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Will macroeconomic gloom turn to doom?

Will macroeconomic gloom turn to doom?

Manufacturing's down, the markets are down, gold is up - it's been bad news all round of late.

 
Twitter all at sea as its share price tanks

Twitter all at sea as its share price tanks

11 February 2016

It's the first quarter in the firm's history that the number of monthly active users hasn't grown.

 
 
Getting stricter on special offers could make supermarkets sweat

Getting stricter on special offers could make supermarkets sweat

11 February 2016

UK shoppers overspend by £1,274 a year thanks to confusing in store promotions.

 
 
Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

11 February 2016

The Tech Nation 2016 report reveals just how well the nation's fast-paced industry is faring.

 
 
'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

10 February 2016

Not content with conning old ladies out of their savings, online fraudsters are now targeting the corporate hierarchy by pretending to be CEOs...

 
 
Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

Google's AI is allowed to take the wheel, says US regulator

10 February 2016

It's full speed ahead for the tech giant's pet project, as driverless cars have just swerved a significant legal barrier.

 
 
Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

Brits steer clear of Disneyland Paris after terror attacks

10 February 2016

Euro Disney revealed an 8% fall in visitor numbers to its French theme parks.

 
 
London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

London mayoral candidates unclear on Uber

10 February 2016

The front-runners clashed in a tech debate last night, but they all sounded basically the same.

 
 
This could be Africa's first unicorn

This could be Africa's first unicorn

09 February 2016

Africa Internet Group has raised €75m from Axa at a reported valuation of more than $1bn.

 
 
Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

Google boss Sundar Pichai's 'salary' hits $200m

09 February 2016

Google awards its chief executive a rather hefty stock grant, but will the other Googlers complain about executive pay?

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

Mark Zuckerberg's free internet set back by India ban

09 February 2016

The country's telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service app.

 
 
What's the point of CSR?

What's the point of CSR?

09 February 2016

Businesses are more concerned about the impact on their brand than actually doing good.

 
 
Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

Is the Co-op the surprise winner of the supermarket price war?

09 February 2016

The retailer recorded the fastest growth of all the non-discounters.

 
 
Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

08 February 2016

The engine maker could be planning to cut its dividend for the first time in almost 25 years.

 
 
EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

08 February 2016

But don't get too excited - it's early days yet and many multinationals may not be affected.

 
 
Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

08 February 2016

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 
 
Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

08 February 2016

The business secretary has added his voice to a European-wide call for urgent action on anti-dumping.

 
 
Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

08 February 2016

The government has chosen the GlaxoSmithKline chairman to lead the follow up to the Davies report.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

05 February 2016

Pubs putting up a fight, PR nightmare Martin Shkreli, the unsolved ethnicity pay gap problem.

 
 
Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

05 February 2016

Investors aren't confident about the professional network's future.

 
 
Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

05 February 2016

The former pharma CEO's attitude towards public relations needs to be seen to be believed.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 

'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

02 February 2016

Hear from the award-winning food entrepreneur at MT's Inspiring Women Edinburgh conference.

 

Meet the entrepreneur who thinks cash is still king

29 January 2016

Jenny Campbell is hoping her ATM provider YourCash will hold its own against the rise of contactless payments.

 

I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?

29 January 2016

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Focus on the company's performance to make sure you get your earn-out cheque, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

'The City's a much more sober place now, in all senses of the word' - Philippa Rose

28 January 2016

YOU LIVE AND LEARN The founder of the Rose Partnership on her days as a City headhunter, and her move into the events business.

 

Donald Rumsfeld: app developer?

26 January 2016

Everybody's favourite US Secretary of Defense has developed a mobile game, with a little help from Winston Churchill.

 

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.

 

The sharing economy is confounding Britain's statisticians

25 January 2016

Are traditional measures of productivity falling behind the times?

 
 

Advice

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I stop a director from telling staff not to come in with a cold?

27 January 2016

You need to clarify your sickness policy with a company memo, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I get out of organising the office Christmas party?

07 December 2015

Don't try and dodge the task, instead get colleagues to help you, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I find a non-exec role with a small firm or charity?

01 December 2015

First work out what expertise and experience you can offer and then try local organisations, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague is earning a lot less than me, even though he's my equal. Should I tell him?

25 November 2015

No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Effective leaders need more than good intentions

24 November 2015

Just thinking about doing something won't get results, it's what you actually do that counts. Here's how not to fall into the action-intention gap.

 

Five tips for getting started with thought leadership

19 November 2015

Brands need to stand for something and stand out - but they have to get internal stakeholders on board first.

 

Three ways to turn your start-up vision into a concrete business plan

06 November 2015

An entrepreneur needs to thoroughly scrutinise their idea, says start-up adviser Nadav Rosenberg.

 

How to avoid falling victim to a cyber attack

30 October 2015

You don't have to be a big company like TalkTalk to be targeted by hackers.

 

I'd like to carry on working with my dad, but his partner's not keen. What can I do?

29 October 2015

You need to have chat with your father, but choose your words carefully, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 

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