Head of Business at London Evening Standard, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, i
06 December 2013 02:42 AM
Ed Miliband’s conference-season assault on the Coalition made backing business a hazardous activity for the Chancellor. Yesterday’s upgraded growth forecasts tell a story of a catch-up recovery, but that in itself will not deliver votes at the ballot box in 2015. George Osborne knows he needs these green shoots to blossom and the many to share the gains of the few.
27 November 2013 01:12 AM
As profits jump almost 20% to £28m, and plastic notes take off, the currency printer’s boss is quietly cautious over its prize BoE contract
25 November 2013 01:13 AM
Engineering services firm Babcock International is in exclusive talks to buy into the world’s biggest helicopter operator.
15 November 2013 12:00 AM
08 November 2013 12:00 AM
The National Grid's chief executive talks to James Ashton about how to keep the lights on this winter… and plan for the future
04 November 2013 12:00 AM
A report out today calls on parents, teachers, employers and the Government to pull together to inspire the young to become engineers and address the chronic shortage of engineering skills needed to grow the UK economy.
01 November 2013 12:00 AM
John Cridland, the director-general of employers' body the CBI, has warned against hiking wages too soon before Britain's economic recovery has taken strong root. At the same time as intervening in the cost of living debate that will loom large during the 18-month run-in to the next General Election, Mr Cridland cautioned against what he sees as rising political threats to business growth.
31 October 2013 12:00 AM
The Frenchwoman in charge of Veolia, Britain's biggest waste and water empire, has ambitions to expand further
30 October 2013 12:00 AM
Outlook It used to be that the main business of politics took place in the chambers and meeting rooms of the Houses of Parliament. Take a look at yesterday's agenda if proof were required that the power wielded by our elected members has crossed the road to Portcullis House. This is where the big issues of the day are being addressed: rising power bills, struggling banks and the ailing high street.
30 October 2013 12:00 AM
Outlook There are 3 million retail investors in Lloyds Banking Group who will have heard of chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio's willingness for more small shareholders to join his register with grim resignation.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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