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  • LONDON, Oct 17- Jimmy Choo inched higher on its London stock market debut, watched closely by even the least fashion-conscious of bankers after a flurry of cancelled listings across Europe. "All eyes are on Jimmy Choo." Shares in the brand opened at 141 pence when conditional trading began on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, up 0.7 percent on the 140 pence offer...

  • *FTSE 100 has lost over 8 percent since Sept. 4. The decision to scrap the offering, which could have valued the firm at about 800 million pounds, casts a shadow over the prospects of the bigger and more widely known Virgin Money, another bank seeking to list this month. Aldermore and Virgin are among so-called challenger banks which the government hopes can break the...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways is to close its Little Red domestic airline next year, it said on Monday, less than two years after it was launched. Reconfirming that the group as a whole was on track to make a profit by the end of this year after two years of losses, Virgin Atlantic said the decision on Little Red followed a review of its network which...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson and 49 percent owned by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines, said in a statement that Little Red had "not been able to make a...

  • Branson's Virgin Money aims to raise $243M in IPO Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    Virgin Money, the U.K. bank founded and part-owned by Richard Branson, said it plans to raise $243.3 million from listing in London.

  • Virgin's Branson offers unlimited vacation Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Richard Branson works from his home on Necker Island

    Tired of two weeks vacation a year? Perhaps you should work for Virgin, where boss Richard Branson believes in offering unlimited time off.

  • Sir Richard Branson's latest push: Efficient trucks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson estimates the North America trucking industry could save up to $40 billion a year through new technologies.

  • Pot franchise unlikely at Virgin: Richard Branson Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder and chairman

    While calling for the decriminalization of drugs, Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC he does not see the Virgin Group getting into the business of legalized pot.

  • Branson doing it 'The Virgin Way'   Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Branson doing it 'The Virgin Way'

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, discusses his new book.

  • Jury's still out on Tim Cook: Branson   Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Jury's still out on Tim Cook: Branson

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the management of Apple under Tim Cook's leadership.

  • War on drugs has been a disaster: Branson   Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    War on drugs has been a disaster: Branson

    Discussing decriminalizing drugs, with Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO. The way to deal with it is to treat drugs as a health problem, says Branson.

  • Branson pushes for peace in Ukraine   Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Branson pushes for peace in Ukraine

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

  • Virgin America files for US IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Virgin America filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • Branson's supersonic plans   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Branson's supersonic plans

    If we get it right, the trip from New York to Tokyo could be less than an hour, says Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, sharing his vision of travel in the future.

  • Sir Richard's fight for Love   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Sir Richard's fight for Love

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about Virgin America's struggle for two gates at Love Field in Dallas. When you have no competition as in Love Field, fares go up, says Branson.

  • Formula 1 racing ... for electric cars? Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Formula E race car

    The first fully electric auto racing championship soon gets underway, as Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag tells CNBC.

  • Bitcoin pits the gold bugs vs the 'techno geeks' Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    One might expect Bitcoin to unite all opponents of so-called fiat currencies. But that's not proving to be the case.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

  • Billions spent on private space ventures   Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Billions spent on private space ventures

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the endeavors of Robert Bigalow, Bigalow Aerospace founder, who is making a major investment in the future of space travel and habitation.

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