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Barclays bank

You won’t believe how much Barclays has put aside to deal with the forex scandal

Barclays is one of the banks being investigated for allegedly fixing the rates of foreign currency exchange (forex) and manipulating the market.

Heathrow airport

If Britain’s economy is to keep growing, we must grow Heathrow

Why the best place to connect Britain to future growth is the airport that already does

Girl summit gender equality

Gender equality will take 81 years, and the UK is behind Rwanda and NicaraguaVideo

The UK is only the 26th most gender-equal country in the world, according to a new index.

Jack Ma

China's top 100 billionaires are now worth $376bn - who are they?

Jack Ma, China’s richest person, is now worth a staggering $19.5bn.

Hampstead home Bishop's Avenue

London is the world's most expensive city for luxury new-build homes

London is officially the most expensive city in the world for luxury new-build property, according to CBRE.

Alessio Rastani, financial trader and founder of LeadingTrader.com

Alessio Rastani: Is the "great crash" of 2014 over?

What you need to know about stock market’s next move

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has just been ranked the UK’s top entrepreneur

“I want to be more famous than Persil,” Victoria Beckham declared at the beginning of her career.

Canary Wharf with Chinese flag superimposed on it

£105bn in 10 years - China's mega investment in British infrastructure

What do Thames Water, Heathrow, Harvey Nichols and Canary Wharf have in common? They are all part-owned by China.

Money counting unhappy old man

Over five million Brits are in low-paid jobs - more than ever before

One in six UK workers is in a low-paid job – a record number, according to new research from a think tank.

Stress Lady

One in five European banks just failed a major stress test. So is the UK ok?

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has conducted a “stress test” of 123 European banks, simulating what would happen to them if there was another financial crash.

Buckingham Palace guards

Ammunition found in Buckingham Palace, police officer arrested

Scotland Yard arrested a Royal Protection Officer yesterday after ammunition was discovered in a building in Buckingham Palace.

Hugging brightly coloured figures

21 very handy insights from excellent businesses

The entrepreneurs and execs who made our London Loves Excellence Awards shortlists share all

Tesco plastic bag representing Tesco law

Tesco woes: Profit tumbles, chairman quits & accounting mistake greater than estimated

They say the bigger they are, the harder they fall - this rings true for Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco today.

Liverpoool street bomb scare

Police are investigating a "suspect vehicle" near Liverpool Street Station

Update: Cordons have now been lifted as the owner of the vehicle was found

Warren Buffett

Bad things come in threes! More blows for Buffett portfolio

Just days after he dumped 245 million Tesco shares, Warren Buffett and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway are back in the news. This time it’s hits on his investments in Coca-Cola and IBM that’s making headlines.

Tesco Lorry

How many billions does Tesco need for a turnaround?

A whopping £3bn and strict travel policies – that’s what Britain’s beleaguered supermarket Tesco needs for a turnaround.

Satya Nadella magic carpet with money

Revealed! Microsoft boss who said women should rely on "karma" for fair pay earns $84m

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft chief executive who gained unwelcome notoriety this month after saying that women shouldn’t ask for a pay rise, is himself on a blockbuster pay package worth over $84m, it has emerged.

London skyline with Google, Facebook and other logos superimposed onto the skyline

Ajay Chowdhury: Is Europe really a slacker continent?

Ajay Chowdhury, CEO of Seatwave on why European VCs are finding it harder and harder to raise new funds

Hurricane Gonzalo bruises Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo set to hit Britain tonight after bruising Bermuda

Around 10pm tonight, Britain will be hit by Gonzalo, a hurricane which left Bermuda with a power blackout last week.

Union jack money flag pounds coins

Exodus! One third of wealthy Londoners "to leave London in next five years"

Almost one in three wealthy Londoners are planning to leave in the next five years, according to a report by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

Balls with smiley faces - Small business confidence 'rises slightly'

Consumer confidence hits three-year high, says Deloitte

Consumer confidence is at its highest in three years, and a recovery in real incomes is set for the turn of the year, says accountancy firm Deloitte.

Ineos Grangemouth refinery energy gas shale fracking

Energy bills don’t add up: Spending on electricity and gas soars as consumers use less

An energy crisis is on the horizon as the UK is paying more than ever for electricity and gas despite using less.

New Scotland Yard

Terror threat is increasing in Britain, says Scotland Yard

Police have foiled several terrorism plots this year, but the threat is only increasing, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

3 things Bill Gates says he learnt from Warren Buffett

Bill Gates may be the richest person alive, but it seems he has learnt a thing or three from Warren Buffett.

Bulletproof studio shot

SME Superstars: The firms burning bright in the City

Talent, investment, and playing to your strengths. We meet the firms thriving in London

Google nexus Lollipop

Check out Google's new smartphone and tablet ahead of launch of Lollipop operating system

Google is set to roll out the fifth incarnation of its Android operating system tomorrow. Named Lollipop, the system has been designed to appeal to businesses.

Cyber security hacking computers

UK is Europe’s number one target for cybercrime

The UK spends more on cyber defence than any other European state, and rightly so. New statistics have emerged showing that the UK suffered significantly more cyber attacks over the first half of 2014 than any other state across Europe, the Middle Eastern or Africa (EMEA).

man in handcuffs

Are you breaking employment laws? 10 common mistakes that businesses make

Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more?

Roger Sumner-Rivers MD ParcelHero

Why I'm giving away free shares to my customers

Roger Sumner-Rivers came up with an unusual strategy to cement success - would you try it?


Easy at the top: CEOs undergoing fewer interviews than graduates for jobs

We all know how difficult it is at the moment for graduates to get their first post-uni job.

Facebook Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg just donated $25m to fight ebola – here are the world's most charitable tech CEOs

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated a generous $25m (£15.7m) to prevent the outbreak of ebola.

Happiness optimism good news

Forget sales figures – the only KPI worth measuring is employee happiness

The root to growth is happiness, argues author and business owner Natalie Campbell

Tech party

Aesthetics, community & collaboration: the trends impacting London’s workspaces

Headspace Group MD Jonathan Rosenblatt on changing attitudes towards work space

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair may have been target of Mumbai-style terror attack

A terror suspect may have been targeting former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in a Mumbai-style terror attack, an Old Bailey jury heard today.

Hedge Fund Rich List is out, who’s first place?

The world's richest 1% own nearly half of $263 trillion global wealth

Here’s a stat that may make you choke on your coffee today – the world’s richest 1%, the people who individually are worth more than $798,000, own more than 48% of global wealth.

Empty homes

Forget the mansion tax, this is the big property crisis MPs are ignoring

Forget Boris’s Brick and Ed’s housing tricks - start with our empty homes, say Nick Kalms and Benjamin Radstone of YouSpotProperty.com

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