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Is Britain's Eurostar stake worth £750m?

Is Britain's Eurostar stake worth £750m?

Chancellor George Osborne is to sell the UK's share in the transnational rail operator, but is he right to be pleased with himself?

 
Is Britain a 'safe haven' for money launderers?

Is Britain a 'safe haven' for money launderers?

04 March 2015

A report by Transparency International found thousands of homes have been bought with offshore cash.

 
 
Standard Chartered profits plummet 30%

Standard Chartered profits plummet 30%

04 March 2015

Outgoing boss Peter Sands laments a perfect 'storm' of low commodity prices, QE and fines, but shares still go up.

 
 
Greggs brews up tasty profits as coffee sales hit £1m per week

Greggs brews up tasty profits as coffee sales hit £1m per week

04 March 2015

The baker delivered a 41.1% boost in pre-tax profits last year after shifting its focus to 'food-on-the-go.' .

 
 
More people became billionaires last year than ever before

More people became billionaires last year than ever before

03 March 2015

The Forbes billionaires list contains a record 290 new entries this year.

 
 
Is gender equality at work improving?

Is gender equality at work improving?

03 March 2015

The UK rises to 14th in PwC's Women in Work index, while women now sit on the boards of 57% of large companies. Hurray, but there's clearly a long way to go.

 
 
Barclays profits fall 21% (but it's alright)

Barclays profits fall 21% (but it's alright)

03 March 2015

The bank's otherwise healthy bottom line is scourged by seven plagues of exceptional items, including a £750m hike in Forex payouts.

 
 
Paddy Power had 'more ups and downs than Taylor Swift's love life' in 2014

Paddy Power had 'more ups and downs than Taylor Swift's love life' in 2014

03 March 2015

And yet the controversial bookmaker reported record profits of €167m.

 
 
Are house prices falling?

Are house prices falling?

02 March 2015

Nationwide says there was a 0.1% drop in house prices last month, but it's unlikely to be the start of a trend.

 
 
BA tops list of 20 biggest brands in Britain

BA tops list of 20 biggest brands in Britain

02 March 2015

The airline's success contrasts with a poor year for Cadbury, M&S and Heinz.

 
 
Mike Ashley losing Rangers game of thrones

Mike Ashley losing Rangers game of thrones

02 March 2015

Rangers chairman David Somers resigns four days before shareholder vote to fire the board, leaving Ashley with few supporters.

 
 
Thorntons sales hit by supermarket showdown

Thorntons sales hit by supermarket showdown

02 March 2015

The chocolate maker said two major grocers had unexpectedly cut their orders.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

27 February 2015

Lego's billions, Apple's trillions and The London Clinic's hefty wage bill.

 
 
IAG profits soar above €1bn

IAG profits soar above €1bn

27 February 2015

As the airline turns its fortunes around, boss Willie Walsh ups the ante on its Aer Lingus bid.

 
 
Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

27 February 2015

The bank is paying its first dividend in six years and has more than quadrupled profits.

 
 
The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

26 February 2015

More than 32 charities paid their bosses more than £200,000, according to research by MT's sister mag Third Sector.

 
 
Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

26 February 2015

Severn Trent's Liv Garfield and Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker will both leave the supermarket's board by Saturday.

 
 
HSBC and the art of the public apology

HSBC and the art of the public apology

26 February 2015

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver said sorry for the Swiss bank scandal yesterday, but what really makes a good apology?

 
 
Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

26 February 2015

Ladbrokes is closing 60 more stores amid falling profits and 'regulatory headwinds.'

 
 
StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

26 February 2015

Ex JP Morgan i-banking head Bill Winters is to replace Peter Sands as CEO of Standard Chartered. Chairman John Peace and three veteran NEDs are also out.

 
 
RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

26 February 2015

Slowly but surely, the legacy of Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin is being dismantled.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

04 March 2015

Stephanie Horbaczewski has built a network of vloggers that rakes in 1 billion views a month.

 

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 

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.

 

How to organise a hackathon

24 February 2015

Innovation seems to be a very slow process in your organisation; teams work on a problem for months without getting any tangible results. Maybe you should try a hackathon and see what that yields?

 

Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

23 February 2015

It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?

 

What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

23 February 2015

Taking time out to go tech-free isn't an airy-fairy hippy ideal, says Faisal Butt.

 

Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

23 February 2015

The chief exec of the UK's only national book chain has finally stemmed years of losses. So what's he going to do about his online rivals?

 

Can the British university stay top dog?

20 February 2015

Other countries are moving in on the UK's lucrative market in foreign students. Are our universities up to the challenge?

 

City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

20 February 2015

Suppliers to the failed delivery firm can't be blamed for not checking its books - financial reports have become bloated and unreadable, thanks to the FRC.

 

The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

20 February 2015

Adam Tavener has scars from his time as a deck hand and once caused an IRA bomb scare with a bag of dirty laundry.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

Workplace Rights: Obesity at work

24 February 2015

Where do employers stand legally with obese staff?

 

My boss said he'd give me a pay rise then disappeared

24 February 2015

My boss is on long-term sick leave. How do I bring up the pay rise he promised me with his replacement?

 

How can I sell hot desking to the older generation?

23 February 2015

The old guard like their own things in their own place. But I want to move to a smaller office where we share workspaces. How can I persuade them?

 

How to maintain your company culture in a fast-growing business

20 February 2015

Don't let corporate realities crush your startup vibe.

 

A collegue keeps stealing my glory

20 February 2015

Every time I come up with a good idea, one of my co-workers tries to take the credit.

 

Four reasons why you need a written business plan

17 February 2015

Entrepreneurs that put pen to paper will ensure their company can carry on without them, says Shweta Jhajharia.

 

How to prepare to sell your business

13 February 2015

Don't give a buyer any excuse to knock down the value of your life's work.

 
 

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