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Who has the best perks at work? You decide

Who has the best perks at work? You decide

What motivates you at work? How do companies show that they care? What employee benefits really make a difference? Join the debate tomorrow 1-2.30pm with Unum and MT #healthybiz

 
Google makes peace offering to publishers over online news

Google makes peace offering to publishers over online news

18 September 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Amid fierce criticism from the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Google is changing the way its news search works.

 
 
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.

 
 
Bowling alleys, bocce courts and camping out: Why Google's staff are so happy

Bowling alleys, bocce courts and camping out: Why Google's staff are so happy

18 September 2014

Google's latest project: a super-efficient airport. How does Larry Page keep his staff churning out the big ideas?

 
 
News Corp vs Google: Pot calls kettle black

News Corp vs Google: Pot calls kettle black

18 September 2014

News Corp has attacked Google's 'cynical management' in a letter to the European Commission.

 
 
Scottish independence: What you need to know

Scottish independence: What you need to know

18 September 2014

With as many as 4.3m Scots - or 97% of the electorate - going to the polls to decide their future today, MT has rounded up everything you need to know about the historic vote.

 
 
FTSE calm as Scottish independence vote gets underway

FTSE calm as Scottish independence vote gets underway

18 September 2014

As the people of Scotland vote on whether or not to break the 307-old union, investors are expecting a no vote, but aren't certain.

 
 
FTSE 350 companies are appointing fewer female NEDs

FTSE 350 companies are appointing fewer female NEDs

17 September 2014

Fewer women became non-executive directors in 2013 than in 2012, while 50-something men who already sit on boards are doing just great.

 
 
Ultrasonic executives do a runner with cash

Ultrasonic executives do a runner with cash

17 September 2014

The CEO and COO of the German-owned shoe firm have both disappeared from their homes over the weekend, and the money's gone too. How mysterious...

 
 
Happy Scottish Independence Eve! Or not...

Happy Scottish Independence Eve! Or not...

17 September 2014

In the last hours of campaigning, Alex Salmond's cry of 'we can do this' is drowned out by a chorus of naysayers.

 
 
Bank of England MPC split again - but don't expect interest rates to rise just yet

Bank of England MPC split again - but don't expect interest rates to rise just yet

17 September 2014

The hawks are circling for a second month, but the doves are still cooing over slack in the economy.

 
 
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?

 
 
Unemployment is now at its lowest since 2008

Unemployment is now at its lowest since 2008

17 September 2014

Joblessness falls again to 6.2% - and it's even lower in Scotland - but pay growth is still rubbish.

 
 
Dyson hoovers up Japan

Dyson hoovers up Japan

16 September 2014

The vacuum cleaner company becomes the market leader in Japan despite pressure from strong pound. And it's going robotic.

 
 
Phones 4u 'assassinated' by EE and Vodafone

Phones 4u 'assassinated' by EE and Vodafone

16 September 2014

There's mudslinging on both sides, but the mobile networks are coming off looking worse so far.

 
 
Why did Microsoft buy Minecraft?

Why did Microsoft buy Minecraft?

16 September 2014

Even for a tech titan, $2.5bn is a lot to pay for a gaming platform. But Microsoft sees Minecraft as an investment for its future.

 
 
Asos shares fall further than Naomi Campbell in heels

Asos shares fall further than Naomi Campbell in heels

16 September 2014

Shares in the fashion e-commerce giant plunged 14% this morning after its third profit warning in less than a year.

 
 
Inflation eases to 1.5% as house prices rise 11.7% in a year

Inflation eases to 1.5% as house prices rise 11.7% in a year

16 September 2014

The UK inflation rate has now been below 2% target for 8 months.

 
 
Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

15 September 2014

Rising house prices have locked a generation out of home ownership, says report. And it's not getting any better.

 
 
Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

15 September 2014

Polls are on a knife edge, but the money is on Scotland staying in the UK.

 
 
Heineken slaps down SABMiller offer

Heineken slaps down SABMiller offer

15 September 2014

SABMiller's own hopes of keeping independence dwindle as Heineken refuses to raise a glass to a takeover.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Failure: it destroys careers, and shreds company images

05 September 2014

But is there any way to avoid it?

 

Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

29 August 2014

The ever-inventive engineer has released a mysterious video announcing a product launch on September 4th. What could it be...?

 

'I was checking emails in the labour room' - Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark

29 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the parking app talks about his 'property porn obsession' and why he offers his staff infinite holidays.

 

Faisal Butt: The power of serendipity

28 August 2014

Serendipity is more than luck. Entrepreneurs need to be able to recognise and seize opportunities, says Faisal Butt.

 

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 

Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

21 August 2014

More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.

 

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.

 

'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.

 

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.

 

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...

 
 

Advice

10 ways to ace a media interview

15 September 2014

Before you face journalists or get grilled by MPs, make sure you prepare and practice, says Bob Leaf.

 

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Entering the twilight zone: how to deal with impending insolvency

04 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.

 

MT EXPERT: How to win at your first week in a new job

20 June 2014

Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.

 

MT EXPERT: Business lessons from Roy Hodgson

13 June 2014

The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.

 

MT EXPERT: The three things you need to know to make a merger work

06 June 2014

Now M&A activity is picking up again, it's time for business leaders to revisit the three fundamentals of merger integration, says Niamh Dawson.

 
 

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