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HTC plots drive into Europe from Slough

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Taiwanese phone giant has opened a new European HQ just six years after it launched in the UK with five staff

The business on... David Yu, Chief executive, Betfair

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Well Betfair's shares have lost around 50 per cent of their value since last year's float, so investors have been getting twitchy.

Why Southern Cross isn’t the end of the care-home industry

Sunday, 26 June 2011

It costs nearly �7m to build a 60-bed care home, and government funds are running dry. But lenders are stepping in where they see impressive opportunities. Laura Chesters looks into the future of the sector

The Spanish company Inditex is a retail giant with 5,154 shops in 78 countries

New Zara boss plots more of the same

Saturday, 25 June 2011

The world's biggest fashion retailer has a seemless succession strategy and won't change a winning formula, says James Thompson

Richard Meddings: Goal is sight for banker on the run

Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Business Interview: Charity work for Seeing is Believing is as important to Standard Chartered's finance director as his day job

IBM learns the lessons of its past

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Stephen Foley: The centenary of the computer giant is a cause for celebration.

Supergroup faces battle to prove it is no flash in the pan

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The UK-listed fashion retailer is desperate to avoid comparisons with the slump of French Connection, James Thompson reports

The Business On: Sir Anthony Bamford, Chairman, JCB

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Sir Anthony, now 65, has been chairman of JCB since 1975 and is a champion of the manufacturing sector. His company is now bouncing back from the construction downturn – sales were up 48 per cent last year, it said yesterday.

Facebook's billion-user drive could hit China's internet wall

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The social networking site is proving less popular in North America even as it gains a hold in other highly populated countries. But the biggest nation could be too much to chew

Today 'le macaron', tomorrow 'le monde'

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Ahead of a global roll-out, Ladurée chief David Holder tells Laura Chesters why his cakes are the 'haute couture of patisserie'

Why trust logging on when you can talk to friends face to face?

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Facebook was quick to dismiss the news last week that it lost over 100,000 UK users in May as nothing more than a blip. Yet when it came to explaining what caused the mystery drop, the company appeared to be as bemused as everyone else.

Jane Norman fights Baugur's legacy to the high street

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Two years after the Icelandic investor imploded many UK companies are still reeling. James Thompson reports

The business on...Anthony Bolton, President, Fidelity International

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Our answer to Warren Buffett?He always has been. Mr Bolton, now 61, was hired by Fidelity at the age of 29 and ran its Special Situations Fund for 28 years before stepping down in 2007. He made an average return of 20 per cent a year.

Dee Ford: A local radio star with an eye on the global market

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Business Interview: Bauer may have a regional focus, but its head is thinking big.

Cracked open: the £200m boiler-room industry

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The FSA is getting tough on share scams that target small investors

Webcast: Preparing for your retirement

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Join us for a live webcast where we'll be talking about pensions at 1pm today.

How a political row hit the fight against fraud

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Government indecision has damaged the SFO, according to its head. Sean Farrell reports

The Business On: Hugh Osmond, Founder, Horizon Acquisitions

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Horizon raised hundreds of millions of pounds in February 2010 to spend on takeovers. But it took until yesterday to announce its first deal – the $855m takeover of APR Energy.

There is a great woman behind every man, even Simon Cowell

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Without the creative input of Cécile Frot-Coutaz into his American reality shows the TV mogul's fame and fortune would be considerably diminished, reports Stephen Foley in New York

Benetton looks to Nguyen to put colour back into the brand

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Alessandro Benetton, head of the family firm, is banking on Italy's giant retailer becoming as famous again as it was during the 1980s and lasting another 40 years.

Dragon takes the plunge into lingerie

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Theo Paphitis tells Laura Chesters why he is making a second foray into the women's underwear sector

Seconds Out: The Great Banking Fightback

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Barclays and JPMorgan are leading a counter-attack against banker-bashing. Sean Farrell and Stephen Foley report

The business on...Hussein Lalani, Co-founder, 99p Stores

Saturday, 11 June 2011

So what's his strategy?See if you can work it out from the name of the shops. In recession-era Britain, discount retailing is performing very well; 99p Stores revealed yesterday that it made a �6.3m profit last year, three times as much as in 2009 and more than ever before.

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