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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Carney's canny timing, Qatar's growing trophy collection, financial armageddon.

 
Were men really hurt most by the financial crisis?

Were men really hurt most by the financial crisis?

30 January 2015

Men's hourly wage rates were hit hardest, but there's a bigger picture here.

 
 
The hedge fund manager who predicted the financial crisis thinks the global economy is about to crash

The hedge fund manager who predicted the financial crisis thinks the global economy is about to crash

30 January 2015

Lightning will strike twice, according to Crispin Odey.

 
 
Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

30 January 2015

The Qataris are now the largest shareholder in British Airways' parent company.

 
 
Sky enters the mobile market with O2 deal

Sky enters the mobile market with O2 deal

29 January 2015

Britain's telcos are now definitely buying into 'quad-play'.

 
 
Shell vows to drill the Arctic despite $15bn of investment cuts

Shell vows to drill the Arctic despite $15bn of investment cuts

29 January 2015

The energy sector is shaping up to deal with the rapid decline in oil prices.

 
 
Amazon's new email service is another swipe at Google and Microsoft

Amazon's new email service is another swipe at Google and Microsoft

29 January 2015

Jeff Bezos' extremely ambitious baby is far more than just an ecommerce company.

 
 
Greece vs Germany: Who will blink first?

Greece vs Germany: Who will blink first?

29 January 2015

Greece's victorious new PM Alexis Tsipras is staring down its creditors, but he's also staring down the barrel of a gun.

 
 
Mark Carney argues for Eurozone fiscal union

Mark Carney argues for Eurozone fiscal union

29 January 2015

The Bank of England governor certainly knows how to time his interventions.

 
 
McDonald's CEO, to go

McDonald's CEO, to go

29 January 2015

Don Thompson will be replaced by British restaurant veteran Steve Easterbrook.

 
 
The 43 Tesco stores shutting their doors for good

The 43 Tesco stores shutting their doors for good

28 January 2015

The closures could see at least 2,000 staff losing their jobs.

 
 
14 postwar office buildings that are now Grade II listed

14 postwar office buildings that are now Grade II listed

28 January 2015

Some would call them eyesores, but these buildings are now being preserved for future generations.

 
 
Scotland's whisky industry is booming

Scotland's whisky industry is booming

28 January 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association claims the industry is worth £5bn to the UK economy each year.

 
 
Songbird flies as Qatar wins takeover battle for Canary Wharf

Songbird flies as Qatar wins takeover battle for Canary Wharf

28 January 2015

The Qataris have finally won over the Wharf's major shareholders - and there's nothing the board can do about it.

 
 
Unilever boss Paul Polman: Doing good needn't harm profits

Unilever boss Paul Polman: Doing good needn't harm profits

28 January 2015

The prophetic FMCG boss is on a mission to make business more sustainable.

 
 
Apple's record breaking results by numbers

Apple's record breaking results by numbers

28 January 2015

The supercool tech giant is making a habit of breaking records, but which is the most impressive?

 
 
Diageo under fire for offering three month payment terms

Diageo under fire for offering three month payment terms

27 January 2015

The booze behemoth has been accused of 'supply chain abuse' threatening 'the backbone of the British economy.'

 
 
Foxtons' troubles prove the shine is coming off London property

Foxtons' troubles prove the shine is coming off London property

27 January 2015

The brash estate agent's sales commission fell more than 25% in the fourth quarter.

 
 
Mike Ashley seals control over Rangers with £10m loan

Mike Ashley seals control over Rangers with £10m loan

27 January 2015

The Sports Direct owner gets 'on-going' security over Rangers assets, in exchange for a loan to keep the club afloat.

 
 
Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

27 January 2015

The digital streaming service is the latest casualty in the supermarket's turnaround battle.

 
 
Russian debt is now worth 'junk'

Russian debt is now worth 'junk'

27 January 2015

It was nothing the markets weren't expecting - but the rouble still fell again.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

30 January 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.

 

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 

Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

30 January 2015

Jamie True has built several successful tech businesses - and his latest was on the shopping list of the former Tesco boss.

 

Why British entrepreneurs should jump on a plane to India

29 January 2015

President Obama used India's Republic Day to big up US businesses. A UK prime minister should be next on Modi's invite list, says Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria.

 

'I even put my mother's pension into one of our funds' - Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners

29 January 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The hard work we put in to win the trust of clients paid off, even after the financial crisis hit.

 

Ignoring depression is bad business

28 January 2015

The corporate world acts as if mental illness doesn't exist - and that doesn't solve anything, says Katarina Skoberne.

 

How a fledgling Chinese smartphone maker became the Apple of the east

28 January 2015

COMPANY VITAE: Xiaomi's stylish, keenly priced phones and tablets are a runaway success in China.

 

How to sell ice to an Eskimo

28 January 2015

Five quick tips to make a hard sell easy.

 

Dr Richie Nanda: 'I guarded Michael Jackson for four days. I didn't sleep at all'

26 January 2015

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The chairman of Shield Group and Topsgrup India will still step in and break up a fight if one kicks off.

 

What next for the toxic grocer?

26 January 2015

Tesco's troubles are deep-rooted and multiplying. Does new boss Dave Lewis have the beans to turn the retail giant around, asks Matthew Lynn.

 
 

Advice

How to raise money through crowdfunding

23 January 2015

Turning fans into shareholders is an increasingly popular way to raise cash. Here's how to do it.

 

Four ways to hang onto your best staff

16 January 2015

MT EXPERT: With the January job-hunting season in full swing, LinkedIn's Pierre Berlin recommends bigging up internal opportunities to calm those itchy feet.

 

10 ways to turn business failure into success

01 January 2015

This year, practice resilience, humility and being realistic and know when to cut your losses, says Katarina Skoberne.

 

The big grammar quiz of 2014

29 December 2014

Is your unofficial role at work to know your indefinite article from your ellipsis? Andrew Ingram and Tom Freeman offer some advice.

 

The six biggest risks international investors need to watch out for in 2015

22 December 2014

MT EXPERT: If you're thinking of investing abroad next year, check out the local borders but don't overestimate IS, says Charles Hecker.

 

Why storytelling is so powerful in business

19 December 2014

MT EXPERT: People are highly receptive to hearing stories, because that's how we make sense of the world, says Travis Wentworth.

 

Six ways to stop middle management blocking innovation

12 December 2014

MT EXPERT: Unless you reward your middle managers for innovating, your company's big ideas are going nowhere, says Harvey Wade.

 

10 tips for conquering public speaking nerves

05 December 2014

MT EXPERT: Even Prince Harry admits he finds public speaking nerve wracking, but there are ways to get through the fear, says Robin Kermode.

 

How to ace those meetings

03 December 2014

Ask senior executives where they spend their least productive hours and they'll tell you it's in meetings, says Miranda Kennett.

 

My star salesman rubs everybody up the wrong way

02 December 2014

My top-performing salesman is a pain. Can I afford to get rid of him? Jeremy Bullmore advises.

 
 

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