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Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 

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Whatever happened to peak oil?

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.

 
 
Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

01 February 2016

The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.

 
 
National security shouldn't be left to the private sector

National security shouldn't be left to the private sector

29 January 2016

BAE and Rolls-Royce have leapt to the aid of one of the suppliers for Britain's Trident programme. Isn't that the Government's job?

 
 
Brexit would hurt business in Europe too

Brexit would hurt business in Europe too

29 January 2016

There's a lot of debate about the impact of a Brexit on the British economy, but what would it do to businesses in the EU? It's a lose-lose proposition, says Paul Laudicina.

 
 
Where does the word 'recession' come from?

Where does the word 'recession' come from?

28 January 2016

WORDS-WORTH: It's a term we hear used about a country's economic ills - quite apt since it has a medical origin.

 
 
The changing face of the capital

The changing face of the capital

28 January 2016

The positive impact of immigration on London's economy also has a darker side. In This is London, Ben Judah goes behind the statistics to discover the stories of the city's migrants.

 
 
Will Heathrow's third runway ever take off?

Will Heathrow's third runway ever take off?

27 January 2016

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin will say delaying the decision again, is 'the right thing to do'.

 
 
CSR is becoming a series of empty buzzwords

CSR is becoming a series of empty buzzwords

27 January 2016

The 'good business' brigade needs to stop ducking difficult issues if it wants to knock capitalism into shape, says Matthew Taylor.

 
 
New online rules could mean double whammy tax bills for small firms

New online rules could mean double whammy tax bills for small firms

25 January 2016

As parliament debates the digitisation of business taxes today, accountant Patrick King explains how flawed proposals could result in 'double whammy' tax bills - and a cashflow crisis for some companies.

 
 
Why is Rolls-Royce in such a mess?

Why is Rolls-Royce in such a mess?

25 January 2016

Britain's leading engineer is having a turbulent time after a string of bad management decisions.

 
 
Howard Davies: Nightmare on Wall Street

Howard Davies: Nightmare on Wall Street

22 January 2016

MT DIARY: Portuguese problems, bargain books in Lansing, Michigan and a miserable start to the year for the US financial markets.

 
 
Having more female economists would lead to greater prosperity

Having more female economists would lead to greater prosperity

21 January 2016

Research suggests that women make decisions based on calmer reasoning, so why are there so few females in top finance jobs, asks Vicky Pryce.

 
 

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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