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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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