UK

Branson Makes Another Bid For West Coast Line

Express - March 27, 2013

Sir Richard Branson is to bid to run East Coast mainline services after the Government yesterday announced a shake-up of the rail franchise process. Read »

CEO Of World’s Biggest Sports Franchise Is Leaving

Fox Business - February 20, 2013

U.K. soccer club Manchester United said chief executive David Gill plans to step down on June 30, with current executive vice chairman Ed Woodward taking the helm. Read »

TV Wars: Murdoch Clashes With Malone

Bloomberg - February 7, 2013

John Malone, the chairman of Liberty Global Inc., is rapidly becoming News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch’s biggest headache in Europe as the two billionaires chase pay-television growth. Read »

HSBC Chief Trying To Thwart Criminals…

CNBC - February 6, 2013

HSBC was forced into its biggest restructuring in almost 150 years because the bank's complex structure and wide geographical spread had made it attractive to criminals, its chief executive said. Read »

New Barclays Chief: Don’t Like It? Hit The Road

NYT - January 17, 2013

Antony P. Jenkins, the new chief executive of Barclays, has told employees who are unwilling to buy into the British bank’s push to rebuild its reputation to leave the bank. Read »

Ryanair Chief Offers ‘The Worst Job In PR’

Telegraph - January 14, 2013

Just 10 candidates remain for what has been dubbed “the worst job in PR” – head of communications at Ryanair. Read »

This Guy Will Probably Be The New Anglo American CEO

Fox Business - January 7, 2013

Mark Cutifani is the leading candidate to replace Cynthia Carroll after she stepped down in October, though the board has not formally voted, the newspaper said, citing a "senior source." Read »

Chart: US Is In Way Better Shape Than UK

Business Insider - November 15, 2012

A new paper shows how lack of exports after the recession has killed the U.K. and bailed out the U.S. Read »

Now BBC Is Looking For A New Leader

Hollywood Reporter - November 12, 2012

Former contenders for the director general role and other top TV executives are seen as likely candidates, with Rupert Murdoch and others predicting a split of the post into two. Read »

Ryanair CEO: Airplane Seatbelts Are Pointless

Telegraph - November 9, 2012

Seatbelts on aeroplanes are pointless and will not save passengers in a crash, the chief executive of Ryanair has said, as he attempts to make “standing room only” cabins a reality. Read »

Branson To Bid For East Coast…

Herald Scotland - October 29, 2012

Just weeks after ministers asked him to continue running the West Coast main line, Sir Richard Branson has unveiled plans that could see his firm operate the East Coast service as well. Read »

Starbucks CEO Not Paying Taxes In UK…

Guardian - October 22, 2012

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz has defended his company's UK tax payments and said he would be happy to co-operate with any official investigation of the British unit's finances. Read »

Murdoch Calls Phone Hacking Victims ‘Scumbags’

Fishbowl NY - October 16, 2012

Rupert Murdoch, Twitter user extraordinaire, has fired off a doozy of a tweet. As you can see, Murdoch didn’t appreciate members of the Hacked Off group talking with the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron. Read »

Branson: We Will Run Train Line For Free!

Sun - August 27, 2012

SIR Richard Branson today offered to run the West Coast Main Line for FREE – after rival FirstGroup were awarded the franchise. Read »

Rupert Murdoch Defies The Royals…

MyFoxDC - August 24, 2012

Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun published nude photographs of Prince Harry on Friday, claiming it defied royal orders not to print them in defence of press freedom. Read »