Iron producers wrecked their own profits

Having grown fat on China’s boom, miners overinvested

Bear market for gilts the next big move

State will issue more paper whether investors want it or not

LSE cash call supports underwriting cartel

Rights issue fees should be tackled by the exchange, not endorsed

Common sense disappears in mining mergers

Thankfully focus is now on costs, cash and core assets

Be honest about Network Rail’s £34bn debt

The government must be transparent about railway funding

Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

A tale of four stocks that are truly in the doghouse

Boom time arrives for pension consultants

New UK rules will drive more people to ask: ‘How do I get my money?’

Ladbrokes becomes a political football

Labour’s attack on bookmakers suggests rhetoric will grow louder

Gold moves where dollars fear to trade

There is a quiet, but growing, market for trade settlement in gold

Regulators turn aim on broker research

Analysis is expensive to produce and the FCA must tread carefully

Sagging AO World displays its limitations

It is a tough market with little brand loyalty and high price competition

London’s IPO market is becoming a racket

Private equity is stuck with businesses it meant to sell years ago

Get on with raising UK interest rates

We are in old-fashioned asset boom for shares, art and property

Few employers will go near CDC pensions

Complexity and practical difficulties of proposals are obvious

TSB must learn lessons of past mistakes

No question of using capital to buy investment bank

Golden hellos look a tax on shareholders

Andy Halford is a costly hire for StanChart

AstraZeneca’s not blinding us with science

Smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses are better at research

Grasping the slippery inflation beast

The brutal cost of living in London should be measured

Tax math alone won’t add up for PfizerZeneca

It needs cost cuts and firing research scientists is politically contentious

No need to gild the lily on infrastructure

More value in better roads than headline-grabbing projects like HS2, writes Neil Collins

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