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China crisis: Troubled times for Chinese takeways

China crisis: Troubled times for Chinese takeways

02 September 2014

As traditional fast-food outlets fall out of fashion, some owners are trying to find new markets in wholesale, haute cuisine and karaoke.

 
 
Uber ignores Germany uber-ban

Uber ignores Germany uber-ban

02 September 2014

Goldman Sachs-backed taxi app service gets banned from Germany, but keeps driving anyway...

 
 
Help to Buy helps Redrow post record results

Help to Buy helps Redrow post record results

02 September 2014

The housebuilder has leapt up the profit ladder - with a foot-up from the government's homebuying scheme.

 
 
Amazon step aside: HMV poised to become UK's biggest entertainment retailer

Amazon step aside: HMV poised to become UK's biggest entertainment retailer

02 September 2014

Is HMV back on track 18 months after being on the brink of collapse?

 
 
Boris and CBI collide over Heathrow

Boris and CBI collide over Heathrow

01 September 2014

Passions are running high ahead of the Airport Commission's decision on expansion.

 
 
UK recovery could hang in balance as manufacturing growth at 14-month low

UK recovery could hang in balance as manufacturing growth at 14-month low

01 September 2014

The UK manufacturing sector is still far from its pre-recession peak.

 
 
Barclays sheds its Spanish banks - and £500m

Barclays sheds its Spanish banks - and £500m

01 September 2014

The bank is ditching its non-core assets to get its performance back on track - which means taking a hit in the short-term.

 
 
Another sign London property is cooling? Berkeley Homes says market is reverting to 'normal'

Another sign London property is cooling? Berkeley Homes says market is reverting to 'normal'

01 September 2014

The housebuilder says the property market is slowing since highs in 2013.

 
 
How to give performance appraisals

How to give performance appraisals

01 September 2014

A junior member of your team has just sobbed out of her annual review. So how could you approach this appraisal business better? Here's a crash course.

 
 
Google tests delivery drones

Google tests delivery drones

29 August 2014

The tech giant that brought the world to your fingertips now wants to bring it to your door. With flying robots.

 
 
House price rise beats expectations (or doesn't)

House price rise beats expectations (or doesn't)

29 August 2014

House prices are up either 0.8% or 0.1% in August, according to two surveys released today. Confused?

 
 
Malaysia Airlines is slashing 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is slashing 6,000 staff

29 August 2014

After the MH370 and MH17 disasters, the troubled airline is scaling back in a big way.

 
 
Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

29 August 2014

The ever-inventive engineer has released a mysterious video announcing a product launch on September 4th. What could it be...?

 
 
Dave Lewis' baptism of fire: Tesco issues profit warning and slashes divdend

Dave Lewis' baptism of fire: Tesco issues profit warning and slashes divdend

29 August 2014

The new boss will be starting a month early, as things go from bad to worse for Britain's biggest supermarket.

 
 
Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

28 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Only nine of 36 eligible banks actually used the Funding for Lending scheme in the second quarter of this year. The government's prodding just isn't working.

 
 
Will Apple unveil an iWatch on September 9th?

Will Apple unveil an iWatch on September 9th?

28 August 2014

We know there's a big ole knees-up planned, but will wearable tech make its debut alongside the iPhone 6?

 
 
Have a Lidl class: Discounter goes after foodie shoppers

Have a Lidl class: Discounter goes after foodie shoppers

28 August 2014

Lidl opens a new front in the supermarket wars with a £20m advertising campaign to lure middle class consumers from the beleaguered Big Four.

 
 
AA share price rises as chief executive Chris Jansen quits

AA share price rises as chief executive Chris Jansen quits

28 August 2014

IPO WATCH: Just two months after its IPO-cum-management buy-in, AA's boss and CFO are stepping down.

 
 
Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

28 August 2014

Yes supporters have hit back after 130 businesspeople said they wanted to stay in the UK yesterday.

 
 
42% of dead CEOs were paid too much

42% of dead CEOs were paid too much

27 August 2014

Want to know how valuable the boss is to the firm? Wait till (s)he dies...

 
 

Features

Why Gatwick expansion should get everyone's support

02 September 2014

As the 'Boris island' idea sinks, the Gatwick alternative is practical and cheap, says MT editor Matthew Gwyther.

 

Driving Honda: 'A car crash of a book'

02 September 2014

A great subject is ill served by a credulous and ungifted author, who barely seems to know what Formula One is, says reviewer Stephen Bayley.

 

'Chinese boss offered me $20,000 to write to Angelina Jolie'

01 September 2014

Eden Collinsworth, author of I Stand Corrected, on the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.

 

'To invest in Africa you need balls of steel,' says Aberdeen Asset Management CEO

01 September 2014

You live and you learn: Martin Gilbert, founder and CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, on low moments, Scottish independence, and investing in Africa.

 

10 things we learned this week

29 August 2014

Super speedy space junk, swimming with sharks and Twitch-y tech giants.

 

'I was checking emails in the labour room' - Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark

29 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the parking app talks about his 'property porn obsession' and why he offers his staff infinite holidays.

 

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 

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

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.

 

Faisal Butt: The power of serendipity

28 August 2014

Serendipity is more than luck. Entrepreneurs need to be able to recognise and seize opportunities, says Faisal Butt.

 

'If bread and butter was illegal, I'd be thin.' Nikki King, Isuzu Truck UK

28 August 2014

My Style: The straight-talking honorary chairman of Isuzu Truck UK lauds the joys of a sarnie, real ale and going grey.

 

10 things we learned this week

22 August 2014

Interest rates clash, Tom Hanks becomes an app developer, fancy a £15 Lidl leather jacket?

 

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

5 things the government can do to get small businesses exporting

08 August 2014

MT EXPERT: If the UK is going to hit yearly exports of £1tn by 2020, the government needs to cut red tape not marketing spend, says FPB chief executive Phil Orford.

 

'Failure is good. It's a great way to learn' - Jared Jesner, WeSwap

08 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the peer-to-peer currency exchange site talks cold-calling, double nappy duty and why Israelis make great employees.

 
 

The MT Interview

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

By Andrew Davidson Friday, 11 July 2014

The MT Interview: Chairing the Arts Council may seem an unlikely role for the producer of Big Brother, but he's thrown himself into the job with enthusiasm. In fact, has he gone native?


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