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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Man U's millions, William Hill's error, Mark Carney's mission.

 
35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

23 January 2015

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

 
 
Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

23 January 2015

Despite a strong performance by Mr Kipling, the manufacturer failed to report an exceedingly good year.

 
 
Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

23 January 2015

The Bank of England governor did his best 'tough teacher' on stage at Davos.

 
 
Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

23 January 2015

If the deal gets past the regulators, Hutchison Whampoa will have a supersized slice of Britain's mobile pie, but will that leave any for Sky?

 
 
Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

23 January 2015

The King is dead. Long live the King - and Saudi Arabia's oil price policy?

 
 
Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

23 January 2015

The 84-year-old who broke the Bank of England says he is giving up investing - and that this time he really means it.

 
 
Uber's turbocharged blitzkrieg could still end in a car crash

Uber's turbocharged blitzkrieg could still end in a car crash

22 January 2015

The $40bn taxi startup has just raised $1.6bn, but there is a danger of it growing too far, too fast.

 
 
Ebay, why are you slashing 2,400 jobs? 'Because Icahn.'

Ebay, why are you slashing 2,400 jobs? 'Because Icahn.'

22 January 2015

The online marketplace is getting in shape ahead of a sell-off of PayPal and its enterprise arm.

 
 
ECB launches QE in Europe

ECB launches QE in Europe

22 January 2015

Mario Draghi finally announces quantitative easing, but will €720bn a year be enough?

 
 
Manchester United promoted in Deloitte's Football Money League

Manchester United promoted in Deloitte's Football Money League

22 January 2015

Despite a torrid season, the Red Devils rose to second place in football's rich list while Real Madrid topped the table for the 10th time.

 
 
Royal Mail delivers strong Christmas performance - but will it last?

Royal Mail delivers strong Christmas performance - but will it last?

22 January 2015

The former state monopoly is keeping pace with its rivals. For now.

 
 
Balfour Beatty profits slashed £70m

Balfour Beatty profits slashed £70m

22 January 2015

The infrastructure group faces losses as KPMG report trashes its UK construction business.

 
 
WH Smith's profitable decline continues

WH Smith's profitable decline continues

21 January 2015

The retailer's continuing to deliver good profits on falling sales. When will it end?

 
 
Six of the best Davos talks

Six of the best Davos talks

21 January 2015

The great (and possibly the good) have gathered today in the luxury Alpine resort of Davos for a five day meeting to discuss the world's problems.

 
 
Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

21 January 2015

The search giant's ambitions are somewhat more earthly than SpaceX's martian dreams.

 
 
Hungry, hungry telcos are devouring mobile rivals

Hungry, hungry telcos are devouring mobile rivals

21 January 2015

As Sky gears up for a partnership with O2, the telecoms sector looks set for an M&A war.

 
 
Five reasons Mike Ashley might have sold that £117m stake in Sports Direct

Five reasons Mike Ashley might have sold that £117m stake in Sports Direct

21 January 2015

The billionaire Newcastle United owner cuts his stake in Sports Direct to 55%. What could he be up to?

 
 
Dixons Carphone sales surge but mobile M&A could spoil the happy marriage

Dixons Carphone sales surge but mobile M&A could spoil the happy marriage

21 January 2015

Black Friday meant a 'rollercoaster' Christmas, but there could be more thrills and spills to come as suitors circle O2.

 
 
Can Unilever's sustainability drive survive slowing demand?

Can Unilever's sustainability drive survive slowing demand?

20 January 2015

The consumer products giant's turnover dipped 2.7% thanks to problems in Russia and China.

 
 
Co-op Bank blacklists Wonga in effort to go ethical

Co-op Bank blacklists Wonga in effort to go ethical

20 January 2015

The 'ethical bank' tries to go back to its roots, by casting off unsuitable business partners including payday lenders and tax dodgers.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

23 January 2015

Our new regular columnist on learning to speak PR, the surfeit of democracy facing the Scots and how life in a start-up is full of choices

 

10 things we think will happen in 2015

23 January 2015

Expect some answers to the English Question, a phone that can read your mind and a wave of young professionals flowing to the regions. And what about the oil price?

 

Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

23 January 2015

Simon Weatherall's Glofaster range aims to help runners and cyclists monitor their performance.

 

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.

 

Six of the UK's coolest offices

19 January 2015

Confession booth meeting rooms, fake blue skies and a slide down to the office bar. Jealous, us?

 

You don't have to work all hours to be a successful entrepreneur

16 January 2015

Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia Skincare, has built an impressive business but still has time for family life.

 

How to stop procrastinating and get in 'the zone'

14 January 2015

You'll only be productive if you're truly present at work, says Natalie Campbell.

 

Does over-optimism cost CEOs money?

12 January 2015

A new research paper suggests that optimistic bosses end up getting paid less than their more pessimistic peers. The price of a positive outlook...

 

10 things we learned this week

09 January 2015

Don't skip lunch, do eat caviar and Peter Thiel's penchant for cannabis.

 

'Our biggest competitor is work itself' - Adam Neumann, WeWork

09 January 2015

The startup office space provider is growing rapidly and was recently valued at $5bn.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

I want to reward my staff but money's tight

01 December 2014

My staff have worked really hard. How can I show my appreciation without busting the budget? Jeremy Bullmore advises.

 
 

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