Posts tagged: the times

Former business editor of The Sunday Times leaves BBC Radio 4; rumoured to be heading to Murdoch's Times Radio... - Part 2

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:09 am

It would appear yesterday's business media gossip aired on these pixels was bang on the money.

Today Times Radio has issued a press release confirming O'Connell's appointment from the BBC. Below is the link:


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RARE ALERT: SSE said to ... - Part 4

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 10:04 am

I see former colleagues from The Daily Telegraph who now work at The Times were gracious enough to give little old Betaville some credit for the scoop about Elliott's stakebuilding activities in SSE, the FTSE 100-listed power and energy giant.

In fact, The Times splashed the whole of the business section on the story. Below is a link to the piece in the The Times...


Activist picks by The Times: Unilever, Centrica and Burberry among others...

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 8:59 am

Rivals at The Times have dedicated a full two pages of their business section to speculate on which FTSE company will be the next target for an activist, such as Edward Bramson of Sherborne.

They touted the likes of Centrica, Unilever and Burberry as possible targets for a corporate agitator. Below is the link to the fill article if you have time to read it:..


Drahi's Altice buys 12.1pc stake in BT Group - Part 2

Friday, 11 June 2021, 11:14 am

If you were wondering how Patrick Drahi's Altice managed to suddenly turn up with a 12.1pc stake in BT Group then you should read Alistair Osborne's column in today's business section of The Times.

According to Alistair's piece, Drahi's advisers at Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas bought most of the stock on their own accounts in small batches via derivatives and then handed it over to Drahi's sub-3pc holding. Below is the link to the full column:..


Chinese walls or not...

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 1:37 pm

Will Lindy Cameron the new chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre take an interest in the goings on at key supplier Post Quantum?

Over the summer Post Quantum hit the headlines whenit beat technology giants IBM and Microsoft to the finals of a global competition to find an to the answer to of quantum computing, a type of uber cyber security. Click on the link below to read The Times piece in case you don't recall:..