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Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

The company behind the chain of patisseries wants to raise £33m on London's AIM market. Here's hoping it doesn't get creamed...

 

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10 things Shakespeare can teach us about business

10 things Shakespeare can teach us about business

23 April 2014

It's the Bard's 450th birthday today - but age doesn't matter. Shakespeare has as much to say about modern business as any management consultant.

 
 
Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

23 April 2014

If Vince Cable were on mastermind, this would be his specialist subject. This morning, he warned FTSE 100 chairmen they face government action on bonuses if they don't cut them.

 
 
Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

23 April 2014

The fashion retailer's first US store is in a former department store once famed for its bargain basement. Appropriate much?

 
 
Card Factory prepares to list: will it be the next victim of IPO fever?

Card Factory prepares to list: will it be the next victim of IPO fever?

22 April 2014

IPO WATCH: The retailer filed its intention to float this morning. It's brave: recent retail floats can't exactly be described as 'successful'.

 
 
Round 2: Co-operative Group has made its biggest-ever loss

Round 2: Co-operative Group has made its biggest-ever loss

17 April 2014

After last week's disastrous results from the Co-op Bank, its parent company has announced losses of £2.5bn: 'the worst year in its 150-year history'.

 
 
Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

17 April 2014

Revenues may not be what shareholders had hoped, but a company that posts multi-billion dollar quarterly profits isn't exactly in turmoil.

 
 
The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

16 April 2014

Asia has been an incredibly successful market for the heritage brand, but now success at home is causing trouble abroad.

 
 
Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

16 April 2014

Shares in Tesco are actually up by just under 3.7%, after it reported sales had dropped by 6%. But it still hasn't worked out a strategy to compete with discounters.

 
 
Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

15 April 2014

Just as everyone else is getting out of emerging markets, Diageo is taking the brave step of increasing its presence in India by buying up its biggest spirits manufacturer.

 
 
European banks say the bonus cap is actually helping them recruit staff

European banks say the bonus cap is actually helping them recruit staff

14 April 2014

After all the braying about cutting bonuses being bad, it turns out many bankers quite like fixed pay.

 
 

The MT interview: Terry Smith

"I'm often described as outspoken. I don't view this as a criticism."

Terry Smith, CEO of Tullet Prebon, pulls no punches in this month's big interview

 
 

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