Tesco parachutes in new finance chief

M&S agrees to release Alan Stewart early

Eurozone recovery stutters in September

Purchasing managers index shows French activity declined

Tate & Lyle warns on first-half profits

Food group hit by price competition and supply chain problems

Bank of England urges more coordination on fines

Global approach ‘needs to be clearer’

Jimmy Choo confirms plans for London IPO

Housebuilder Miller joins expected rush of new offerings

US in sweeping tax inversions crackdown

Only fresh deals affected by new Treasury rules

Uighur rights activist sentenced to life

Ilham Tohti verdict by Chinese court latest in crackdown on internal dissent

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UniCredit nears Pioneer-Santander deal

Move would create one of Europe’s largest fund managers

Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband with Douglas Alexander on stage at the Labour Party conference
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Miliband plans mansion tax to boost NHS

Opposition leader set to launch central policy for 2015 general election

Students force change on economics courses

New university curriculum aims to respond to criticisms

Barclays faces record £38m FCA fine

Investment arm hit for failure to segregate client money

Comment and Analysis

The return of Sarkozy is no solution for France

In this economic malaise, the country needs genuine reformist leaders

Cameron opens up fiscal ‘Pandora’s Box’

Maintaining discipline in a world of local taxes will be hard

Ed Balls pledges to cut the pay of ministers by 5% and reintroduce the 50p top rate of income tax to help get rid of the budget deficit
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Balls offers flat speech mixed with mush

Labour aims to look radical to comrades yet moderate to voters

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"If the EU is simply whinging, it can continue to watch many of its best and brightest leave for Silicon Valley while it demands speed bumps for Google. If the EU is going to be competitive it has to look at employment rules (35-hour work weeks and tech development won't ever work), company registration regulations and ways to encourage finance."
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"It is somewhat paradoxical that the Tories, who have for generations stood for election as the Conservative and Unionist Party, should now seek to position themselves as the voice of a new style of English nationalism. Surely the question for all our politicians is that if we are to continue to call ourselves a United Kingdom, what institutions other than a monarchy and the armed forces represent that unity?"
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