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  1. August 17, 2014

    Private train companies question Labour plan for state operator

    Transparency would be a key concern if a future Labour government allowed a state operator to compete with private train...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Rail industry reviews prospects for automated trains

    The rail industry has begun a review into using driverless technology to bring automated trains to Britain’s railways. Train...

  1. February 20, 2014

    Bus investment pays off for Go-Ahead

    A strong performance in its bus business drove profit at Go-Ahead up by more than 30 per cent. David Brown, chief executive,...

  2. September 5, 2013

    Go-Ahead warns against local authority control of bus services

    Go-Ahead has called on the transport authority in northeast England to form partnership agreements with bus companies rather...

  3. June 21, 2013

    Go-Ahead eyes growth from buses

    Go-Ahead said on Thursday that its bus operations would drive the profitability of the group as earnings from its rail...

  4. January 17, 2013

    ‘Could my career be damaged by my politics?’

    I have become increasingly involved with a controversial political organisation outside of my job in a large organisation....

  5. October 24, 2012

    Mirror faces fifth hacking complaint

    A high-profile British businessman has contacted the Metropolitan police through his lawyer asking for an investigation into...

  6. October 19, 2012

    Go-Ahead chief backs rail franchising

    The head of the UK’s biggest train operator by passenger numbers has insisted that the country’s rail franchising process is...

  7. September 6, 2012

    Go-Ahead slowed by rail losses

    Go-Ahead Group, the operator of Southern, Southeastern and London Midland trains, reported flat profits in the 2012...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2012

    China outbound M&A set for record year

    China is heading for a record year for outbound M&A as more buying opportunities emerge in Europe and US amid the economic...

  9. August 14, 2012

    Feminist champion who revived Cosmopolitan

    Helen Gurley Brown, who died on Monday aged 90, was a champion of sexual liberation for “bad girls” and a pioneering...

  10. June 19, 2012

    Mugabe warns no new licences for foreign miners

    Robert Mugabe has said that no new licences will be issued to foreign companies to exploit Zimbabwe’s ­mineral wealth....

  11. June 19, 2012

    Impala reflects platinum industry downshift

    When David Brown took over as chief executive at Impala Platinum, the world’s second-largest producer of the precious metal...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2012

    Zimbabwe: who's next for 'localisation'?

    For two years Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has been ratcheting up the pressure on foreign-owned firms demanding that they dispose...

  13. March 11, 2012

    Transport leads way in plans for Games

    At first glance, the nerve centre of the Olympics transport operation looks like any other office. The only clues of what is...

  14. March 2, 2012

    Can I silence the workplace Twitterers?

    Since we banned the use of social media on work IT equipment, staff have increasingly been using their handheld devices to...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2012

    Implats: trouble at Rustenburg

    embed1 To say it’s been a turbulent period for Impala Platinum (IMP:JNB), the world’s second largest platinum producer,...

  16. January 24, 2012

    Strong results keep rail boom on track

    The owners of CSX, the eastern US’s largest railroad network, and Canadian National, Canada’s largest network, have provided...

  17. January 6, 2012

    Can I offer managers shares instead of a bonus?

    My business isn’t performing well so, although we have made a small profit, my employees haven’t had a pay rise for the past...

  18. December 13, 2011

    Go-Ahead lifts profit outlook on passenger growth

    Shares in the Go-Ahead Group rose by almost 5 per cent after the operator of UK trains and buses raised full-year operating...

  19. December 2, 2011

    Staff member is bound by restrictive covenant

    Our employment contracts for senior members of staff include a restrictive covenant that bans them from working for our...

  20. October 6, 2011

    Leveson inquiry opens with claims of bias

    The inquiry into phone hacking began on Thursday with accusations of bias against the panel of assessors and claims that...

  21. September 1, 2011

    Go-Ahead boosted by rise in passengers

    The rising cost of driving will continue to shift Britons from roads to public transport, said bus and train operator...

  22. beyondbrics

    August 16, 2011

    China: driving global M&A?

    “China is in the driver’s seat of global M&A” says a PwC consultant referring to the amount of merger and acquisition...

  23. June 29, 2011

    South African mining

    The word “nationalisation” instantly raises the hackles of mining company chief executives. In South Africa, Julius Malema,...

  24. May 22, 2011

    Chief aims to power up NGenTec

    NGenTec, an Edinburgh University spin-out that hopes to transform the wind energy market through its generator technology,...

  25. May 10, 2011

    David Brown gears up with India’s Kalyani

    David Brown Systems, the 150-year-old maker of industrial gearboxes, has joined forces with India’s Kalyani Group to improve...

  26. February 11, 2011

    Bending over backwards to attract the few

    From Mr David Brown. Sir, Is it not ironic that adjacent to your page 2 article on February 7 reporting European...

  27. December 17, 2010

    Palmerston

    Palmerston: A Biography, by David Brown, Yale RRP£25, 584 pages Henry John Temple, better known as Lord Palmerston,...

  28. October 26, 2010

    London bus chief to run Go-Ahead

    Keith Ludeman, Go-Ahead chief executive, is to retire from the train and bus operator in July 2011 after five years at the...

  29. August 17, 2010

    Making tracks

    Eurostar has beefed up its management as it prepares to become a standalone legal entity next month.The company, whose...

  30. July 16, 2010

    Rental surge provides boost to landlords

    Rents across the UK are returning to levels seen at the peak of the market in 2008, providing a welcome boost for buy-to-let...

  31. May 29, 2010

    Creative approach to liberal science

    From Mr David Brown. Sir, Your article about creating a living organism (“Scientists create synthetic life form with a...

  32. May 21, 2010

    Business Questions: Can you fire someone before they’ve started?

    We are a small firm of architects and our office manager resigned last month. So we began recruiting for a replacement and...

  33. April 15, 2010

    Access to global talent pool is vital

    From Dr David Brown. Sir, London First, the City lobby group, is right to sound a note of caution about the Conservative...

  34. March 16, 2010

    Manufacturing: Mill towns are well suited to modern era

    When Harvey Nichols opened its first store outside London in Leeds 14 years ago, it created national headlines and at a...

  35. March 13, 2010

    Science budget to be spared from cuts

    Britain's science budget is to be protected from public spending cuts as the sector is vital to the country's prosperity,...

  36. March 12, 2010

    Science budget to be spared from cuts

    Britain’s science budget is to be protected from public spending cuts as the sector is vital to the country’s prosperity,...

  37. February 12, 2010

    Buy-to-let yields fall

    Buy-to-let property investors saw yields fall to an average of 4.75 per cent in January, the lowest level since August 2008,...

  38. January 15, 2010

    Buy-to-let investors see strong returns in 2009

    Buy-to-let investors enjoyed a 7.6 per cent annual return on their investments last year, compared to a loss of 8.8 per cent...

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