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  1. September 14, 2014

    Cash is not king when it comes to acquisitions

    Although mergers and acquisitions have surged in 2014, European companies are rarely spending their cash on deals, a...

  2. June 30, 2014

    Global capital expenditure by companies still stalling

    An expected pick-up in global capital investment by cash-rich companies has failed to materialise so far this year. Although...

  1. March 4, 2014

    Vikings: Life and Legend, British Museum, London – review

    The British Museum’s new exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend does not subscribe to what curator Gareth Williams calls the...

  2. February 5, 2014

    Skyscanner doubles its revenues to £66m

    Skyscanner doubled its revenues to £66m last year as the Edinburgh-based flight comparison website increased its spending on...

  3. January 24, 2014

    Viking hoards at the British Museum

    If you are looking for evidence of the reach, and breadth, of Viking culture, the Vale of York hoard is a fine place to...

  4. November 13, 2013

    Spy found in bag ‘probably’ died alone

    The bizarre case of a British spy who was found dead in a padlocked bag looks set to remain a mystery, after police said...

  5. October 3, 2013

    Sequoia buys into airfare website Skyscanner

    Sequoia Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital group, has taken a stake in Edinburgh-based flight comparison website...

  6. August 26, 2013

    Skyscanner wants to keep start-up mentality as it expands

    The new recruits to be taken on by Skyscanner over the next year would be wise not to get too attached to the desks they are...

  7. August 26, 2013

    Skyscanner to double workforce

    Flight comparison website Skyscanner is to double its workforce to 500 staff over the next year, a move that underscores the...

  8. February 4, 2013

    Skyscanner to open US office

    Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based flight comparison website, is to open its first office in the US after seeing total revenues...

  9. May 8, 2012

    MI6 screening considered in dead spy case

    A Scotland Yard review of all the forensic evidence in the case of dead spy Gareth Williams may involve a DNA screening...

  10. May 2, 2012

    MI6 chief says sorry to dead spy’s family

    Sir John Sawers, the head of Britain’s secret intelligence service MI6, apologised “unreservedly” to the family of a dead...

  11. April 24, 2012

    Olympics will test intelligence services

    These are demanding times for Britain’s intelligence services, MI5 and MI6. As London prepares for the Olympic Games in less...

  12. December 11, 2011

    Scottish business leaders express fears over exports

    Scottish business leaders have expressed concern that the outcome of the Brussels summit will lead to the UK being...

  13. February 28, 2011

    Book cover: Funeral in Berlin

    Funeral in Berlin, by Len Deighton, Jonathan Cape, 1964, cover by Raymond Hawkey Raymond Hawkey, who designed this cover,...

  14. September 7, 2010

    Diageo family

    Several Diageo executives’ wives have played their part in family financial planning, as their husbands transfer part of...

  15. August 25, 2010

    Body of murdered spy in flat for days

    An MI6 employee who was found murdered in his London flat this week may have been killed up to two weeks ago, according to...

  16. July 26, 2010

    Shake-up at UK Coal leads to two departures

    UK Coal has announced changes to its board that will see the departure of Jon Lloyd, chief executive, after three years in...

  17. May 24, 2010

    Companies in Portugal and Italy suffer in European earnings table

    Italian and Portuguese companies have performed significantly worse than expected in the first-quarter earnings season as...

  18. May 24, 2010

    Earnings blow for Italy and Portugal

    Italian and Portuguese companies have performed significantly worse than expected in the first-quarter earnings season as...

  19. May 23, 2010

    Earnings blow for Italy and Portugal

    Italian and Portuguese companies have performed significantly worse than expected in the first-quarter earnings season as...

  20. March 22, 2010

    Dividend pay-outs set to jump

    Dividend pay-outs by UK companies are set to jump this year as profitability recovers from the credit crisis.Pay-outs are...

  21. March 22, 2010

    Companies in Europe see dividend rises

    Dividends at European companies are set to jump this year as profitability continues to recover from the credit...

  22. March 21, 2010

    European groups’ dividends set to rise 18%

    Dividends at European groups are set to jump this year as profitability recovers from the credit crisis. Pay-outs to...

  23. February 22, 2010

    European dividends to stage a comeback

    European companies are staging a comeback in dividend payments, with more than half offering higher pay-outs than...

  24. February 16, 2010

    View of the day: Gareth Williams, ING

    The eurozone's sovereign debt crisis has put country allocation back into focus for the region's equity markets, says Gareth...

  25. February 15, 2010

    Euro strugglers risk losing competitiveness

    The eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis has put country allocation back into focus for the region’s equity markets, says Gareth...

  26. January 7, 2010

    Digging deep

    UK Coal has hired Gareth Williams from Anglo Coal as mining director to sit as a director on its board. Mr Williams, who has...

  27. November 23, 2009

    Skyscanner weathers recession and continues to expand its horizons

    Recession has not curbed growth at Skyscanner, an Edinburgh-based online travel research company launched eight years ago....

  28. November 22, 2009

    Skyscanner weathers recession and continues to expand

    Recession has not curbed growth at Skyscanner, an Edinburgh-based online travel research company launched eight years ago....

  29. November 17, 2009

    Eurozone companies feel pain of high-flying currency

    The strength of the euro is hitting the profits and sales of companies in the eurozone sharply, in spite of the emerging...

  30. November 16, 2009

    High-flying currency hits eurozone companies

    The strength of the euro is hitting the profits and sales of companies in the eurozone sharply, in spite of the emerging...

  31. August 17, 2009

    Eurozone business trails US and UK

    The eurozone economy may appear to be recovering faster than those of the US and UK, but its companies are underperforming...

  32. August 16, 2009

    European business trails US and UK

    The eurozone economy may appear to be recovering faster than those of the US and UK, but its companies are underperforming...

  33. July 14, 2009

    View of the Day: Gareth Williams, ING

    Buying shares in European companies whose results significantly beat forecasts and selling those that miss has yielded...

  34. July 13, 2009

    View of the Day: Shocks have value

    Buying shares in European companies whose results significantly beat forecasts, and selling those that miss, has yielded...

  35. July 11, 2009

    Narrative forms

    ‘Telling Tales’ exhibition curator Gareth Williams with Julian Mayor’s Clone chair Stories have enthralled and intrigued...

  36. June 29, 2009

    View of the day: Peak seen in profit warnings

    The European profits warning cycle looks like it has peaked, boding well for the second quarter results season, according to...

  37. March 28, 2009

    Jazz - Mike Hobart

    Ravi Coltrane Savoy Jazz Ravi Coltrane has steadfastly avoided cashing in on his father's musical legacy, even though he...

  38. March 23, 2009

    Europe poised for profit warnings

    European companies are poised for a further wave of profit warnings and downgrades this year as executives and analysts...

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