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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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’...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. August 16, 2013

    Standard Life slips on GARS fund concerns

    Standard Life was under pressure on Friday on fears that its flagship fund was becoming unwieldy. The life insurer is too...

  26. August 7, 2013

    Intu retreats as real estate leads sell-off

    Intu Properties was a faller as real estate stocks led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest drop in nearly two months. The owner of...

  27. August 1, 2013

    Thomas Cook on the road to recovery

    Thomas Cook cut net debt to less than £500m and made an underlying profit in its third quarter, giving further momentum to...

  28. July 17, 2013

    Unilever slides on earnings worries

    Earnings worries put Unilever among London’s biggest fallers on Wednesday. Weaker emerging markets meant Unilever’s sales...

  29. July 3, 2013

    Recruitment Diary: Women in Leadership scholarship announced

    ● Women in Leadership Scholarship And so to EY’s London base (it was Ernst & Young until this week) for a glass of fizz and...

  30. June 11, 2013

    Gay chief executives urged to set example for rising stars

    Gay chief executives and senior business leaders are being urged to be open about their sexuality in one of the most...

  31. May 31, 2013

    Tui orders up to 150 Boeing aircraft to freshen ageing fleet

    Tui Travel, the tour operator of six European airlines including Thomson and Corsair, has outlined plans to buy as many as...

  32. May 30, 2013

    Co-op Bank’s black hole must not trap the whole group

    As Euan Sutherland attends his first board meetings of the Co-operative Bank and its parent group on Friday, the small talk...

  33. May 29, 2013

    Utilities stocks lead FTSE 100 lower

    A sell-off among utilities led the FTSE 100 to its second-biggest fall of the year so far as a sovereign bond rally...

  34. May 20, 2013

    FTSE 100 hits highest in 12 years

    The FTSE 100 hit its highest in more than 12 years on Monday, with utilities underpinning the advance. United Utilities...

  35. May 16, 2013

    Lombard: Glenstrata ejection a chastening coda to Bond’s career

    And then there were none. Not a single ex-Xstrata director survived the first set of boardroom elections since Glencore took...

  36. May 16, 2013

    Talk of North Sea exit boosts UK’s Cairn

    Talk of a North Sea exit helped Cairn Energy edge higher even as the FTSE 100 broke a ten-day winning streak. Cairn added...

  37. May 16, 2013

    Thomas Cook in £1.6bn capital restructuring

    Thomas Cook Group, the debt-laden travel operator, launched a £1.6bn capital restructuring on Thursday as part of its bid to...

  38. May 16, 2013

    Aviva shares boosted by Asian growth

    Aviva is the latest UK insurer to benefit from a move into fast-growing Asian markets, which helped its first-quarter...

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