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Good timing, Justin: Sainsbury's share price drops as sales fall for third quarter

Good timing, Justin: Sainsbury's share price drops as sales fall for third quarter

New boss Mike Coupe says things aren't going to change any time soon.

 

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Veolia's Antoine Frerot is a thick-skinned survivor with big plans for growth

Veolia's Antoine Frerot is a thick-skinned survivor with big plans for growth

01 October 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: Having seen off two boardroom coups and a period of financial carnage, Veolia's boss has got profits flowing again. Now he has to keep growth on stream too, in spite of France's stagnant economy.

 
 
Aldi profits rocket 65% amidst supermarket price war

Aldi profits rocket 65% amidst supermarket price war

29 September 2014

The German discounter has reported record UK turnover and a 65.2% boost in pre-tax profits.

 
 
Balfour Beatty's chairman is leaving after another profit warning

Balfour Beatty's chairman is leaving after another profit warning

29 September 2014

There's more bad news for Balfour Beatty today, as executive chairman Steve Marshall is set to leave the beleaguered business after its third profit warning in five months.

 
 
HMV is making sweet profitable music again

HMV is making sweet profitable music again

29 September 2014

The retailer may be coming back from the brink, making almost £17m in operating profits in the 11 months after going under.

 
 
Whatever happened to the plc?

Whatever happened to the plc?

29 September 2014

Public companies have long been the engine of growth in the west, but now their numbers are dwindling as alternatives emerge. Simon Caulkin reports.

 
 
Mike Ashley still faces financial snobbery

Mike Ashley still faces financial snobbery

26 September 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: The Sports Direct owner may be a rough-around-the-edges gambler, but he knows his markets, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
Business Adventures: Bill Gates's favourite book

Business Adventures: Bill Gates's favourite book

25 September 2014

These classic reports about corporate life remain highly enjoyable even if Bill Gates's encomium is a tad inflated, says John McLaren.

 
 
Richard Branson: The man and the myth

Richard Branson: The man and the myth

25 September 2014

The Virgin boss, for all his breathless enthusiasm, gives little away about either himself or his companies' financial performance, says Rebecca Burn-Callander.

 
 


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