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    1. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    2. February 9, 2015

      US and UK politicians press for HSBC clampdown

      US and UK politicians called for a regulatory clampdown on HSBC after Europe’s biggest bank by assets was hit by detailed...

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    1. February 2, 2015

      Cable warns UK companies over slowdown in female appointments

      Leading British companies risk failing to hit a voluntary target for increasing the number of women on boards and must...

    2. February 1, 2015

      Cable calls on companies to limit pay rises for chief executives

      Vince Cable is to call on companies to set pay policies that more explicitly limit base salary increases for chief...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Ministers aim to quash claims that trade talks threaten NHS

      The government is seeking concessions over a proposed US-EU trade deal in an attempt to douse growing public concerns about...

    4. January 27, 2015

      Cable criticises Cameron on supermarkets

      David Cameron has been accused of caving in to the Treasury and to big business over proposals to fine Britain’s retailers...

    5. January 26, 2015

      Santander to offer services through Post Office

      Santander UK is joining forces with the Post Office as the government raises pressure on lenders to increase banking...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Lord Oakeshott gives Miliband a boost

      A former Liberal Democrat peer and close ally of Vince Cable is giving hundreds of thousands of pounds to 30 Labour...

    7. January 15, 2015

      RBS probes claims of mis-selling EFG scheme loans

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, has claimed that Royal Bank of Scotland “misused” a government-backed loan scheme...

    8. December 26, 2014

      Cable urged to intervene after City Link collapse

      Vince Cable, business secretary, has been urged to intervene after City Link, one of Britain’s biggest postal delivery...

    9. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    10. December 15, 2014

      David Cameron to defend goal of budget surplus in next parliament

      David Cameron will defend Conservative plans to run a budget surplus in the next parliament, in the face of renewed claims...

    11. December 14, 2014

      Cable accuses National Air Traffic Services of under-investment

      Vince Cable, business secretary, accused National Air Traffic Services of “skimping on large-scale investment for very many...

    12. December 4, 2014

      Vince Cable’s UK budget concerns expose Lib Dem tensions

      Vince Cable has exposed tensions within the Liberal Democrat leadership over economic policy in the wake of the Autumn...

    13. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: OBR asked to spell out Lib Dem differences

      Vince Cable has asked the Office for Budget Responsibility to spell out the difference between Conservative and coalition...

    14. December 3, 2014

      Ladbrokes’ new chief executive will need more luck

      Richard Glynn has not been a lucky general for Ladbrokes. Despite his “golden hello” of £1.75m worth of shares in spring...

    15. December 2, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne to give small businesses £900m boost

      George Osborne will use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday to announce £900m of extra funding for small business lending...

    16. December 1, 2014

      Love more effective than rockets for City’s pro-Europe campaigners

      Hearts and minds campaigns are not inevitably doomed. Love bombing the Vietnamese with Hershey Kisses could have worked for...

    17. November 26, 2014

      Royal Mail warns on threat to rural deliveries

      Vince Cable, business secretary, accused Royal Mail of “scaremongering” on Wednesday after the privatised postal operator...

    18. November 17, 2014

      Note to numpties: be on guard for Quindell misunderstandings

      So Canaccord Genuity has quit as a broker to Quindell. So too has one of Quindell’s spin-doctors, Redleaf, which clearly...

    19. 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...

    20. October 20, 2014

      Business calls for measures to boost supply chain

      Weaknesses in the UK’s supply chain are holding back industrial investment, according to British business. Industry is...

    21. October 18, 2014

      Alexander to replace Cable as LibDem shadow chancellor

      Vince Cable is to lose his role as the Liberal Democrats’ “shadow chancellor” at the next election, after Nick Clegg...

    22. October 10, 2014

      Chart that tells a story – Royal Mail

      What does this show? It has been a year since Royal Mail’s controversial initial public offering. This shows how the...

    23. October 10, 2014

      Vince Cable unveils scholarships for students from India

      Indian students will be offered scholarships to attend British universities, under efforts by Vince Cable to counter “ugly...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2014

      Voting time at the Liberal Democrats' party conference

      Charlie Bibby/FT Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to...

    25. October 6, 2014

      Vince Cable escalates coalition war of words

      Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat business secretary, has accused George Osborne of being a liar for saying he can eliminate...

    26. October 6, 2014

      Vince Cable pledges rates relief for growing businesses

      Small companies looking to expand into improved premises will be given relief on their business rates to tackle a “real...

    27. October 3, 2014

      Funding boost for UK bioscience studies

      Postgraduate students of bioscience in the UK are to receive a £125m funding boost. The money will help support research in...

    28. September 28, 2014

      Skilled migrant cap has damaging effect on UK recovery, says Cable

      Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, has called on his Conservative coalition colleagues to scrap their cap...

    29. September 25, 2014

      Royal Mail hits low after rival’s update

      Gradually, the London market has been proving Vince Cable right. Facing criticism that last October’s 330p privatisation of...

    30. September 24, 2014

      UK to launch scheme to boost bank lending to small businesses

      Vince Cable has announced the launch of a government-backed scheme in the next few weeks that is designed to encourage bank...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Lord Myners assembles team of heavyweights to look at sell-offs

      Lord Myners, the former City minister, has recruited a series of City heavyweights to examine the £2bn sale of Royal Mail...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2014

      Dispatches from the cyberwar frontline with a horrified Vince Cable

      Speaking on the sidelines of the SINET cybersecurity conference being held in London on Tuesday, UK Business Secretary Vince...

    33. August 31, 2014

      China mission aims to crack down on intellectual piracy

      David Cameron’s new business minister will lead a delegation of businesses to China on Monday in a bid to forge fresh...

    34. August 26, 2014

      Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

      Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

    35. August 25, 2014

      Vince Cable aims to close zero hour law loopholes

      Employers who try to dodge new laws on zero hours contracts could face legal penalties, as ministers attempt to show they...

    36. August 10, 2014

      UK government at loggerheads over Israel arms sales

      The prime minister and deputy prime minister are at loggerheads over whether the UK should continue selling weapons to...

    37. August 7, 2014

      Ending student numbers cap risks spiralling costs, report warns

      A decision to remove a cap on student numbers at UK universities was “fuzzy”, “put together quickly” and risks spiralling...

    38. August 3, 2014

      Long-distance London commuters push up local house prices

      London’s strong housing market is pushing up prices in other parts of the country as workers commute ever longer distances...

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