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    1. May 4, 2016

      Virgin Money reports surge in lending

      Virgin Money has reported a sharp jump in mortgage and credit card lending but warned of a buy-to-let slowdown in the...

    2. April 17, 2016

      StarChip Enterprise is a mission worth backing

      Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was best known for two things: his enormous ear trumpet (used to counter deafness caused by...

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    1. April 4, 2016

      Alaska Air: likes a Virgin

      Plenty of people fantasise about moving to California. The wise ones do not just dream, they save up for it. On Monday...

    2. April 3, 2016

      Virgin America close to sale to Alaska Air

      Virgin America is set to announce its sale to Alaska Air on Monday in a deal valuing the US carrier at about $2bn — or...

    3. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Virgin America spikes on sale report

      Shares in Virgin America shot up nearly 15 per cent on Wednesday on a report that the airline backed by UK billionaire...

    4. March 23, 2016

      Virgin Atlantic’s pre-tax profits soar 81%

      Virgin Atlantic flew to a second consecutive year of profit in 2015 as the UK airline founded by Sir Richard Branson...

    5. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      'Rubbish': Indian drinks boss denies he has 'absconded'

      Indian drinks mogul Vijay Mallya has tweeted that he has “not absconded” amid reports he was in the UK having fled...

    6. March 2, 2016

      Virgin Money targets high street as mortgages drive profit surge

      Virgin Money has revealed it is preparing to launch a current account — putting it in competition with the high street...

    7. February 21, 2016

      Branson ebullience masks Virgin’s growing seriousness on space

      When Virgin Group unveiled the new rocket ship that it hopes will take paying passengers to the edge of space, chairman...

    8. February 19, 2016

      Virgin revives space tourism ambitions with new craft

      Sir Richard Branson took a significant step towards his Virgin Group’s goal of taking paying passengers to suborbital...

    9. January 18, 2016

      CEOs who want to change the world struggle for name recognition

      Chief executives who want to lead the charge to improve trust in business and transform society for the better have a...

    10. December 30, 2015

      Car-hailing pioneer Sidecar signals end of the ride

      The massive amounts of money being poured into US ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft showed signs of forcing a local...

    11. November 4, 2015

      Maldives president declares 30-day state of emergency

      The government of the Maldives has imposed a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the Indian Ocean archipelago...

    12. November 2, 2015

      Virgin Group hopes customers will be seeing Red

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has put a loyalty programme at the centre of its efforts to expand the Virgin brand...

    13. October 12, 2015

      Pro-EU In campaign launches with politicians in the shadows

      The cross-party campaign to keep Britain in the EU has officially been launched — with the politicians kept firmly in...

    14. October 9, 2015

      Suspected speedboat assassination attempt fuels Maldives crisis

      A political crisis in the Maldives that has drawn in international campaigners from Amal Clooney to Richard Branson has...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2015

      Burn it like a bitcoin processor company (Updated)

      You may remember BitPay, the bitcoin payments processor, on account of its proud assertion back in May 2014 that it was...

    16. September 15, 2015

      From chiefs to critics and cartoonists, ten men worth emulating

      Trying to compile a list of great male feminists is a bit like to trying to come up with a list of the 10 best songs...

    17. August 28, 2015

      Virgin Money chief Jayne-Anne Gadhia targets banks’ ‘oligopoly’

      It was a symbolic moment in British banking. At the City’s annual Mansion House dinner in June, George Osborne singled...

    18. August 10, 2015

      Netflix needs to devote time to nurturing its new baby

      Netflix’s new family leave policy — unlimited paid time off for parents in the first year after a child’s birth or...

    19. 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...

    20. July 22, 2015

      Why buying a car makes no sense

      The news this week that James Hind, 28, has raised £5.9m to launch Carwow, an online vehicle marketplace, took me back...

    21. 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...

    22. June 28, 2015

      Branson sprinkles ‘magic dust’ to keep brand buoyant

      Sir Richard Branson has his finger in many pies. Over a hectic few days last week, the 64-year-old businessman...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. June 23, 2015

      Daniel Loeb joins fight for US jail reform

      It is hard to think of two more contrasting addresses than the Upper East Side apartment of a New York hedge fund...

    26. May 8, 2015

      The Rich Column: Pester power in action

      When you look at some entrepreneurs, you can almost imagine their childhoods. Staring at frozen windows, flicking power...

    27. May 1, 2015

      Virgin Money boosts mortgage lending to £1.6bn

      Virgin Money increased its gross mortgage lending by a third to £1.6bn in the first quarter of 2015 year-on-year with...

    28. April 26, 2015

      The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages

      To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder. That is what I had always assumed, based on my...

    29. April 19, 2015

      Pay-as-you-go gyms increase in popularity over longer contracts

      On a sunny midweek afternoon, there are just two personal trainers instructing clients to lunge and lift in the small...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and...

    33. March 10, 2015

      Virgin Atlantic returns to profit after three years of losses

      Virgin Atlantic has returned to profit after three years of losses, lifted by its partnership with Delta Air Lines of...

    34. 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...

    35. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Richard Branson to press on with space tourism

      Richard Branson will press on with his Virgin space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of one of his rocket ships...

    36. December 23, 2014

      Our manifest destiny is to move beyond Earth

      The triumph and tragedy of space flight, manned and unmanned, have been on full view over the past year. The tragedy...

    37. December 9, 2014

      Commercialisation of space is new final frontier

      Space travel used to be the preserve of governments, but high costs and public spending priorities had driven it into...

    38. December 3, 2014

      Rob & Paul Forkan: Brothers who went from tragedy to creating their own shoe empire

      It would be easy to miss the small sign beside a brick archway in southwest London marking the entrance to the...

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