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  1. August 10, 2014

    HSBC chief rejects Barclays Wealth model

    HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has pledged to retain his group’s private bank as a standalone division, in what is...

  2. August 23, 2013

    Five of the best: picnic websites

    Bettys Sweet treats always go down well on picnics and you can explore Britain’s baking heritage with this much-loved...

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  1. April 4, 2013

    Brent hits lowest level this year

    Brent oil on Thursday fell below $106 for the first time this year, as investors appeared to be unwinding long positions in...

  2. August 6, 2012

    Edinburgh Fringe: Traverse Openings, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

    They saved the best till last. Of the nine openings that constitute the bulk of this year’s Traverse programme, stripped...

  3. March 27, 2012

    Oil futures spark debate on $100 level

    Oil contracts for delivery in three to five years’ time are trading at their biggest ever ­discount to spot prices,...

  4. December 5, 2011

    Sluggish corporate response to slump criticised

    Companies in Europe and the US are poorly prepared for a fresh economic crisis and risk repeating mistakes they made in the...

  5. October 10, 2011

    From bond to bank: business seeks alternative sources of funding

    Funding in the aftermath of the credit crisis gave nightmares to many business executives at companies large and small. Bank...

  6. September 2, 2011

    Where do clouds come from?

    The formation of clouds is the greatest of all the uncertainties in the scientific debate over climate change. Cloudiness...

  7. March 21, 2011

    The next bubble: Follow the line of debt to spot a coming crisis

    Mark Thomas, a business strategy specialist at PA Consulting, has a single sheet of paper he shows to clients that could...

  8. March 14, 2011

    Scepticism remains despite bail-out fund

    Unexpected, yes, but is it a “game-changer”? The initial reaction from investors to the deal agreed by eurozone leaders at...

  9. March 11, 2011

    Adriatic pearls

    A stone cottage on Lopud island, on the market with Savills for €590,000 When first visiting Dubrovnik, you can’t help but...

  10. January 19, 2010

    Foreword

    The economic prognosis may be promising, but experts caution there are still bumps in the road ahead. The British Chambers...

  11. January 19, 2010

    Managing success

    We will get the recovery we deserve,” said the business guru René Carayol in a conference call to Barclays customers in the...

  12. November 12, 2009

    EU businesses wary over recovery

    European industrialists were shocked by the severity of the downturn so they are wary of relying too much on a strong...

  13. November 11, 2009

    EU businesses wary about recovery

    Turning the corner: third-quarter data are due to show European business is taking off, but pessimism pervades the...

  14. September 22, 2009

    Leadership beyond a downturn

    Business has been through the toughest downturn in seven decades with a recession that has tested the leadership qualities...

  15. September 21, 2009

    Leadership post-crisis

    Business has been through the toughest downturn in seven decades with a recession that has tested the leadership qualities...

  16. January 30, 2009

    As Europe cuts, lean Germany may be spared the worst

    Liam Brewer has already embarked on the kind of restructuring that lies ahead for much of European industry this year. The...

  17. January 29, 2009

    As Europe cuts, lean Germany may be spared the worst

    Liam Brewer has already embarked on the kind of restructuring that lies ahead for much of European industry this year. The...

  18. January 20, 2009

    Tactics that deliver in a 'war for cash'

    Carl Camden calls it "the war for cash". The chief executive of Kelly Services, the US employment agency, uses this phrase...

  19. January 19, 2009

    Tactics that deliver in a ‘war for cash’

    Carl Camden calls it the “war for cash”. The chief executive of Kelly Services, the US employment agency, uses this phrase...

  20. November 20, 2008

    Bill Bailey: Tinselworm

    Why do even big-name comedians make their own "Please welcome . . . " announcements? Partly, I suspect, so that they can...

  21. November 1, 2008

    Belching out the Devil

    Belching out the Devil: Global Adventures with CocaCola by Mark Thomas Ebury £11.99, 384 pages FT Bookshop price: £9.59 A...

  22. December 18, 2007

    Why banks must tackle fundamental drivers of value

    From Mr Mark Thomas and Mr Richard McManus. Sir, We agree with Andrew Hill (“Shocks from the Rock have pushed us into the...

  23. November 24, 2007

    Back to a home-spun reality

    At the end of a rambling, intermittently gripping film in BBC's Timeshift series, Stella Rimington, who used to MI5 (...

  24. August 2, 2007

    HBOS shares hit by home loans strategy

    Shares in HBOS fell on Wednesday after a poor performance in its retail bank triggered by a flawed mortgage pricing strategy...

  25. August 2, 2007

    HBOS mortgage share falls

    Shares in HBOS fell yesterday after a poor performance in its retail bank triggered by a flawed mortgage pricing strategy...

  26. June 28, 2007

    Higher funding costs spark shock profits warning at Northern Rock

    Northern Rock yesterday shocked the City by saying it had been caught out by the effect of higher funding costs, warning...

  27. June 21, 2007

    Court paves way for challenge to decision on BAE

    The High Court has paved the way for a legal challenge to a decision to withhold government defence documents filed in a...

  28. June 21, 2007

    StanChart cautions as spending outstrips earnings

    Standard Chartered, the emerging markets bank, yesterday pointed to strong income growth across itsterritories but added...

  29. June 20, 2007

    Standard Chartered sees costs climbing

    Standard Chartered, the emerging markets bank, on Wednesday pointed to strong income growth across its territories but added...

  30. March 24, 2007

    Departure raises spectre of US subprime lending crisis moving to the UK

    The departure of John Maltby as Kensington Group's chief executive - which was a surprise to the City - has raised again...

  31. January 18, 2007

    StanChart frontrunner to buy Oyak Bank

    Standard Chartered, the emerging markets bank, is the frontrunner to buy medium-sized Turkish lender Oyak Bank in a deal...

  32. January 9, 2007

    Rash of defaults raises doubts about lending

    HSBC has long enjoyed a reputation for prudent lending. So when the bank last month reported that some US mortgage...

  33. January 5, 2007

    Romania and Bulgaria set for boom in low-cost flights

    Sitting around a restaurant table last weekend, Paul-Andre Baran, an American living in Bucharest, and his Romanian wife...

  34. December 6, 2006

    Bad debts harm HSBC's performance

    HSBC, the world's third largest bank, said underlying revenue growth slowed in the third quarter as bad debts rose in the...

  35. December 5, 2006

    HSBC held back by bad debts

    HSBC, the world’s third biggest bank, on Tuesday said bad debts continued to rise in its US mortgage business as underlying...

  36. November 28, 2006

    Barclays sees profit meeting forecasts

    Barclays said on Tuesday that rising personal insolvencies in the UK had continued to push up bad debt charges at...

  37. October 31, 2006

    Newsprint could put papers back on a roll

    The newsprint that will roll over the presses of the Orlando Sentinel sometime next month may not look any different to the...

  38. October 31, 2006

    US papers look to China for newsprint

    The newsprint that will roll over the presses of the Orlando Sentinel some time next month may not look any different to the...

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