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  1. July 25, 2014

    Week in review, July 26

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Europe puts Google privacy policies...

  2. July 23, 2014

    The inside story of how Clarke’s tenure at Tesco came to an end

    Clarke’s time at Tesco For 30 years, Tesco has sponsored a charity “pro-am” golf tournament the day after the Open...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Arm heads FTSE as licensing revenue rises

    Arm Holdings led the FTSE 100 in morning trade on Tuesday after it reported strong demand in licensing its technology. The...

  4. July 21, 2014

    Tesco’s shareholders must wait to feel the love

    Dave Lewis, architect of Dove’s “love your body” ad campaign and president of personal care at Unilever, may be just the man...

  5. July 21, 2014

    Lewis’s first task is to ensure price is right

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco from Philip Clarke in October, there will be one issue at the top of...

  6. July 21, 2014

    Tesco rivals hit by Clarke departure

    The sudden departure on Monday of Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, put shares in rival supermarket chains in a spin....

  7. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: Clarke, not Superman

    The 2 per cent rise in the share price says it all. Such was the relief at the departure of Tesco chief executive Philip...

  8. July 21, 2014

    A stepping stone links Tesco’s Philip Clarke and Man Utd’s Moyes

    Shortly after Philip Clarke made his surprising – and, it turns out, prescient – admission at a conference in March that his...

  9. July 21, 2014

    Basket of problems awaits incoming Tesco chief, warn analysts

    Dave Lewis will have a shopping basket full of problems as the incoming chief executive of Tesco, retail analysts have...

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    July 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Mission Finance, why money matters: L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: trouble at the top

    The UK’s biggest retailer has replaced its CEO with a Unilever executive – and has made another profit warning. Lex...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Tesco tops FTSE 100 after chief quits

    Tesco shares hit the top of the FTSE 100 on Monday after chief executive Philip Clarke announced the end of a torrid three...

  13. July 21, 2014

    Lex Live on Tesco - coming up at 10am

    Phil Clarke is to leave Tesco after three years as chief executive. Hardly surprising – the supermarket chain has just put...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Tesco turns to man behind Dove’s ‘love your body’ campaign

    Tesco’s incoming chief executive Dave Lewis may not be a household name but the products he manages are. He is the head of...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Philip Clarke failed to build on Leahy legacy at Tesco

    Philip Clarke was due to celebrate 40 years at Tesco with a swanky party on Tuesday thrown by the retailer’s chairman, Sir...

  16. July 21, 2014

    Tesco bows to City and loses CEO

    Change at Tesco Tesco bowed to pressure from City investors on Monday ousting its chief executive Philip Clarke and...

  17. July 20, 2014

    Buyout group KKR poised to take stake in The Hut

    Private equity group KKR is poised to take a stake in fast-growing ecommerce group The Hut in a deal that will value the...

  18. July 20, 2014

    Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

    British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

  19. July 20, 2014

    Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

    When it is completed in 2017, the sprawling Lotte World complex, which is slowly taking shape in the northeastern Chinese...

  20. July 15, 2014

    Independent News & Media hires former Tesco executive as its CEO

    Independent News & Media has recruited a former supermarket executive as its new chief executive. The Irish media group said...

  21. July 14, 2014

    ‘Buy’ rating boosts Tesco

    Every upgrade helps. There was respite for shares in Tesco on Monday, after Cantor Fitzgerald lifted its rating on the stock...

  22. July 11, 2014

    Insurers mine customers’ finance records to set premiums

    It is the unlikely question that could save your life. Next time a colleague offers you a lift home, ask the driver if he...

  23. July 11, 2014

    The List: Rich pickings

    A bunch of Ruby Roman grapes sold at auction in Japan this month for Y550,000 (£3,170). At £105 per grape, each the size of...

  24. July 11, 2014

    Football and technology score for marketing guru

    James Freedman, 49, is founder and chief executive of digital marketing agency Zone, whose clients include Tesco, BT and...

  25. July 11, 2014

    Eating out threatens supermarkets’ bread and butter

    Enzo Moschetta has seen big changes since his family bakery, Saint Sugar of London, began selling its French bread and...

  26. July 10, 2014

    Swann finds sweet spot at SSP

    Not so much Upper Crust as upper quartile. Float documents from SSP, which sells sandwiches and snacks to rail and air...

  27. July 10, 2014

    Marks and Spencer finance chief jumps ship for Tesco

    Alan Stewart, finance director of Marks and Spencer, has been appointed to the same role at Tesco, in a surprise switch that...

  28. July 9, 2014

    Aldi and Lidl lead charge of discount supermarkets

    At Lidl in Romford, Essex, Andy Wingrave has filled his trolley to the brim. The chef and plumber from nearby Gidea Park...

  29. July 8, 2014

    Carrefour: au retour

    Pondicherry, Chandernagore, Karaikal, Mahé, Yanam. Despite centuries in the country, France’s Indian trade empire never...

  30. July 6, 2014

    Wheels coming off the supermarket trolley

    Steve Jones, transferring succulent Kentish cherries from a wooden crate into punnets at the Whitstable Produce Store, is an...

  31. July 6, 2014

    Supermarkets downsize for convenience

    As traditional supermarkets face increased competition from nimbler rivals, one response is for them to shrink the size of...

  32. July 4, 2014

    M&S reshuffle sparks speculation over chief’s successor

    Laura Wade-Gery has a reputation as a street fighter. After graduating from Oxford, she was immortalised in her friend...

  33. June 27, 2014

    Supermarket Tesco under shareholders’ fire at heated AGM

    Tesco came under attack from private shareholders at its annual meeting on Friday, with some accusing Britain’s biggest...

  34. June 27, 2014

    Challengers step up as big lenders lose their sheen in UK

    Challenger firms are stepping up their assault on the UK banking market as established lenders from Barclays to Wonga become...

  35. June 27, 2014

    Merciless investment lessons from the Ming era

    A new exhibition – Ming: The Golden Empire – has just opened at the National Museum of Scotland. I wandered around it this...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Lidl expansion to crank up pressure on big stores

    Lidl is poised to step up pressure on the big supermarkets, investing £220m over the next nine months on opening 20 new...

  37. June 26, 2014

    LSE: a bigger cheese

    As a Frenchman, lunch has symbolic importance for Xavier Rolet, chief executive. of the London Stock Exchange. No one is...

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    June 19, 2014

    Newsflash Bitcoin people, we already have a private money system

    The following from Paul McCulley, chief economist at Pimco and Zoltan Pozsar, a senior adviser at the US Treasury...

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