UK begins process of selling RBS stake

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

Athens stock market tumbles on reopening

Sell-off hits as data show plunge in manufacturing activity

Tube workers to strike over night service

Walkout set to start on Wednesday evening

HSBC agrees Brazilian sale as profits rise

Increase of 10% beats analyst expectations

Boardrooms see rise in non-exec women

Despite achievement by FTSE 350 companies men still dominate

Mystery deepens over China’s ‘CEO monk’

Shaolin abbot accused of embezzling money

Auditors go high-tech to win new business

As competition hots up, firms are turning to data analytics

Nokia Navteq Software probe data in Berlin

Carmakers agree €2.8bn Nokia Here deal

Acquisition is attempt to head off Silicon Valley rivals

Buhari delays rattle Nigeria investors

Perception of a fiscal policy vacuum hits business confidence

China suspends Citadel brokerage account

Regulators seek to curb trading practices fuelling market plunge

Cooler walk-through trains have already come into service on the Circle Line

Tube upgrade to finish 4 years late

Thales awarded £760m contract after Bombardier deal collapsed

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Why gold has lost its shine for investors

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Index tracker fund price war heats up

BlackRock now the cheapest for tracking the FTSE All Share or FTSE 100 indices

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