Shares’ long-term lustre outshines gilts

Dividends make the difference, up almost every year since 1945

More reasons not to buy bank shares

When even the government is trying to sell bank stocks, steer clear

England Hampshire Winchester The High Street Peter Baker

Henderson given lesson in local politics

Winchester project halted after High Court ruling against council

The madhouse maths of BT’s pension scheme

Even with a £7bn shortfall BT is healthy enough to buy EE for £12.5bn

Severn Trent divi cut invites marauders

Interested parties may be encouraged to renew takeover approaches

Coca-Cola HBC loses its fizz

More than one-third of exports go to oil-hit Russia and Nigeria

Santander bypasses its small shareholders

Hedge funds snapped up 60% of recent share issue

Archaic BoE was ill-equipped for crisis

Even the technocrats were bewildered by speed events unfolded

Stakes raised for Alliance Trust investors

Rising risk that activist investor turns flat fee into a fat fee

Concha tops UK’s share rise leader board

Aim-listed stock powered by hopes of a grand investment

London super-sewer is a waste of money

Review of plans for Thames Tunnel suggests it is unnecessary

FCA leak takes heat off exit fees debate

Life assurance shares fell sharply in March after Telegraph story

Football battleground for telecom mergers

Speculation perms any two from BT, Sky, Vodafone, EE and O2

Insurance M&A efficiency gains are elusive

There is no sector where they have been harder to realise. writes Neil Collins

Miners in a hole should stop digging

Ramping up iron ore output is a losing game

Mr Nobody is to blame in forex probe

Fix betrays what senior bankers think about reform

Banks have become too complex to grasp

Even the top execs, who pretend they understand, do not

Be careful with that commissions axe

Making fund managers pay directly for research could backfire

Pay attention to dividend declarations

Distributions in the third quarter are barely changed from 2013

Next writes the book on share buybacks

Clothing retailer chief Lord Wolfson tightens grip on the business