Compass chief dismisses Tesco rumours

Cousins rules himself out of running for chairman post at retailer

UK urges Fifa to publish World Cup report

Culture secretary intervenes in tournaments dispute

Investors warn of revolt over BG pay deal

ISS adds to chorus of calls to reject package

Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

Shares tumble 18% after announcement and earnings report

National Guard tripled in Ferguson

Missouri governor seeks to fend off criticism of being unprepared

Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch

German chancellor aims to ease tensions with further talks

Simandou mining in Guinea

US advances Guinea corruption probe

Authorities obtain permission to seize assets of dictator’s widow

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Large supermarkets ‘uneconomic’

Online shopping will hit store valuations, veteran investor warns

China charges Microsoft $140m in back tax

US group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

Fall in investment overshadows UK growth

Economy expanded 0.7% in the third quarter

China says west blocking corruption probe

Beijing says prejudice behind refusal to return suspects

Comment and Analysis

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The no-frills ‘dream’ homes

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Health issue is costly and the scientific clarity to fight it is lacking

Change at the top of French energy sector

New heads face a combination of political and economic pressures

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