Competition kerfuffle behind BAA break-up

From retail banking to airports, it has been an eventful week for Alex Chisholm

Thames Water’s pension hole echoes BHS

Deficit has grown from £38m to £249m in a decade

Deeper reasons behind BHS pension woes

Reliance on low-yielding bonds eats into the industry

There’s life in big oil yet

No end in sight to the sector’s role powering the world economy

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Time to admit painful truth on RBS stake

Taxpayers’ hopes for a profit on RBS bailout look forlorn

Bitcoin money transfer hits the high street

Read the small print from techno-utopians

Businessman Playing with Miniature Football

Takeover Panel faces referee’s dilemma

Regulator is criticised for being too tough and too soft

EU rules set to hurt City and asset managers

Chasing ever purer markets, regulators risk gumming the machine

Sharon White, Ofcom chief executive

Brussels, not Ofcom, will rule on O2 deal

A purely British affair will not be settled by London regulators

BHS tests Pension Protection Fund

Osborne’s economy drive should cut the number of Budgets

King’s financial pawnshop for all seasons

BoE pawnshop might classify assets like a CDO Squared as financial porn

A rabbit caught in Deutsche’s headlights

The few genuine mergers have been a recipe for acrimony

The clash of the banking titans

John Vickers and Andrew Bailey argue, while a minnow makes sense

Let’s see more tough love telephony

Keep pressure on BT to improve services rather than split it up

Dividend doubts dog BHP Billiton

Progressive payout policy looks all the more unsustainable

Amazon and the Scottish fund tech heroes

Mortgage Investment Trust portfolio reflects faith in technology

Liquidity may be victim of zealous probes

Without market makers prepared to take the lumps, there is no market

Hard to ignore plight of Big Four grocers

UK food retailers face more misery before things get better

Tyrie trashes ‘complex’ inheritance tax

Proposals distort an increasingly dysfunctional property market

Tough job for BHP to keep credit rating

Dividend is unsustainable but steps can be taken to mitigate cut

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