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How the business world has reacted to Brexit

How the business world has reacted to Brexit

By Jack Torrance Monday, 27 June 2016

The referendum result has sent UK Plc's PR teams into overdrive. Here's what they're saying.

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UPDATE: The discounters' market share is already growing at the expense of Tesco and the gang, and economic uncertainty over Brexit will only help them.

 
 
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How bad will Brexit be for business?

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The referendum vote has caused turmoil on the markets, but businesses should look for opportunities.

 
 
The referendum wasn't just an economic issue, it was an emotional one - Sir Martin Sorrell

The referendum wasn't just an economic issue, it was an emotional one - Sir Martin Sorrell

24 June 2016

The WPP boss and Lord Browne tell MT why the Remain campaign got it wrong and why they feel Brexit is bad news.

 
 
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Time to panic? Here's what to look out for after the referendum shocker.

 
 
The EU referendum could prove a fresh nightmare for pollsters

The EU referendum could prove a fresh nightmare for pollsters

23 June 2016

After their failure to predict last year's election outcome tomorrow could be another painful day for market research firms.

 
 
Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

20 June 2016

The number of $1bn companies has fallen compared to last year, but Europe's crop looks to be in finer fettle than its US equivalents.

 
 
'Would you mind not looking at me?' - The best quotes of Philip Green's BHS hearing

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15 June 2016

The businessman faced the music (and some feisty MPs) over his role in the retailer's sorry state.

 
 
Memo to Microsoft: Buying LinkedIn won't change the world

Memo to Microsoft: Buying LinkedIn won't change the world

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The software giant buys the social media squib, leaving everyone else scratching their heads.

 
 
How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

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The skills gap is apparently costing our economy £63bn a year in lost GDP, but rushing to plug it could cause more harm than good.

 
 
Is John Rogers the next CEO of Sainsbury's?

Is John Rogers the next CEO of Sainsbury's?

10 June 2016

The supermarket's finance boss is heading off to run Argos. Perfect training for the top job?

 
 
Are women punished more for bad behaviour at work?

Are women punished more for bad behaviour at work?

09 June 2016

Apparently, we hold female workers to higher ethical standards, which means we're tougher on them when they slip up.

 
 
BHS bust-up leaves Philip Green's reputation in the balance

BHS bust-up leaves Philip Green's reputation in the balance

08 June 2016

The retail tycoon will have an uphill struggle when he goes before MPs next week.

 
 
Estate agents are finally embracing the internet

Estate agents are finally embracing the internet

06 June 2016

Countrywide, Britain's largest group of homesellers, is launching a fixed-price online option.

 
 
Can Mike Ashley convince MPs Sports Direct has 'nothing to hide'?

Can Mike Ashley convince MPs Sports Direct has 'nothing to hide'?

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The shy entrepreneur has had a change of heart and is going to appear before the business select committee.

 
 
Five ways online commerce is changing in 2016

Five ways online commerce is changing in 2016

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Smartphone growth is slowing but voice recognition is on the up.

 
 
Why RBS chairman Howard Davies opposes Brexit

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WATCH: The former Airports Commission chair on Heathrow, Brexit and the future of work.

 
 
Skoda, Porsche and Audi keep Volkswagen on the road

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The scandal-hit car maker's main brand is struggling, but its profits crept up over the last three months.

 
 
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The department store's new boss used to run Amazon's fashion business and knows a thing or two about Lycra.

 
 
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The government's bid to lift some of its stifling restrictions is a sign of progress.

 
 

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Why we've lost faith in charities

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Update: The Charities Commission says our trust in the third sector has hit an all-time low. Here's why.

 

There were no women's toilets on the board floor at BP - Lord Browne

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The executive chair of L1 Energy and former BP boss on how times have changed for inclusivity at work - though there's more to be done.

 

Why George Osborne is the right person to reassure us

27 June 2016

Love him or hate him, the chancellor's delayed response to the Brexit vote rings a comforting tone.

 

Combating the confidence gap isn't just down to businesses

27 June 2016

Individuals can take specific steps to feel more assured in their capabilities, though companies have responsibilities too.

 

Post-Brexit, it's clear we live in a post-truth age

27 June 2016

We need better leaders and new coalitions based on shared principles, values and ideas, says Robert Phillips.

 

Meet the entrepreneur who kick-started Denmark's start-up scene

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Q&A: The co-founder and CEO of the customer service software firm on how he developed a billion dollar Danish company.

 

Brexit's bad news but not the end for UK plc

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Last night's referendum result is a shock to the system. But life must go on and we must make the most of a bad job when healing self-inflicted wounds.

 

6 steps to building an organisation that attracts talent

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Gareth Jones told MT's Future of Work conference how to build a business people want to work for.

 

The 3 biggest problems facing family businesses (and how to solve them)

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From accusations of nepotism to succession planning, managing family businesses requires a particular set of skills.

 

Is the job interview dead?

22 June 2016

The traditional hiring process of application, job interview and assessment is dying. Today's digitally-savvy jobseekers need convincing that a job is right for them, and expect employers to move as fast as they do.

 

London's tech start-ups trump FTSE firms on diversity - but that's not saying much

22 June 2016

Too many companies are still having trouble improving their gender balance - in spite of industry-wide calls for change.

 

You don't need David Beckham or Gillian McKeith (or me) to tell you how to vote

22 June 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: A referendum is no way to decide an issue as complicated as Britain's relationship with Europe - and it has brought out the worst in us.

 

Daphne Koller: Soft skills are overlooked and undervalued

21 June 2016

The co-founder of online education platform Coursera on what skills will get workers ahead in the future.

 

Do employers have the right to snoop on employees' private emails?

21 June 2016

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: Companies need to follow UK legislation - which places significant restrictions on the power to monitor employees' private communications.

 

Why you need emotional intelligence to succeed

21 June 2016

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Psychologist Daniel Goleman showed why self-awareness and social deftness matter more than brainpower.

 

How to make corporate purpose more than just corporate jargon

20 June 2016

You don't have to get laughed out of the boardroom if you bring up purpose, says Steve Fuller.

 

When will the wearables breakthrough happen?

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What Shakespeare can teach us about transformational leadership

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To transform or not to transform. That is the question, says Christian Jerusalem.

 
 

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