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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

Pencil rubber lose change draft plan strategy

Changing this one word could get more women on boards

And more women = more money for your business. Don’t believe us? Read on

Fingers in ears 300

The worst business clichés ever invented (and how to use them)

Our guide to understanding and utilising contemporary office jargon. FYI

PwC office

PwC “promotes tax avoidance on an industrial scale” and misled MPs

Accountancy firm condemned by Public Accounts Committee

Women in the boardroom

Five ways to improve gender balance in boardrooms without using quotas

Frances Dickens on why meaningful changes in firms are better than new laws

BT Tower - 300

Good call? BT to snap up EE for £12.5bn in "major milestone"

BT hopes to become a leader in the 4G market

Cycling in London parliament

Wheely good news! TfL approves plans for new cycle superhighways

Our senior reporter hails the investment in London’s cycling infrastructure

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