Unilever says locals are biggest rivals

Challenge in emerging markets is from homegrown operators

AstraZeneca deal targets Almirall drugs

Spanish group’s respiratory portfolio rights worth up to $1.22bn

ITV dismisses Liberty takeover rumours

Chief executive Crozier says group has seen decline in audience

BAT profits hit by strength of sterling

Currency swings overtake tobacco group’s emerging markets growth

UK property upturn boosts Rightmove

User enquiries leap more than a quarter to record in first-half

Barclays halfway through unit’s revamp

First-half pre-tax profit halves at investment banking arm

SFO sends in specialists to probe Lloyds

Political pressure mounts to take action against individuals

UK bankers face tough bonus clawbacks

Bank of England regime to stamp out misconduct

APR bolstered by contract extensions

Libyan agreement to run until the first quarter 2015

Drax earnings fall on carbon tax increase

Higher fuel costs also weigh on power plant operator

Cost cuts push up PZ Cussons profits

Consumer goods maker rises above currency weakness

World Cup boosts Domino’s Pizza profits

Online sales rise 30.6% to £204.7m

Ecclestone in talks to have graft case dropped

F1 chief’s lawyers meet prosecutors in Munich

Pressure builds for homes in greenbelt

Population growth and lack of supply forcing change

Savannah Petroleum to float on Aim

Niger-focused oil and gas company seeks to raise £29m

Marching in step with the discounters

Higginson’s Wm Morrison role shows rise of price cutters

Mould targets UK private rental property

Entrepreneur back in action with investment in residential sector

BP reiterates long-term Russian strategy

Oil major’s stake in Rosneft makes it susceptible to sanctions

Tullett revenues fall in markets lull

Interdealer broker battles constrictions of regulation

Lloyds traders rip off an Old Lady

Scam is most dispiriting in scandal over benchmark manipulation

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