Public finances expose Scottish weakness

‘Madness’ of Barnett formula clouds performance north of border

Japan’s Recruit plans $1.8bn IPO

Tentative price values country’s biggest staffing company at $15bn

Moscovici wins EU economics job but looks isolated

New economic affairs commissioner may have won a Pyrrhic victory

France warns of budget overshoot

EU deficit target pushed back for two more years

Dip in inflation expectations blow to ECB

Drop in closely watched gauge comes despite aggressive easing

Call to fix ‘broken’ public service markets

Politicians should ensure clear accountability for failure

Public services reforms set to bite

Watchdog forecasts 1938-style squeeze

the merger will create Latin America's first cross-border law firm
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Mergers make LatAm cross-border law firm

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría will be a 220-lawyer firm

Saltire flies limply over Downing St

Ministers’ efforts to display solidarity fail to stir the English

Ingram Pinn illustration
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Europe has to do whatever it takes

The new European Commission needs to take a stand for common sense and growth

Carillion’s finance chief quits Wincanton

Move comes three weeks after potential merger collapsed

Brown pledges ‘Burns Night declaration’

Vow of modern home rule for Scotland with new powers by January

TUC leader warns on years of austerity

Britain not halfway through public sector cuts, says O’Grady

Bar banter turns to politics in East Kilbride

Scotland’s football team is putting in a gutsy performance

De La Rue closer to Bank of England deal

Contract would include printing of plastic banknotes

Defence spending hit the hardest

Funding falls faster than other areas of government

Japan GDP fall revised down to 7.1%

Revision raises further doubts over viability of second sales tax rise

Law firms face money-laundering scrutiny

Concerns grow over failures to report suspicious transactions

Economists hail birth of ‘Draghinomics’

Policy mix signals important evolution of thinking

Mad men worked up over ad trading desks

Marketers fear they are being exploited when buying digital space

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