UK starts process of selling RBS stake

Initial tranche of £2bn of shares to be placed with institutions

Industrialist drops Tata UK plant purchase

Gary Klesch cites high energy costs and cheap Chinese imports

Cash in Malaysia PM’s account ‘from donor’

Commission says payments were not related to 1MDB investment fund

Young people more demanding over salaries

Bargaining power starts to return as unemployment falls

Tube workers to strike over night service

Walkout set to start on Wednesday evening

Michael Howard makes his closing speech to the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool today.
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SFO probes Soma payments to Mogadishu

Group denies wrongdoing amid scrutiny of up to $580,000 oil deal

Lending crackdown threatens refinancing

Healthy but very leveraged companies at risk amid rules shake-up

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Metal has not reacted to events that would usually push up price

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