Bezos stepping-down — ish: a new role for Amazon head

JEFF BEZOS is stepping-down as chief executive of Amazon, but "this isn't about retiring,” he has announced. The billionaire, who founded the e-commerce giant some...

UK’s surprise showing in business start-up costs

By Hal Williams BUSINESS support platform Rovva recently analysed World Bank figures on the cost of starting businesses around the world. When the data were in,...
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Suited and booted: Dr Martens laces-up for 2021 IPO

ICON of the boot-making universe, Dr Martens, has confirmed an IPO will be floated on the London Stock Exchange in February. Initial notification of the...

Getting out-of-shape: Bentley forced to bend on trademark

BENTLEY Motors has been ordered to destroy a range of branded clothing after losing a trademark battle. The High Court last year ruled that Bentley...

Ka mate, ka mate! All Blacks in investment firm’s sights

By Hal Williams NEWS OUTLETS are forming a scrum around reports that US tech investment firm Silver Lake intends to acquire a 15 percent stake...
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ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...

2021: Outlook, advice for the UK’s employers

ALEKSANDRA TRACZYK, a solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, traces a brief trail into the fresh Brexit landscape DECEMBER 31 marked the end of 2020, a year...

Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...

It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
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Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...

Music industry rallying thanks to streaming … and back catalogues

By HAL WILLIAMS THE MUSIC industry might be in the same Covid-shaped slump as (pretty much) all the others — but nine-figure deals are still...

It just had to happen: virtual office party coming your way

PUSH, a wellbeing and performance company, has announced an alternative to the traditional office party, with a very 2020 twist. After a year that has...