Any other business

The long haul for Britain’s last industrial world leader

31 January 2007 5:04 pm

Neil Collins says Rolls-Royce’s aero-engine factory is now a shockingly rare example of British excellence — and faces an increasing struggle to recruit home-grown talent

Take control of your own streets

31 January 2007 4:43 pm

Take control of your own streets

The perma-bear who sees the ice melting

31 January 2007 4:41 pm

The perma-bear who sees the ice melting

The benefits of privatising BA seem to have worn off — so why not do it again?

31 January 2007 4:39 pm

The benefits of privatising BA seem to have worn off — so why not do it again?

Secrets of survival in the Noble House

25 January 2007 8:16 am

Stephen Vines profiles Jardine Matheson, the trading group that has shrugged off upheaval in Hong Kong and shareholder unrest — but still has dynastic issues to address

Mugged by inflation — again

25 January 2007 8:12 am

Mugged by inflation — again

Invasion of nerds leaves India’s high-tech capital yearning for its old identity

25 January 2007 8:09 am

Invasion of nerds leaves India’s high-tech capital yearning for its old identity

The struggle to make Sainsbury’s great again

17 January 2007 5:20 pm

Judi Bevan says Justin King has faced a tougher task at Sainsbury’s than Stuart Rose at Marks & Spencer — and that King doesn’t think the City gives him due credit for his efforts

A slow dawn but not a false one

17 January 2007 4:58 pm

Merryn Somerset Webb says Japan is still a good bet for the medium term, despite the disappointments of 2006

Who’s new in 2007 — and how are things in Sakhalin, Comrade Lobachov?

17 January 2007 4:49 pm

Who’s new in 2007 — and how are things in Sakhalin, Comrade Lobachov?

Why we need no-frills, low-cost private schools

11 January 2007 8:54 am

If you ever happen to find yourself teaching an economics class at a private school, here’s a question you could write on the blackboard.

Open for business again — thanks to mom-and-pop stores and voluntourists

10 January 2007 6:04 pm

Open for business again — thanks to mom-and-pop stores and voluntourists

The real 3G phone boom: it’s about girls, girls, girls

10 January 2007 5:57 pm

The real 3G phone boom: it’s about girls, girls, girls

Snouts still in the trough — and now bosses want 20 per cent of every profit

3 January 2007 4:45 pm

Snouts still in the trough — and now bosses want 20 per cent of every profit

The Irishman, the Dutchwoman and the Indian who put the home team to shame

27 December 2006 3:25 pm

The Irishman, the Dutchwoman and the Indian who put the home team to shame

Will 2007 repeat the madness of 1987?

13 December 2006 4:54 pm

Richard Northedge looks back on a year in which it was all too easy to separate fools from their money — and wonders whether we’re heading for another one

Multinationals bring festive cheer

13 December 2006 4:50 pm

It may be deeply unfashionable to say so, but the much-demonised multinationals do far more for the poor than all the world’s charities put together.

Plafonniers and station platforms

13 December 2006 4:47 pm

Joanna Pitman suggests some his’n’hers Christmas gifts that offer the added advantage of holding their value

High-risk investing: the Christian defence

13 December 2006 4:44 pm

‘I believe it’s the best performing fund in the world,’ says Richards, an avowed Christian not averse to preaching his own book.

A seasonal mission to Istanbul’s faithful, including those who worship Tony Blair

13 December 2006 4:38 pm

Think of this as a two-for-one Christmas special, a City Life column gift-wrapped inside Any Other Business.

I’ve seen the future of food retailing — and it works

6 December 2006 4:29 pm

Neil Collins meets the trio of former bankers behind Ocado, the online
supermarket which is challenging the giants of the British grocery trade

‘This is not an industry for pussycats’

6 December 2006 4:26 pm

Richard Orange elicits some blunt opinions on the mining boom from Rio Tinto boss Leigh Clifford

Enough, says Blair — but is anyone listening?

6 December 2006 4:23 pm

Given that the government’s lust for setting targets has done so much to increase bureaucracy in public services

The perils of insouciance

6 December 2006 4:20 pm

Jonathan Davis says investors’ disregard for risk has paid off handsomely in 2006 — but it may not in 2007

Why Porsche would be mad to bid for Volkswagen

29 November 2006 5:58 pm

Matthew Lynn says Porsche is supremely successful in its own niche, but that does not qualify it to run Europe’s largest mass-market car maker