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    1. October 23, 2014

      Co-op Bank managers blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

      The Co-operative Bank’s failed bid for hundreds of branches from Lloyds Banking Group should have been stopped much earlier,...

    2. 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 and...

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    1. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Veteran Deutsche banker to join KPMG

      A veteran in corporate broking at Deutsche Bank is returning to his roots at KPMG as the Big Four accountancy firms continue...

    3. October 15, 2014

      Most UK family-owned companies shun rapid growth

      Only one in 12 of the UK’s family-owned companies has plans to expand aggressively over the next five years, suggesting they...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Afren fires CEO for gross misconduct

      Afren, the Nigeria-focused oil producer, is to pursue the return of more than $17m in secret payments made to its former...

    5. October 14, 2014

      Warm September weather hits UK retailers

      High street shops had their worst month in September for more than five years as they struggled to sell woolly jumpers and...

    6. October 12, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Oct 13 Plan a trip The Global Network for Advanced Management is running Global Network Week. More than 300...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Vodafone wins rare legal victory in Indian tax dispute

      Vodafone has won a long-running Rs30bn ($490m) Indian tax dispute, providing a rare spot of good news for a company that has...

    8. October 6, 2014

      Ursula von der Leyen vows to tackle Germany military budget

      Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s defence minister, on Monday pledged to get a grip on Germany’s military equipment budget...

    9. October 1, 2014

      KPMG gains legal services licence

      KPMG has received a licence that will formalise its foray into the legal profession, the latest of the “big four” to take...

    10. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    11. September 25, 2014

      Revised audit rules prompt shake-up of a generation

      The accountancy profession is at a turning point. The business model of the biggest players is being turned on its side by...

    12. September 24, 2014

      Barclays shows signs of recovery from a nasty case of Qatar

      Is the Serious Fraud Office’s pursuit of Barclays over its 2008 capital raising petering out? The UK’s underfunded fraud...

    13. September 24, 2014

      KPMG helps staff up property ladder with mortgage move

      KPMG has joined forces with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks to give its employees a leg up on to the London property ladder,...

    14. September 23, 2014

      Why scrutinising retailers is so tricky

      Auditing a retailer is a complex exercise and one that leaves plenty of room for interpretation. For Tesco, which has...

    15. September 17, 2014

      How email dominates the working day

      The growth in email use over the past decade has, it seems, been unstoppable. For example, Radicati Group, a technology...

    16. September 1, 2014

      KPMG boosts ranks of female partners

      KPMG has claimed it is making progress on raising the number of women it has at a senior level, with the appointment of 52...

    17. August 24, 2014

      Big Four step up services to hedge funds

      The Big Four global accountants are stepping up their services advising hedge funds as they seek to capitalise on a sector...

    18. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      India REITs approval seen as big boost to property sector

      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) gave its final approval this week for Real Estate Investment Trusts...

    19. August 12, 2014

      UK retail sales weaken as supermarket price war hits food trade

      UK retail sales weakened for the second month running in July as the supermarket price war and continued low food inflation...

    20. August 8, 2014

      Fall in candidates and rising vacancies push up UK starting pay

      A record drop in the availability of permanent candidates, combined with a rise in job vacancies, is pushing up starting...

    21. July 30, 2014

      Scottish businesses lack Yes vote plan

      Fewer than one in five businesses in Scotland have considered making plans for a Yes vote in September’s referendum on...

    22. July 28, 2014

      L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

      Make-up Genius app: how it works L’Oréal’s board meeting last month turned into a raucous affair when Jean-Paul Agon, chief...

    23. July 24, 2014

      Car parts supplier Unipart Automotive goes into administration

      Embattled British car parts supplier Unipart Automotive has gone into administration just weeks after it scrambled to secure...

    24. July 15, 2014

      UK shop sales slow unexpectedly in June

      UK retail sales weakened unexpectedly in June, fuelling suspicions that the economy may be growing at a slower pace than at...

    25. July 13, 2014

      Feedback: Big Four backlash

      Michael Skapinker’s column last week, ‘Hong Kong Big Four get rule of law wrong’, argued that the Hong Kong arms of PwC,...

    26. July 9, 2014

      The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong

      The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four accountants, in their recent advertisement, attacked the pro-democracy Occupy Central...

    27. July 8, 2014

      Unipart Automotive closes in on rescue deal

      Unipart Automotive is close to securing a rescue deal that will save the British car parts supplier from a bankruptcy that...

    28. July 8, 2014

      Skills shortage leads to sharp rise in UK starting salaries

      Starting salaries for permanent staff grew at their fastest rate for at least 17 years last month as employers struggled to...

    29. July 4, 2014

      Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

      Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

    30. June 27, 2014

      Big four accounting firms warn Hong Kong over democracy push

      The big four global accounting companies have taken out press advertisements in Hong Kong stating they are “opposed” to the...

    31. April 24, 2014

      Former KPMG auditor sentenced to 14 months in prison

      Scott London, the former head of KPMG’s southern California audit practice, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after...

    32. April 22, 2014

      London Stock Exchange switches auditing to EY

      The London Stock Exchange has replaced its auditor for the first time since it became a listed company in 2001, the latest...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2014

      Bloody Quindell, Batman -- Update

      On Tuesday morning AIM listed Quindell plc was a “technology enabled claims outsourcing business”, whatever that is, worth...

    34. March 16, 2014

      Pensions: UK employees prepare for auto enrolment

      As part of the automatic enrolment of many employees into new UK workplace pension schemes, individuals will soon have to...

    35. December 18, 2013

      Activist investors can find the UK a tricky destination

      There’s definitely a Christmas timetable in operation at FirstGroup. The seasonal lull means that Sandell Asset Management’s...

    36. November 10, 2013

      KPMG treads new ground with fund

      KPMG, the giant professional services company, will on Monday launch its first investment fund as it branches out into other...

    37. September 11, 2013

      A hard stop would limit the costs of bank regulation

      Bewildered late adopters wish personal technology companies would quit innovating for a while, giving them time to catch up....

    38. August 1, 2013

      Watchdog drops probe into KPMG’s audit of BAE

      The UK’s top accountancy regulator has dropped a long-running investigation into the auditing of commissions paid by BAE...

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