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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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