ARTICLES RELATING TO RICHARD BRANSON

Virgin Active seeking IPO in JHB by June

2015-02-08 10:58

Virgin Active wants to hold an initial public offering in Johannesburg by the end of June this year, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Virgin America soars in debut

2014-11-14 19:30

Shares of Virgin America, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, has soared as much as 28% in their market debut.

Virgin Galactic eyes resuming test flights

2014-11-08 17:59

Richard Branson owned company could resume test flights with a new spaceship within six months, just a week after the fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo.

Virgin boss hits out after safety warning claim

2014-11-03 19:13

Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson has hit out against hurtful critics and self-proclaimed experts after a rocket scientist said that the company had ignored safety warnings.

Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes

2014-10-31 21:07

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight.

Vusi Thembekwayo: Being a dragon changed my life

2014-08-12 06:05

Dragons’ Den SA might have changed the lives of some talented entrepreneurs during the last seven days of filming, but one Dragon says his life has changed too.

Richard Branson to build supersonic planes

2014-05-08 13:59

Sir Richard Branson is planning to create supersonic planes, that will be able to transport passengers from New York to Tokyo within one hour.

Branson buys luxury Franschhoek estate

2014-04-14 15:48

Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a luxury estate in Franschhoek.

Richard Branson eyes cruise ships

2014-03-26 14:30

Multi-billionaire Richard Branson is looking to move into the cruise shipping business with Virgin in the next few years.

 

Ainslie rescued by Branson

2015-01-14 11:02

Four-time Olympic champion, Sir Ben Ainslie, revealed he and his new wife were rescued by entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Virgin Money valued at £1.2bn

2014-11-13 14:20

The market value of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money banking business is estimated at £1.2bn as its shares have been listed in London.

Virgin Money revives plans for London listing

2014-11-04 16:55

Richard Branson's Virgin Money bank has revived plans to list on the London stock exchange, one month after halting the move owing to market turbulence.

Branson denies ignoring safety warnings

2014-11-03 18:50

Billionaire Richard Branson has rejected media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test.

Branson shocked by crash

2014-11-01 08:04

The crash by Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft on a test flight in California has raised questions about its future.

UK's Virgin Atlantic scraps short-haul service

2014-10-06 16:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic says its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.

Virgin America files for US IPO

2014-07-28 14:00

Virgin America, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson has filed for an initial public offering of shares.

Virgin Atlantic narrows 2013 annual loss

2014-04-24 13:00

Privately-owned British airline Virgin Atlantic says its annual loss narrowed by 50% in 2013, on track to return to profitability by the end of this year.

Richard Branson eyes move into cruise ships

2014-03-26 16:10

British multi-billionaire and founder of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, is looking to move into cruise shipping, he told the German business daily Handelsblatt.

Virgin Atlantic needs new runway

2014-03-24 17:46

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson has stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

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