Arbuthnot eyes invoice discounting launch

Move underlines rise of challenger banks stepping in where larger banks retreat

Shift to 4G hits royalties at Arm

Chip designer blames mobile operators selling off older devices

Middle age catches up with StanChart

Once-vigorous bank faces decline and questions on strategy

Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

Eurozone project to drain UK influence

IG Group shares surge on raised dividend

Spread betting provider boosts payout ratio to 70% of earnings

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

McColl’s sales grow after IPO

Convenience store chain’s expansion fuelled by flotation

Google pact with Brussels under threat

EU weighs whether to reopen draft antitrust settlement

StanChart UK domicile seen as burden

Bank’s headquarters thousands of miles from most of its workforce

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

More public jobs to be spun off

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone

Entrepreneur says £448m deal is not calling top of property market

Bus funding cuts threaten engine of economy

Local transport spending under threat as MPs warn on vital service

Pensions safety net nearing self-sufficiency

Protection fund makes better than expected progress

Tesco’s investors yet to feel the love

Shares might not outperform for quite a while following CEO change

BSkyB takes stake in ‘Bake Off’ producer

Tesco bows to City and loses CEO

Clarke to be replaced by chain’s first outsider head

Osborne warns on hit from Russia sanctions

Chancellor says UK must be prepared for short-term hit to ensure security

Make the Barclays-Goldman comparison

Share prices of these very different banks have diverged markedly

Barclays ‘dark pool’ trades dry up

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