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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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