inspiring Women Edinburgh on 17 March.

 

Taxi drivers may be wrong, but they have a point

10 February 2016

The London cabbies protesting over TfL's treatment of Uber have legitimate grievances, but ultimately regulations are supposed to serve the public.

 

Gove's got it right (again): prisons don't work

09 February 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: Take a trip inside. It's not like it was in 'Porridge'.

 

Media nepotism is holding back diversity

09 February 2016

The creative industries have a worse record on diversity than most of the organisations they rail against, says Sathnam Sanghera.

 

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 

Whatever happened to peak oil?

08 February 2016

With a quarter of North Sea rigs set to close in the next decade, a long term lack of supply is the least of the industry's worries.

 

£1,000 an hour for a lawyer is a fast-cycle rinse

05 February 2016

There are times when you really need a good brief. But they sure know how to charge.

 

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 

Lessons in how not to do succession planning

04 February 2016

Hanging on to the reins of power too long can have unfortunate consequences for your business.

 

Five lessons for smooth succession planning

04 February 2016

Passing the baton isn't easy, but it can be painful if it goes wrong. Here are five top tips to make sure that doesn't happen.

 

Chinese takeovers of Western companies aren't a bad thing

03 February 2016

Yet another European firm is being bought by the Chinese. Here's to many more.

 
 

The MT Interview

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

By Matthew Gwyther Tuesday, 26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.


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