Small-cap Week, January 31

Gem Diamonds, Matchtech, Gulfsands and Flowgroup featured

E987G6 Offices of Towergate Insurance and the Swiss Re Tower in the City of London

Crunch talks for control of Towergate

Battle intensifies as new group of bondholders comes forward

BoE report into forex-rigging cost £3m

Bank says Lord Grabiner QC was paid over £400,000 for inquiry

week in review

Week in Review, January 31

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

How Qatar snared the Canary

Three shareholders sealed the deal for London’s Canary Wharf

British Airways takes delivery of its first A380 at Heathrow Airport, London this morning.

Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in IAG

Deal to strengthen ties with owner of BA and Iberia

Seplat Petroleum Development Company workers on one of their faciulities in Nigeria
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Seplat granted extension for Afren offer

Nigeria-focused oil group given two more weeks to bid for rival

BT to inject £1.5bn to plug pension hole

Decision could limit ability to bid for future sports rights

Cadbury jobs to go in Bournville rescue

US owner to invest £75m in exchange for changes in work practices

Cyber fast lane dreams hit hard shoulder

FCC’s new broadband definition could affect US internet speeds

Banks hail possibility of PPI time limit

Financial watchdog will review handling of mis-selling complaints

IAG and Qatar Airways: related parties

Qatar Airways has acquired 10 per cent of IAG

UK banks: painful, persistent, interminable

There should be a time limit on PPI claims

Rangers fans enter fight to control club

Supporters buy shares in effort to shape Scottish team’s destiny

Morgan appoints CEO with high-tech focus

Pete Raby of defence group Cobham chosen to speed transformation

Q&A: Qatar’s swoop on IAG stake

Why the Gulf airline is seeking a closer alliance with BA owner

Guardian chief exits as paper splashes out

Andrew Miller, who helped group amass cash pile, to go in June

Hampton destined to stay on shore

Green’s Natalie Bennett manifesto targets the City

Retail spending up as confidence returns

Consumer barometer jumps to highest level since the summer

CNH sales fall as farmers rein in spending

Sharp drop as farmers reduce spending on new machinery

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