Whitbread chief to step down next year

Andy Harrison to retire as profits leap to £488m

Online betting sticks to the Rock for now

Enthusiasm for Gibraltar yet to be dulled by UK tax change

Wasps rugby club launches bond issue

Vehicle aims to raise £35m from individual investors

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Wynn-Wynn is Wynn-lose for casino couple

Bitter board battle with a personal edge plays out in public

Qatar buys Claridge’s from Barclay brothers

Deal ends years of legal wrangles over control of London sites

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Punch cuts debt ahead of beer deal change

Pub group says two-thirds of landlords could buy on open market

Ladbrokes suffers 60% profit fall

Bookmaker blames ‘the worst’ sports results in 7 years for drop

Macau: The big gamble

As China’s anti-corruption campaign dents revenues in the city, officials and casino operators are adapting their business model

Booking.com settles over hotel prices

France, Italy and Sweden challenged web travel agent’s room rates

Macau looks for mass-market reincarnation

Luxury loses lustre as casinos and retailers shift tactics

Cirque du Soleil sold to private equity

TPG Capital and Fosun buy circus group in $1.5bn deal

Virgin Galactic to test second spacecraft

Future of suborbital programme likely to hinge on crash report

Pay-as-you-go gyms usher in step-change

New businesses act as middlemen, linking users with small studios

Week in Review, April 18

Indian tax, financial fines, global gym deals and Yahoo-Microsoft revise search deal

Brait buys 80% of Virgin Active for £682m

CVC more than doubles its investment in health clubs group

Travelodge may be target for Chinese buyer

Budget hotel chain’s fortunes revived after extensive refurbishment

Baseball takes fresh look at Rose saga

Game’s chief promises to take lifetime ban under consideration

Outlets offer dawn-to-dusk dining

Sandwich and coffee chains want a bigger slice of the eating out market

Ticketmaster: scalp hunting

It matters whether you can resell that ticket

Flipkart’s two-wheeled parcel delivery

‘Amazon of India’ turns to dabbawallas to steal a march on US rival

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