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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 22, 2015

      Why buying a car makes no sense

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    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. June 23, 2015

      Daniel Loeb joins fight for US jail reform

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    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    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 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...

    18. 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...

    19. December 8, 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...

    20. 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...

    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 13, 2014

      Branson makes £70m as Virgin Money floats

      The UK Treasury and Sir Richard Branson were two of the biggest beneficiaries from Virgin Money’s £1.25bn flotation on...

    23. November 13, 2014

      Challenger banks will wind up feeling challenged themselves

      Former boxer Terry Malloy claimed he “coulda binna contender” in the gritty movie On The Waterfront. Ex-contender...

    24. November 13, 2014

      Virgin Money float values bank at £1.25bn

      Virgin Money has priced its forthcoming initial public offering at 283p a share, which would give it a market...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. November 5, 2014

      Virgin Money lowers IPO valuation

      Virgin Money has been forced to lower its valuation for its revived initial public offering as it seeks to float on the...

    28. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Galactic crash and the need for risk-takers

      The tragedy of Sir Richard Branson’s exploding spaceship is an example of entrepreneur overconfidence. The price of...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Money presses ahead with initial public offering

      Virgin Money is to press ahead with an initial public offering by the end of the month after postponing its planned...

    30. November 3, 2014

      Safety practices in focus in crash probe

      If anyone doubted the complexity of the issues raised by Friday’s crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, Sunday night’s...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. November 2, 2014

      Branson battles to keep space dream alive

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is battling to keep alive its dream of putting tourists into space as accusations...

    34. November 2, 2014

      Space still the final frontier for Branson

      Sending celebrities and jaded millionaires into suborbital flight might not exactly fit with the Virgin Group’s...

    35. 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...

    36. November 2, 2014

      Space tourism is a high risk publicity strategy

      Few understand better than Richard Branson the value of a marketing stunt in modern business. The need to project the...

    37. 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...

    38. November 1, 2014

      Two crashes pose questions for private companies in space

      It could not have been more of a contrast to the cheery optimism with which Sir Richard Branson has sought to sell...

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