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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Understanding Entrepreneurs 2013

    An interview with the winner of the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. May 6, 2013

    Virgin Care expands in prison healthcare

    Virgin Care, part of Sir Richard Branson’s business empire, has expanded its presence in UK prisons, as more NHS trusts seek...

  20. May 6, 2013

    Private providers attack pace of closure of NHS walk-in clinics

    National Health Service walk-in clinics, most of which are run by companies including Virgin Care and Care UK, are being...

  21. April 25, 2013

    Weak UK trading weighs on Aer Lingus

    Operating losses at Aer Lingus increased sharply in the first quarter of 2013 because of weaker trading in the UK, higher...

  22. April 18, 2013

    State-run railway beats private rivals

    The state-run East Coast mainline has emerged as the most efficiently run rail franchise in terms of its reliance on...

  23. April 10, 2013

    Nice guys don’t always finish last

    Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam Grant, Viking/ Weidenfeld & Nicolson, $29.95/£20 The financial...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    Virgin looks to take on America Movil in Colombia

    Ding, ding, ding. Get ready to rumble. Sir Richard Branson, the airline to mobile phone billionaire, has landed in Colombia...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2013

    Mexico-US trade: the Tijuana logjam

    Borders are always weird places and few are stranger than the US-Mexico border, the busiest in the world. More than $1bn’s...

  26. February 21, 2013

    Former Virgin executive to head centre

    Will Whitehorn, a former senior Virgin Group executive, is to chair a government innovation centre being created to devise...

  27. February 21, 2013

    Carphone Warehouse reviews French arm

    Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has spoken to interested buyers in its French retail...

  28. February 21, 2013

    Qantas bullish on Emirates alliance

    Qantas Airways highlighted an improved performance by its struggling international business and a flood of bookings for a...

  29. February 19, 2013

    Billionaires pledge to give money away

    A dozen billionaires from Europe, Australasia and Africa have joined the world’s most elite club by publicly committing to...

  30. February 5, 2013

    Liberty Global set for Virgin Media bid

    John Malone’s Liberty Global is preparing to make a bid for Virgin Media, the UK cable operator with an enterprise value of...

  31. January 29, 2013

    Virgin Care opens clinic in Boots outlet

    Virgin Care, part of Sir Richard Branson’s business empire, has opened a sexual health clinic in an outlet of Boots, the...

  32. January 14, 2013

    Who really wants out of the EU?

    If it came to a British in-out referendum on membership of the EU, how many business leaders would be in the “out” camp?...

  33. January 13, 2013

    Small business backs Cameron over EU

    David Cameron’s desire to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe has received backing from many in the UK’s...

  34. January 8, 2013

    Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

    Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

  35. January 7, 2013

    Slower pace urged on new rail franchises

    Ministers should restrain the pace at which new rail franchises are agreed to prevent a repeat of the West Coast Mainline...

  36. January 3, 2013

    Branson warns against quitting EU

    Britain would be foolish to quit the EU because Europe is likely to be in “far better shape” than the US in a few years’...

  37. December 16, 2012

    Branson launches campaign to end slavery

    A group of corporate executives including the UK’s Sir Richard Branson and Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest have...

  38. December 9, 2012

    Virgin keeps a low profile in healthcare

    By Gill Plimmer When Sir Richard Branson launched his airline, mobile phone service and train company, there were...

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