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Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

Just Eat is gobbling up its competitors

By Jack Torrance Friday, 05 February 2016

The online takeaway firm has a global appetite.

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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Are Google's 'other bets' worth the money?

Are Google's 'other bets' worth the money?

02 February 2016

Alphabet Inc is now the world's most valuable company, but the bits that aren't Google are losing money fast.

 
 
Sainsbury's Argos takeover is no done deal

Sainsbury's Argos takeover is no done deal

02 February 2016

Both companies have agreed a £1.3bn price tag, but will shareholders buy in?

 
 
Stelios's 25p supermarket wants to go lower than Lidl

Stelios's 25p supermarket wants to go lower than Lidl

02 February 2016

The easyJet founder has opened a pilot store to cater for 'the less well-off'.

 
 
Education is not enough to close the ethnicity pay gap

Education is not enough to close the ethnicity pay gap

01 February 2016

Black graduates earn a whopping 23% less than their white counterparts.

 
 
Tesco needs to do more than ditching promotions

Tesco needs to do more than ditching promotions

01 February 2016

The supermarket is 'rationalising' its discounts as the supermarket price war bites.

 
 

Features

£1,000 an hour for a lawyer is a fast-cycle rinse

05 February 2016

There are times when you really need a good brief. But they sure know how to charge.

 

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?

 

Lessons in how not to do succession planning

04 February 2016

Hanging on to the reins of power too long can have unfortunate consequences for your business.

 

Five lessons for smooth succession planning

04 February 2016

Passing the baton isn't easy, but it can be painful if it goes wrong. Here are five top tips to make sure that doesn't happen.

 

Chinese takeovers of Western companies aren't a bad thing

03 February 2016

Yet another European firm is being bought by the Chinese. Here's to many more.

 

When a low-risk strategy is really high risk

03 February 2016

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Doing exhaustive research and then a full-on, glitzy launch isn't the best way for a company to launch a new product.

 

There's no room for fluffiness if you want to get things done

03 February 2016

Straight talk and robust action are the watchwords in the business classic Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

 

What were the 60s like for business?

03 February 2016

It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some golden nuggets from times gone by. First up: 1966-70.

 

'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.

 

Gear & Gizmos: Make a good impression on Valentine's Day

02 February 2016

Hoping to wow someone on 14 February? Here's what you need to be admired.

 

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.

 

Child labour won't go away without transparency

01 February 2016

Next and H&M are brave to admit that they found Syrian child refugees working in supplier factories in Turkey.

 

Smoke & Mirrors: The statue with the shady past

01 February 2016

When a graduate trainee protests about Smokehouse's statue of a racist founder, the comms chief goes in search of the true story.

 

Charismatic leadership has its downsides

01 February 2016

Charisma may help leaders get to power but it can also disguise their incompetence and inability to do the job.

 

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

01 February 2016

The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.

 

Time to go electric

29 January 2016

SPONSORED CONTENT: With climate change and pollution posing a threat to the world, there is an increasing need for environmentally friendly vehicles. Nissan is a pioneer in this area with its innovative 100% electric cars.

 

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.

 
 

The MT Interview

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

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

By Matthew Gwyther Tuesday, 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.


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