New boss Mike Coupe says things aren't going to change any time soon.
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.
The German discounter has reported record UK turnover and a 65.2% boost in pre-tax profits.
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.
The retailer may be coming back from the brink, making almost £17m in operating profits in the 11 months after going under.
Public companies have long been the engine of growth in the west, but now their numbers are dwindling as alternatives emerge. Simon Caulkin reports.
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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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