Week in Review, November 28

Week in Review

Barclays, Amazon, VW and Rolls-Royce featured

Hands finds little relief for care homes

Terra Firma chief does not consider major restructuring necessary

Minimum wage impact slows healthcare M&A

Fears over the living wage were the biggest barrier to investing

Cameron under fire over green cuts

Blue-chips’ subsidy plea challenges PM on eve of Paris summit

Black Friday online spending surges in UK

Sites struggle to cope as shoppers turn to the web

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Red-letter day for Mao and Labour at Sotheby’s

Historic 1937 letter from Communist leader goes under the hammer

Class actions: go sue yourself

Affronted shareholders demand money that must be paid by fellow investors

Why bank bonuses are good for investors

A properly managed incentives system gives vital flexibility and control over costs

Stamp duty set to cool buy-to-let sector

Three percentage-point surcharge signals move to dampen market

Forseke quits as Alliance Trust chair

Restructuring followed pressure from activist investor Elliott

Whitehall faces annual rent bill of £1bn

Osborne to charge departments market rates

‘Elephant deal’ costs Barclays £72m

Fine shows how far bank would go to aid top Qatari clients

Slater & Gordon: Objection!

A publicly traded law firm on the dock

GSK picks tough China path after scandal

New rules to tackle corrupt practices leave drugmaker at a commercial disadvantage, say industry peers

Odd office moves reflect shifting London

Exits from traditional commercial centres fired by soaring rents and demand for modern premises

BHP shares fall after UN dam accusations

Mine waste alleged to have contained toxic chemicals and heavy metals

Safe bet not heard last of Barclays’ deal

Record fine over Qatari investment deal leaves many questions

Raspberry Pi bakes up £4 microcomputer

British start-up expands into internet of things

Helical Bar chief to become chairman

Half-year results show 13 per cent rise in net asset value per share

Barclays deal involved Qatari clients

FCA fines bank £72m over inadequate checks on £1.9bn transaction


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