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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

By Rachel Savage Friday, 30 January 2015

Carney's canny timing, Qatar's growing trophy collection, financial armageddon.

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Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

30 January 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.

 
 
Bill Browder: 'Putin is a mafia don'

Bill Browder: 'Putin is a mafia don'

30 January 2015

The former financier's autobiography is a gripping account of his rise and fall from Russia - and his fight for justice.

 
 
 

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Were men really hurt most by the financial crisis?

Were men really hurt most by the financial crisis?

30 January 2015

Men's hourly wage rates were hit hardest, but there's a bigger picture here.

 
 
The hedge fund manager who predicted the financial crisis thinks the global economy is about to crash

The hedge fund manager who predicted the financial crisis thinks the global economy is about to crash

30 January 2015

Lightning will strike twice, according to Crispin Odey.

 
 
Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

30 January 2015

The Qataris are now the largest shareholder in British Airways' parent company.

 
 
Sky enters the mobile market with O2 deal

Sky enters the mobile market with O2 deal

29 January 2015

Britain's telcos are now definitely buying into 'quad-play'.

 
 
Shell vows to drill the Arctic despite $15bn of investment cuts

Shell vows to drill the Arctic despite $15bn of investment cuts

29 January 2015

The energy sector is shaping up to deal with the rapid decline in oil prices.

 
 
Amazon's new email service is another swipe at Google and Microsoft

Amazon's new email service is another swipe at Google and Microsoft

29 January 2015

Jeff Bezos' extremely ambitious baby is far more than just an ecommerce company.

 
 
Greece vs Germany: Who will blink first?

Greece vs Germany: Who will blink first?

29 January 2015

Greece's victorious new PM Alexis Tsipras is staring down its creditors, but he's also staring down the barrel of a gun.

 
 
Mark Carney argues for Eurozone fiscal union

Mark Carney argues for Eurozone fiscal union

29 January 2015

The Bank of England governor certainly knows how to time his interventions.

 
 
McDonald's CEO, to go

McDonald's CEO, to go

29 January 2015

Don Thompson will be replaced by British restaurant veteran Steve Easterbrook.

 
 
The 43 Tesco stores shutting their doors for good

The 43 Tesco stores shutting their doors for good

28 January 2015

The closures could see at least 2,000 staff losing their jobs.

 
 
14 postwar office buildings that are now Grade II listed

14 postwar office buildings that are now Grade II listed

28 January 2015

Some would call them eyesores, but these buildings are now being preserved for future generations.

 
 
Scotland's whisky industry is booming

Scotland's whisky industry is booming

28 January 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association claims the industry is worth £5bn to the UK economy each year.

 
 
Songbird flies as Qatar wins takeover battle for Canary Wharf

Songbird flies as Qatar wins takeover battle for Canary Wharf

28 January 2015

The Qataris have finally won over the Wharf's major shareholders - and there's nothing the board can do about it.

 
 
Unilever boss Paul Polman: Doing good needn't harm profits

Unilever boss Paul Polman: Doing good needn't harm profits

28 January 2015

The prophetic FMCG boss is on a mission to make business more sustainable.

 
 
Apple's record breaking results by numbers

Apple's record breaking results by numbers

28 January 2015

The supercool tech giant is making a habit of breaking records, but which is the most impressive?

 
 
Diageo under fire for offering three month payment terms

Diageo under fire for offering three month payment terms

27 January 2015

The booze behemoth has been accused of 'supply chain abuse' threatening 'the backbone of the British economy.'

 
 
Foxtons' troubles prove the shine is coming off London property

Foxtons' troubles prove the shine is coming off London property

27 January 2015

The brash estate agent's sales commission fell more than 25% in the fourth quarter.

 
 
Mike Ashley seals control over Rangers with £10m loan

Mike Ashley seals control over Rangers with £10m loan

27 January 2015

The Sports Direct owner gets 'on-going' security over Rangers assets, in exchange for a loan to keep the club afloat.

 
 
Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

27 January 2015

The digital streaming service is the latest casualty in the supermarket's turnaround battle.

 
 
Russian debt is now worth 'junk'

Russian debt is now worth 'junk'

27 January 2015

It was nothing the markets weren't expecting - but the rouble still fell again.

 
 

Features

Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

30 January 2015

The former TelecityGroup boss and author of Forget Strategy, Get Results has a 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.

 

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 

Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

30 January 2015

Jamie True has built several successful tech businesses - and his latest was on the shopping list of the former Tesco boss.

 

Sex, drugs and human resources

30 January 2015

HR directors should be like an orchestra conductor in how they manage talent and energise a company's culture.

 

Why bigger data isn't better data

30 January 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Having more data will make you a better decision-maker.

 

What are your best qualities and how can you play to them?

30 January 2015

You should focus your energies on improving your strengths not your weaknesses.

 

Labour turned a golden age of culture into lead

30 January 2015

Publicly funded art lost its credibility thanks to Blairite neo-liberalism, claims the author of Cultural Capital. But that's no bad thing, says Stephen Bayley.

 

Denise Kingsmill: Finance start-ups are taking on the UK's arrogant banking sector

30 January 2015

New banks are taking on the corrupt and out-of-touch high-street names. About time too.

 

Why British entrepreneurs should jump on a plane to India

29 January 2015

President Obama used India's Republic Day to big up US businesses. A UK prime minister should be next on Modi's invite list, says Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria.

 

'I even put my mother's pension into one of our funds' - Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners

29 January 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The hard work we put in to win the trust of clients paid off, even after the financial crisis hit.

 

How to spot businesses that are a credit risk

29 January 2015

That big new customer you hooked last year has just gone belly-up owing a king's ransom. Should you have seen it coming?

 

Can cruising dodge the demographic iceberg?

29 January 2015

Cruise operators are building giant new ships to get younger punters on board. It's a huge gamble they can't afford to lose.

 

The human urge to hoard is not on the way out

29 January 2015

It's an illusion that owning more things will fulfil us, argues Stuffocation. But, to Andrew Wileman, the acquisitive urge is better understood as an endless search for perfection.

 

Howard Davies: To Italy with my blue-blooded sons

29 January 2015

MT DIARY: City plays away in Rome. The Mezzogiorno has something in common with eastern England.

 

Ignoring depression is bad business

28 January 2015

The corporate world acts as if mental illness doesn't exist - and that doesn't solve anything, says Katarina Skoberne.

 

How a fledgling Chinese smartphone maker became the Apple of the east

28 January 2015

COMPANY VITAE: Xiaomi's stylish, keenly priced phones and tablets are a runaway success in China.

 

Workplace Rights: Covert recording by employees

28 January 2015

What employers can do to protect themselves against staff who make secret recordings.

 

How to sell ice to an Eskimo

28 January 2015

Five quick tips to make a hard sell easy.

 
 

The MT Interview

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

By Andrew Saunders Thursday, 30 October 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: Gatwick's CEO is lobbying hard for the green light to build London's new runway. Has he made locals an offer they can't refuse?


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