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  1. December 13, 2013

    Royal Mail appeals to regulator on TNT venture

    Royal Mail has appealed to Ofcom, the regulator, after a joint venture was announced to fund an expansion of direct mail...

  2. September 30, 2013

    TNT Post to extend deliveries to Greater Manchester

    TNT Post, the UK’s largest private postal operator, is to extend its delivery service to Greater Manchester in November –...

  1. September 9, 2013

    Royal Mail float set to heighten postal competition

    The impending privatisation of Royal Mail, the world’s oldest postal service, is set to sharpen competition in the UK’s...

  2. May 21, 2013

    Royal Mail chief Moya Greene delivers improved profits

    This is quite a year for Canadians in London. Just before Mark Carney arrives to head the Bank of England in July, Moya...

  3. February 12, 2013

    Brussels to bar Ryanair’s Aer Lingus bid

    Ryanair has lashed out at Brussels’ “political” move to block its takeover of Aer Lingus, as the EU once again stymied chief...

  4. January 14, 2013

    TNT Express begins rebuilding broken image

    TNT Express was created as takeover bait in 2011, when activist shareholders forced the former TNT to split its regular and...

  5. November 5, 2012

    Ryanair shares defy weak Eurofirst

    Global economic weakness and subdued consumer confidence had little impact on Ryanair ’s first-half results and sent the...

  6. July 16, 2012

    TNT-UPS deal delay hits PostNL shares

    Shares in Dutch postal company PostNL fell more than 5 per cent in early trading after express delivery firm TNT Express...

  7. June 14, 2012

    A new ‘Dallas’ but still the same oil story

    The timing for the revival of Dallas, the glossy 1970s soap opera brought back for the 21st century by the TNT network,...

  8. June 3, 2012

    New pension rules casting a shadow

    Seven months before they come into force, new pension accounting rules are already casting a shadow over European companies...

  9. April 9, 2012

    Transport and logistics set for M&A boom

    The transport and logistics sector should enjoy a boom year for deals, given the cash piles companies built up during the...

  10. April 4, 2012

    Deutsche Post bullish over rivals’ tie-up

    Deutsche Post DHL, the German mail and express parcel company, expects to pick up customers from rivals UPS and TNT Express...

  11. March 25, 2012

    Red-letter day for once revered institution

    Privatising Royal Mail will be one of the stiffest tasks in the 500-year history of the world’s oldest postal service. In...

  12. March 25, 2012

    UPS plans fresh route after TNT deal

    The delivery vans and trucks of TNT Express, the Netherlands-based logistics company, will over the next four years undergo...

  13. March 23, 2012

    UPS reaches deal to buy TNT Express for €5.2bn

    This week, United Parcel Service, the package delivery company, reached an agreement to buy TNT Express, its smaller Dutch...

  14. March 22, 2012

    FedEx damps talk of TNTE bid

    FedEx, the package delivery company, on Thursday appeared to rule out a move to spoil a proposed tie-up between rivals UPS...

  15. March 19, 2012

    TNT is vital piece in UPS jigsaw puzzle

    Scott Davis, UPS chief executive, portrayed himself as having completed a tricky jigsaw puzzle on Monday after announcing...

  16. March 18, 2012

    UPS agrees to buy TNT Express for €5bn

    UPS, the US package delivery company, has agreed a deal to buy its European rival TNT Express in a takeover that is likely...

  17. March 18, 2012

    FedEx/TNT: prudent absence

    “Aren’t you supposed to be fighting against us?” Kermit the Frog once asked. FedEx could well be on the other end of the...

  18. March 15, 2012

    UPS still in takeover talks with rival

    UPS, the US package delivery company, is set to tell investors on Friday that it is still in talks with its Dutch rival TNT...

  19. March 8, 2012

    ABN Amro collapse gives rise to drama

    ABN Amro, a bank once so dominant in the Netherlands that it referred to itself simply as De Bank, remains a ward of the...

  20. February 21, 2012

    Stepping up UPS’s TNT Express offer

    UPS’s first offer to TNT Express was €8.25 a share, when it first approached the Dutch delivery company about a takeover in...

  21. February 21, 2012

    UPS’s acquisition rationale comes into play

    When United Parcel Service, the logistics company, went public in 1999, top executives gave one overarching rationale for...

  22. February 21, 2012

    TNT Express: delayed delivery

    The expression “timing is everything” unfortunately also includes bad timing. Just two days after news of UPS’s €9-a-share...

  23. February 21, 2012

    TNT Express to retreat from global aims

    Dutch delivery company TNT Express suffered a net loss of €173m in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will retreat from its...

  24. February 20, 2012

    Bid activity pushes European shares higher

    TNT Express soared 60.5 per cent to €10.18 on Monday after UPS launched a “highly attractive” takeover bid for the Dutch...

  25. February 17, 2012

    UPS/TNT Express: package deal

    Hoofddorp, twaddle-waddle, hogwash. Friday’s late announcement that TNT Express rejected a €9 per share approach from United...

  26. February 17, 2012

    TNT Express rejects €4.9bn UPS offer

    US logistics company UPS is in talks with TNT Express about a possible takeover, after the Dutch delivery company rejected...

  27. February 17, 2012

    Billabong: wiping out

    Before a wave turns into whitewash, surfers bale out to find the next one. That is exactly what Billabong’s shareholders...

  28. February 6, 2012

    TNT Express feud with shareholders widens

    Dutch express mail company TNT Express is engaging in an open feud with a group of activist shareholders, rejecting their...

  29. January 30, 2012

    TNT Post prepares for direct challenge

    TNT Post, Royal Mail’s largest private sector rival, plans to go head-to-head with the state-owned postal operator by...

  30. January 16, 2012

    ‘Big Brother’ takes the wheel

    My wife uses it a lot to check where I am,” says Milan Patel, only half joking, as we negotiate the back streets of...

  31. January 16, 2012

    Debate grows over future of TNT Express

    When Netherlands-based postal company TNT split in two in May, separating its international express-mail arm from its Dutch...

  32. January 16, 2012

    Debate grows over future of TNT Express

    TNT Express, the Dutch express delivery company, has indicated it wants to avoid a direct conflict with activist...

  33. October 31, 2011

    TNT Express reports modest rise in revenue

    Dutch express delivery company TNT Express reported revenues increased 1.3 per cent in the third quarter over the same...

  34. October 20, 2011

    Regulator backs Royal Mail setting prices

    Royal Mail will be freed to set prices for the majority of its products under proposals from Ofcom, the communications...

  35. October 6, 2011

    Low demand prompts TNT Express warning

    TNT Express, the Dutch express delivery company, has warned on profits, citing low demand on Europe-Asia routes,...

  36. September 23, 2011

    Media mood darkens as advertising outlook dims

    The mood of multinational media groups darkened this week as growing uncertainty about the advertising outlook clouded their...

  37. September 23, 2011

    Company chiefs look to divide and rule

    Ed Breen, Tyco International chairman and chief executive, was setting out the group’s plans to split. The three new...

  38. September 16, 2011

    UPS sets ambitious growth targets

    United Parcel Service, the international package delivery company, has laid out ambitious growth targets for the next five...

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