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Aston Martin faces City revolt over Palmer’s pay 13 Jun 5:15am Aston Martin faces City revolt over Palmer’s pay
The owner of Aston Martin is facing the embarrassment prospect of a revolt over boardroom pay within months of its £4.3bn flotation amid growing City unrest over the luxury car-maker's performance.
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Martin Feldstein, 79, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies 12 Jun 10:40pm Updated Martin Feldstein, 79, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Martin Feldstein, 77, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Is Dead 12 Jun 6:26pm Martin Feldstein, 77, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Is Dead
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Martin Feldstein, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies at 79 12 Jun 6:19pm Martin Feldstein, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies at 79
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Sorrell shows Spirit by hiring ex-WPP executives 12 Jun 4:30am Sorrell shows Spirit by hiring ex-WPP executives
One of Sir Martin Sorrell’s ex-WPP lieutenants is rejoining his former boss at his new digitally focused marketing services venture, in a move that may stoke further tensions between the two companies.
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Aston Martin targets wealthy women with its first SUV 10 Jun 1:41pm Aston Martin targets wealthy women with its first SUV
DBX to begin rolling off production line in south Wales ready for sale next year James Bond has appeared behind the wheel of many vehicles: from a Lotus Esprit that turned into a submarine to a rather less glamorous Ford Mondeo. But Aston Martin is the carmaker most closely
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United Technologies and Raytheon to Combine Into Aerospace and Military Giant 10 Jun 1:08pm Updated United Technologies and Raytheon to Combine Into Aerospace and Military Giant
United Technologies, with businesses spanning elevators, air-conditioning and aircraft parts, is transforming into a more focused rival to giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
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Raytheon and United Technologies announce $121bn merger 10 Jun 11:17am Raytheon and United Technologies announce $121bn merger
Trump says he’s a ‘little concerned’ about the deal and wants ‘to see that we don’t hurt our competition’ United Technologies and defense contractor Raytheon have agreed a $121bn merger that will create the world’s second-largest defense contractor. The new company, to be called Raytheon Technologies, which will make Tomahawk missiles, the F-35 fighter jet and space suits for astronauts among other items, would have sales of about $74bn in 2019. It will be the second largest defense contractor behind Boeing and ahead of Lockheed Martin.
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MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin accelerates as top brass splash cash 4 Jun 6:34pm MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin accelerates as top brass splash cash
Chief exec Andrew Palmer, chief financial officer Mark Wilson and chairman Penelope Hughes together spent £296,000 on shares, driving up the luxury car maker's stock 8.3 per cent.
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De La Rue boss leaving after losing post-Brexit blue passport contract 30 May 3:27am De La Rue boss leaving after losing post-Brexit blue passport contract
Shares in banknote printer plunge as chief exec Martin Sutherland ‘agrees’ to leave UK banknote printer De La Rue is parting ways with its chief executive a year after he lost the battle for a £490m contract to print the post-Brexit blue passport. It came as the firm revealed 77% drop in pretax profits and warned that tough competition would contribute to “somewhat lower” profits next year. The company is now set to slash £20m in costs.
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De La Rue boss to step down after losing UK passport print contract 30 May 3:09am De La Rue boss to step down after losing UK passport print contract
Shares in banknote printer plunge as chief exec Martin Sutherland ‘agrees’ to leave UK banknote printer De La Rue is parting ways with its chief executive a year after he lost the battle for a £490m contract to print the post-Brexit blue passport. It came as the firm revealed 77% drop in pretax profits and warned that tough competition would contribute to “somewhat lower” profits next year. The company is now set to slash £20m in costs.
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Female BBC manager offered £12,000 less than man in same role 22 May 6:39am Female BBC manager offered £12,000 less than man in same role
Karen Martin emailed hundreds of colleagues that she was turning down promotion due to pay gap A BBC manager has publicly turned down a promotion after finding out she had been offered £12,000 less than a man doing the same job, threatening legal action against the broadcaster and suggesting the corporation is still struggling with equal pay. Karen Martin emailed hundreds of BBC staff to announce she would no longer be taking up her role as one of the two deputy editors in the BBC’s radio newsroom, which produces material for broadcast to hundreds of millions of people on both UK radio stations and the World Service.
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Aston Martin launches new special edition of its DBS Superleggera 22 May 4:53am Aston Martin launches new special edition of its DBS Superleggera
Aston Martin is producing a special edition of its 211mph DBS Superleggera to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.
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Former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell on course for another shareholder revolt 18 May 4:53pm Former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell on course for another shareholder revolt
Influential shareholder advisory groups ISS and Glass Lewis have 'severe reservations' about S4 Capital's long-term pay scheme, which Glass Lewis said appeared 'unlimited'.
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Bond fans look forward to driving Goldfinger Aston Martin 14 May 12:50pm Bond fans look forward to driving Goldfinger Aston Martin
DB5 from Goldfinger film will feature battering rams, retractable bulletproof glass and ability to produce oil slicks If they’re rich enough, James Bond fans will soon be able to live out their fantasies of driving 007’s Aston Martin DB5, the one featured in Goldfinger, complete with Q-branch gadgetry including revolving number plates, rear smokescreen and simulated twin machine guns concealed in the headlights. The historic British carmaker announced on Tuesday that it is producing 25 new Goldfinger DB5s, which will also feature battering rams, retractable bulletproof glass and the ability to produce oil slicks to foil chasing vehicles.
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Bond fans can now buy their own £3.3m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger replica 14 May 5:15am Updated Bond fans can now buy their own £3.3m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger replica
Aston Martin's Q-Brand releases progress report for 25 continuation DB5 cars built in homage to 1964 Goldfinger film featuring all the gadgets 007 - Sean Connery - unleashed in the movie.
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14 May 5:00am A Pilot Went to an Airport in Kentucky. Then He Was Arrested in a Triple Murder.
The charges came nearly four years after three neighbors of the pilot, Christian Richard Martin, were brutally killed. He has denied any involvement in their deaths.
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Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed with manual gearbox 2 May 9:27am Updated Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed with manual gearbox
Aston Martin bosses said the manual Vantage AMR is the perfect antidote to sports cars that increasingly resemble 'autonomous robo-taxis' and 'driving a computer game'.
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AA finance boss quits to support anti-Brexit party Change UK 30 Apr 4:29am AA finance boss quits to support anti-Brexit party Change UK
Martin Clarke has stepped down and does not have another job to go to.He previously worked for private equity companies, where his robust approach earned him the nickname ‘the sledgehammer’.
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Ex-chief of London Capital & Finance quits firm set to float on junior stock market 27 Apr 5:01pm Ex-chief of London Capital & Finance quits firm set to float on junior stock market
Martin Binks is currently chief financial officer at Vox Markets, which is set to join AIM – London’s junior stock market – in a deal thought to value it at £10million.
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Sorrell targets Brazilian and Dutch takeovers 25 Apr 1:10pm Sorrell targets Brazilian and Dutch takeovers
Sir Martin Sorrell's new marketing services venture will reinforce its pursuit of international acquisition targets on Friday when it unveils takeovers of companies based in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo.
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Aston Martin reveals the 211mph DBS Superleggera Volante - its fastest convertible ever 24 Apr 5:02am Aston Martin reveals the 211mph DBS Superleggera Volante - its fastest convertible ever
Costing from £247,500, the sumptuous drop-top super grand tourer - which bosses say blends both both beauty and beast - is powered by a mighty 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine capable of hitting 211mph.
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16 Apr 4:31am Former VW C.E.O. Martin Winterkorn Is Charged by Germany in Diesel Scheme
Prosecutors in Germany connected the charges against Martin Winterkorn and four other managers to events that ran from 2006, when the diesel scandal was first conceived, to 2015.
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16 Apr 4:31am Former Volkswagen C.E.O. Martin Winterkorn Is Charged by Germany in Diesel Scheme
Prosecutors in Germany connected the charges against Martin Winterkorn and four other managers to events that ran from 2006, when the diesel scandal was first conceived, to 2015.
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15 Apr 4:25pm Updated Martin Winterkorn, Ex-VW Chief, Is Charged by Germany in Diesel Emissions Scheme
Prosecutors in Germany connected the charges against Martin Winterkorn and four other managers to events that ran from 2006, when the diesel scandal was first conceived, to 2015.
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15 Apr 2:10pm Martin Winterkorn, Ex-VW Chief, Charged by Germany in Diesel Emissions Scheme
Prosecutors in Germany connected the charges against Martin Winterkorn and four other managers to events that ran from 2006, when the diesel scandal was first conceived, to 2015.
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Former head of Volkswagen could face 10 years in prison 15 Apr 1:49pm Former head of Volkswagen could face 10 years in prison
Martin Winterkorn and other executives charged with fraud over emissions test cheating The former boss of Volkswagen (VW) and four other executives face up to a decade in prison after being charged with fraud by German prosecutors over the carmaker’s systematic cheating in emissions tests on diesel vehicles. Martin Winterkorn
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Former VW boss charged over diesel emissions scandal 15 Apr 8:25am Updated Former VW boss charged over diesel emissions scandal
Martin Winterkorn is charged with a "particularly serious" fraud over the diesel emissions scandal.
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Life after Sir Martin Sorrell sees WPP seek buyer for its £3bn market research firm Kantar  14 Apr 6:01am Updated Life after Sir Martin Sorrell sees WPP seek buyer for its £3bn market research firm Kantar 
The sale is a key plank of chief executive Mark Read’s turnaround plan to simplify the business that he inherited last year from founder Sir Martin Sorrell.
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12 Apr 9:46am Updated Yale Museum of British Art Chooses Dia Curator as Its Director
Courtney J. Martin will direct the Yale Center for British Art, the museum and research institution housed in a renowned Louis Kahn building.
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MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin unable to pull itself out of downward spiral 8 Apr 4:57pm MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin unable to pull itself out of downward spiral
The group's shares hit an all-time low, as brokers at Deutsche Bank said they expected Brexit-related uncertainty and volatility in the global car market to depress demand for its high-end vehicles.
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The property guru who defies the Brexit gloom claiming that inward investment is as strong as ever 2 Apr 5:42pm The property guru who defies the Brexit gloom claiming that inward investment is as strong as ever
Martin Samworth, who has risen to the very top of New York-quoted CBRE as the company's international president, based in London, sees recovery opportunities on Britain's high streets.
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Fund manager Zehrid Osmani stamps his mark on investment trust Martin Currie Global Portfolio 1 Apr 12:03pm Updated Fund manager Zehrid Osmani stamps his mark on investment trust Martin Currie Global Portfolio
Since fully taking over the reins last October, the former BlackRock portfolio and equity research specialist has quietly repositioned the trust's £200 million of assets.
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Melrose Industries under pressure to curb bonus scheme which paid four of its executives £167m 31 Mar 4:50pm Melrose Industries under pressure to curb bonus scheme which paid four of its executives £167m
It will reveal how much senior staff took home in 2018 when its annual report is published. Simon Peckham, Geoffrey Martin, Christopher Miller and David Roper got about £42m each two years ago.
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After Mueller Report, News Media Leaders Defend Their Work 26 Mar 12:02am Updated After Mueller Report, News Media Leaders Defend Their Work
“Our job is to bring facts to light,” said Martin Baron, editor of The Washington Post. “Others make determinations about prosecutable criminal offenses.”
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JD Wetherspoon boss says no-deal Brexit will lead to lower prices 15 Mar 7:41am JD Wetherspoon boss says no-deal Brexit will lead to lower prices
Tim Martin claims tariff plans would have positive impact, as pub chain reports fall in profits The JD Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, said no-deal Brexit tariff plans would lead to lower prices for consumers, as higher pay for staff dented profits at the pub chain. Martin has been one of the most
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Sir Martin Sorrell gets WPP payout a year after leaving 14 Mar 4:12pm Updated Sir Martin Sorrell gets WPP payout a year after leaving
The former WPP boss is to get £2.13m worth of shares from the company he resigned from a year ago.
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Aston Martin pledges no back-dated Brexit price hikes on orders before March 29 11 Mar 5:42am Updated Aston Martin pledges no back-dated Brexit price hikes on orders before March 29
Aston Martin has taken a sideswipe at German-rival Porsche by pledging not to hit customers with a big backdated Brexit price-hike surcharge on its supercars.
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Wetherspoon’s chief punches above his weight on a no-deal Brexit 10 Mar 3:00am Wetherspoon’s chief punches above his weight on a no-deal Brexit
Tim Martin claims crashing out of the EU could be good for business, but his logic is flawedTim Martin, the Brexit-supporting founder of the JD Wetherspoon pub group, is an easy man to caricature. He’s been known to sport a mullet hairstyle, long after the brief aberration in fashion history when such experiments were indulged; he has a sense of humour that includes naming his pub chain after a former teacher who couldn’t control his class; and he speaks his mind in a manner that inevitably draws parallels with the Pub Landlord, the comic creation of standup Al Murray. Take this Martin tale from a few months into his own hospitality career, when a straggler refused to depart his boozer at closing time. The drinker wouldn’t budge, the police were summoned, but Martin grew bored and so simply poleaxed the punter. As the customer lay on the floor, the rozzers finally arrived, only for a barman to report that the customer had “attacked the guv’nor”. “The policeman told him to get up and apologise,” Martin once recalled.
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Aston Martin pledges no back-dated Brexit price hikes provided cars ordered before March 29 9 Mar 4:10pm Updated Aston Martin pledges no back-dated Brexit price hikes provided cars ordered before March 29
Aston Martin has taken a sideswipe at German-rival Porsche by pledging not to hit customers with a big backdated Brexit price-hike surcharge on its supercars.
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Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer hits back at the doubters 5 Mar 7:01pm Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer hits back at the doubters
As he unveils cars to rival Ferrari and Roll-Royce, Andy Palmer says the firm is a UK manufacturing jewel.
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Ad giant WPP sees profits sink amid restructuring costs 1 Mar 4:20am Updated Ad giant WPP sees profits sink amid restructuring costs
The firm is restructuring after former boss Sir Martin Sorrell's abrupt departure last year.
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Car crash at Aston Martin: Shares dive 21% as marque is hit by a £68m loss 28 Feb 4:51pm Car crash at Aston Martin: Shares dive 21% as marque is hit by a £68m loss
The luxury car maker was hit by one-off costs of £136m relating to its much-hyped float on the London Stock Exchange in October last year – including a £61.2m pay-out in staff bonuses.
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Aston Martin shares crash as it reveals £136m IPO costs 28 Feb 1:14pm Aston Martin shares crash as it reveals £136m IPO costs
Carmaker’s ‘eye-watering’ bill for stock market listing pushed it to £68m loss for 2018
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Aston Martin Lagonda in the red after weak stock market debut 28 Feb 1:00pm Updated Aston Martin Lagonda in the red after weak stock market debut
Luxury carmaker reports £68m loss for 2018 after being hit by ‘eye-watering’ costs
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Aston Martin shares dive by 18% on losses 28 Feb 8:03am Aston Martin shares dive by 18% on losses
The luxury car maker plunged into loss as a result of the cost of its stock market flotation.
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Aston Martin sets aside £30m for Brexit as revenues rise by 25% 28 Feb 5:11am Aston Martin sets aside £30m for Brexit as revenues rise by 25%
Carmaker’s plans for no deal or disorderly exit from EU include £2m for revised supply routes Aston Martin Lagonda has set aside £30m in preparation for any Brexit-related disruption as the luxury carmaker reported strong revenues in its first set of annual results since its stock market debut. The company said it was setting aside the cash in readiness for no deal or a disorderly Brexit, including £2m for revised supply chain routes. It has hired a new supply chain chief and has made plans to fly in components or bring them in through naval ports.
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Aston Martin gives green light to £30m Brexit fund 28 Feb 1:58am Aston Martin gives green light to £30m Brexit fund
Aston Martin Lagonda has used its first annual results since its stock market debut to announce a £30m fund to help navigate any Brexit-related disruption.
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Double trouble at the top of Standard Life: Pension giant hit by savings exodus after mega-merger  23 Feb 4:38am Updated Double trouble at the top of Standard Life: Pension giant hit by savings exodus after mega-merger 
The Standard Life investment group has been run by two chief executives, Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch, since Standard Life merged with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017.
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Germany Weighs Purchase of 45 Boeing-Made F/A-18 Warplanes 31 Jan 5:46pm Germany Weighs Purchase of 45 Boeing-Made F/A-18 Warplanes
Germany is considering purchasing 45 Boeing-made F/A-18 warplanes for its air force, German government officials said, in what would be a win for the Trump administration but a surprise blow to Boeing rival Lockheed Martin.
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The Money Saving Expert: how Martin Lewis became the most trusted man in Britain 31 Jan 1:00am The Money Saving Expert: how Martin Lewis became the most trusted man in Britain
He has built an empire worth £80m, and is driven to help people attain ‘financial justice’. But in an age of predatory capitalism and rampant inequality, can one man’s modest suggestions really make much difference? By Daniel Cohen Every Tuesday night, an email newsletter goes out to 13 million subscribers. It’s far more popular than Gwyneth Paltrow’s
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IoD chief steps down just two months before Brexit day 30 Jan 9:05am IoD chief steps down just two months before Brexit day
Stephen Martin resigns as UK lobby group head after two years of three-year contract The head of the Institute of Directors, one of the UK’s biggest business lobby groups, has resigned after less than two years in the role and with less than two months to go until the planned Brexit date. Stephen Martin stepped down on Wednesday with immediate effect, after joining the organisation in February 2017 on a three-year contract.
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MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED: China is slowing but riches can still be made 28 Jan 5:51am MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED: China is slowing but riches can still be made
Although China’s economy grew at its lowest rate for 28 years in 2018, fund manager Andrew Graham remains phlegmatic about its slowing down.
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MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED TRUST: China is slowing down but riches can still be made 27 Jan 5:23am MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED TRUST: China is slowing down but riches can still be made
Although China’s economy grew at its lowest rate for 28 years in 2018, fund manager Andrew Graham remains phlegmatic about its slowing down.
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Advertising Giant WPP Asked Ex-CEO Sorrell to Repay Expenses 26 Jan 5:09am Updated Advertising Giant WPP Asked Ex-CEO Sorrell to Repay Expenses
Martin Sorrell resigned as CEO of WPP nine months ago following a company probe into his conduct, but his feud continues with the ad giant, which is scrutinizing expenses he incurred over several years.
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Martin Lewis settles lawsuit against Facebook over scam ads 23 Jan 7:06am Martin Lewis settles lawsuit against Facebook over scam ads
Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, has dropped his lawsuit against Facebook for running scam advertisements featuring his name and image.
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Martin Lewis drops Facebook legal action 23 Jan 6:25am Martin Lewis drops Facebook legal action
The consumer rights campaigner had claimed fake ads on Facebook had caused reputational damage.
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Martin Lewis drops Facebook lawsuit 23 Jan 5:22am Martin Lewis drops Facebook lawsuit
The consumer rights campaigner had claimed fake ads on Facebook had caused reputational damage.
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Sir Martin Sorrell: UK should copy Singapore after Brexit 22 Jan 12:21pm Sir Martin Sorrell: UK should copy Singapore after Brexit
Britain should copy Singapore's model of light-touch regulation and low taxes after Brexit, according to one of Britain's best-known businessmen.
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Vintage Cars With Electric-Heart Transplants 11 Jan 12:41am Vintage Cars With Electric-Heart Transplants
Aston Martin and Jaguar are retrofitting classic vehicles. “We’d hate for them all to just wind up gathering dust in museums,” an Aston executive said.
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CITY DIARY: Is Sir Martin Sorrell seeking to upstage WPP chairman Roberto Quarta in Davos? 7 Jan 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Is Sir Martin Sorrell seeking to upstage WPP chairman Roberto Quarta in Davos?
Pedestrian WPP chairman Roberto Quarta gets to host this year’s CBI business leaders’ lunch in Davos, a role previously carried out by his erstwhile chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell.
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Aston Martin revs up hunt for new auditor 2 Jan 5:51am Aston Martin revs up hunt for new auditor
Aston Martin Lagonda, the luxury car-maker, has kicked off the search for a new auditor less than three months after making a £4bn stock market debut.
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Instagram is helping shield Facebook from privacy scandals, claims Sir Martin Sorrell 26 Dec 2018, 4:50pm Instagram is helping shield Facebook from privacy scandals, claims Sir Martin Sorrell
The tycoon said advertisers were not yet shying away from the social networking giant despite negative publicity. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1bn.
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Martin Sorrell named in US lawsuit against Grenfell cladding firm 19 Dec 2018, 6:33am Martin Sorrell named in US lawsuit against Grenfell cladding firm
Former WPP chief and RBS among individuals and banks named in class action against Arconic Sir Martin Sorrell and Royal Bank of Scotland have been named in legal action against the manufacturer of cladding installed on
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Japan to Buy 105 More F-35 Fighters 17 Dec 2018, 9:30pm Japan to Buy 105 More F-35 Fighters
Japan plans to spend around $10 billion to become the largest customer outside the U.S. for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet fighters, as it responds to a rising China and pressure from President Trump to spend more on American military hardware.
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Martin Glenn: FA chief executive to leave at end of the season 13 Dec 2018, 9:21am Martin Glenn: FA chief executive to leave at end of the season
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is to step down at the end of the 2018-19 season.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Sir Martin Sorrell has left his successor Mark Read a fine mess to clear up at WPP 11 Dec 2018, 4:59pm ALEX BRUMMER: Sir Martin Sorrell has left his successor Mark Read a fine mess to clear up at WPP
Sorrell's genius was to have recognised the online revolution ahead of everyone else. But his response of buying every digital agency he could lay his hands on lacked a coherent strategy.
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Ad giant WPP plans to axe thousands of jobs 11 Dec 2018, 5:45am Ad giant WPP plans to axe thousands of jobs
Advertising giant WPP has announced a major restructuring which will see thousands of jobs cut worldwide, months after ousting long-serving boss Sir Martin Sorrell.
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WPP advertising group to cut 3,500 jobs in £300m restructuring 11 Dec 2018, 4:42am WPP advertising group to cut 3,500 jobs in £300m restructuring
Company to shut or merge almost 200 offices worldwide in wake of Martin Sorrell’s exit WPP is to cut 3,500 jobs and shut or merge almost 200 offices around the globe as the embattled advertising group seeks to restructure after a torrid year that saw
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Advertising giant WPP blasts back at former boss Sir Martin Sorrell as key day looms for investors 10 Dec 2018, 8:58am Updated Advertising giant WPP blasts back at former boss Sir Martin Sorrell as key day looms for investors
Johnny Hornby, the head of WPP-backed The & Partnership, urged Sorrell to stop ‘talking down’ the company and its new chief executive Mark Read, adding: ‘It’s disrespectful.’
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WPP bets The Farm on Read’s new blueprint 7 Dec 2018, 10:17am WPP bets The Farm on Read’s new blueprint
The Emmy Award-winning post-production agency which works on The X Factor and The Grand Tour has been put up for sale by WPP Group as the marketing services giant prepares to flesh out its strategy for the era after Sir Martin Sorrell, its former boss.
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Lam Research CEO Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation 5 Dec 2018, 6:35pm Lam Research CEO Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation
Lam Research Chief Executive Martin Anstice has resigned after allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and the company has named its operating chief, Tim Archer, as his successor.
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Sorrell insists he is not out for revenge after being ousted from WPP 5 Dec 2018, 3:14pm Sorrell insists he is not out for revenge after being ousted from WPP
Sir Martin Sorrell has boasted that he is "2-0 up" against WPP seven months after being "electrocuted" by his former company - but insisted he was not out for revenge.
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Thomas Cook to slip out of FTSE 250 index in quarterly review 4 Dec 2018, 10:34am Thomas Cook to slip out of FTSE 250 index in quarterly review
Aston Martin is slated to join index as Royal Mail drops out of blue-chip FTSE 100 Travel company Thomas Cook is set to drop out of the FTSE 250 this month following a sharp fall in the market value of the company. On the flip side, Aston Martin is poised to enter the index two months after the luxury carmaker made its
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Former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell poised to wrap up second takeover at his new venture 2 Dec 2018, 8:54am Updated Former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell poised to wrap up second takeover at his new venture
Sorrell is now running S4 Capital, a vehicle he set up to acquire marketing and advertising businesses. It is likely to confirm a takeover of MightyHive in the coming days.
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Sorrell stokes tensions by poaching WPP exec 21 Nov 2018, 1:50pm Sorrell stokes tensions by poaching WPP exec
Sir Martin Sorrell is to poach a senior executive from WPP Group, the advertising empire he ran for more than 30 years, in a provocative move aimed at accelerating the growth of his fledgling venture.
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Aston Martin slumps despite revenues jumping 81% and profits rising from £300,000 to £3.1m 15 Nov 2018, 4:51pm Aston Martin slumps despite revenues jumping 81% and profits rising from £300,000 to £3.1m
The luxury car maker said it now expects total car sales this year to come in at the top end of its guided range of 6,200 to 6,400. But shares fell 106.8p to 1505p on another difficult day as a public company.
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Aston Martin ready to fly car parts to UK if Brexit deal collapses 15 Nov 2018, 9:40am Aston Martin ready to fly car parts to UK if Brexit deal collapses
Carmaker pursues ‘no deal’ contingency plans as third-quarter sales nearly double Aston Martin is ready to fly car parts into the UK next year and switch to new supply routes across the channel to ensure it can keep production going if the Brexit agreement collapses. Presenting the luxury carmaker’s first results since it
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Lockheed Martin Lands $23 Billion Pentagon Contract 14 Nov 2018, 10:21pm Lockheed Martin Lands $23 Billion Pentagon Contract
Lockheed Martin has won a roughly $22.7 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver 255 F-35 jets, a move that comes after the defense contractor was tasked with lowering the price of its planes.
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Sir Martin Sorrell eyes more deals at his new ad business 14 Nov 2018, 4:51pm Sir Martin Sorrell eyes more deals at his new ad business
The media mogul – pictured with his wife Cristiana – set up the company after quitting his previous job as chief exec of WPP amid claims he used company money to pay for a prostitute.
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How do you score on this money quiz for teenagers? 8 Nov 2018, 8:46am How do you score on this money quiz for teenagers?
Moneysavingexpert founder Martin Lewis is donating thousands of financial education textbooks to schools.
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Wetherspoon may raise drink prices to absorb higher wages 7 Nov 2018, 5:27am Wetherspoon may raise drink prices to absorb higher wages
Share price drops as chain also announces boss and founder Tim Martin is recovering from a burst appendix
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Wetherspoon supremo Tim Martin faces AGM revolt from shareholders 5 Nov 2018, 5:00am Updated Wetherspoon supremo Tim Martin faces AGM revolt from shareholders
Investor adviser Pirc has said Martin should not be re-elected as chairman because, as founder and a 32 per cent shareholder, he is not 'independent' enough for the job.
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Beware firms trying to take a cut of your flight delay claim … you can do it for free 28 Oct 2018, 3:00am Beware firms trying to take a cut of your flight delay claim … you can do it for free
Travel agent Expedia is now partner to one of a myriad of companies offering to ‘help’When Martin Bennett’s British Airways flight to the US was cancelled he decided to apply for compensation due under EU law. Before he could contact the airline, he received an unsolicited email from Expedia, the travel agent which booked his flight. It commiserated with him over his ordeal and declared that he may be entitled to up to €390 (£346) per person. “Expedia and our partners at AirHelp can help you get that compensation,” it continued, and a handy click-through button was provided so he could apply forthwith.
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WPP shares dive 14% as growth slows 25 Oct 2018, 12:20pm WPP shares dive 14% as growth slows
The firm, whose former boss Sir Martin Sorrell resigned amid misconduct claims, has cut its full-year outlook.
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WPP shares dive as much as 20% as growth slows 25 Oct 2018, 5:31am Updated WPP shares dive as much as 20% as growth slows
The firm, whose former boss Sir Martin Sorrell resigned amid misconduct claims, has cut its full-year outlook.
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WPP sees £2.17bn wiped off its stock market value after profits warning sends shares plunging 17%  25 Oct 2018, 5:16am WPP sees £2.17bn wiped off its stock market value after profits warning sends shares plunging 17% 
The UK advertising giant - recently rocked by the exit Sir Martin Sorrell - told the City that sales were disappointing in the last quarter and that full-year sales would be lower than expected.
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Lockheed Martin Eyes Higher Sales 23 Oct 2018, 5:40pm Updated Lockheed Martin Eyes Higher Sales
Lockheed Martin said its sales growth will accelerate next year even as defense industry analysts said 2019 could mark a peak for domestic military spending.
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Aston Martin worries about using Dover post-Brexit 22 Oct 2018, 10:17am Aston Martin worries about using Dover post-Brexit
Aston Martin fears Brexit-related border problems could leave it unable to use Dover to send and receive parts, a report says.
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 MIDAS: Go Girl! Try this insurer for women drivers and fast cars if you like premium profit  15 Oct 2018, 5:59am Updated MIDAS: Go Girl! Try this insurer for women drivers and fast cars if you like premium profit 
Last month, one lucky 18-year-old was presented with an Aston Martin for his birthday. Before the young man could drive the car, it needed insurance – costing Mum and Dad a hefty £4k a year.
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 Aston Martin driven lower as investors bet on stalling shares 14 Oct 2018, 7:06am Updated Aston Martin driven lower as investors bet on stalling shares
A major investment firm has taken aim at James Bond’s favourite car firm Aston Martin in a sign it believes the share price will remain in reverse.
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 MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin backers left more shaken than stirred 12 Oct 2018, 3:18am Updated MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin backers left more shaken than stirred
Investors who were hoping Aston Martin could quickly turn them into Goldfinger will be sadly disappointed, as the share price is now more than £4 or 21 per cent lower than its 1900p float price.
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 British car giants stuck in slow lane: Aston Martin shares slump as Jaguar sales tumble 9 Oct 2018, 6:30am Updated British car giants stuck in slow lane: Aston Martin shares slump as Jaguar sales tumble
Shares in Aston Martin fell again - taking losses since it listed on the stock market last week to 15.8 per cent. The rout has wiped £684m off the value of the luxury car maker.
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Drivers fume as breakdown firms put up premiums and slow down help 7 Oct 2018, 3:00am Drivers fume as breakdown firms put up premiums and slow down help
More and more motorists are reporting long waits, sometimes overnight, for help from RAC and AAWhen Jim Shirley, 76, was on his way home from a Welsh camping holiday one morning, he disappeared. Concerned friends set out from Bristol at 5am the following day to search for him. “We saw him from half a mile away at the side of the A44,” says Mari Martin. “He had broken down at 1pm the previous afternoon and the RAC had told him it would send a recovery truck since it could not repair his van. It never came. He’d spent the night waiting at the roadside, five miles from the nearest town with no phone signal, and was extremely distressed.” Martin called the RAC, but three hours passed before a vehicle arrived. However, it was not the promised recovery truck and could not take Shirley home, so he was towed to the nearest services and told to wait a further eight hours for rescue.
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 Vannin aiming for £700 million float after Aston Martin saw share prices dive 6 Oct 2018, 5:11pm Vannin aiming for £700 million float after Aston Martin saw share prices dive
Last week, financial technology firm Funding Circle and car maker Aston Martin saw their share prices dive after recently floating on the London stock market.
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 BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Aston Martin chief exec Andy Palmer 6 Oct 2018, 5:26am Updated BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Aston Martin chief exec Andy Palmer
Andy Palmer's business card could turn a room full of grown men apple-green with envy. Engraved in 16-point characters across the middle, it reads: Andy Palmer CEO, Aston Martin.
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Man who got swagger back for Aston Martin is ready for long game 5 Oct 2018, 8:47am Man who got swagger back for Aston Martin is ready for long game
Despite carmaker’s disappointing stock market debut, Andy Palmer says investors feel ‘pretty good’ Andy Palmer has written himself into the history books. The Aston Martin chief executive has done something this week that nobody has done for almost 30 years – float a car company on the London Stock Exchange. It doesn’t sound like much. But UK investors are notoriously averse to the thrills and spills offered by car manufacturers, preferring the more esoteric world of outsourcers, service providers and financial firms.
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 MARKET REPORT: LSE newcomers Funding Circle and Aston Martin hammered again 4 Oct 2018, 4:50pm MARKET REPORT: LSE newcomers Funding Circle and Aston Martin hammered again
Online lender Funding Circle hit the market on Wednesday with a value of £1.5bn, but shares are now trading 100p below the original 440p price.
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 Aston Martin hits the skids: Shares slide as much as 8% on market debut, cutting its value to £4bn 3 Oct 2018, 4:55pm Aston Martin hits the skids: Shares slide as much as 8% on market debut, cutting its value to £4bn
In one of the most eagerly anticipated stock market listings of the year, the luxury car maker was valued at £4.3 billion when its shares began changing hands at £19 each.
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 FTSE LIVE: Tesco shares fall despite profit growth; Aston Martin makes £4.3bn stock market debut 3 Oct 2018, 12:41pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Tesco shares fall despite profit growth; Aston Martin makes £4.3bn stock market debut
The FTSE 100 closed up 35.73 points at 7510.28 and the pound was at $1.30 against the dollar.
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Aston Martin shares fall on stock market debut 3 Oct 2018, 12:02pm Updated Aston Martin shares fall on stock market debut
Shares in the James Bond carmaker end well below the £19 offer price on the first day of trading.
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Is bumpy ride for Aston Martin IPO justified? 3 Oct 2018, 9:46am Is bumpy ride for Aston Martin IPO justified?
For what is the most recognisable brand name to float on the London Stock Exchange this year - and easily the most glamorous - Aston Martin has had an unexpectedly bumpy drive towards its Initial Public Offering (IPO) today.
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Aston Martin Struggles in Its Public Debut 3 Oct 2018, 9:12am Aston Martin Struggles in Its Public Debut
The luxury carmaker wanted its stock sale to cap a yearslong turnaround, but its offering hasn’t drawn investor interest the way it had hoped.
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 Aston Martin makes debut on the London Stock Exchange 3 Oct 2018, 5:49am Updated Aston Martin makes debut on the London Stock Exchange
The carmaker priced its initial public offering at £19 a share but saw shares tumble by 85p to 1,815p, as the market seemed to decide the float price might have been too high.
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Aston Martin to sell shares on the London stock market 3 Oct 2018, 5:08am Updated Aston Martin to sell shares on the London stock market
The UK luxury carmaker is valued at £4.3bn after pricing its shares at £19 each.
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Aston Martin valued at £4.3bn on market debut 3 Oct 2018, 3:58am Aston Martin valued at £4.3bn on market debut
Luxury car maker Aston Martin has been valued at £4.3bn as it makes its stock market debut.
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Aston Martin IPO values luxury carmaker at £4.3bn 3 Oct 2018, 3:17am Aston Martin IPO values luxury carmaker at £4.3bn
Flotation puts shares in James Bond marque at lower end of spectrum as sale tests investor appetite for UK firms Aston Martin made its stock market debut on Wednesday, with shares in the luxury carmaker priced at £19 each when trading got underway, at the lower end of initial expectations. The flotation on the London Stock Exchange will value the 105-year-old firm and James Bond’s favourite car marque at £4.3bn.
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Pentagon Presses Lockheed for Lower-Priced F-35 Jets 1 Oct 2018, 8:34pm Pentagon Presses Lockheed for Lower-Priced F-35 Jets
Lockheed Martin is being challenged to deliver cheaper F-35 combat jets and could face penalties unless it improves delivery times.
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 Aston Martin workers each handed £1k so they can buy shares 30 Sep 2018, 5:45am Updated Aston Martin workers each handed £1k so they can buy shares
James Bond's favourite car firm, which has just over 2,900 staff, is giving away £1,000 each to about 2,200 employees as rewards for its landmark listing on the London Stock Exchange.
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 Parents face smaller state pension over failure to fill in child benefit form 27 Sep 2018, 5:15pm Updated Parents face smaller state pension over failure to fill in child benefit form
Thousands are facing a poorer retirement as a result of innocent mistakes over paperwork. Nandia Needham, pictured with husband Martin, could be £20k out of pocket over a 20-year retirement.
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Barclays chair condemned after claiming many PPI claims are fraudulent 23 Sep 2018, 12:37pm Barclays chair condemned after claiming many PPI claims are fraudulent
Consumer champion Martin Lewis said John McFarlane’s comments were ‘outrageous’ Consumer champion Martin Lewis has condemned as “outrageous” comments made by the
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Aston Martin boss in line for £7.2m pay package as £5.1bn float unveiled 20 Sep 2018, 1:49pm Aston Martin boss in line for £7.2m pay package as £5.1bn float unveiled
Deal for Andy Palmer will stack up when James Bond’s favourite carmaker goes public The boss of Aston Martin is line for a potential package of £7.2m a year after the luxury carmaker unveiled the details of its
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 FTSE LIVE: French Connection losses spiral; Aston Martin lifts lid on IPO plans; BAT boss to retire 20 Sep 2018, 12:12pm Updated FTSE LIVE: French Connection losses spiral; Aston Martin lifts lid on IPO plans; BAT boss to retire
The FTSE 100 index closed up 36.20 points at 7367.32 and the pound was at $1.32 against the dollar.
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Aston Martin unveils details of £5.1bn flotation as it prepares for a hard Brexit 20 Sep 2018, 8:19am Aston Martin unveils details of £5.1bn flotation as it prepares for a hard Brexit
James Bond’s favourite carmaker to float a quarter of stock – nearly 57m shares Aston Martin has unveiled the details of its
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Not a bond! Aston Martin to float shares on stock market 20 Sep 2018, 3:39am Not a bond! Aston Martin to float shares on stock market
Luxury carmaker valued at up to £5.1bn as firm floats 25% of company worth Aston Martin has unveiled the details of its
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 FTSE LIVE: French Connection losses spiral; Aston Martin lifts lid on IPO plans; UK stocks rise 20 Sep 2018, 3:33am FTSE LIVE: French Connection losses spiral; Aston Martin lifts lid on IPO plans; UK stocks rise
French Connection revealed widening losses today as the struggling fashion retailer continues to ride out 'difficult trading conditions'.
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Aston Martin sets £5.07bn float valuation 20 Sep 2018, 2:20am Aston Martin sets £5.07bn float valuation
Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is looking at a valuation of up to £5.07bn as it prepares to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.
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 Andy Palmer revs up iconic British sports car firm Aston Martin for a £5bn float 16 Sep 2018, 8:30am Andy Palmer revs up iconic British sports car firm Aston Martin for a £5bn float
Palmer has to convince people Aston Martin can avoid the speed bumps of its past, which include no fewer than seven bankruptcies. Some onlookers have raised eyebrows at the price tag.
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 DAILY BRIEFING: Holiday operator Sunspot Tours may be sold 31 Dec 2017, 4:50pm DAILY BRIEFING: Holiday operator Sunspot Tours may be sold
The company, which is based in Sevenoaks, Kent, is owned by Martin Bugeja, 60, and is expected to make £5million in profits this year.
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Martin Shkreli’s Ex-Lawyer Is Convicted of Fraud 28 Dec 2017, 1:52pm Martin Shkreli’s Ex-Lawyer Is Convicted of Fraud
Evan Greebel, the lawyer, was charged with helping to cover up a fraud committed by Mr. Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive convicted last summer.
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 CITY DIARY: Princess Beatrice invited to Davos forum 21 Dec 2017, 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Princess Beatrice invited to Davos forum
‘Bee’, 29, attended a business lunch there last year, where witnesses say she impressed guests such as Martin Sorrell and Mike Rake with humility and good grace.
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Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott 17 Dec 2017, 6:27am Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott
Neo-classical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous In October 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther changed the world when he grabbed a hammer and nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The Reformation started there. The tale of how the 95 theses were posted is almost certainly false. Luther never mentioned the incident and the first account of it didn’t surface until after his death. But it makes a better story than Luther writing a letter (which is what probably happened), and that’s why the economist Steve Keen, dressed in a monk’s habit and wielding a blow up hammer, could be found outside the London School of Economics last week.
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Lockheed Plans New Supersonic Business Jet 15 Dec 2017, 6:42pm Lockheed Plans New Supersonic Business Jet
Lockheed Martin is planning a return to the passenger-aircraft business after a two-decade gap with a new supersonic plane.
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 Carpetright is floored by family who ran it for 75 years 12 Dec 2017, 7:47pm Carpetright is floored by family who ran it for 75 years
One of Britain's biggest flooring retailers, the company has been hammered since the launch of Tapi, which is run by Martin Harris who was with Carpetright for 23 years.
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Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87 12 Dec 2017, 10:36am Updated Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87
Mr. Reed was with Martin Luther King when he was released from jail in Selma, Ala., and with protesters on Bloody Sunday at the Pettus Bridge.
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 CITY DIARY: Wetherspoons boss was too stocky for squash 4 Dec 2017, 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Wetherspoons boss was too stocky for squash
Forthright Wetherspoons publican Tim Martin, who at 6 ft 6 in is built like rugby second-row forward, tells Desert Island Discs’ Kirsty Young that he originally set out to be a squash player.
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 MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED TRUST ups dividends 27 Nov 2017, 6:14am MARTIN CURRIE ASIA UNCONSTRAINED TRUST ups dividends
A new investment involves backing a small portfolio of companies – no more than 30 – that the manager Andrew Graham, his team and outside ‘forensic’ accountants think will come up trumps.
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Brexit has created a political climate no budget can fix | Martin Kettle 23 Nov 2017, 2:43pm Brexit has created a political climate no budget can fix | Martin Kettle
Philip Hammond’s efforts are mostly futile. Old party loyalties are now torn and the Tories and Labour are in denialFormer chancellor Ken Clarke writes in his memoirs that in British political history there is nothing so dead and forgotten as old budgets. That must be reassuring news for Philip Hammond. The current chancellor’s
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 The £120,000 Aston Martin that wants to beat the Porsche 22 Nov 2017, 9:33am Updated The £120,000 Aston Martin that wants to beat the Porsche
Aston Martin has launched a £120,000 195 mph two-seater designed to take on German car maker Porsche’s 911.
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 The new Aston Martin Vantage revealed 22 Nov 2017, 4:24am Updated The new Aston Martin Vantage revealed
Even before it was off the design board, the dramatic face of the new Vantage became the inspiration for the DB10 – of which only ten were made for use in the Bond movie Spectre.
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This budget is the Tories’ big chance. Watch them waste it | Martin Kettle 16 Nov 2017, 1:45pm This budget is the Tories’ big chance. Watch them waste it | Martin Kettle
Theresa May’s party remains shackled to deficit reduction. As a result, her chancellor’s job is impossibleHistory has few iron laws. Yet a reading of British history suggests at least one exception. Those who are at first described as mutineers invariably win the argument. Mutinies happen because a system has reached breaking point and cannot continue. The 15 Conservative MPs whom the Daily Telegraph dubbed “
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Brexit no-deal could stop Aston Martin production 14 Nov 2017, 12:04pm Brexit no-deal could stop Aston Martin production
Aston Martin says it might have to stop production if the UK fails to get a deal with the EU after Brexit
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No deal Brexit fears overblown, says JD Wetherspoon boss 8 Nov 2017, 12:11pm Updated No deal Brexit fears overblown, says JD Wetherspoon boss
Tim Martin takes a swipe at Sainsbury’s and Whitbread claiming British firms are not facing a ‘cliff edge’ and his pub chain is ready to leave the EU now
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 Aston Martin unveils new bicycle for the price of a car 2 Nov 2017, 2:12pm Aston Martin unveils new bicycle for the price of a car
The car maker famed for making James Bond’s favourite sports cars reckons its new Aston Martin bicycle will prove a big hit – though the saddle does not incorporate an ejector seat.
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 An Aston Martin for the price of a family car, sort of 2 Nov 2017, 2:07pm An Aston Martin for the price of a family car, sort of
The car maker famed for making James Bond’s favourite sports cars reckons its new Aston Martin bicycle will prove a big hit – though the saddle does not incorporate an ejector seat.
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 Aston Martin launches Vanquish Ultimate Edition range 1 Nov 2017, 6:05am Updated Aston Martin launches Vanquish Ultimate Edition range
Only 175 of the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be sold globally – of which around a quarter will be in the UK - ahead of the new third generation Vanquish being launched in the second half of next year.
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WPP cuts forecasts again – but says Brexit is boosting UK business 31 Oct 2017, 9:06am WPP cuts forecasts again – but says Brexit is boosting UK business
Sir Martin Sorrell says British market is stronger than other parts of world but firms worldwide are cutting costs The advertising group
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Now it’s time for a crackdown, as ombudsman service labelled ‘a shambles’ 28 Oct 2017, 7:05pm Now it’s time for a crackdown, as ombudsman service labelled ‘a shambles’
This week Moneysavingexpert’s Martin Lewis is presenting his review of the services to parliament. Anna Tims reports on his concernsM ichael Hernon was startled to be told that his British Gas account was £896 in the red. His statement the previous month showed that he was £306 in credit. British Gas explained that the sum related to an earlier bill which, because of an error, had never been sent. Hernon asked to see the bill and when British Gas failed to oblige, he turned to the Energy Ombudsman. It ruled that the bill should be sent. That was in April 2016. Hernon has still not received proof of what he owes and is unable to transfer his account until the sum is paid. Yet the ombudsman has closed the case and refused to communicate further.
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 Mazda wows in Tokyo with a pair of stunning concepts 26 Oct 2017, 11:46am Updated Mazda wows in Tokyo with a pair of stunning concepts
Mazda has indicated its intention to broaden the marque’s appeal with the reveal of an Aston Martin-opposing GT sports car called the Vision Coupé. It also previewed the next-gen '3' to rival the Audi A3.
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Lockheed Forecasts Modest Sales Gain for 2018 24 Oct 2017, 12:27pm Updated Lockheed Forecasts Modest Sales Gain for 2018
Lockheed Martin said it expected sales to grow around 2% next year, driven heavily by its flagship F-35 Joint Strike Fighter combat plane, as it reported quarterly earnings that fell just shy of expectations.
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 Aston Martin DB11 Volante V8 revealed 13 Oct 2017, 9:22am Aston Martin DB11 Volante V8 revealed
This is Aston Martin's latest glorious car, the DB11 Volante. It's an exquisite drop-top version of the DB11 coupe that will be on sale from early 2018 priced from £159,000.
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Pentagon Takes Control of F-35 Cost-Cutting Push 9 Oct 2017, 10:21am Updated Pentagon Takes Control of F-35 Cost-Cutting Push
The Pentagon has taken over an effort to cut the cost of the F-35 combat jet, after rejecting plans proposed by Lockheed Martin and its partners, as it tries to make a program estimated to cost $400 billion more affordable.
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 CITY DIARY: Cannes ad festival too commercial - Sorrell 28 Sep 2017, 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Cannes ad festival too commercial - Sorrell
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell is still mulling over whether to attend next year's Cannes Lions Festival, according to the firm's urbane creative director John O'Keeffe.
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Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights. 18 Sep 2017, 10:27am Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.
Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.
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The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall 14 Sep 2017, 9:37pm The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall
Rule-breaking at an early age may point to the success of company founders like Martin Shkreli, researchers say. It may also foretell their undoing.
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Martin Shkreli Is Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton 13 Sep 2017, 8:10pm Martin Shkreli Is Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton
A federal judge revoked Mr. Shkreli’s bail, sending the former pharmaceutical executive to jail after he offered $5,000 for a strand of Mrs. Clinton’s hair.
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Prosecutors Seek to Revoke Shkreli’s Bail, Citing Post About Clinton 8 Sep 2017, 12:15am Prosecutors Seek to Revoke Shkreli’s Bail, Citing Post About Clinton
Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive already convicted of fraud, wrote online that he would pay $5,000 to anyone who grabbed a hair off Hillary Clinton.
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 WPP boss Sorrell’s 250-day global buying splurge 7 Sep 2017, 3:31am Updated WPP boss Sorrell’s 250-day global buying splurge
WPP has now bought or invested in 33 companies in the first 250 days of this year as Sir Martin seeks to increase his exposure to developing nations and the fast-growing digital market.
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Aston Martin announces £500m UK-Japan deal 30 Aug 2017, 8:32am Updated Aston Martin announces £500m UK-Japan deal
The five-year investment will benefit its plants in Vale of Glamorgan and Warwickshire.
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 Sir Martin Sorrell loses £43m as WPP shares crash 10.4% 23 Aug 2017, 4:50pm Sir Martin Sorrell loses £43m as WPP shares crash 10.4%
The advertising guru said economic and political turmoil was harming global growth, raised doubts over fraud and fake news and said there was ever-greater pressure on clients to cut costs.
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WPP cuts growth forecast as second quarter sales slow 23 Aug 2017, 12:38pm Updated WPP cuts growth forecast as second quarter sales slow
The advertising giant's chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell says business has been "much tougher".
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 WPP says companies cut ad spending and fees  23 Aug 2017, 12:11pm Updated WPP says companies cut ad spending and fees 
Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP is facing its worst year in a decade as the world’s largest advertising group was forced to slash growth forecasts for the second time after sales went into reverse in the first half.
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WPP faces worst year in a decade as advertisers cut spending 23 Aug 2017, 3:48am Updated WPP faces worst year in a decade as advertisers cut spending
Shares in Sir Martin Sorrell’s advertising group fall by more than 10% as it slashes growth forecasts for second time this year Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP is facing its worst year in a decade as the world’s largest advertising group was forced to slash growth forecasts for the second time after sales went into reverse in the first half. The company cut its full-year growth forecast for revenues and net sales to between zero and 1% after reporting a marked deterioration in the second quarter that missed City expectations by some distance.
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Martin Shkreli Was ‘His Own Worst Enemy,’ Juror Says 21 Aug 2017, 11:31pm Updated Martin Shkreli Was ‘His Own Worst Enemy,’ Juror Says
The jury thought Mr. Shkreli committed fraud, a juror said, but did not find “that he had the intent and purpose” to cause anyone to lose money.
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 Gogglebox star Sandra Martin on the joys of getting rich 21 Aug 2017, 6:15am Updated Gogglebox star Sandra Martin on the joys of getting rich
The 55-year-old grandmother and car boot seller was living on benefits when a Gogglebox researcher happened to meet her in a pub in Brixton, South London.
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 Growth slows for Martin Sorrell’s advertising giant WPP  20 Aug 2017, 9:35am Updated Growth slows for Martin Sorrell’s advertising giant WPP 
The consensus forecast among analysts is for growth of 0.5 per cent for the first half, excluding acquisitions. The company lost its share of the £2billion Volkswagen account last year.
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Angela Merkel rival takes aim at German car chiefs 13 Aug 2017, 1:02pm Angela Merkel rival takes aim at German car chiefs
Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz says embattled sector’s failure to innovate and lead projects such as electric cars risks the future of country key exporter Martin Schulz, the main challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election, has accused the country’s car industry executives of putting the sector at risk by failing to plan for the future. The future of the automotive sector, Germany’s biggest exporter and provider of about 800,000 jobs, has become a hot election issue as politicians blame executives and each other for the industry’s battered reputation following the emissions scandal.
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 CITY DIARY: Northern Rock boss to start claiming pension 7 Aug 2017, 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Northern Rock boss to start claiming pension
Adam Applegarth, Northern Rock's shiny-domed, Aston Martin-driving chief is still padding up for Sunderland Cricket Club, totting up a decent(ish) batting average.
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Martin Shkreli Is Found Guilty of Fraud 4 Aug 2017, 8:27pm Updated Martin Shkreli Is Found Guilty of Fraud
The brash Mr. Shkreli, best known for increasing the price of a drug to $750 from $13.50 a pill overnight, was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn.
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Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud by jury in New York 4 Aug 2017, 2:56pm Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud by jury in New York
The 34-year-old pharmaceutical entrepreneur found guilty
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Jurors to Decide in Shkreli Trial: Were Desperate Gambits Criminal? 30 Jul 2017, 2:19pm Jurors to Decide in Shkreli Trial: Were Desperate Gambits Criminal?
In 2012, Martin Shkreli and his pharmaceutical company Retrophin faced losing everything. A jury will consider if his responses amounted to fraud.
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Shkreli Lawyer Prepares Flashy Closing, While Government Plays It Straight 27 Jul 2017, 9:12pm Shkreli Lawyer Prepares Flashy Closing, While Government Plays It Straight
In lengthy statements on Thursday, the two sides in Martin Shkreli’s fraud trial demonstrated very different approaches.
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The Strange Case of Martin Shkreli Is Wrapping Up 26 Jul 2017, 10:51am The Strange Case of Martin Shkreli Is Wrapping Up
An unusual trial has featured victims who actually made money and defense lawyers who paint their client as an erratic misfit and want more victims to testify.
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Ex-Weightwatchers owner has taste for Rapha 24 Jul 2017, 10:33am Ex-Weightwatchers owner has taste for Rapha
A former owner of Weightwatchers looks to have outmuscled a shareholder in Aston Martin in the final stages of a race to buy Rapha, the premium cycling gear manufacturer.
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Aston Martin owner joins race for £200m Rapha 24 Jul 2017, 7:02am Aston Martin owner joins race for £200m Rapha
A shareholder in Aston Martin, the luxury car marque, is turning its attention to another mode of transport by tabling a £200m takeover bid for Rapha, the premium cycling gear manufacturer.
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U.S. Moves to Drop Charges Against Ex-Traders in ‘London Whale’ Case 21 Jul 2017, 7:55pm U.S. Moves to Drop Charges Against Ex-Traders in ‘London Whale’ Case
The plan to dismiss the case against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout was another blow to the legacy of Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan.
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Former Employee Testifies Shkreli Threatened Him and His Family 18 Jul 2017, 8:38pm Updated Former Employee Testifies Shkreli Threatened Him and His Family
In a letter entered into evidence in his fraud trial, Martin Shkreli told the wife of a ex-employee, “I hope to see you and your four children homeless.”
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Lockheed Gains on Higher F-35 Sales 18 Jul 2017, 11:22am Lockheed Gains on Higher F-35 Sales
Lockheed Martin on Tuesday boosted its full-year profit guidance on rising sales of its F-35 combat jet and the prospect of higher military spending at home and overseas.
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Lockheed Martin profits jump on higher F-35 jet sales 18 Jul 2017, 11:06am Lockheed Martin profits jump on higher F-35 jet sales
The US defence giant's profits beat expectations helped by strong sales at its fighter jet division.
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UK students should not try to pay off loans early, research suggests 17 Jul 2017, 10:40am UK students should not try to pay off loans early, research suggests
Many graduates panic at rising interest rate but overpaying is ‘just throwing money away’, says money expert Martin Lewis Students should not try to pay off their loans early despite the controversial rise in interest rate to 6.1% in September, according to research by money expert Martin Lewis. Lewis says his moneysavingexpert.com site has been “swamped” by graduates terrified by new statements that show their debt spiralling in size after interest is added. He believes most graduates will never repay their debt.
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Martin Shkreli’s Ex-Mentor Testifies About His Bad Behavior 12 Jul 2017, 8:11pm Martin Shkreli’s Ex-Mentor Testifies About His Bad Behavior
Steven Richardson, who as chairman of Retrophin fired him as chief executive, was a witness in Mr. Shkreli’s Brooklyn trial on charges of wire and securities fraud.
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 ON THE BOARD: Andrew Martin joins recruiters Hayes 12 Jul 2017, 4:54pm ON THE BOARD: Andrew Martin joins recruiters Hayes
Andrew Martin has been appointed as a non-executive director and member of Hays’ remuneration committee. Martin was group chief operating officer, Europe and Japan at Compass.
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Martin Lewis looks at student finance 10 Jul 2017, 1:56pm Martin Lewis looks at student finance
Money saving expert Martin Lewis explores the issues surrounding student finance.
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Judge Warns Shkreli on Speaking About Trial 5 Jul 2017, 6:29pm Updated Judge Warns Shkreli on Speaking About Trial
A federal judge in Brooklyn told Martin Shkreli to stop speaking about his continuing securities-fraud trial in the vicinity of the courthouse after prosecutors sought a gag order.
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Prosecutors in Martin Shkreli Trial Seek Gag Order 5 Jul 2017, 10:27am Updated Prosecutors in Martin Shkreli Trial Seek Gag Order
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have asked a judge to prevent Martin Shkreli from making public commentary about his ongoing securities-fraud trial, saying the high-profile defendant had “embarked on a campaign of disruption” and was “making a spectacle of himself and the trial.”
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Wanting Martin Shkreli to Stop Talking, Prosecutors Seek Judge’s Help 4 Jul 2017, 3:12pm Wanting Martin Shkreli to Stop Talking, Prosecutors Seek Judge’s Help
The pharmaceutical entrepreneur’s tweets and comments to reporters during his fraud trial are part of “a campaign of disruption,” prosecutors argued.
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Shkreli Had No Trouble Courting Investors, Financier Says at Trial 29 Jun 2017, 9:32pm Shkreli Had No Trouble Courting Investors, Financier Says at Trial
Martin Shkreli’s lawyers have portrayed him as an eccentric out of sync with the corporate world, but an investor painted a far different picture in her testimony.
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 Aston Martin DBR1 could become most expensive British car 29 Jun 2017, 10:11am Updated Aston Martin DBR1 could become most expensive British car
If the Aston Martin DBR1 achieves more than £17 million it will surpass the Jaguar D-Type that sold at the same US auction last year to become the highest-valued British motor of all time.
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Con man or brilliant? Clashing portraits of Martin Shkreli offered as trial begins 28 Jun 2017, 9:37pm Con man or brilliant? Clashing portraits of Martin Shkreli offered as trial begins
At start of securities fraud trial, US prosecutor accused ex-pharmaceutical CEO of building a bogus hedge fund empire by telling ‘lies on top of lies on top of lies’ Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer.
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 Aston Martin reveals all-electric RapidE supercar 27 Jun 2017, 5:28am Updated Aston Martin reveals all-electric RapidE supercar
Aston Martin revealed it has approved the move to build a new £230,000 zero-emissions plug-in supercar called RapidE, developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering.
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 JD Wetherspoon invests £13million in a new hotel and pub 26 Jun 2017, 6:07am JD Wetherspoon invests £13million in a new hotel and pub
The pub chain headed by vocal Brexit-backer Tim Martin will plough £13million into building a new hotel and pub in Dublin, Ireland as it also opens new bars in the UK.
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Jury Selection to Begin in Martin Shkreli Trial 25 Jun 2017, 11:31pm Jury Selection to Begin in Martin Shkreli Trial
Federal prosecutors allege that the former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO committed a series of interconnected frauds, misleading investors in his hedge funds and looting a publicly traded pharmaceutical company to cover the losses.
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Martin Shkreli, ‘Pharma Bro,’ Prepares for Trial: ‘I’m So Innocent’ 22 Jun 2017, 1:25pm Martin Shkreli, ‘Pharma Bro,’ Prepares for Trial: ‘I’m So Innocent’
The former hedge fund manager, vilified by the public and politicians after increasing the price of a prescription drug, is facing eight counts of securities and wire fraud.
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22 Jun 2017, 1:25pm Scenes From Martin Shkreli’s Journey to Federal Court
He raised a drug’s price to nearly $750 a pill from $13.50 and became the smirking symbol of drug industry greed. He is to be tried on fraud charges.
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 WPP Investors hit out as Martin Sorrell pockets £48m 7 Jun 2017, 4:55pm WPP Investors hit out as Martin Sorrell pockets £48m
The advertising giant's bruising vote, which saw more than a fifth of shareholders oppose the pay deal, was followed by questions over who will step into the 72-year-old's shoes when he retires.
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More than a fifth of WPP investors reject Sorrell’s £48m pay package 7 Jun 2017, 11:16am Updated More than a fifth of WPP investors reject Sorrell’s £48m pay package
Board of world’s largest advertising group faces questions at AGM over who will take over if founder steps down More than a fifth of WPP investors have voted against Sir Martin Sorrell’s £48m pay package, as the chief executive and his board faced a barrage of questions at the annual meeting over who will take over as head of the world’s largest advertising group. A total of 21.3% of shareholders either voted against his pay or abstained, the lowest level of unrest over Sorrell’s pay since 2010; 20.79% voted against and about 0.5% abstained.
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WPP boss £48m pay voted against by a fifth of investors 7 Jun 2017, 10:46am WPP boss £48m pay voted against by a fifth of investors
For the seventh year in a row more than 20% fail to endorse Sir Martin Sorrell's pay.
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 Sir Martin Sorrell faces shareholder revolt over £48m pay 4 Jun 2017, 4:51pm Sir Martin Sorrell faces shareholder revolt over £48m pay
Around a quarter of shareholders are expected to protest against Sir Martin Sorrell's £48m pay and bonus deal during WPP's annual meeting on Wednesday.
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Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales 25 May 2017, 5:05am Updated Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales
Sales rise by 75% in first quarter, helping luxury carmaker’s efforts to recover from six years of losses Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it
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New DB11 model helps Aston Martin to double revenues 24 May 2017, 3:47pm New DB11 model helps Aston Martin to double revenues
Sales rise by 75% in first quarter, helping luxury carmaker’s efforts to recover from six years of losses Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it
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New model helps Aston Martin to double revenues in first quarter 24 May 2017, 1:41pm New model helps Aston Martin to double revenues in first quarter
Demand for DB11 pushed sales up 75%, helping luxury carmaker’s efforts to recover from six years of losses Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it
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Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter 24 May 2017, 11:56am Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter
The sports car maker has made a first-quarter profit this year for the first time in a decade.
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 Aston Martin to float on the London stock market 19 May 2017, 4:51pm Aston Martin to float on the London stock market
It is thought the luxury manufacturer, which is based in Warwickshire, could aim for a similar valuation to Ferrari, which listed in New York in 2015.
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 Wetherspoon chairman launches broadside against CBI 3 May 2017, 7:18am Wetherspoon chairman launches broadside against CBI
Tim Martin said the CBI has been giving 'foolhardy advice' to the Government over its approach to securing a deal with the European Union
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Martin Sorrell and the sunset of the superstar chief executives 29 Apr 2017, 11:00am Martin Sorrell and the sunset of the superstar chief executives
Even WPP’s guiding light is having his pay cut as pressure increases from corporate investors to rein in salaries and bonusesFor more than three decades, Sir Martin Sorrell has run WPP – the world-leading advertising group he built from scratch out of a small maker of wire baskets – with an iron grip. Since jacking in his job as finance chief at Saatchi & Saatchi to start his own business at the very un-dotcom age of 40, Sorrell has built Wire & Plastic Products – the shell company he used as his vehicle for global domination, and which still makes metalware to this day – into a business with a stock market valuation of £22bn. Investors have been rewarded handsomely: £1,000 invested at WPP’s inception in 1985 would be worth £63,000 today. Sorrell has been rewarded too. Two years ago he took home more than £70m, one of the biggest pay deals in UK corporate history, and over the last five years has pocketed £210m.
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 Aston Martin thrashes £65m of cars at new Wales factory 28 Apr 2017, 5:49am Aston Martin thrashes £65m of cars at new Wales factory
Aston Martin said the film commemorates 104 years of the brand - and what better way to do it than to gather £65m of vehicles and powerslide them through the new facility grounds?
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 Aston Martin trashes £65m of cars at new Wales factory 28 Apr 2017, 2:18am Aston Martin trashes £65m of cars at new Wales factory
Aston Martin said the film commemorates 104 years of the brand - and what better way to do it than to gather £65m of vehicles and powerslide them through the new facility grounds?
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Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase 25 Apr 2017, 1:20pm Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase
The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.
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 This is the Red Arrows Edition Aston Martin Vanquish S 11 Apr 2017, 12:12pm Updated This is the Red Arrows Edition Aston Martin Vanquish S
The Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition has been created to celebrate the RAF's world-renowned aerobatic unit - and just ten cars will be made with one given to RAF Benevolent Fund.
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Theresa May must act to draw the poison from boardroom pay | Nils Pratley 5 Apr 2017, 2:17am Updated Theresa May must act to draw the poison from boardroom pay | Nils Pratley
MPs are right to recommend axing long-term incentive plans, but the PM must also put workers on remuneration committees and publish pay ratios The clearest recommendation in Wednesday’s report on corporate governance from the Commons business select committee is excellent: “We conclude that LTIPs should be phased out as soon as possible. No new LTIPs should be agreed from the start of 2018 and existing agreements should not be renewed.” Hurrah. LTIPs, or long-term incentive plans, have injected more poison into the arena of boardroom pay than any other mechanism for paying executives. Most of the big headline-grabbing rows over excessive pay – the ones that do most to undermine the reputation of business – have LTIPs, or a variant of them, at their heart. Think WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell or Bob Dudley at BP. That is because the system regularly generates rewards that are not only enormous but also perverse.
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