Female professionals earn 35% less than male colleagues
By Lucy Fisher - 19 August 10:00

Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.

Charles Bell: Anatomy of the Brain c.1802. Photo: Shaheen Lakhan / Flickr
We don't really understand empathy, but we know business could do with a little more
By Ajit Niranjan - 28 July 9:50

Our understanding of empathy is pretty limited, but many figures are calling for change. Corporate culture is beginning to recognise the need to put yourself in someone else's shoes.

The show is over: Christopher Bailey on the catwalk following his Burberry a/w 2014 menswear show in London. Photo: Getty
Ed Smith: Megabucks executive pay isn’t a reward for excellence – it’s a corporate contagion
By Ed Smith - 24 July 10:00

American banker J P Morgan argued that a company’s top brass should never earn more than 20 times what those at the bottom do. Such a ratio now sounds laughably idealistic.

Tom Bishop is executive chairman for Europe, Middle East and India at URS
New perceptions
By Tom Bishop - 07 July 17:49

The long-term benefits of an “infrastructure renaissance” will never be realised unless we tackle the engineering skills gap at classroom level.

Biz Stone: rose-tinted visions of a techie future. Photo: Bloomberg
Biz Stone: the Californian who flew the Twitter nest
By Josh Spero - 19 June 10:00

Biz Stone clearly left some libertarian coding in Twitter’s DNA. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, Twitter could proudly say that it had not co-operated. 

Far from Chelsea: diggers during the regeneration of Elephant & Castle in London. Photo: Getty
The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
By Ed Smith - 05 June 10:00

After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters. 

Business.
With so many measures and initiatives, why is boardroom diversity taking so long?
By Jo Iwasaki - 03 June 12:10

Diversity in substance, not just in appearance, brings benefits to boards.

Pile 'em high, sell 'em low: the chain's winning formula stems from knowing exactly what we need. Photo: Amit Lennon
Quids in: how Poundland conquered the British high street
By Sophie McBain - 29 May 10:00

In 1990 it launched as a single shop; this year it posted sales of almost a billion pounds. How did a budget store flogging cheap tat grow so huge?

Do women really need extra help managing their money?
By Sophie McBain - 25 April 12:01

A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.

the New York Stock Exchange reopens after the Easter holiday, 21 April. Photo: Getty
HFT: the latest scam devised by Wall Street and the City
By Felix Martin - 25 April 10:00

Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).

Waterloo Station, London.
New employment data suggests an approaching uplift for the UK economy
By Nick Beecroft - 22 April 18:15

The decline since November 2013 was the largest 3 month fall since 1992.

Job vacancy: Staff writer, Progressive Media data project
By Helen Lewis - 17 April 10:38

Progressive Media, the parent company of the New Statesman, is launching a spin-off website using data to tell stories. We're looking for a staff writer.

Financing the favelas: a shanty town in São Paulo. Photo: Getty
Start-up finance and the Brazilian favelas
By Claire Rigby - 10 April 17:39

The country has embraced e-commerce since a series of tax reforms in the Noughties, despite stifling bureaucracy.

City of London.
UK businesses have plenty of cash to spare, and they're spending it on the young
By Stewart Cowley - 01 April 12:12

Companies are starting to use their cash balances in at least one useful way, to provide training programmes for able young people as an alternative to university.

Sponsored post: Creative ingenuity, the building block for entrepreneurial success
By admin - 14 March 17:59

Salford Business School: Celebrating the creative ingenuity of our SMEs.

Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf of Wall Street (Photo: Universal)
Far from the Wolf of Wall Street: how did young people become so risk averse?
By Alice Robb - 13 March 10:00

Today’s bankers have replaced the excesses of the 1980s with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

An open letter to outgoing CEO Euan Sutherland.
The Co-operative needs to set a higher standard
By Rowenna Davis - 12 March 15:22

An open letter to outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland.

The City.
A lack of trust: addressing the "trust deficit" facing UK businesses
By Nigel Knowles - 05 March 11:46

Trust in banks and businesses has was severely hampered by the financial crisis - and has yet to recover. The mistrust cuts both ways. How can we expect a recovery without support for business from politicians and the public?

Business.
Why gender diversity is about more than equality
By Carl Sjostrom - 04 March 11:12

A recent 12-country study of 393 companies found that women are still largely outnumbered in the non-executive director community, but found that the gender mix is improving.

Supreme Court.
The Ray Tooth and Ayesha Vardag debacle proves there really is such a thing as bad publicity
By Mark Nayler - 03 March 13:10

Tooth, a 73-year-old veteran of divorce law, accused his former protégée Vardag of trying to pinch celebrity clients from him, and set about him in astonishing fashion.

Kiev.
Investors hesitate as Ukraine teeters on the precipice
By Elizabeth Stephens - 26 February 10:55

In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent

Justin King.
After Justin King, Satya Nadella and Tim Cook, business needs leaders who will embrace risk, and welcome change
By James Petter - 24 February 10:39

Whether through regulation, market consolidation or new technology, businesses are being forced into rapid change, in order to keep or grow their market position.

Miners.
Underground epidemic: the tuberculosis crisis in South Africa's gold mines
By Heidi Vella - 18 February 10:33

South Africa's gold mining industry has suffered a number of setbacks in recent years. Repeated union strikes have resulted in bloody clashes between workers and police. Economic pressure has increased after a recent fall in the price of gold.

David Cameron takes a leaf out of Salmond's book and speaks to the heart, not the head
By Stewart Cowley - 14 February 11:32

Britain's muted but certain recovery is bad news for Alex Salmond. David Cameron seems to have learned from the Scottish First Minister, appealing to the heart, not the head.

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