HSBC speeds up exit from emerging markets

‘World’s local bank’ plans to become simpler and smaller

Tesco set to report loss of up to £5bn

Raft of write-offs and charges in full-year results

CPS drops prosecution of nine journalists

Acquittals and hung juries prompted review in payments case

Russia data blunt Putin optimism

Rouble and GDP fall despite president’s TV reassurances

Goldman Sachs banker Sonia Pereiro-Mendez arrives with an unknown man at the Central London Employment Tribunal in London, after she claimed she was cheated out of millions of pounds in bonuses and subjected to sexist comments because she is a woman.
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Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Banker claims she was cheated out of millions in bonuses

Bloomberg global outage paralyses investors

Failure delays £3bn UK debt sale and highlights market dependence

Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

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Google’s search for a European answer

Internet giant may pay the price for failing to do enough to tip the EU into moving to close a deal

The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

Deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent is the latest reinvention for the telecoms group

Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

Rodrigo Rato’s latest scandal comes as local election looms

Leach stands down in BlackRock reshuffle

Head of European capital markets considers ‘other opportunities’

Comment and Analysis

Greece: Decision time

With creditors playing hardball and the leftwing of the ruling Syriza party determined not to compromise, Athens needs fresh help

LONDON - OCTOBER 18: The BBC logo is displayed on entrance gates to Television Centre on October 18, 2007 in London. In order to make £2 billion of savings the BBC will sell off it's famous television studios, make up to 1800 staff redundant and cut back on programme making. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Run the BBC as a company

The power of more than 25m licence-holders should be harnessed, writes Evelyn de Rothschild

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Generation K: what it means to be a teen

‘A world of Instadanger, Facebook Envy and austerity has proved a particularly toxic cocktail’

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"Voters who support the SNP know that what they are voting for now, in a general election, is for a party that will do its utmost to extract every concession possible from rUK for Scotland's benefit. The SNP is now in a perfect position - able to act as 'provocateur' in its political demands while not having to take on the responsibilities and imposed by true independence."
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