Ecclestone starts defence in court

High-profile trial of Formula One chief opens in Munich

Game Retail paid £9m of interest

Accounts show retailer’s sales up almost five fold

Barclays’ chief suffers maul of the same

Roar of protest as third of voters fail to back pay report

The Co-op, the bananas and the £2.5bn loss

Board of crisis group was more focused on groceries than finance

UK science drive shaken by takeover fears

Pfizer’s interest in AstraZeneca raises concerns for key asset

Power struggles beset ‘ungovernable’ Co-op

Troubled mutual spirals into decline amid bullying and dissent

Barclays feels shareholder anger on pay

Over third of investors refuse to back board

Pickled ‘Gherkin’ calls in the receivers

London landmark suffers from Swiss franc appreciation

Centamin shares rise on new Egyptian law

Hopes that legal challenge to production licence will be quashed

Premier Foods grocery sales fall

Foodmaker sticks to forecast for the year

AstraZeneca looks at $15bn of spin-offs

Drugs group seeks to shift focus from Pfizer takeover talk

Virgin Atlantic chief dismisses EU fears

Brussels concerned Delta effectively controls UK airline

Travis Perkins sales up 13%

Builders’ merchant benefits from UK housing revival

English summers damp Chapel Down profit

UK winemaker pins hopes on 2013 vintage after two bad harvests

Labour cuts ties with Co-op Bank

Party shifts £1m in loans to rival Unity Trust Bank

Henderson draws £3bn as Europe recovers

Fund manager says retail investor demand rose in first quarter

Barclays says it suffered "significant" FICC hit

Bank cites difficult market conditions

Unilever steady on emerging markets plans

Chief promises to keep up investment to tap long-term opportunity

Directors face bonus clampdown

Proposed changes to Corporate Governance Code include clawbacks

Saga to set sail

Group set to announce IPO, leaving AA making roadside repairs


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