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      UK retail investing fees stay above 2.5% annually

      The cost of retail investing in Britain remains above 2.5 per cent annually, down just 10 per cent in the three years...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Companies pin hopes on domestic spending

      Nearly half of all companies worldwide expect their sales to rise in the next 12 months — but they are relying on...

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    1. May 24, 2016

      Advisers to BHS buyer to face MPs

      City firms that played a pivotal part in Sir Philip Green’s decision to sell BHS to a consortium led by an ex-bankrupt...

    2. May 1, 2016

      Global businesses R&D plans are at a six-year low

      Businesses’ plans for investing in research and development are at a six-year low, say senior managers at 2,500...

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      April 7, 2016

      Steelmaker Arrium enters voluntary administration

      It took Craig Emerson four years to be proved wrong, but a Whyalla Wipeout there on my TV now looks more likely than...

    4. April 4, 2016

      Cynicism about purpose is a disease that needs fighting

      Husband-and-wife PhD students Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh have switched careers to pursue research into a rare...

    5. February 10, 2016

      Relocations to rough-edged challenger cities is on the rise

      When Vandana Saxena Poria moved to India to found Get Through Guides, a professional education company, she checked out...

    6. January 4, 2016

      UK and Irish companies most optimistic in EU

      Companies in the UK and Ireland are the most optimistic in the European Union going into 2016, despite the prospect of...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 23, 2015

      Globo: lots of sales, fewer partners

      Globo plc is a small technology company founded by a champion windsurfer in Greece 18 years ago and listed on Aim,...

    8. September 29, 2015

      Companies with female executives perform better, says research

      Companies perform better when they have female executives on their boards, according to a study of financial returns...

    9. July 8, 2015

      Grant Thornton fined £975,000 over building society audit

      Grant Thornton agreed on Wednesday to pay a £975,000 fine to settle a two-year accounting probe into its audit of...

    10. June 25, 2015

      Class warriors turn to tech for results

      Class might not be a uniquely British problem, but, with its subtle signifiers and far-reaching implications in UK...

    11. June 1, 2015

      Corporate finance houses turn to crowdfunding

      Corporate finance houses including FinnCap and Grant Thornton are to list early-stage equity deals on a crowdfunding...

    12. May 29, 2015

      UK audits show widespread flaws, says watchdog

      Widespread flaws in the way the big accountancy firms — notably Grant Thornton and EY — carry out audits have been...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Grant Thornton counter sues Vincent Tchenguiz

      Two Grant Thornton partners have filed a counter-claim against Vincent Tchenguiz for defamation after the property...

    14. May 6, 2015

      Women in eastern Europe lead the way to senior roles

      Taking her seat for her first meeting of the global strategy council of PwC last July, the arrival of Olga...

    15. April 30, 2015

      Business leaders more worried about Brexit than Grexit

      European and US business leaders are more worried about the UK leaving the EU than Greece leaving the eurozone. “The...

    16. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it...

    17. March 5, 2015

      Corporate peak still out of reach for most women

      Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara turned her second husband’s general store into a lumber and sawmill empire. As Mildred...

    18. February 26, 2015

      Regional growth lures the big four accountacy firms out of London

      When husband and wife Jawid Hussain and Mahroof Begum set up Accrol Papers in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1993, they used...

    19. February 18, 2015

      Watchdog ‘disappointed’ with Grant Thornton audits

      A report from the UK accountancy watchdog said it was “disappointed” to find that five of the eight Grant Thornton...

    20. February 10, 2015

      Robert Tchenguiz to invoke European human rights law to protect assets

      Property entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz is to invoke European human rights law in a battle to protect his assets from...

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      January 2, 2015

      India M&A deals spike in 2014, more activity seen

      Last year in India was remarkable not only for the resurgence in economic dynamism that followed the election of...

    22. December 7, 2014

      Pay of FTSE 100 executives jumps 50% in a year

      The average total pay for FTSE 100 executives jumped by 50 per cent in the past year, according to analysis by Grant...

    23. December 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond backs Grassroot Soccer

      Bob Diamond: Soccer gem Now here’s a worthy cause, with a novel twist: preventing HIV in Africa through the universal...

    24. November 27, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn lawsuit

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur who was a subject of a failed criminal investigation by the UK fraud...

    25. November 10, 2014

      Dissolving of boundaries lets in more consultancy competitors

      When Grant Thornton wanted to devise its latest global strategy, the accounting and advisory group did not call in a...

    26. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

    27. October 21, 2014

      KPMG hopes cloud software will win over SMEs

      KPMG, the audit firm that serves 24 of the FTSE 100 companies, is fighting to win business from faster-growing small...

    28. October 7, 2014

      ‘Never mind the big names – has your mentor got the time?’

      “Being a CEO is a pretty lonely place,” says Gerald Brady, head of UK relationship banking for Silicon Valley Bank –...

    29. October 6, 2014

      Grant Thornton queries Big Four’s legal services push

      Grant Thornton, the world’s sixth-largest professional services firm, has no plans to follow its larger rivals in...

    30. September 14, 2014

      Liquidators sue Daiwa Capital Markets Europe over Sanea funds

      Daiwa Capital Markets Europe is facing a $204m negligence lawsuit brought by the liquidators of a Cayman Islands...

    31. August 31, 2014

      Regional growth divides underlined

      The economies of Manchester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes expanded more rapidly than anywhere outside London over the...

    32. August 4, 2014

      UK business confidence dips for first time in two years

      UK business confidence has dipped for the first time in two years, reinforcing expectations of a modest slowdown in...

    33. July 31, 2014

      SFO pays £1.5m to Robert Tchenguiz

      Property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has received a £1.5m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, days after his...

    34. July 25, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of...

    35. June 24, 2014

      Jane Norman enters administration for second time in three years

      Value fashion retailer Jane Norman has fallen into administration for the second time in three years after its plan to...

    36. June 23, 2014

      UK Mittelstand to outpace European rivals

      Britain’s neglected medium-sized companies expect to grow faster than their mainland European rivals during the coming...

    37. May 21, 2014

      Senior EU business executives still strongly in favour of euro

      Senior company executives in the European Union still strongly support the single currency, but enthusiasm in the...

    38. May 19, 2014

      Survey reveals non-bank loans a vital funding source

      Non-bank lenders have become a critical source of funding over the past five years for mid-market UK companies,...

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