Boom time for builders but not for houses

Even if the money is there Treasury wishes won’t turn it into homes

BHP chief in a spot of dividend bother

Brazilian dam disaster and low metal prices set to curb payout

Tears at Tesco as revival falls short

Grocer finds tax burden tough and competition even tougher

StanChart terms are tax on shareholders

Underwriting fees for share offer nice earner for banks

Focus on Africa for next ‘supercycle’

Battered miners will pivot to continent when excess capacity is finally squeezed out

BRIDGWATER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: The sun sets behind Electricite de France SA's (EDF) (L) Hinkley Point B, and (R) Hinkley Point A nuclear power stations besides the Bristol Channel near Bridgwater on November 12, 2013 in Somerset, England. EDF, who last month announced it was to construct a new plant at Hinkley Point after reaching a deal with the U.K. government, said today that energy bills will rise by 3.9 percent on average. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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China funding UK to build white elephants

Fifty-year bond issue shows UK can fund folly projects itself

Burnt fingers keep merger arbs at bay

Pfizer/Astra failure may be keeping Shell/BG ‘value gap’ open

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Not in our interests to put clients first

Investment Association’s chief executive ousted

Pension club fights to avoid retirement

ISAs may be the future, so are traditional pensions past it?

London City skyline
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The clandestine art of raising dividends

Payouts are merely the return of shelved capital spending

Telecoms trade alphabet soup for humble pie

Competition concerns dull the shine of O2-3 and BT-EE pairings

Olympian-sized HS2 budget flexes muscles

Project raises budget on Euston redevelopment by £250m

The Bank’s QE through the looking glass

BoE continues recycling maturing debt through bond market

Any takers for half-price Glencore shares?

The company needs a sharp rally in commodity prices

Avanti vs billionaires in satellite race

Bond placing will help realise ambition to complete high-speed internet coverage

Investors aren’t buying BP takeover talk

Cost cuts and disposals have removed many possible synergies

Time to kill off unfair pension schemes

By next April, the whole complex anti-avoidance structure may face demolition

Cans and phones keep EU regulator busy

Competition commissioner Vestager is talking a good game

The great public sector pension liability

Bungled rights for policemen and firefighters will cost taxpayer £860m

Rolls-Royce must stick to aero engineering

Company’s attempts at financial engineering have fallen flat

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