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Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

19 August 2014

House prices in China have started to slide. It's all looking very familiar...

 
 
Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

19 August 2014

The man who brought us Forrest Gump takes hi-tech low-tech. Whatever next?

 
 
Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

19 August 2014

A new study shows women managers are paid 23% less than their male counterparts, but are things improving?

 
 
Challenger bank Aldermore is planning an IPO

Challenger bank Aldermore is planning an IPO

19 August 2014

IPO WATCH: There's still appetite to shake up banking, even if the froth has gone out of floats recently.

 
 
Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

19 August 2014

Strong results for the housebuilder are further evidence of a healthy housing market, but only outside London.

 
 
Your company wants to become your Facebook friend

Your company wants to become your Facebook friend

18 August 2014

'Data profiling' using social networks is going to become more and more commonplace, according to a PwC report, so you'd better start deleting those posts.

 
 
'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

18 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The 'disruptive' estate agent has raised £10m already this year, after launching in April.

 
 
Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

18 August 2014

If Nationwide's results are anything to go by, the property market looks like it's slowing down, but somebody better tell Bovis.

 
 
US banks are already making plans for the UK leaving the EU

US banks are already making plans for the UK leaving the EU

18 August 2014

As Wall Street banks start drawing up plans to move to Ireland, the Tories should beware - this is only the beginning.

 
 
'Unreliable boyfriend' Mark Carney still can't make up his mind about interest rates

'Unreliable boyfriend' Mark Carney still can't make up his mind about interest rates

18 August 2014

On the first anniversary of forward guidance, the Bank of England governor is flip-flopping again - this time over wage growth.

 
 
A 19-year-old school dropout has just won £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragon's Den

A 19-year-old school dropout has just won £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragon's Den

17 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Jordan Daykin's patented plasterboard fixings tamed the fiery dragon. And he only employees other teenagers.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

15 August 2014

Why we hate Facebook Messenger, New Look's kimono bonanza, stinginess in the tech sector.

 
 
Dislike: Facebook Messenger gets 94% one star reviews

Dislike: Facebook Messenger gets 94% one star reviews

15 August 2014

Users' dislike of Facebook's standalone messaging app points to the pitfalls of trying to take over smartphones.

 
 
UK GDP: Growth just got bumped up to 3.2%

UK GDP: Growth just got bumped up to 3.2%

15 August 2014

In the second quarter of this year, GDP was 3.2% higher than during the same period last year. Party popper, anyone?

 
 
Balfour Beatty share price rises as it spurns Carillion's advances yet again

Balfour Beatty share price rises as it spurns Carillion's advances yet again

15 August 2014

Balfour has disputed Carillion's claims a merger will save the pair £175m a year, saying a deal will reduce its exposure to the oh-so-valuable UK construction market.

 
 
Going bananas? Chiquita tells us what's wrong (with a $611m takeover bid)

Going bananas? Chiquita tells us what's wrong (with a $611m takeover bid)

15 August 2014

Banana giant Chiquita has rejected a $611m bid from Brazillian juice maker Cutrale.

 
 
The UK sharing economy could rake in £9bn by 2025

The UK sharing economy could rake in £9bn by 2025

15 August 2014

Sharing economy companies in the UK currently make around £500m a year, according to PwC. But it all depends how you define it...

 
 
Donald Trump: 'Atlantic City going bust? Totally my fault'

Donald Trump: 'Atlantic City going bust? Totally my fault'

14 August 2014

As another city is on the brink of going insolvent, someone has finally stepped forward and accepted responsibility: US Alan Sugar-alike Donald Trump.

 
 
Yet more evidence London's property market is finally cooling down

Yet more evidence London's property market is finally cooling down

14 August 2014

As home-hunters flee the capital for commuter country, overheated property prices are finally starting to cool off.

 
 
Retail investors won't get their hands on Lloyds shares until after the election

Retail investors won't get their hands on Lloyds shares until after the election

14 August 2014

The government has decided to hold off selling its remaining stake in Lloyds until 2015. Because of, ahem, market volatility.

 
 

Features

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

5 things the government can do to get small businesses exporting

08 August 2014

MT EXPERT: If the UK is going to hit yearly exports of £1tn by 2020, the government needs to cut red tape not marketing spend, says FPB chief executive Phil Orford.

 

'Failure is good. It's a great way to learn' - Jared Jesner, WeSwap

08 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the peer-to-peer currency exchange site talks cold-calling, double nappy duty and why Israelis make great employees.

 

How Bitcoin went legit

07 August 2014

Even eight months ago, the world of Bitcoin was a dark and dangerous place. Now the government is looking into making the UK the Bitcoin capital of the world. The currency is finally growing up.

 

How will you show the leadership qualities to take your career and your organisation to the next level?

05 August 2014

SPONSORED: Rewire Your Brain for Success

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

'The toys you play with in the army are incomparable' - Paul Sulyok, Green Man Gaming

01 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the online gaming shop on the challenge of hanging onto tech expertise in London and why his beer fridge is 'magic'.

 

QUIZ: Which historical leader are you?

29 July 2014

Worried your leadership style's more Neil Kinnock than Alexander the Great? Take MT's quiz to find out if you're a manager for the ages or just another office tyrant.

 

Havas' Kate Robertson: Tackling youth unemployment makes good business sense

29 July 2014

There are still 850,000 young people out of work, says the advertising boss. The businesses that change that will be rewarded.

 

Ryanair vs EasyJet: how the numbers stack up

29 July 2014

Two bitter budget airline rivals. Two sets of data. Who will come out on top?

 

Bitch, buffoon or bit-on-the-side: Why TV is putting women off leadership

28 July 2014

Fictional female stereotypes are putting off future generations of women leaders. TV needs to get real, argues A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.

 

'Everyone should be a waitress once' - Melissa Burton, Goody Good Stuff

25 July 2014

The confectioner says she wanted to be a lawyer, but making candy is sweeter - and explains that however ethical your product, trying to sell it from a plain cardboard box is not easy...

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

18 outrageously sexist adverts from Management Today in 1968

21 July 2014

MT wasn't always the steadfast supporter of women in business that it is today.

 

Faisal Butt: How to create an ideas factory

21 July 2014

Since Bill Gross pioneered the concept in 1996, business incubators have been hotbeds for innovation, explains James Caan's right-hand man.

 

'Putting on an ill-fitting black suit is my idea of hell' - Poppy Mardall, Poppy's Funerals

17 July 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er talks about employing poets and fire fighters and why she only has one app on her phone.

 
 

The MT Interview

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

By Andrew Davidson Friday, 11 July 2014

The MT Interview: Chairing the Arts Council may seem an unlikely role for the producer of Big Brother, but he's thrown himself into the job with enthusiasm. In fact, has he gone native?


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