Toby Green

Toby Green works on the Business Desk of the Evening Standard and The Independent.

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Glencore Xstrata ups savings target to $2bn in cost-cutting blitz

Glencore Xstrata today told investors that the $46 billion deal (£29 billion) that created the commodities giant would result in at least four times the amount of savings than previously claimed.

Booming Dyson calls for more engineers

The chief executive of Dyson has called for schools to do more to encourage students into engineering as the maker of bagless vacuum cleaners today unveiled another set of record results.

AIM juniors left waiting for M&A activity

M&A activity on London’s junior market has plummeted, with just 49 companies on Aim taken over during the 12 months to the end of June 2013 – the lowest number for seven years.

Oil prices fall as Kerry makes case for limited action

Oil prices fell as the US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out a case for limited military action against Syria yesterday.

Troubled BlackBerry puts itself up for sale

BlackBerry, the struggling mobile phone maker that has been fighting a losing battle against Apple and Samsung, has put itself up for sale.

Toby Green: Meth in his madness gets Buffett's backing

Outlook From crack cocaine to the (fictional) world of crystal meth.

Toby Green: Ladbrokes on a loser as heatwave puts its gaming machines in the shade

Outlook Campaigners against gaming machines – the so-called "crack cocaine" of gambling – could be forgiven for having a wry smile on their faces yesterday. Fixed-odds betting terminals have no shortage of critics, given they allow players to lose (and, yes, occasionally win) big amounts of money at high speeds.

Manufacturers finally expect orders to rise

The mood among Britain’s smaller manufacturers is finally improving, according to research.

Daimler takes a stake in Aston Martin

Aston Martin, the 100-year-old company whose cars are a favourite of James Bond and the Royal Family, is to join forces with Mercedes' owner Daimler.

Dell founder ups his offer to take over PC maker

Michael Dell bowed to shareholder pressure yesterday in his battle to take the computer maker he founded private, but warned that his raised offer for Dell was the "best and final proposal".

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