Economy

The UK economy shrank less than we thought

The UK economy shrank less than we thought

Revised figures show the economy shrank 6%, not 7.2%, in the recession. Thank god for drugs and prostitution.

 

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Is disruptive innovation dead?

Is disruptive innovation dead?

29 September 2014

The notion of disruption lies at the heart of modern corporate strategy - but is the concept itself in need of the shock treatment, asks Andrew Saunders.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

26 September 2014

Getting stuck in car boots, ambitious 18 year olds and Old Beardy on the publicity trail (again).

 
 
Are house prices finally falling?

Are house prices finally falling?

26 September 2014

Hometrack's survey says prices are stagnant across the nation and going down in London, but the Land Registry still sees growth, especially in the capital. You know what they say about statistics...

 
 
Interest rate rises? 'Getting closer'

Interest rate rises? 'Getting closer'

26 September 2014

The Bank of England governor is trying to ease us gently into the idea of interest rates going up.

 
 
Labour's tobacco tax plans under fire from big baccy

Labour's tobacco tax plans under fire from big baccy

24 September 2014

Ed Miliband's plans to pay for more NHS spending with a levy on tobacco companies' profits has been criticised... by tobacco companies.

 
 
The ridiculously skewed impact of Labour's proposed mansion tax in four charts

The ridiculously skewed impact of Labour's proposed mansion tax in four charts

23 September 2014

A £2m-plus mansion tax would hit Kensington & Chelsea the hardest - quelle surprise.

 
 
Cheers or jeers over EU nuclear subsidy U-turn?

Cheers or jeers over EU nuclear subsidy U-turn?

23 September 2014

A last minute change of heart in Brussels appears to give the go-ahead to Britain's first new nuclear power plant in a generation. But is it good news?

 
 
Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

22 September 2014

The CBI and British Chamber of Commerce have warned Labour's minimum wage hike could hurt business.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

19 September 2014

Betfair's swagger, Phones 4u's emoji emotions and Jack Ma's Malibu escape.

 
 
GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

19 September 2014

The UK pharmaceutical company has been embroiled in a bribery scandal for the past year.

 
 
Scotland says no: The nationalist can of worms is now well and truly open

Scotland says no: The nationalist can of worms is now well and truly open

19 September 2014

The Scottish 'no' vote has stoked up the disgruntled English still further and will inevitably play into the hands of nationalists here, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

19 September 2014

Currency worries may now be gone, but questions remain for businesses over the extent of devolution.

 
 

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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EDITOR'S BLOG: Kray twins-style enforcer John Redwood getting heavy with Europhile business leaders is a sign of the upheaval to come, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

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The UK economy shrank less than we thought