Shareholders criticise BG chief’s pay deal

IoD calls Lund’s remuneration ‘excessive and inflammatory’

Thomas Cook chief executive in shock departure

Shares tumble 19% after announcement and earnings report

Juncker defends €315bn project funding

Commission president says works would cost more than EU can afford

Large supermarkets ‘uneconomic’

Online shopping will hit store valuations, veteran investor warns

China ‘fines’ Microsoft $140m in back tax

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

Clegg backs benefit curbs for immigrants

Deputy prime minister pre-empts Cameron over crackdown

China says west is blocking graft probe

Beijing says prejudice is behind refusal to return corruption suspects

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Carlyle invests in South Africa

Buyout house takes stake in Johannesburg tyre and parts retailer

French Connection rises despite sales fall

Shares jump even as revenues decline due to milder autumn weather

Kidston steps back from her retail chain

Chain founder gives up creative director role

Patisserie Valerie chain set to expand

Further outlets planned after profits jump following IPO

Reform of banks ‘will take a generation’

Messages from top executives do not reach frontline, study finds

Comment and Analysis

German industry suffers sanctions fallout

Germany’s exports to Russia are expected to fall 20% this year

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Unrest takes its toll on Israel’s economy

Attacks catch security forces off-guard and cast doubts on recovery

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