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    1. July 28, 2015

      Virgin Galactic rocket granted licence despite safety fears

      US regulators granted the operator of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo a licence even though they had spotted failings in...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Surf’s up for cruise ships after new vessel orders hit record

      Shipyards around the world are humming again, with the pipeline of new cruise ships due to reach a record of 45 by the...

    1. June 25, 2015

      OneWeb secures $500m from Virgin, Qualcomm, Airbus and Bharti

      An attempt to develop a low-orbit satellite network has received $500m of investment to provide internet communications...

    2. June 25, 2015

      OneWeb project could end up lost in space

      Major Tom, the astronaut in David Bowie’s classic song Space Oddity, loses his radio link and is never heard from...

    3. June 24, 2015

      Stagecoach to expand bus operations in continental Europe

      Stagecoach is chugging ahead with plans to expand its Megabus brand in Europe as the British transport group looks to...

    4. June 17, 2015

      Airbus to scale back planned job cuts

      Airbus is scaling back planned job cuts in its defence and space business by close to 14 per cent and will set up a...

    5. April 27, 2015

      Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

      Satellite technology explainer Change was in the air at the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Suspended from...

    6. April 20, 2015

      Liberty Global and Telenet: owner occupied

      Sometimes you just want to stop renting and own your own place. It could be a question of cost or the desire for...

    7. April 20, 2015

      Virgin Galactic aims to begin testing another spaceship this year

      Virgin Galactic, the space venture of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, hopes to start testing another spaceship...

    8. April 17, 2015

      Week in Review, April 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. India on collision course with...

    9. April 17, 2015

      Boardroom trades April 18

      The purchase of Naked Wines by Majestic Wine may be last weekend’s news but traders continued to push shares in...

    10. April 16, 2015

      South Africa’s Brait buys 80% stake in Virgin Active for £682m

      South African retail billionaire Christo Wiese is expanding into the booming global fitness market by snapping up...

    11. March 27, 2015

      UK Muslims to have first national radio station

      Fourteen new national radio stations are to be launched in the UK next year, including the first dedicated station for...

    12. March 9, 2015

      FirstGroup seeks to compete with Virgin on East Coast main line

      FirstGroup is squaring up to Virgin Trains with a plan to run services on the East Coast main line that would be...

    13. February 16, 2015

      ‘Captains of industry’ laud honesty and integrity in companies

      Honesty and integrity are the most important values upon which to judge a company, according to some of the UK’s top...

    14. Lex Live

      February 11, 2015

      Sky and BT: own goal?

      Tuesday night’s result on television broadcast rights for the English Premier League caught everyone off-side. Both...

    15. February 6, 2015

      UK competition watchdog sounds alarm over East Coast rail deal

      Britain’s competition authority has questioned the government’s decision to hand the contract to operate the East Coast...

    16. February 5, 2015

      Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

      The chief executive of Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, has urged world leaders to slash greenhouse gas...

    17. January 22, 2015

      KKR buys thetrainline.com

      KKR, the private equity firm, has bought thetrainline.com from Exponent, just weeks after Britain’s largest online rail...

    18. January 15, 2015

      Richard Branson’s Virgin and Qualcomm back satellite venture

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Qualcomm, the US chipmaker, have taken equity stakes in a satellite venture that...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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