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Best and happy

This is how we can make our workplaces happierVideo

Great insights from top executives at LinkedIn, Mindshare UK and AECOM

Mitsubishi office

inmidtown’s ambitious five-year business plan gets green light with £15m of investment

This article is brought to you by our advertising partners, inmidtown

Claridge’s

Abu Dhabi wants to buy Claridge’s, The Berkeley & The Connaught for £1.6bn

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s second-largest sovereign wealth fund, owns assets worth over $773bn.

Oil rig in North Sea

Russian oligarch threatens legal action against UK government over North Sea oil block

Concern over future sanctions against Russia could derail plans

Fat Cat banker

Enough’s enough: even IoD members are worried about excessive salaries

Seven-figure salaries are eroding public trust in business, and that’s a threat to success, say members

Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks is returning to the Murdoch empire

How do you solve a problem like Rebekah?

Idea

Can wearable technology revolutionise London?

Charlotte Golunski, co-founder of Sense, on how wearbles can transform the capital

TalkTalk

TalkTalk customers are at risk of fraud after major data theft

One customer had thousands stolen by fraudsters

Burning cash

RBS posts £3.5bn loss. Can its newly appointed chairman help?

The state-owned bank has just reported its seventh consecutive loss

David Potts CBE, Morrisons new CEO

7 vital things you need to know about Morrisons new CEO David Potts

It’s no exaggeration to say that Morrisons began 2015 on an appalling note.

Mitsubishi office

60 seconds with… Mitsubishi Corporation International

Brought to you by our partners, inmidtown

Wonga

Wonga is cutting a third of its jobs. Here's why

Beleaguered payday lender Wonga is planning to cull 325 jobs, more than a third of its workforce, in a bid to save £25m.

Mishcon de Reya

60 seconds with the leading law firm, Mishcon de Reya  

Brought to you by our partners, inmidtown

HSBC Private Bank Switzerland

Why have HSBC profits fallen by nearly a fifth?

The bank’s 2014 results are pretty eye-opening

Jack Straw

Politicians for hire? Jack Straw & Sir Malcolm Rifkind embroiled in "cash for access" scandal Video

The “cash for access” scandal is back again… starring Labour party’s Jack Straw and the Conservatives’ Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

Peter Janes, Shopa

Shopa founder Peter Janes just raised $11m. He tells us how

The social shopping site you need to know about

British Gas letter hob

What caused British Gas owner Centrica’s profits to fall by a whopping 35%?

British Gas owner Centrica has seen profits drop by more than a third to £1.7bn.

Raspberry Pi

This is now the fastest-selling British computer in history (and it's tiny)

It costs as little as £24 and more than five million have been sold

Notting Hill Carnival - motivation - team - 300

25 great ideas for making your team instantly more productive

Say goodbye to dreary meetings and the afternoon slump

John Allan, the new chairman of Tesco

Everything you need to know about Tesco’s new chairman, in one minute

What he’ll earn, where he’s come from and what people think of him

HSBC

HSBC's Geneva office raided by Swiss police

HSBC bank’s Geneva offices have been raided by the police today as part of a money-laundering inquiry.

UK electricty power

You could save £234 by switching energy suppliers, finds competition probe

Watchdog investigating obstacles preventing customers switching

Business growth graph ladder

Interest rate rise is biggest cause for concern for two thirds of businesses

The possibility of a rise in interest rates is something that has been lurking in the shadows for some time.

Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark founder

JustPark just crowdfunded £1m in FOUR DAYS. We ask its founder how he did it

Entrepreneur Anthony Eskinazi on creating the most successful campaign in Crowdcube’s history

Stuart Rose Lord Stuart Rose

Stuart Rose’s critical report on NHS management put on government “back burner”

Report critical of NHS management given no publication date

Cyber security hacking computers

How hackers pulled off a billion-dollar international bank robbery

Businesses in 30 countries targeted in “very slick” heist

Cameron Snooze sleepy

Election Dissection – a swift ride through the week’s political news

Which parties are encountering turbulence? Who’s on the war path? Is anyone winning? Here’s what’s been happening

Books books galore

These are the five best business books of the year

Bookworms and self-educaters, listen up. Or, rather, read up.

Love couples

The London Cuddle Cafe has gone too far

Eww eww ewwww! When will it end?!

Tesco - trouble gloom worry fail - retail - black and white - used 11 Feb

Dear Tesco, here's where you ballsed up (and how to fix up)

Natalie Campbell takes Tesco to task… but not without offering some great ideas for its future

Cameron long

Give people a pay rise, Cameron tells businesses

Cameron makes it his business to tell people how to run theirs

Happy Lego

23 top tips to turbo-charge your personal productivity

Entrepreneurs and execs share their secret work hacks

Frozen London - ice frost

Businesses beat the winter blues: January's 8-month activity high

London firms have a stellar start to the year, and optimism abounds across UK

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