Chiefs should tackle succession head on

Last-minute planning can mean high price for poor choices

week in review

Week in review, July 26

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RBS shares jump on profit update

Rise comes despite warning over ‘legacy’ issues

BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn in Europe deals

Pay-TV provider to buy Sky Deutschland stake and Sky Italia

RBS: the good and the bad

Good news on bad loans helped RBS shares to rise 12 per cent. But is there any good news on good loans?

Winton low-cost equities fund tops $1bn

Inflows a sign of growing pressure on traditional stock managers

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan
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RBS chief optimistic on Ulster Bank

Ross McEwan exploring opportunities for Irish subsidiary

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Anglo American eyes further asset sales

Chief Cutifani denies being in rush to dispose of businesses

John Fallon at Pearson headquarters in London

Pearson sticks to profit targets

Education company cautions on earnings range if sterling stays strong

Scottish housebuilder Cala eyes IPO

Group appoints Lazard to advise on potential offering

Tata Steel starts refinancing Corus debt

Indian steelmaker issues two bonds worth $1.5bn

GSK investigating Syrian charges

Whistleblower points to alleged bribes for use of drugs

Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Beer sales beat Unilever’s ice cream

SABMiller’s top-line growth was 6% in the quarter

Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

BP’s Conn in talks to lead Centrica

Head of downstream division quits oil major

Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Car parts supplier fails weeks after securing rescue deal

Carillion wins £2.8bn MoD contract

Joint venture with Amey to manage military estate

Barclays defends ‘dark pool’ venue

Court asked to dismiss US lawsuit over high-frequency trading

Martin Currie bought by Legg Mason of US

Marks end of over 130 years as privately owned fund boutique

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