Public sector urged to back innovators

R&D spending not being used to help create new lines, says report

DPD increases pressure on Royal Mail

Rival to take on 22% more staff after winning contracts

Terra Firma hires adviser for Four Seasons

Blackstone to look at range of options for UK care homes operator

Telecoms struggle with content strategies

Companies compete for programming and push up prices, writes Jonathan Ford

Chancellor pressed to aid UK oil and gas

Industry lobby says price fall threatens to hit development

Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

£5.6bn acquisition would transform UK pensions industry

BoE probes money auction rigging fears

Suspicion over possible manipulation of liquidity moves in 2007-8

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Carolyn McCall: Flying high at easyJet

Initially seen as an outsider, the airline’s chief executive has won over staff and investors

Future jumps after radical restructuring

Magazine publisher’s shares rise as business stabilises

Fuller’s fares well with food sales boost

UK pub group invests in estate portfolio to fuel growth

Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants

Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Dyson to plough £1bn into R&D

Vacuum maker to launch 100 new products over four years

City Insider: Sir Mike Jackson, g7enius idea?

Sir Mike Jackson, Nomura’s Bennett, Man Group and Transparency Int’l

Ineos boss pitches fracking

Ratcliffe’s big problem is footloose environmentalists

RBS fined £56m for IT meltdown

Failure that left 6.5m customers unable to access their accounts brings record retail penalty

RBS fine signals tougher approach to risk

New UK watchdog issues first penalties

Telefónica keeps options open on O2

Decision hinges on convergence between mobile and fixed-line markets

Wonga parts company with interim chief

Weller leaves payday lender after six months in the job

Mothercare lifts UK like-for-like sales

Strong pound holds back international profits

Hedge fund used Cayman shells for shorting

Tiger Global behind bet against Quindell

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