Barclays hit by £72m FCA fine

Regulator raps banks over poor handling of £1.88bn transaction

Business pays price for loyalty to Tories

Tales of apprentices’ floor-sweeping diplomas inspire little confidence, writes Jonathan Guthrie

How do Osborne’s sums add up?

Higher forecasts and taxes spare many departments

Devolution distances Westminster from cuts

No big shrinkage in state but power shifts to cities

Tesco settles US class action lawsuit

Group to pay $12m to ADR holders over profit overstatement

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Slater & Gordon shares halve on rule change

Investors desert law firm amid plans to reform UK claims industry

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US accuses Syria of buying oil from Isis

Treasury also accuses chess federation head of aiding Assad

GSK confident of China renaissance

Drugmaker looks to repair reputation shattered by corruption scandal

Marston’s shift to food pays off

Brewer moves focus to higher-margin pub restaurants

South China Morning Post in takeover bid

Alibaba’s Jack Ma rumoured to be likely buyer for newspaper

China’s ‘national team’ owns 6% of market

State buyers crucial to recovery from summer equities rout

Comment & Analysis

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Big Pharma is addicted to an illusion

Paying high prices for proven drugs and taking a hit to the balance sheet does not avoid the bill

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of August 10, 2015 in New York City. The Dow Jones surged over 230 points after five days of losses. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Markets must get used to price quirks

Less capital and more technology are likely to bring more dislocation


The riff: Periods and marketing taboos

A tussle over adverts in New York shows how attitudes must change

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