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Study: Even dead CEOs get paid too much

Study: Even dead CEOs get paid too much

Want to know how valuable the boss is to the firm? Wait till (s)he dies...

 
Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

27 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The Mexican restaurant chain's mini bond netted a record amount on crowd funding platform Crowdcube.

 
 
Lockheed Martin is clearing up space junk

Lockheed Martin is clearing up space junk

27 August 2014

The defence giant has teamed up with an Australian tech company to track dangerous space waste.

 
 
RBS fined £14.5m for 'serious failings' in mortgage sales

RBS fined £14.5m for 'serious failings' in mortgage sales

27 August 2014

Those pesky legacy issues just won't seem to go away, as RBS takes yet another hit from the regulators.

 
 
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

27 August 2014

The former French finance minister won't necessarily end up in the dock, but it doesn't look good.

 
 
HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

27 August 2014

With less than four weeks to go before the vote, more companies look like they favour the Union.

 
 
Ryanair goes business class, wants to fly over EasyJet in Israel

Ryanair goes business class, wants to fly over EasyJet in Israel

26 August 2014

Michael O'Leary wants Israel to be a major low cost hub but claims authorities there are dragging their feet. Oh, and he now does business class too.

 
 
Japan okays Fujifilm's Ebola drug

Japan okays Fujifilm's Ebola drug

26 August 2014

The photographic giant's stock rises as it becomes the leading contender to develop a large scale Ebola treatment

 
 
500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

26 August 2014

The 20 priciest streets are all in London. No surprises there then.

 
 
What next? Telecity share price slides as CEO Michael Tobin quits

What next? Telecity share price slides as CEO Michael Tobin quits

26 August 2014

The outspoken chief executive's resignation took investors by surprise, but what's in store for the man who made his staff swim with sharks?

 
 
WPP profits 'ravaged' by strong pound

WPP profits 'ravaged' by strong pound

26 August 2014

Sir Martin Sorrell admitted forex has hammered the world's largest advertising group and said he sees a tartan swan lurking...

 
 
Amazon beats Google to buy Twitch for $1bn

Amazon beats Google to buy Twitch for $1bn

26 August 2014

The tech giants were falling over themselves to snap up the three-year-old video game live-streaming startup.

 
 
EDF Energy fined £3m for keeping complaining customers on hold

EDF Energy fined £3m for keeping complaining customers on hold

22 August 2014

The firm is the latest energy company to be fined for wasting customers' time.

 
 
From a hairdresser to a takeaway owner, HMRC unveils prolific tax evaders

From a hairdresser to a takeaway owner, HMRC unveils prolific tax evaders

22 August 2014

HMRC has updated its list of tax dodgers, who owe the UK millions of pounds.

 
 
HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

22 August 2014

The Yes Campaign faces a tough final stretch as business voices murmur against independence.

 
 
Troubled Co-op Bank reports £76 million loss

Troubled Co-op Bank reports £76 million loss

22 August 2014

But that's down from the £885m loss reported in the same period last year.

 
 
'The least you can do is freeze your nuts': Watch Michael O'Leary do the Ice Bucket Challenge

'The least you can do is freeze your nuts': Watch Michael O'Leary do the Ice Bucket Challenge

21 August 2014

And we thought it wouldn't get any better after George W Bush...

 
 
Inspiring Women: 10 ways to transform your career

Inspiring Women: 10 ways to transform your career

21 August 2014

Eager to land your next promotion? Here's 10 reasons why you need to attend MT's Inspiring Women event.

 
 
Would you watch TV in the comfort of your own head?

Would you watch TV in the comfort of your own head?

21 August 2014

Netflix has unveiled streaming for Facebook's virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift.

 
 
Will Bank of America's '$17bn settlement' finally draw a line under the financial crisis?

Will Bank of America's '$17bn settlement' finally draw a line under the financial crisis?

21 August 2014

The US giant is about to announce the largest ever corporate-government settlement for selling dodgy mortages, but will it finally make the bank some friends?

 
 
Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

21 August 2014

The number of self-employed people is at record highs as the impact of recession filters through.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

'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.

 

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...

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

Uber vs Lyft: This time it's personal

13 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The battle between the two startups to disrupt and dominate taxi markets around the world is not pretty.

 

What do entrepreneurs really want from investors?

13 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Two thirds of business owners want advice more than money, but lots aren't getting any at all.

 

Yo is now more than just, er, Yo

12 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The ridiculously simple free messaging app is trying to target marketers.

 

5 things the government can do to get small businesses exporting

08 August 2014

MT EXPERT: If the UK is going to hit yearly exports of £1tn by 2020, the government needs to cut red tape not marketing spend, says FPB chief executive Phil Orford.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

MT EXPERT: Here's what you should know before you're interviewed for a CEO job

30 May 2014

There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.

 

MT EXPERT: How to part with your partner

23 May 2014

Ending a business partnership is a lot like ending a marriage. Your priority should be protecting your children - your staff, customers and suppliers, says Andrew Morris

 
 

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