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    1. December 4, 2014

      Tui Travel upbeat on trading ahead of merger

      Tui Travel packed its bags and prepared for merger with its German sister company by giving an upbeat view on trading, in...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Tensions that sundered Thomas Cook plans

      Harriet Green is a meticulous planner. As Thomas Cook’s chief executive, she would expect to be briefed about a meeting 10...

    1. Business Blog

      November 28, 2014

      Harriet Green and the dangers of the glass cliff

      Harriet Green, ex-chief executive of Thomas Cook, certainly broke through the glass ceiling on her way up to the top of...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Thomas Cook extends payment times for some suppliers

      Thomas Cook, which this week changed its chief executive without warning, has told some of its suppliers they will have to...

    3. November 26, 2014

      The lady vanishes – Harriet Green’s sudden exit from Thomas Cook

      Frank Meysman, Thomas Cook chairman, promises to throw Harriet Green a proper farewell party to thank her for saving the...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Thomas Cook waves an ungrateful goodbye to Harriet Green

      “Let’s go!” was the marketing message for Thomas Cook introduced by chief executive Harriet Green. And now she has gone. But...

    5. November 26, 2014

      Thomas Cook casts shadow over travel stocks

      Travel stocks missed out on a wider, miner-led rally in London on Wednesday after the sudden resignation of the chief...

    6. November 26, 2014

      Thomas Cook battles fears over Harriet Green exit

      Thomas Cook battled to contain investor fears about the tour operator following the unexpected departure of Harriet Green,...

    7. November 14, 2014

      Ex-Arcandor chief Thomas Middelhoff jailed for company fund abuse

      A chief executive who wanted to escape traffic jams by taking a private helicopter to work has been sentenced to three years...

    8. October 29, 2014

      Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

      The Bank of England has been quizzing insurers on how climate change affects them. It should have asked Next instead. Here,...

    9. October 26, 2014

      The CEO fad for extreme exercise has gone too far

      Last week I spent some time with an entrepreneur I know. When I last saw him he was training for an Ironman, that...

    10. October 8, 2014

      Ebola outbreak creates big risk for financial markets: overreacting

      In 2003, the FT gave me a biohazard protection suit. An unusual staff perk, you might think, compared with sponsored gym...

    11. September 16, 2014

      German consumer gloom hits Thomas Cook bookings

      Holiday bookings at Thomas Cook have been hit by a fall in German consumer confidence. “We saw German consumer confidence...

    12. September 16, 2014

      London stock decline led by mid-caps

      Much of the market action was among the mid-cap stocks on Tuesday, with Thomas Cook and Crest Nicholson among the biggest...

    13. July 31, 2014

      Thomas Cook plagued by flight oversupply despite strong demand

      Flight overcapacity continues to hurt Thomas Cook, dragging down the price of holidays despite strong demand, the British...

    14. July 15, 2014

      ‘Myopic management’ threatens UK’s growth

      The UK is suffering from “myopic management” that threatens its global competitiveness, an independent commission has...

    15. May 23, 2014

      Boardroom trades May 24

      A booming housing market has not helped shares in Travis Perkins since February, with profit takers last week wiping out all...

    16. May 15, 2014

      Thomas Cook targets further £400m of cost cuts

      Changing summer holiday habits have cast a cloud over tour operator Thomas Cook, which now plans to strip another £400m of...

    17. May 13, 2014

      FTSE 100 manufacturers lift tally of women directors

      All of Britain’s biggest quoted manufacturers now have women on their boards but more must be done to end male dominance,...

    18. April 25, 2014

      Hamish Maxwell, consumer marketing executive, 1926-2014

      When Philip Morris directors gathered in 1983 to choose their next chief executive, it was not at their new Manhattan...

    19. March 27, 2014

      Holiday bookings boost Thomas Cook despite taste for short breaks

      Thomas Cook’s UK holidaymakers are booking shorter than usual summer getaways, adversely affecting the tour operators’...

    20. March 23, 2014

      Peter Long, Tui Travel

      No business sector is more sensitive to crises than travel. They arrive with alarming frequency and when least expected,...

    21. February 11, 2014

      Thomas Cook narrows losses and cuts debt

      Thomas Cook has taken another chunk out of its debt, sold its long-haul travel distribution business and narrowed its...

    22. January 15, 2014

      Peter Marks to retire as Thomas Cook non-executive director

      Peter Marks, formerly chief executive of the Co-operative Group, will retire from his role as non-executive director of...

    23. December 22, 2013

      European companies: signs of life

      Jane Austen once observed that things that are “going untowardly one month, are sure to mend the next”. If she were around...

    24. December 15, 2013

      Making money from losing the boss

      In a week that has seen Edward Bonham Carter announce he is to step down as head of Jupiter Fund Management, new research...

    25. December 11, 2013

      Thomas Cook disposes of Essential Travel for £2.1m

      Thomas Cook says it is near the halfway point in its sell-off of unwanted businesses after selling London-based...

    26. November 28, 2013

      Disgruntled RSA underling gives Lee a hospital pass

      Many employees have had the satisfaction of telling employers to take their job and stick it. Few have done so with timing...

    27. November 28, 2013

      European stocks push higher led by banks

      Europe’s main stock markets climbed on Thursday, with Germany’s Xetra Dax pushing further into record territory led by banks...

    28. November 28, 2013

      Thomas Cook recovery continues

      Thomas Cook posted its first full-year operating profit since 2010 as the tour operator continued its journey back from the...

    29. October 1, 2013

      Lenders right to doubt Help to Buy scheme

      We should have known it was the banks’ fault: first too reckless, now too cautious. As if causing the financial crisis were...

    30. October 1, 2013

      Marketing makeover at UK tour operator Thomas Cook

      One of the best-known advertising slogans in British business – “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it” – has been dumped by...

    31. September 27, 2013

      Beer, gambling and Mad Men lead stocks boom

      When it comes to big stock market gains, investors should look to beer, gambling, the macho culture of Mad Men and box...

    32. September 26, 2013

      Isdafix probe leaves ICAP’s Spencer frozen in suspense

      The troubles of Michael Spencer, chief executive of ICAP, may be far from over. On Wednesday, the broking firm agreed a £55m...

    33. September 26, 2013

      Tui Travel upbeat despite Egypt unrest

      The turmoil in Egypt has hit Britain’s big two tour operators, but Tui Travel appeared to be emerging from the summer...

    34. September 26, 2013

      William Hill and Ladbrokes lead UK lower

      European stocks opened slightly lower this morning, with little to catalyse markets in terms of world news, economic data or...

    35. September 10, 2013

      UK small caps enjoy summer hot streak

      A rare spell of sunshine appears to have worked wonders in the UK economy this summer. After a disappointing recovery from...

    36. September 6, 2013

      Talk of another cost-cutting round boosts Thomas Cook

      Thomas Cook , London’s best-performing large cap stock over the past year, led the market higher on Friday on talk of...

    37. August 28, 2013

      Risk Capital Partners buys into online cruise booking growth

      Risk Capital Partners has taken a majority stake in the UK’s biggest online cruise holiday website as the private equity...

    38. August 27, 2013

      British Airways owner hit by jet fuel climb

      British Airways owner IAG , this year’s top-performing FTSE 100 stock, led the London market lower as rising fuel costs led...

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