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What will the oil price do next?

What will the oil price do next?

Air strikes in Yemen and nuclear talks with Iran are pulling the price of crude in different directions.

 
10 of the riskiest countries in the world to do business

10 of the riskiest countries in the world to do business

31 March 2015

If you want a reliable supply chain, you might want to avoid Venezuela, Mauritania and the Kyrgyz Republic.

 
 
Kingfisher is closing 60 B&Q stores

Kingfisher is closing 60 B&Q stores

31 March 2015

New chief exec Véronique Laury has unveiled a plan to turn things around.

 
 
RBS director quits after bored boardroom Snapchats

RBS director quits after bored boardroom Snapchats

31 March 2015

You read that right - RBS investment bank chairman Rory Cullinan is leaving after sending his daughter Snapchats moaning about board meetings.

 
 
A well-heeled merger? Yoox snaps up Net-a-Porter

A well-heeled merger? Yoox snaps up Net-a-Porter

31 March 2015

So Amazon isn't buying Natalie Massanet's baby then.

 
 
Fewer migrants are coming to the UK - and they're more highly skilled

Fewer migrants are coming to the UK - and they're more highly skilled

30 March 2015

Whether any politicians will actually pay attention to the research is another question.

 
 
Tesco dumps new supermarket land

Tesco dumps new supermarket land

30 March 2015

Boss 'Drastic' Dave Lewis to sell land set aside for new supermarkets, as Tesco goes on the defensive.

 
 
General Election 2015: How would a Labour victory affect business?

General Election 2015: How would a Labour victory affect business?

30 March 2015

As the Queen dissolves Parliament, the election campaigns can really get going. But how are Labour and the Tories wooing business?

 
 
Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

30 March 2015

Emily Brooke's Laserlight now sells in 50 different countries.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

27 March 2015

Buffett's unhealthy tastes, Preston's unwholesome high street, office workers' sedentary habits.

 
 
Google is paying its new CFO $70m

Google is paying its new CFO $70m

27 March 2015

Google is 'compensating' its new CFO Ruth Porat $70m over two years. And we thought Carolyn McCall was well paid...

 
 
Britain's workers are 'sitting down too much'

Britain's workers are 'sitting down too much'

27 March 2015

The British Heart Foundation wants workers to, ahem, stand up to heart disease.

 
 
Co-op Bank narrows losses... to £264m

Co-op Bank narrows losses... to £264m

27 March 2015

Cutting jobs, going ethical and slashing its bad debt pile are helping the battered bank recover, but there's clearly still a long way to go.

 
 
Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years

Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years

27 March 2015

The boss of Britain's biggest housebuilder is going out on top.

 
 
How is Mike Ashley's Sports Direct run?

How is Mike Ashley's Sports Direct run?

26 March 2015

A friendly chat between Sports Direct's chairman and a Commons select committee sheds some light on the inner workings of Mike Ashley's empire.

 
 
Mapped: Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets

Mapped: Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets

26 March 2015

Preston is apparently the UK's 'unhealthiest' high street, but it all feels rather judgmental

 
 
Sutherland unveils plans to put the super back into Supergroup

Sutherland unveils plans to put the super back into Supergroup

26 March 2015

The former Co-op boss has landed a deal with Idris Elba and taken back control of the brand's American operations.

 
 
Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

26 March 2015

But rising property prices mean Cameron and Clegg will soon be hit by any 'mansion tax'.

 
 
BT just can't wait to get into mobile

BT just can't wait to get into mobile

25 March 2015

The telco has launched sim-only contract deals ahead of its planned buyout of EE.

 
 
What are the alternatives to HS2?

What are the alternatives to HS2?

25 March 2015

The Lords have slammed the proposed £50bn rail link, saying the government has yet to make a convincing case for it - but the other options aren't much better.

 
 
Balfour Beatty makes Olympic-sized £59m loss, scraps dividend

Balfour Beatty makes Olympic-sized £59m loss, scraps dividend

25 March 2015

After a string of disastrous profit warnings, the construction firm's annual results are in - and there's no succour for long suffering shareholders.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

The sharing economy is about much more than making money

31 March 2015

Alex Stephany certainly knows his subject - the rapidly expanding global market for idle assets - but there's more to it than his book allows, says Benita Matofska

 

How the entrepreneurs behind Concrete Canvas pivoted to survive and thrive

27 March 2015

Sometimes entrepreneurs need to compromise on their vision in order to build a successful business.

 

How to give your company a spring clean

26 March 2015

Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.

 

Entrepreneur lands £5.2m investment on day his wife goes into labour

22 March 2015

Dan Gandesha, CEO and founder of Property Partner, has had a busy month.

 

10 things we learned this week

20 March 2015

Microsoft battling Google with Spartan, Gates and Bloomberg fighting Big Baccy, activist investors warring with capital letters.

 

How to manage change in a fast-growing business

20 March 2015

Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.

 

Meet the Welsh dairy farmer who's milking China

20 March 2015

Laurence Harris has built his family farm into a multi-million pound business.

 

Tech bubble 2.0: Pinterest's $11bn valuation

17 March 2015

The scrapbook site has raised more than $1.1bn from investors.

 

JustPark has raised £3.7m in one of the biggest crowdfunding rounds ever

17 March 2015

The BMW-backed parking app attracted so much interest it had to turn money away.

 

Dyson is investing $15m in a battery startup

16 March 2015

It's Sir James Dyson's first ever external investment.

 
 

Advice

Should I fire my arrogant, lazy new sales director?

31 March 2015

My sales director has only been in the job two weeks - but my instinct is telling me to fire him already. Am i right?

 

I accidentally promised someone a pay rise

31 March 2015

I was only trying to cheer up an overworked member of our events team, but pay rises aren't due until the end of the year.

 

My co-founder looks down on other women

30 March 2015

My female business partner overlooks women's ideas and gives them menial jobs. How can I stop her being sexist?

 

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.

 

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.

 

Management: A corrupted art?

25 February 2015

Management has become a byword for incompetence in many organisations. That needs to change.

 

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?

 
 

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