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    1. November 28, 2014

      Vodafone: making a splash

      Front and centre of Sky’s UK website: Christmas movies. Front and centre of BT’s website: a selection of broadband, phone...

    2. November 27, 2014

      Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

      The London-to-Edinburgh East Coast rail franchise has been awarded to Inter City Railways, a joint venture between...

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    1. November 14, 2014

      Virgin America gets IPO off the ground

      Virgin America, the US airline part-owned by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, successfully sold shares on Thursday...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Virgin faulted for safety precautions

      Safety procedures at Virgin Galactic, whose spacecraft crashed on a test flight last week, included too few safeguards to...

    3. November 5, 2014

      Virgin group: Brand it like Branson

      Sir Richard Branson is a mass of contradictions. A man who often appears shy, yet has built a brand around his charisma....

    4. November 3, 2014

      Branson’s Virgin America pushes on with IPO

      Sir Richard Branson sought to regain a semblance of normality on Monday as Virgin America, the US airline partially owned by...

    5. November 3, 2014

      Pilot action played a role in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

      The Virgin Galactic spaceship that crashed on Friday disintegrated in mid-air after one of its pilots prematurely moved a...

    6. November 2, 2014

      Branson’s space tourist mission brought back down to earth

      About an hour before WhiteKnightTwo, SpaceShipTwo’s mother ship, took off to carry the craft into the Mojave Desert sky on...

    7. November 2, 2014

      Virgin Group funds tapped for delayed space venture

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has been paying for its ambitious Virgin Galactic space tourism venture out of its own...

    8. November 2, 2014

      Showmanship and business collide in Virgin’s space venture

      Richard Branson is one of the world’s best-known entrepreneurs. But the founder of Virgin is really two people: Sir Richard,...

    9. November 1, 2014

      Branson’s familiar path offers limited clues into the future

      Although its activities might be eye-catchingly different from the group’s other enterprises, Virgin Galactic has followed a...

    10. September 28, 2014

      Branson’s big holiday offer – give us a break

      Imagine working for an employer who treated you like a grown-up and let you take as much holiday as you liked. Wouldn’t that...

    11. September 25, 2014

      Richard Branson tells staff: take as much holiday as you like

      Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, has told 170 staff working for its head office that they can...

    12. September 4, 2014

      TalkTalk: mass appeal

      Talk is cheap, but content costs. This is the new mantra for UK telecoms companies. While BT Group and BSkyB want to offer...

    13. August 27, 2014

      Spaceports are unlikely to get off the ground

      Almost every serious-minded scientist I meet argues that for humanity to survive, we need to conquer space, ultimately to...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Three faces of low inflation: US, Japan, and the Euro area. - Five myths about the gender pay gap....

    15. July 28, 2014

      Virgin America files for IPO

      Virgin America, the California-based airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has announced plans for an...

    16. July 18, 2014

      CBI questions Labour’s part-nationalisation rail plans

      John Cridland, the head of the CBI employers’ federation, has questioned the wisdom of Labour’s plans to part-nationalise...

    17. June 19, 2014

      Virgin wins extension on West Coast line

      Virgin Trains has won its two-year battle to retain the West Coast main line rail contract and will run the line’s services...

    18. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    19. February 11, 2014

      Branson closes in on Virgin America IPO

      Virgin America, the US carrier launched by billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is closing in on an initial public...

    20. January 22, 2014

      Ed Miliband should support banks of the future, not those of the past

      Should bankers beware? Having taken on the energy companies, Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, has now taken aim at...

    21. January 17, 2014

      SNCF, First Group and Stagecoach shortlisted for East Coast

      FirstGroup and Stagecoach will face stiff competition from SNCF, the French state-owned rail operator, in a race to secure...

    22. December 12, 2013

      Virgin affirms rail links but cuts stake

      Virgin Group has insisted it remains committed to its rail joint venture with Stagecoach on West Coast mainline, despite...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2013

      Guadalupe pilgrimage

      Henry Romero/Reuters A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico,...

    24. December 6, 2013

      Tracker fund sales rise

      Investors are pouring more money into tracker funds than ever before. October was the best month on record for tracker fund...

    25. December 6, 2013

      Qantas: wrong-spirited Australia

      Qantas, Tim Tams, Vegemite and Victoria Bitter are all Australian national treasures. Three are foreign owned and thriving....

    26. December 5, 2013

      Qantas targets A$2bn of cuts amid profit warning

      Qantas will axe 1,000 jobs, freeze pay and stop bonuses for its executives, and cut the pay of its chief executive and board...

    27. November 28, 2013

      Qantas: tying the flying kangaroo down

      Australians have tied their flying kangaroo down. So implies the country’s treasurer, Joe Hockey, after some heavy lobbying...

    28. November 28, 2013

      Australia considers changes to Qantas restrictions

      SYDNEY – Australia has said that the government could lift foreign ownership restrictions or provide support to Qantas...

    29. November 27, 2013

      Kids who like vinyl would love newspapers

      The biggest surprise about the rise in vinyl record sales is the age of the buyers. A poll by the BPI, the UK music industry...

    30. October 13, 2013

      Sir Richard Branson denies that he ‘left Britain for tax reasons’

      Sir Richard Branson has had to defend his tax arrangements after a spotlight was cast on the billionaire’s decision to move...

    31. October 4, 2013

      Passive funds losing cost edge

      Passive funds that allow investors to track the performance of worldwide stock markets are starting to lose their...

    32. August 29, 2013

      Australia’s Qantas returns to net profit

      Qantas’ global partnership with Emirates has helped it execute a swing to a net profit of A$6m from a loss of $244m last...

    33. June 28, 2013

      Camping with Branson

      For all the animals I see in Kenya – the great herds of zebra and the dainty Thomson’s gazelle, mangy hyenas, all but one of...

    34. June 24, 2013

      When the hard sell comes from the head

      Caught in a traffic jam on his way to a gala in New Jersey this month, Sir Richard Branson bought drinks at a local shop and...

    35. June 12, 2013

      Virgin Money expected to choose advisers for flotation plan

      Virgin Money is expected to appoint advisers for an initial public offering within the next six months, according to people...

    36. June 11, 2013

      Leadership: Art of delegation provides key to success

      Entrepreneurship is often presented as the achievement of individuals, defying the odds and proving that their idea or way...

    37. June 6, 2013

      Virgin sues Network Rail over West Coast line

      Virgin Rail is taking legal action against Network Rail in a bid to force the owner of the UK rail network to improve...

    38. May 16, 2013

      Virgin Australia shares hit by profit warning

      Virgin Australia has blamed weak economic conditions and a move to a new reservations system for a profit downgrade that...

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