Capita profits bolstered by defence deal

Outsourcing group secures £1.3m in contracts so far this year

North Korea

North Korea’s business guides

Pyongyang is enlisting tutors in the techniques of modern management

US warned of more company tax relocations

Senators attack ‘fast-buck artists’ encouraging deals

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

City companies wary over Russian links

Fears mount over tougher western sanctions against Moscow

UK taxman criticised over £10bn IT costs

HMRC attacked by MP for ‘unacceptably’ poor management

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

More public jobs to be spun off

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

Civil service ‘bashing’ angers Labour

Whitehall morale suffering worst crisis in memory, party says

Miliband confronts activists on spending

No return to tax and spend policies, Labour leader tells forum

EY to merge with Parthenon Group

Union follows similar deals by other ‘big four’ groups

Babcock lifts order book after deal

Pipeline now £13.5bn, including £2bn from Avincis

Eurozone needs quantitative easing

The European Central Bank has to hit its inflation target

GDP set to push UK above pre-crisis peak

PMIs from China and Europe also released this week

ECB council set to end decade of silence

Central bank aims to improve communication of monetary policy

PwC looks to tap rise of Africa

Professional services firm eyes ‘huge capacity for growth’

Taxman’s serious aversion to avoidance

A hefty blow struck against mass-marketed schemes

Improving conditions boost Speedy Hire

G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

Security group in push to reverse fortunes

EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

Group will reconvene in six weeks to try again

Blockbusters feature in Stirling Prize list

Most visible candidate is London’s 308m Shard skyscraper

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