Care needed in defeating deflation

UK inflation chart

Battle against falling prices must not become too successful

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Why bank non-execs need danger money

They could be threatened with bankruptcy or jail

Simple projects deliver the best results

Infrastructure cash is better spent on improved efficiency

More reasons to chop at Morrison

Hefty rewards not suitable in an environment of mounting losses

Sky’s the limit for footy couch potatoes

Customers appear to be prepared to pay ever more for their habit

Regulators tiptoe around telecoms mergers

Authorities are strangely acquiescent over collapsing competition

BG Shell

BG does not erase Shell dividend fears

Mooted asset sales and cost cuts cannot sustain payout growth

Long game for Tesco in race to bottom

Chief executive Dave Lewis must decide strategy amid full out price war

A little humility needed at Alliance Trust

Major shareholder Elliott Advisors promises a scrap at AGM

smart meter displays

Get smart on government projects

There are better ways to invest £11bn than on meters

Long-dated bonds: a fool’s paradise

War Loan highlights the long-term perils of believing in paper money

RSA weighed down by past pension promises

Insurer’s liabilities of £7.6bn compare with a market cap of £4.2bn

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

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

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