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Saving the economy

Shruti Tripathi: Making Britain an entrepreneurial superpower

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

“What do we really need to do to make the UK an economic powerhouse?” asks our editor

Securing Britain's Ambition

SECURING BRITAIN’S AMBITION - London business leaders' game plan to cement economic growth

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

Game-changing ideas from Sir Martin Sorrell, Theo Paphitis and many more

Graduates

These are the 10 best and worst UK cities for graduate jobs

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We’ve all been there – graduating with a shiny degree in your hands yet no one wants to give you a job.

George Osborne laughing

Is George Osborne planning to cut the top rate of tax to 40p?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson urges tax cut to boost business

Pound tree

These are the world’s top 10 largest sovereign wealth funds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Number 1? Norway’s Government Pension Fund - Global with $882bn worth of assets

Bank of England

Productivity puzzle solved? Bank of England optimistic on growth

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Wages rises should boost investment and efficiency, bank says

Property house flat

5 reasons Help to Buy is a menace to the housing market

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It goes against nature… and the Bank of England

NatWest

NatWest payments go missing from accounts, angry customers complain on Twitter

Wed, 17 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

NatWest was flooded with complaints of “missing payments” this morning.

Tesco - trouble woe gloom - retail - black and white - used 11 Feb

Uh oh. Tesco downgraded AGAIN, needs £5bn to mend balance sheet

Tue, 16 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Beleagured supermarket chain Tesco must raise £5bn to better its balance sheet, ratings agency Moody’s has announced.

Keyboard computer hand finger

Fat-fingered BoE stamps out auto-correct for email after Brexit bungle

Mon, 15 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bank employees must now type out full email addresses

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as CEO of 21st Century Fox

Thu, 11 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Media baron Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as CEO of 21st century Fox, his film and TV company.

High street bank signs

This is the big problem with the banking industry, according to one banker

Thu, 11 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It’s what we’ve all known for a while

A group of businesspeople and City workers with question marks on their faces in London

Who are the UK's top 10 best CEOs?

Wed, 10 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Take a look at what employees have to say

Crack Cocaine

8 shocking facts about drug use in the UK

Fri, 5 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Did you know: London’s sewage had the highest concentration of cocaine in Europe in 2014?

Lloyds banking group

Taxpayer-backed Lloyds bank gets £117m fine

Fri, 5 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the latest in a series of fines issued to high street banks

Drugs being cut up with credit card

Is London the cocaine capital of Europe?

Thu, 4 Jun 2015

London’s sewage had the highest concentration of cocaine in Europe in 2014, research by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has found.

Business growth graph ladder

Selling up? 7 ways to maximise your business sale

Thu, 4 Jun 2015

From showing passion to proving profit, this is how it’s done

FIFA Sepp Blatter

Shock exit: Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Tue, 2 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

FIFA to elect new president as soon as possible

Supermarket shopping trolley fast

Which supermarket is growing fastest? You’ll be surprised

Tue, 2 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It’s the one you’d probably least suspect

Warren Buffett

Why are people forking out millions to have lunch with Warren Buffett?

Tue, 2 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Would you like to have a meal with legendary investor Warren Buffett? That’ll be $1m please (probably more).

The Queen, Elizabeth II with The Duke of Edinburgh during a walk at Millennium Square, Birmingham. The Queen was visiting the area as part of her Golden Jubillee tour around Britain.

The Queen’s already worth £300m – does she *really* need a pay rise?

Mon, 1 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

A clever deal means the Queen’s pay went up by a third last year and will never go down

Sir Martin Sorrell

How many millions has Sir Martin Sorrell made since 2004? Take a look at this graph

Mon, 1 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We see this every year – WPP Boss Sir Martin Sorrell gets a bumper pay award and a row among shareholders erupts.

prison bars

More tax evaders are going to prison… but they’re serving less time

Mon, 1 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

Cameron EU

8 reasons the UK should NOT leave the EU

Mon, 1 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We asked business leaders what they thought – it was pretty unanimous

FIFA Sepp Blatter

Is FIFA finished? Here are five bigshots who think so

Fri, 29 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

FIFA’s alleged foul has put it at the forefront of arguably the biggest corruption scandal in the history of football.

Aldi

Woah! Aldi's brand value beats Tesco's for the first time

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Supermarket chain Aldi has gained a lot from Tesco’s losses.

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