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Andrew Saunders

Andrew Saunders

Deputy Editor

Andrew Saunders - Deputy Editor

Saunders has interviewed just about everyone who is anyone for MT, from entrepreneurs to captains of industry and even the odd (sometimes very odd) politician and sporting hero. Ken Clarke, Peter Mandelson and Sir Alex Ferguson standing out in his memory amongst the latter, despite the fact that he knows nothing about football and only marginally more about politics.

But it is business which remains his abiding professional interest, not least because of the growing influence which business and those who conduct it enjoy over the daily lives of so many of us 21st century ‘global citizens’.

Figuring out exactly how everything from a one-man start-up to a vast multinational works, and what makes their founders, leaders and employees tick, is what gets him out of bed in the morning. That and the demands of his small but strident six year-old daughter, Katy.

 

Latest Articles From This Author

The secret to Lego's success

- The former plastic brick basketcase is now the world's most profitable toymaker

Balfour Beatty makes Olympic-sized £59m loss, scraps dividend

- After a string of disastrous profit warnings, the construction firm's annual results are in - and there's no succour for long suffering shareholders.

Euro hits new low on ECB QE announcement

- Good news for holidaymakers heading to the continent this summer - the Euro hit an 11 yr low as Mario Draghi revealed details of the ECBs quantitative easing plans.

Why is the Swiss franc losing its 'safe haven' lustre?

- The Swiss currency has only been devalued once since 1850, but it's finding itself adrift in a world awash with debt.

StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

- Ex JP Morgan i-banking head Bill Winters is to replace Peter Sands as CEO of Standard Chartered. Chairman John Peace and three veteran NEDs are also out.

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

- That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.

$2bn shareholder sweetener as mine giant Rio Tinto falls off the supercycle

- Anglo-Australian FTSE 100 miner Rio Tinto is ploughing $2bn into a share buyback, as its annual earnings fall 10% on the commodities price crash.

Wake up and smell the money! Starbucks declares first UK profit in 17yrs

- The US based coffee giant has announced UK profits for the year to Sept 2014 of £1.06m - its first since arriving on these shores way back in 1998.

MT SURVEY: How do you feel about your boss?

- From inspiration to desperation, MT wants to know exactly how good your boss is, and how you feel about being a manager yourself.

New ARM super-chip to take on Intel?

- Cambridge based ARM, perhaps the UK's only global tech business, is launching a new mobile processor aimed squarely at eating chip giant Intel's lunch.

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

- 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.

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

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

Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

- The 84-year-old who broke the Bank of England says he is giving up investing - and that this time he really means it.

Why OPEC is over and low oil prices are here to stay

- The UAE's energy minister has ruled out any reduction in output and stated that oil prices will remain low for the foreseeable future.

Does over-optimism cost CEOs money?

- A new research paper suggests that optimistic bosses end up getting paid less than their more pessimistic peers. The price of a positive outlook...

Edgy investors increasingly willing to pay for protection

- The amount of money stashed away in negative interest eurozone debt has more than doubled since October to 1.2tn Euros.

Aer Lingus sends Walsh's 1bn euro IAG bid back to the gate

- The board of the Irish airline has rejected an audacious bid from IAG boss Willie Walsh said to have valued the business at around 1.16bn euros.

It pays to be a lesbian in the UK - 8% more in fact...

- According to a new survey commissioned by the World Bank, lesbians in many countries earn more than their straight counterparts. Really?

Ecclestone still in F1 driving seat as Walsh walks away

- Ex Diageo boss Paul Walsh has reportedly walked away from the chairmanship of F1, leaving Bernie Ecclestone victorious once again.

Telefonica, EE eagerly court BT's mobile billions

- With BT about to make its decision over which mobile operator to buy, the rivals are falling over themselves to sell.


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