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Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Shares in Tesco are actually up by just under 3.7%, after it reported sales had dropped by 6%. But it still hasn't worked out a strategy to compete with discounters.

 
Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

16 April 2014

The coffee chain says it wants to be closer to its caffeinated British customers. Margaret Hodge is still not impressed.

 
 
Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

15 April 2014

The two providers have joined forces to take on BT and launch an 'ultra-fast' network in York.

 
 
Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

15 April 2014

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

 
 
Nine epic photos of SpaceX rockets

Nine epic photos of SpaceX rockets

15 April 2014

While we all indulge our childhood dreams with these beautiful photos of rockets taking off, Elon Musk's SpaceX is trying to make space travel affordable.

 
 
Google's latest acquisition makes it seem a bit Bond villain

Google's latest acquisition makes it seem a bit Bond villain

15 April 2014

Tech companies' acquisitions have been getting increasingly weird. Google's latest, Titan Aerospace, takes the biscuit.

 
 
UK inflation has fallen for the sixth month running

UK inflation has fallen for the sixth month running

15 April 2014

Wages might finally start rising faster than prices too.

 
 
Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

15 April 2014

Just as everyone else is getting out of emerging markets, Diageo is taking the brave step of increasing its presence in India by buying up its biggest spirits manufacturer.

 
 
Debenhams' profits dive as House of Fraser sales hit record

Debenhams' profits dive as House of Fraser sales hit record

15 April 2014

The department store has promised decisive action. Shareholders are appeased for now.

 
 
Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is

Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is

15 April 2014

Ukraine has never quite recovered from its days as part of the Soviet Union. It is still grindingly poor - although its unemployment rate is better than ours...

 
 
Bye-bye banks? Money exchange startup TransferWise hits the £1bn mark

Bye-bye banks? Money exchange startup TransferWise hits the £1bn mark

15 April 2014

Shoreditch-based TransferWise has now transferred over £1bn of customers' money, a jump from £125m almost a year ago.

 
 
Six companies Elon Musk's SpaceX should be keeping an eye on

Six companies Elon Musk's SpaceX should be keeping an eye on

14 April 2014

After SpaceX aborted a reusable rocket launch yesterday, MT looks at the companies that are lifting off the commercial space industry.

 
 
Will Apple's iPhone 6 really cost $100 more?

Will Apple's iPhone 6 really cost $100 more?

14 April 2014

An analyst suggests Apple is in negotiation with several mobile phone operators to push up the price of its next iPhone - by a lot.

 
 
World Health Organisation: 'E-Cigarettes should be treated exactly like tobacco'

World Health Organisation: 'E-Cigarettes should be treated exactly like tobacco'

14 April 2014

Leaked documents show vapers could be about to join smokers in the smokers' shelter. Brrr.

 
 
European banks say the bonus cap is actually helping them recruit staff

European banks say the bonus cap is actually helping them recruit staff

14 April 2014

After all the braying about cutting bonuses being bad, it turns out many bankers quite like fixed pay.

 
 
Tesco just can't keep out of the US

Tesco just can't keep out of the US

14 April 2014

The supermarket is planning to open seven stores selling its cheap-as-chips F&F clothing range on the East Coast.

 
 
Wage rises: we really are finally all getting richer

Wage rises: we really are finally all getting richer

14 April 2014

Average earnings will start rising faster than the cost of living as early as this month, EY reckons.

 
 
Facebook wants us to use it to pay people as well as share cat photos

Facebook wants us to use it to pay people as well as share cat photos

14 April 2014

The social media giant wants to become indispensable in the developing world.

 
 
Apple and Microsoft have bigger cash piles than the UK and US

Apple and Microsoft have bigger cash piles than the UK and US

11 April 2014

The tech giants are also sitting on more dollar than Canada and oil-flush UAE and Norway.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

11 April 2014

Bling farmers, even more bling travelers and why criminals are helping the economy.

 
 
Cambian is 2014's most under-hyped IPO

Cambian is 2014's most under-hyped IPO

11 April 2014

IPO WATCH: Cambian's unusual decision to not shout about its IPO looks like a good idea given its shares have already fallen.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

What is thought leadership?

28 March 2014

Think of Don Draper, star of the Mad Men TV series about Madison Avenue in the 1960s, whose creative genius wins new accounts and turns around marketing disasters.

 

How I Beat The Odds: Adrian Everett, E-Lites

28 March 2014

The founder of electronic cigarette brand E-Lites was an RAF pilot before setting up his own business.

 

20 QUESTIONS: Anna Bance, Girl Meets Dress

27 March 2014

The ex-Hermes PR says working as a stylist's assistant during her university days helped inspire her designer dress rental business.

 

Sport lessons for business

27 March 2014

Sporting analogies are beloved of speakers and consultants alike. But are they helpful?

 

How to manage mavericks

27 March 2014

A bloke in your office comes up with brilliant ideas. He's also a pain in the butt. How do you manage such people? Here's a crash course.

 

Words-Worth: Lean

27 March 2014

You can't be too rich or too lean: a good motto for modern business. What does it mean?

 

The sweet story of Candy Crush: How King.com made its millions

26 March 2014

The maker of the smartphone hit Candy Crush could be the most valuable London-based tech IPO ever.

 

Moolah's founder accidentally donated 20m Dogecoins to Doge4Nascar

25 March 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Very Dogecoin. Such Nascar. Wow.

 

Style Lend dresses up the sharing economy

21 March 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Former model Lona Duncan wants to monetise the dresses you're bored with wearing and save you buying ones you don't need. It's not cheap though.

 

20 questions: Alicia Navarro - Skimlinks

21 March 2014

The founder of affiliate marketing website Skimlinks changed the business overnight after two years of struggling - and she doesn't regret it.

 
 

Advice

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 

MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

03 April 2014

Super Shoppers make up 18% of consumers but account for 70% of retail spend. eBay's Tanya Lawler explains how brands can target this group (credit card companies, stay back).

 

Say cheers: beer, brews, pampering and fine food delivered

03 April 2014

It's been a tough old recession for workers, many of whom put in longer hours as the downturn wore on. Considering saying thanks? MT has the perfect solutions...

 

MT EXPERT: How crowdsourcing can help you decide which IPOs to invest in

27 March 2014

The wisdom of crowds isn't just for funding new businesses, says Brenda Kelly. It can be used to decide on which newly-listed companies to invest in, too.

 

I'm a casualty of plagiarism

25 March 2014

A designer who pitched to a local retailer discovers his work being used - even though the client turned him down.

 

I quit the City to start a business but I'm worn out

25 March 2014

An entrepreneur who gave up her job to start a cake making business is exhausted. Should he go back to the City or stick it out?

 

My colleague keeps pulling sickies

25 March 2014

A worker is tired of her colleague taking time off. How can she stop it?

 

MT EXPERT: What really happens when your team is under pressure

21 March 2014

Contrary to popular belief, people don't perform best when their backs are against the wall. It's up to their leaders to make them work well, says Virginia Eastman.

 

MT EXPERT: How to recruit using LinkedIn

14 March 2014

LinkedIn hit 15 million members in the UK this week. MT asked Richard George, its spokesperson, for his top tips for using it to recruit.

 

The 7 worst mistakes you can make on your CV

11 March 2014

You've written your CV, you've proof-read it 300 times, you've made sure there are no lies (well, maybe just the one about being interested in macramé). But there are still ways to put employers off at first sight...

 
 

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Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Shares in Tesco are actually up by just under 3.7%, after it reported sales had dropped by 6%. But it still hasn't worked out a strategy to compete with discounters.

 

Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

 

Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

 

Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

 

Nine epic photos of SpaceX rockets