Fall in value of LCH.Clearnet rate swaps

First ever decline expected as bank capital rules bite

UK’s pro-EU business lobby chief quits

Alisdair McIntosh to leave post at BNE after less than a year

Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn lawsuit

Tycoon sues Grant Thornton over role in botched SFO probe

SABMiller’s Coca-Colanisation of Africa

Brewer eyes sweet drinks to tap emerging markets tastebuds

Scottish tax plans worry business groups

Devolution deal seen as posing extra burden on companies

Brewer sweet on Africa’s soft drinks market

SABMiller’s bottling deal with Coke is about gradual exposure

Tesco parts company with three executives

Moves pave way for CEO to make changes to UK management

SABMiller and Coca-Cola toast Africa deal

Drinks groups to merge bottling operations in 12 countries

George Osborne, the chancellor, announced a future Conservative government would freeze working age benefits for two years
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Widows’ annuity tax expected to be axed

Osborne likely to bring payments in line with ‘death tax’ reform

India unlikely to appeal Vodafone tax win

Move could signal softening of policy to pursue similar cases

US financial advisers resist pension rule

Industry warns of shake-out that will damage the interests of clients

SSP sees strong sales rise in US and Asia

Transport café operator reports weakness in France and Germany

Fraudsters threaten online advertising

Digital platforms are hard to monitor and vulnerable to abuse

Monitise signs up new partners

Mobile money group unveils new partnerships month after Visa decided to sell stake in company

Barrick Gold considers asset sales

Management attempts to ride out storm engulfing the sector

Mulberry bags new creative director

Luxury handbag brand appoints Spanish-born designer

African Barrick changes name and expands

Barrick Gold spin-off Acacia Mining strikes Burkina Faso deal

Poundland reports 11.7% rise in profit

Sales at budget retailer rise as it develops its own-brand ranges

Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

Consortium with Virgin to pay £3.3bn for eight-year contract

Rio Tinto sees sparkle in diamond mines

Anglo-Australian company to invest $350m in Canadian mine

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