The Virgin tycoon beats Sir James Dyson and the late Lord Weinstock to top a survey of business leaders asked to rate their peers.
With the surge in its share price, Alibaba's market value jumped to more than $220 billion. By AFP. Published: September 21, 2014.
Average prices at clothing, textiles and footwear stores increased by 0.2% year on year in August, bucking the wider trend in food and household goods stores.
This week, British manufacturer of sports and racing cars Lotus Cars has announced up to 325 job losses, representing about one quarter of its global workforce.
Borrowers keen to take advantage will be able to benefit from a price war sweeping the mortgage market, as lenders battle to attract new customers ahead of an interest rate rise.