Enterprise

10 things you may not know about Alibaba's Jack Ma

10 things you may not know about Alibaba's Jack Ma

The man behind the record $170bn tech IPO was rejected by KFC, held at gunpoint by a US gangster and is a big fan of the Lion King.

 

Also in the news:

Janvi Patel: 'If it's not on the spreadsheet it's not happening'

Janvi Patel: 'If it's not on the spreadsheet it's not happening'

19 September 2014

POWER MUMS: The founder of law firm Halebury and mother of three commutes between LA and London and admits to being a control freak. She talks about learning to let go and being bossy.

 
 
'When you really want something you make it happen' - Hannah Rhodes, Hiver

'When you really want something you make it happen' - Hannah Rhodes, Hiver

19 September 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The honey beer entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er wants to move her business from London to Hull and thinks politicians should cut ties with the media.

 
 
Dragon's Den reject Gousto raises £5m from Unilever

Dragon's Den reject Gousto raises £5m from Unilever

18 September 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The recipe box delivery company's latest funding round is proof Dragon's Den is often no more than smoke.

 
 
Sony suspends dividend payments for first time in 56 years after $2bn loss

Sony suspends dividend payments for first time in 56 years after $2bn loss

17 September 2014

The Japanese electronics firm expects annual losses to be nearly five times bigger than predicted. What now for the company?

 
 
First nicotine inhaler approved

First nicotine inhaler approved

12 September 2014

British tobacco startup receives the first medicinal license for a smokeless alternative to e-cigarettes.

 
 
Amazon to relocate to Shoreditch

Amazon to relocate to Shoreditch

12 September 2014

Colossal US firm to rub shoulders with edgy East London startups and bearded hipsters as it buys over 400,000sq ft of office space near Silicon Roundabout.

 
 
Scottish independence: Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says business leaders are talking 'nonsense'

Scottish independence: Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says business leaders are talking 'nonsense'

12 September 2014

The JD Wetherspoon founder says politicians and businesses are resorting to scaremongering to persuade people to vote no.

 
 
Cause and effect - what if you can't find the cause?

Cause and effect - what if you can't find the cause?

11 September 2014

Fortunately, vicious circles can still be broken.

 
 
De La Rue wins licence to print money

De La Rue wins licence to print money

08 September 2014

Basingstoke firm is Bank of England's preferred choice to print its new plastic banknotes.

 
 
How we beat the odds: Keshav and Shruti Malani

How we beat the odds: Keshav and Shruti Malani

04 September 2014

The brother and sister founders of Powr of You on growing up in India, investing their savings in the business and keeping it in the family.

 
 

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

 
 

Additional Information