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10 things we learned this week

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China's tidal trade, Google's EU objection, Indonesia bans beer

 
Labour's plans to tackle unpaid internships won't make much difference

Labour's plans to tackle unpaid internships won't make much difference

17 April 2015

Businesses should take the lead on improving the lot of Britain's young workers.

 
 
VW chairman Piech isolated in power struggle

VW chairman Piech isolated in power struggle

17 April 2015

Volkswagen's supervisory board backs boss Winterkorn against its own chair's very public efforts to diss him. Oh mein Gott.

 
 
Is Wall Street biting back?

Is Wall Street biting back?

17 April 2015

Goldman and the gang are reporting bumper profits, but their woes may not be behind them.

 
 
Rolls-Royce scores massive $9.2bn engine deal for Emirates A380s

Rolls-Royce scores massive $9.2bn engine deal for Emirates A380s

17 April 2015

Aero engine giant Rolls Royce has secured the biggest order in its history, a $9.2bn deal to provide engines for 50 Airbus A380 super jumbos ordered by Emirates.

 
 
Morrisons set to slash 720 head office jobs

Morrisons set to slash 720 head office jobs

16 April 2015

The supermarket sector's woes continue.

 
 
Branson sells Virgin Active to South African billionaire

Branson sells Virgin Active to South African billionaire

16 April 2015

The deal values the chain at £1.3bn and means its planned float won't go ahead.

 
 
WH Smiths does it again - less revenue, more profit

WH Smiths does it again - less revenue, more profit

16 April 2015

Profits at WH Smiths are up 4% despite a fall in turnover of 2%. How long can it keep this up?

 
 
Unilever buoyed by weak Euro and new products

Unilever buoyed by weak Euro and new products

16 April 2015

Sales at the consumer goods giant were up 12.3%, mainly thanks to the weak Euro.

 
 
Diageo in unexpected sales spill

Diageo in unexpected sales spill

16 April 2015

Organic sales at the drinks giant fall 0.7% as emerging market troubles continue.

 
 
Six things you didn't know about Mark Zuckerberg

Six things you didn't know about Mark Zuckerberg

15 April 2015

The Facebook founder held a Q&A session last night, taking time out from his apparently very busy schedule.

 
 
Would you take a 90% pay cut to help out your staff?

Would you take a 90% pay cut to help out your staff?

15 April 2015

An American entrepreneur has decided to pay all his workers at least $70,000.

 
 
Google could face massive fines from the EU

Google could face massive fines from the EU

15 April 2015

The search giant is under fire over claims it's abusing its dominant market position.

 
 
JD Sports profits leap 22%

JD Sports profits leap 22%

15 April 2015

Runaway results in the group's sports fashion division are slowed slightly by the continuing losses in its Blacks and Millets outdoor business.

 
 
Alliance Trust strikes back in shareholder battle

Alliance Trust strikes back in shareholder battle

14 April 2015

The fund woos shareholders away from activist investors Elliott with strong returns and a search for a 'truly independent' non-executive director.

 
 
FCA hands Clydesdale Bank record £20.7m PPI fine

FCA hands Clydesdale Bank record £20.7m PPI fine

14 April 2015

The regulator said Clydesdale staff gave false information to the Financial Ombudsman.

 
 
New British Gas boss ready for hot seat

New British Gas boss ready for hot seat

14 April 2015

Centrica has hired the former head of Aviva Mark Hodges to run its British Gas division, but can he stand the heat?

 
 
Poundland smashes £1bn mark but CMA investigation looms

Poundland smashes £1bn mark but CMA investigation looms

14 April 2015

The discount retailer is soaring but its merger with 99p Stores is under threat.

 
 
Heathrow and Gatwick sky high in March

Heathrow and Gatwick sky high in March

13 April 2015

Passenger numbers climb in both the airports in contention for London's new runway.

 
 
Hailo founder raises £1.4m for drone startup

Hailo founder raises £1.4m for drone startup

13 April 2015

Jay Bregman's Verifly has secured the backing of Irelandia Aviation, the company behind Ryanair.

 
 
Trouble at the top as VW chiefs battle for the wheel

Trouble at the top as VW chiefs battle for the wheel

13 April 2015

A tyre-smoking row has broken out between Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen, and his CEO - and former protégé - Martin Winterkorn. What's going on?

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Can entrepreneurs have a healthy work/life balance?

17 April 2015

It's possible to build a business without giving up all your 'me time'.

 

Meet the entrepreneur dragging beauty salons into the digital age

17 April 2015

Lopo Champalimaud's Wahanda is like a Just Eat for haircuts and facials.

 

Meet the entrepreneur helping people with carers see the world

10 April 2015

With Altogether Travel, Stephen Chalmers is tapping into the fast-growing market for social care.

 

How to sack an employee without ruining their life

10 April 2015

Nobody likes delivering bad news, but there's a wrong and a right way to do it.

 

10 ways to help your start-up succeed

07 April 2015

Here's how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls entrepreneurs encounter.

 

35 Women Under 35: Be part of this year's list

07 April 2015

MT is scouring the land for the country's brightest young businesswomen. Have you got what it takes to be part of our '35 Women Under 35' list?

 

10 things we learned this week

02 April 2015

Volatile chemistry at Ineos, China's crackdown hits Scotland, Venezuela's risky rep.

 

Thomas Heatherwick: The controversial designer faces his biggest challenge yet

02 April 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: The designer of the planned London garden bridge has powerful fans, but will they be enough to fend off critics of his new project?

 

Is free working a forlorn hope?

01 April 2015

The sharing economy is not only disrupting established business models - it's also turning workers from tenured employees into hyper-individual guns for hire.

 

The sharing economy is about much more than making money

31 March 2015

Alex Stephany certainly knows his subject - the rapidly expanding global market for idle assets - but there's more to it than his book allows, says Benita Matofska

 
 

Advice

I accidentally promised someone a pay rise

07 April 2015

I was only trying to cheer up an overworked member of our events team, but pay rises aren't due until the end of the year.

 

Nine ways to ace that interview

01 April 2015

Many people find interviews nerve-racking and fail to present themselves in the best light. Here's how to acquit yourself well.

 

Should I fire my arrogant, lazy new sales director?

31 March 2015

My sales director has only been in the job two weeks - but my instinct is telling me to fire him already. Am I right?

 

My co-founder looks down on other women

30 March 2015

My female business partner overlooks women's ideas and gives them menial jobs. How can I stop her being sexist?

 

How to give your company a spring clean

26 March 2015

Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.

 

How to manage change in a fast-growing business

20 March 2015

Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.

 

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 

Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

27 February 2015

Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.

 

How to give and receive feedback

27 February 2015

Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.

 

The 4 rules of passive-aggressive management

26 February 2015

Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.

 
 

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