Lucy Tobin

Senior News Feature Writer at the Evening Standard, with business focus. Author of Ausperity, Entrepreneur + Guide to Uni Life.

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Malaysian youth gathers during a candlelight vigil for passengers and crew of the Malaysian Airline crash flight MH17 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines to sack a quarter of staff and undergo biggest restructuring in its history after plane tragedies

Quarter of staff and routes to Europe and China set to be slashed after four disastrous months marked by tragedy

G4S back into the black but 'more to be done' in business overhaul

Cost of Olympic security failures and work to reform the business have weighed on G4S

GlaxoSmithKline faces fresh bribery allegations in Syria

Anonymous source claims Syrian staff paid medical officials to use GSK medicines

Serco says Government 'keen' to put tagging scandal to rest

The scandal-struck firm sunk to a  £7.3 million pre-tax loss for the first half of the year

Willie Walsh, BA's former chief executive agreed an offer on restoring staff travel and disciplinaries to a vote, but it was scuppered by union officials

British Airways boss Willie Walsh hails return of aviation industry as profits jump

IAG chief celebrated return to figures seen before the Lehman collapse

Eco City blames Uber for collapse in cab sales

Eco’s share of the new London licensed taxis market has slumped to 24% from 44% a year ago

EasyJet shares plunge on disappointing profit guidance

Shares fell 8% after it warned higher airport charges and cheaper tickets from rivals will see profits come in below analysts' expectations

Amazon blow hits Royal Mail parcels business

Shares in Royal Mail fell to their lowest level since October’s privatisation yesterday as the postal giant delivered the gloomy news that revenues at its crucial parcel division are being stymied by strong competition from Amazon.

Shire insists AbbVie’s offer 'undervalues' company as shares slide

The ADHD drugmaker has already rejected three bids from Abbvie

BT shares edge higher after TalkTalk’s broadband plea is rejected

Shares in BT jumped nearly 2 per cent in early trading after regulators rejected rival TalkTalk's complaint that its super fast broadband abuses its market dominance.

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