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Help to Buy helps Redrow post record results

Help to Buy helps Redrow post record results

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

 

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Why Gatwick expansion should get everyone's support

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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?

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

27 August 2014

The former French finance minister won't necessarily end up in the dock, but it doesn't look good.

 
 
HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

27 August 2014

With less than four weeks to go before the vote, more companies look like they favour the Union.

 
 
500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

26 August 2014

The 20 priciest streets are all in London. No surprises there then.

 
 
HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

22 August 2014

The Yes Campaign faces a tough final stretch as business voices murmur against independence.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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