Labor’s dividend tax policy is smart, bold – and dangerous | Greg Jericho

The proposal, while highly subject to fear-mongering, can deliver on many fronts, all of which will be fully paid forThe belief that there is no difference between Labor and Liberal hasn’t been true for a while now, but this week, with the ALP’s polic


High street faces major crisis as Bargain Booze and Carpetright join emergency ward

The high street is facing a full-blown crisis as the company behind off-licence chains Bargain Booze and Wine Rack scrambles to avert collapse and Carpetright prepares to close scores of shops.


Worldwide bidding battle sparked for Spencer's broking giant Nex

A global bidding war is set to erupt for Nex Group, the financial technology giant created by City veteran ­Michael Spencer more than 30 years ago with two friends and a single trading screen.


Melrose chief launches attack on GKN bosses for losing City's confidence

Melrose chief executive Simon Peckham has launched a withering attack on GKN’s bosses, branding them caretakers of the business with a “manager mentality” that is harming the company.


Melrose chief: Who is our GKN bid hostile to?

‘You have to question who is hostile to who,” says Simon Peckham, chief executive of Melrose.

United Kingdom

Jamie Oliver blasts ‘nasty’ accusations his CEO brother-in-law is destroying the chef’s business empire

JAMIE Oliver has hit out at claims his brother-in-law is wrecking his business empire from the inside. Insiders at the telly chef’s company claimed last night that they are “desperate to leave” after “bullying” CEO Paul Hunt


World's top economists warn US to pull back from triggering global trade war 

Dozens of the world’s top economists have called on the US to pull back from a trade war, warning that it will have ruinous consequences for the country and the wider world economy.


Brutal natural disaster season wipes out bonuses at insurer Hiscox

Bonuses for top executives at Hiscox have been scrapped following a record year for natural disasters that left the insurer swallowing a £160m claims bill.


Freed Saudi Media Mogul Touts New Business Ties With Government

The founder of the Arab world’s largest media company who was rounded up the Saudi corruption crackdown has emerged to tout a potential joint venture with the government.


R&D can’t fly against the winds of austerity and Brexit | Phillip Inman

Research and development in Britain relies hugely on companies that are themselves dependent on close EU tiesThere is a warning to the government in the latest official figures on research and development: they reveal that most of the research is being do


Finland’s story shows equality is the best route to happiness

The country named the world’s happiest in a UN report was relatively slow to recover after the financial crisisIf you can’t buy happiness, perhaps you should move to Helsinki. Finland has emerged from a 10-year economic depression to be ranked by the


Powell set to hike in first Fed meeting as analysts fear economy overheating

Jerome Powell, the new chairman of the US Federal Reserve, is to vote for an interest rate rise at this week’s policy meeting amid increased fears the world’s biggest economy may be ­overheating.


Can Spotify and Dropbox finally prove that tech is a sound investment?

After a disappointing flotation for Snap, the music service and the data storage site have their doubters as they head to marketThe message to investors from Spotify last week had a familiar ring for any veteran of the tech gold rush: “The trend towards


RWE and E.ON's mega-deal could spell trouble for UK's Big Six energy firms

Europe’s energy industry has grown accustomed to constant change.


Cryptocurrency bonanza raises questions for investors and regulators

At a recent conference on blockchain technology in London, a panel discussion about initial coin offerings (ICOs) was drawing to a close.


Think twice before moving your business to a low-tax state

You can't just pack up your business and run away to Florida to save on taxes. Here's why.


Former Carillion finance directors expected to face investigation

FRC understood to have agreed there are sufficient grounds for probe conduct of Richard Adam and Zafar KhanThe accounting watchdog is expected to announce an investigation into potential misconduct by two former finance directors at Carillion, the failed


UK mortgage payments at most affordable level in four years, research shows

Mortgage payments are at their lowest as a proportion of disposable earnings in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the North-east


Market report: Greencore claws back ground but the short-sellers remain in force

Embattled sandwich maker Greencore started to claw back ground lost in Tuesday’s 30pc plunge but new short disclosures revealed that hedge funds are predicting that more pain lies ahead for the FTSE 250 struggler.


ADPVoice: Survival In Tomorrow's Business World Means Closing The Skills Gap

For years, financial executives have bemoaned the so-called "skills gap" between the most important and well-compensated positions in today's economy and the workers available to fill those positions.

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