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Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

Rolls-Royce's troubles hit investors in the pocket

The engine maker could be planning to cut its dividend for the first time in almost 25 years.

 
EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

EU could force Google and the gang to reveal tax bills

08 February 2016

But don't get too excited - it's early days yet and many multinationals may not be affected.

 
 
Government mulls train network sell-off

Government mulls train network sell-off

08 February 2016

Is more fragmentation really what Britain's railways need?

 
 
Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

Sajid Javid pleads with the EU to tackle steel crisis

08 February 2016

The business secretary has added his voice to a European-wide call for urgent action on anti-dumping.

 
 
Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

Sir Philip Hampton told to boost women execs

08 February 2016

The government has chosen the GlaxoSmithKline chairman to lead the follow up to the Davies report.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

05 February 2016

Pubs putting up a fight, PR nightmare Martin Shkreli, the unsolved ethnicity pay gap problem.

 
 
Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

Why LinkedIn's shares bombed by 30%

05 February 2016

Investors aren't confident about the professional network's future.

 
 
Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

Martin Shkreli: how one man can spoil the reputation of an entire industry

05 February 2016

The former pharma CEO's attitude towards public relations needs to be seen to be believed.

 
 
Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

Hasbro and Mattel toy with a possible merger

05 February 2016

It looks like Barbie's after a My Little Pony.

 
 
Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

05 February 2016

The online takeaway firm has a global appetite.

 
 
Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

04 February 2016

The collapse of Rebus could cost investors £800,000. A small price to pay for a financial revolution?

 
 
Bank woes are far from over

Bank woes are far from over

04 February 2016

Credit Suisse and Lloyds have just announced more job cuts. They won't be the last to do so.

 
 
Campaigners toast a fall in pub closures

Campaigners toast a fall in pub closures

04 February 2016

But don't chuck it down the hatch just yet - 27 are still shutting their doors every week.

 
 
HMRC reforms could be playing into tax dodgers' hands

HMRC reforms could be playing into tax dodgers' hands

03 February 2016

Researchers claim a new breed of 'gamekeeper-turned-poachers' is helping companies stay one step ahead.

 
 
Foxtons on the up despite housing market slowdown

Foxtons on the up despite housing market slowdown

03 February 2016

Everyone's favourite pushy estate agent is handing shareholders a special dividend.

 
 
Amazon could be planning to open hundreds of bookshops

Amazon could be planning to open hundreds of bookshops

03 February 2016

Having laid waste to bricks and mortar it seems the ecommerce giant is waking up to the value of a physical presence.

 
 
Microsoft just shelled out $250m for UK firm SwiftKey

Microsoft just shelled out $250m for UK firm SwiftKey

03 February 2016

The tech giant wants to tap into the keyboard app company's AI expertise.

 
 
Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

03 February 2016

Councils in England and Wales will have the power to set their own rules.

 
 
How long can Ocado keep investors waiting?

How long can Ocado keep investors waiting?

02 February 2016

The online grocer's sales are soaring but its promised international partnership is yet to materialise.

 
 
BP loses $6.4bn - but don't worry, we're making good progress

BP loses $6.4bn - but don't worry, we're making good progress

02 February 2016

The oil price slide is really starting to hurt, but the shrinking giant still pays its dividend.

 
 
TalkTalk's cyber attack cost it over 100,000 customers

TalkTalk's cyber attack cost it over 100,000 customers

02 February 2016

The first trading update since the hack is predictably bleak.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 

'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

02 February 2016

Hear from the award-winning food entrepreneur at MT's Inspiring Women Edinburgh conference.

 

Meet the entrepreneur who thinks cash is still king

29 January 2016

Jenny Campbell is hoping her ATM provider YourCash will hold its own against the rise of contactless payments.

 

I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?

29 January 2016

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Focus on the company's performance to make sure you get your earn-out cheque, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

'The City's a much more sober place now, in all senses of the word' - Philippa Rose

28 January 2016

YOU LIVE AND LEARN The founder of the Rose Partnership on her days as a City headhunter, and her move into the events business.

 

Donald Rumsfeld: app developer?

26 January 2016

Everybody's favourite US Secretary of Defense has developed a mobile game, with a little help from Winston Churchill.

 

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.

 

The sharing economy is confounding Britain's statisticians

25 January 2016

Are traditional measures of productivity falling behind the times?

 
 

Advice

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I stop a director from telling staff not to come in with a cold?

27 January 2016

You need to clarify your sickness policy with a company memo, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I get out of organising the office Christmas party?

07 December 2015

Don't try and dodge the task, instead get colleagues to help you, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I find a non-exec role with a small firm or charity?

01 December 2015

First work out what expertise and experience you can offer and then try local organisations, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague is earning a lot less than me, even though he's my equal. Should I tell him?

25 November 2015

No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Effective leaders need more than good intentions

24 November 2015

Just thinking about doing something won't get results, it's what you actually do that counts. Here's how not to fall into the action-intention gap.

 

Five tips for getting started with thought leadership

19 November 2015

Brands need to stand for something and stand out - but they have to get internal stakeholders on board first.

 

Three ways to turn your start-up vision into a concrete business plan

06 November 2015

An entrepreneur needs to thoroughly scrutinise their idea, says start-up adviser Nadav Rosenberg.

 

How to avoid falling victim to a cyber attack

30 October 2015

You don't have to be a big company like TalkTalk to be targeted by hackers.

 

I'd like to carry on working with my dad, but his partner's not keen. What can I do?

29 October 2015

You need to have chat with your father, but choose your words carefully, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 

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