UK risks permanent divide, says Milburn

Social mobility commission report warns of increase in poverty

Labour ‘mansion tax’ to cost £250 a month

Charge on £2m-£3m properties revealed by shadow chancellor

Basel to speed up leverage ratio work

Fast-track of process means rule may be unveiled in 2015 or 2016

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

IBM shares slide as profit and sales fall

Third-quarter results blow to largest shareholder Warren Buffett

Sweden’s sub hunt raises Baltic tensions

Search for presumed Russian vessel evokes cold war era

Bank of England warns on bankers’ pay

Cunliffe says staff costs may have to fall to reflect shrunken returns

Silver Economy
Old Explorer pub, near Oxford St sells Greene King ales, London. nPicture by Neville Elder

Greene King offer shows pubs’ resilience

Bold bid reflects analyst belief that negative sentiment overdone

Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

Shift in policy as US drops weapons to city’s defenders

Technology filters through to funerals

Demand grows for more nuanced end of life celebrations

Apple Pay gears up for launch

More retailers and banks sign up for digital payments service

Comment and Analysis

The quiet art of being a good listener

The most persuasive strategy may be to stop talking

Four things to watch for in China’s data

Analysts will be looking for how much the country’s growth has softened

Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

Opec’s main producer absorbs lower prices to defend market share

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