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Antony Jenkins faces the music at the Barclays AGM

LIVE: Barclays shareholders will today vote on chief executive Antony Jenkins' decision to hike bonuses by 10%. Expect fireworks.

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10 things Shakespeare can teach us about business

It's the Bard's 450th birthday today - but age doesn't matter. Shakespeare has as much to say about modern business as any management consultant.

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The 7 best tech hubs outside London

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

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Editor's picks

Half the internet now uses Facebook - no wonder its profits have tripled

Half the internet now uses Facebook - no wonder its profits have tripled

24 April 2014

The tech giant's first quarter results show an 82% rise in advertising revenues. But analysts are still worried about its value.

 
 
The Loch Ness Monster brand is 'as big as Coca Cola'

The Loch Ness Monster brand is 'as big as Coca Cola'

23 April 2014

It may be a 'marketing man's dream' that has lured Charlie Sheen to the Highlands, but local businesses can't just survive off Nessie.

 
 
 

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Builders are spending 9 nights away from home every month

Builders are spending 9 nights away from home every month

24 April 2014

Britain's brickies also travel further than other tradespeople, clocking up more than 1,100 miles every month.

 
 
Gherkin in a pickle: London's favourite skyscraper has gone into receivership

Gherkin in a pickle: London's favourite skyscraper has gone into receivership

24 April 2014

The building's lenders have brought in the receivers after its loans got too expensive.

 
 
Virgin Atlantic's turnaround plan is taking off as losses halve

Virgin Atlantic's turnaround plan is taking off as losses halve

24 April 2014

The airline founded by billionaire Richard Branson says it's on track to return to profit by the end of the year. Good news for new chief executive Craig Kreeger.

 
 
Even Labour wants to give up on the Co-op Bank

Even Labour wants to give up on the Co-op Bank

24 April 2014

It turns out the Labour Party is considering moving its banking facilities to the little-known Unity Bank.

 
 
Warren Buffett: voting against Coca-Cola's pay plan would be 'un-American'

Warren Buffett: voting against Coca-Cola's pay plan would be 'un-American'

24 April 2014

The Sage of Omaha abstained from voting down stock options for executives even though he disagreed with it.

 
 
Apple results: more iPhones, fewer iPads and a $30bn share buyback

Apple results: more iPhones, fewer iPads and a $30bn share buyback

24 April 2014

Record revenues and a bumper pot of cash returned to shareholders will buy more time for the tech giant to work on new products.

 
 
Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

23 April 2014

A new social class is emerging of highly paid, well-educated professionals who shun time-off to stay in the office.

 
 
Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

23 April 2014

The company behind the chain of patisseries wants to raise £33m on London's AIM market. Here's hoping it doesn't get creamed...

 
 

Features

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

18 April 2014

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

 

9 epic gadget fails

17 April 2014

In the week Google launches its much-maligned Glass, MT looks at 11 gadgets that were supposed to change the world - but ended up slipping, unnoticed, into obscurity.

 

OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

17 April 2014

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

 

AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

15 April 2014

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

 

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 
 

The MT Interview

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

By Chris Blackhurst Thursday, 27 March 2014

The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

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