Posts tagged: the times

Elon Musk may launch Twitter bid, claim reports

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 8:24 am

There has been plenty of coverage over the last few days about Elon Musk's stakebuilding in Twitter and what it could mean for the micro-blogging website.

Several newspapers, including the Daily Mail, even went so far to report rumours that he may interested in launching a hostile takeover. Below are the links to their articles:..


Ruddy at The Times... - Part 2

Monday, 4 April 2022, 7:47 pm

Farewell then Graham Ruddick, a fine young business journalist and chum of Betaville's from our time working together at The Daily Telegraph.

The deputy business editor of The Times is leaving the newspaper to set up his own thing at Substack, the start up that provides hacks, writers and anybody else a platform to set up their own publishable stream of consciousness...


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RARE ALERT: SSE said to ... - Part 6

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 7:55 am

Splashed across the pages of most of today's British newspapers business sections is the latest twist on the battle between FTSE 100-listed energy giant SSE and Elliott, the activist investor led by Paul Singer.

This time Elliott has officially broken cover by going "on the record" about its position and what it wants (for the moment). Below are the links to all the relevant articles:..


Saturday review: THG boss hints of a £3 billion take private and O'Connell tips Barclays for a takeover

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 10:09 am

Chums and former colleagues at The Times have churned out a quality Saturday section this weekend.

The hamper splash of the business section is a pick up of a sensational interview with Matt Moulding, the controversial boss of beleguered THG, which has seen its share price collapse over 50pc over the last month amid concerns about the company and an "attack" by "short sellers" (who they?)...


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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:..