MPs shine a light on demise of BHS

BHS Philip Green composite for UK Front

Inquiry steps back from threat to strip Green of knighthood

Week in Review

Week in Review, July 23

SoftBank in £24bn chip deal; HSBC, US banks, VW and Microsoft also in the news

Lloyds of London for the big page. 
Underwriters and brokers cut deals on the trading floor at Lloyds where face to face negotiations still rule.

Beazley plans Ireland base for EU growth

Other London-based insurers consider post-Brexit options

North Sea faces first big strike in decades

Workers protest at pay cuts as 120,000 jobs go from industry

Emmanuel Roman (Manny Roman) MAN Group

Timing is everything for Manny Roman

New Pimco chief is a popular and loyal ‘process man’

UK insurers censured over sales agents

‘Widespread’ evidence of bad practices in third-party sales

Heathrow expansion ‘vital’ after Brexit

Airport operator says third runway needed to support UK trade

A sign stands outside a J Sainsburys Plc store, containing an Argos concession, in Cheam, U.K., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. J Sainsbury Plc is considering making an offer for Home Retail Group Plc in a deal that would combine two of the U.K.'s largest retailers and add everything from sofas to suitcases to Sainsbury's line-up. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Sainsbury’s Argos deal given CMA clearance

Competition regulator approves purchase of Home Retail Group

Vodafone sales higher despite UK weakness

Billing changes hit sales but 26,000 mobile subscribers added

May needs to take shareholders with her

The public mood is clear — change has to happen, writes Philip Augar

AO World: staying in Europe

The battle abroad to convince consumers and suppliers is not yet won

TSB: apocalypse not now

If the UK retail bank can control costs there is scope for earnings growth

MPs condemn Ashley over working abuses

Damning report dismisses Sports Direct founder’s claims of ignorance

Sports Direct faces MPs’ wrath

Use of outside employment agency under scrutiny by MP committee

Unilever sharpens focus in personal care

Consumer group pressed to find fresh growth as markets slow

Outlook dims for UK Reits

Exodus from City of London would mean lower office rents

HSBC US woes continue with trader arrest

Bankers accused of making $8m illicit profit from ‘front-running’ $3.5bn deal

MasterCard bags Vocalink for £700m

Acquisition wrests control from the British banks and strengthens US card issuer in UK

HSBC case another blow for trust in banks

Wholesale markets cannot function without customer confidence

William Hill chief departs abruptly

James Henderson steps down amid dissatisfaction with stalling online growth

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