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Landing the former Top Gear trio is a huge coup for Amazon

Landing the former Top Gear trio is a huge coup for Amazon

By Jack Torrance Thursday, 30 July 2015

The ecommerce giant is eager to boost membership of its Prime service.

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Tunisia terror to cost Thomas Cook £25m

Tunisia terror to cost Thomas Cook £25m

30 July 2015

The travel group expects full year profits to take a hit from Tunisia and ongoing uncertainty about Greece.

 
 
Crowdfunder Seedrs gets the Neil Woodford stamp of approval

Crowdfunder Seedrs gets the Neil Woodford stamp of approval

30 July 2015

The equity crowdfunding platform has raised £10m at a valuation of £30m.

 
 
RBS isn't out of the woods yet

RBS isn't out of the woods yet

30 July 2015

Profits rise 27%, but further fines and a shrivelled investment bank threaten to spoil the party.

 
 
Why Centrica is slashing 6,000 jobs

Why Centrica is slashing 6,000 jobs

30 July 2015

The energy giant is downsizing despite a 44% jump in British Gas profits.

 
 
BT nets strong profits - but regulators are still circling

BT nets strong profits - but regulators are still circling

30 July 2015

Revenues slipped as the telco war rages on.

 
 
Can Ocado become an international tech success?

Can Ocado become an international tech success?

29 July 2015

The online grocer wants to sell its software abroad, but with AmazonFresh on the horizon it won't be easy.

 
 
Uber could be forced to treat its UK drivers as employees

Uber could be forced to treat its UK drivers as employees

29 July 2015

The GMB union is suing the taxi app and claims its should offer the minimum wage and holiday pay.

 
 
Do shareholders have too much power?

Do shareholders have too much power?

29 July 2015

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane thinks we should be more like the French, when it comes to corporate governance.

 
 
Football bidding war fails to derail Sky

Football bidding war fails to derail Sky

29 July 2015

Profits, revenues and customer numbers are all soaring at the TV and telecoms giant.

 
 
'Mac the Knife' hasn't swung the axe at Barclays - yet

'Mac the Knife' hasn't swung the axe at Barclays - yet

29 July 2015

The investment bank is doing pretty well, considering Antony Jenkins got the chop for not paying it enough attention.

 
 
Women and older workers are staying in jobs longer

Women and older workers are staying in jobs longer

28 July 2015

But more young people are in 'insecure' work.

 
 
Could Deliveroo get even bigger than Just Eat?

Could Deliveroo get even bigger than Just Eat?

28 July 2015

The London-based takeaway delivery service has just raised $75m to expand into Asia.

 
 
Is the pen mightier than the killer robot?

Is the pen mightier than the killer robot?

28 July 2015

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and a whole host of computer scientists have published an open letter calling for a ban on AI weapons.

 
 
Twitter staff are flying away

Twitter staff are flying away

28 July 2015

The social network's struggles are causing employees to fly the nest.

 
 
Sainsbury's has overtaken Asda - but neither is exactly shining

Sainsbury's has overtaken Asda - but neither is exactly shining

28 July 2015

The Co-operative is the largest grocer that's actually growing.

 
 
This taxi app will deliver Veuve Clicquot to your door

This taxi app will deliver Veuve Clicquot to your door

27 July 2015

If you're in certain well-heeled areas of central London, that is.

 
 
Ryanair gains altitude as costs fall

Ryanair gains altitude as costs fall

27 July 2015

Cheap oil helps the low cost carrier increase profits by 24%.

 
 
Now bank bosses have to fill out a questionnaire about ethics

Now bank bosses have to fill out a questionnaire about ethics

27 July 2015

The 'audit' of banks' culture may be too little, too late.

 
 
Rollercoaster crash hits Merlin earnings

Rollercoaster crash hits Merlin earnings

27 July 2015

Last month's disaster at Alton Towers hurts profits, but that belies its owner's exemplary handling of the aftermath.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

24 July 2015

A White Walker descends on the City, sleepless in the C-suite, Bill Gates behind bars.

 
 

Features

How to select the perfect adviser to help sell your business

30 July 2015

Chemistry, experience and people skills are crucial when selling a business, says Jo Haigh.

 

Britain is not doing enough to help refugees

30 July 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: We shouldn't fear migrants fleeing appalling circumstances - we should be offering them a safe haven.

 

Inspirational flex-execs

30 July 2015

A volunteer lifeboatman, and an NED of an Azerbaijani microfinance start-up. There's more to part-time working than childcare, as this latest selection from 2014's Power Part Time 50 shows.

 

Specs for Ethiopia and why overseas aid is still important

28 July 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Aid may sometimes end up in the wrong hands, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep giving.

 

Meet the entrepreneurs making it easier to pay your restaurant tab

24 July 2015

Velocity lets you settle up with your mobile phone - so no more faffing around with card machines.

 

Power part-timers - part 3

20 July 2015

Three more amazing flexible workers from the 2014 Power Part Time 50, proving that part-time doesn't mean part-commitment.

 

Meet the entrepreneur who's bringing 'space age playdough' to your kitchen drawer

17 July 2015

Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh is the inventor of Sugru, a mouldable glue that turns into rubber.

 

Businesses need to keep one eye on the future and another on the road

14 July 2015

Remaining nimble while preparing for distant threats is the key to sustainable growth, argues Martin Raymond.

 

'Wear safety goggles when using a stapler' - 10 of the 'dumbest' office rules

14 July 2015

From regulating beard lengths to bans on snacks, mobile phones, and moving furniture, here are the choicest examples of how ridiculous some bosses can be.

 

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix our banking system - here's how

13 July 2015

Ring-fencing gives banks the chance to appoint a whole new set of directors. The time for diversity is now, says PA Consulting's David Troman.

 

Sajid Javid is wrong about international students

10 July 2015

The business secretary says non-EU students should leave after they're done studying. That's a loss to the UK.

 

Meet the entrepreneur who's raised £4.2m to take on TripAdvisor

10 July 2015

Georgina Nelson's Trurating uses chip and PIN machines to collect customer feedback.

 

It's not the glass ceiling that's stopping women getting to the top of business

10 July 2015

Companies have to mend the 'broken windows' that prevent women advancing, says Jean Martin.

 

If good businesses are run by bad men then society is screwed

08 July 2015

Luke Johnson is wrong - social enterprises can be successful, profitable businesses too.

 

My son doesn't want to go to university - he thinks he'll do better starting work. Is he right?

08 July 2015

If he knows what the wants to do with his life, let him get on with it. Forcing him to study for three years will just make him resentful, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

What great conductors can teach us about leadership

08 July 2015

The comparisons between running an orchestra and a business in The Ignorant Maestro give plenty to think about, says Jeremy Woods.

 

Review: VW Passat Estate GT

08 July 2015

This smart and spacious car was a breeze to drive on holiday, but Matthew Gwyther wasn't entirely swept away.

 

Economist Andrew Sentance's three top reads

07 July 2015

PwC's senior economic adviser is impressed with Rajan's book on the global financial crisis and is a fan of rock music biographies.

 
 

The MT Interview

Sainsbury's Mike Coupe: 'I'm not especially anxious when things don't go well'

Sainsbury's Mike Coupe: 'I'm not especially anxious when things don't go well'

By Chris Blackhurst Tuesday, 30 June 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With dipping sales figures, the rise of the discounters and a charismatic predecessor to live up to, you would have thought the new CEO of Sainsbury's might be a little daunted. But you'd be wrong.


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