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  1. 7 hours ago

    Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

    Britain and other non-euro states are at risk of losing their influence over financial legislation as single currency...

  2. 8 hours ago

    Convenience chain McColl’s sees sales and store growth after IPO

    Sales at convenience store chain McColl’s rose 3.6 per cent to £444m in the first half, on the back of an expansion fuelled...

  3. 8 hours ago

    Founders frustrated with slow internet service in London

    After being told they would not be able to get superfast broadband connections for their companies, the founders of...

  4. 9 hours ago

    Beazley cautious despite profits jump

    Beazley sounded another note of caution about the outlook for the Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Tuesday even as it...

  5. 9 hours ago

    Indian court grants tycoon Roy day release to sell luxury hotels

    India’s Supreme Court has given detained tycoon Subrata Roy permission to leave prison for a few hours a day to negotiate...

  6. 12 hours ago

    Low UK take-up for superfast broadband fund

    Only a small fraction of a £100m government fund for superfast broadband in UK cities has been taken up, in spite of growing...

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    Standard Chartered UK domicile seen as more burden than benefit

    Having its headquarters in London, several thousand miles from the majority of its 86,000-plus workforce, was once a clear...

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    De-financialising the real economy

    Mariana Mazzucato organiser of this week’s Mission-Oriented Finance conference in London and RM Phillips Professor in the...

  9. 13 hours ago

    Credit Suisse heads for exit on commodities trading

    When is an investment bank committed to a business? Until it’s not! That oft-quoted adage could be heard in the City of...

  10. 15 hours ago

    Timeline: Alexander Litvinenko

    The British government announced on Tuesday it would hold a public inquiry into the 2006 death in London of Alexander...

  11. July 21, 2014

    UK’s Ed Miliband takes tough stance on Ukraine in US

    UK opposition leader Ed Miliband called for Europe to “step up” its response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as he arrived...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Osborne warns UK on financial impact of Russian sanctions

    George Osborne has warned that Britain must be prepared to take an economic hit under a tougher sanctions regime against...

  13. July 21, 2014

    LME fines copper traders for ‘standing’ in the ring

    Do not chew gum. Keep your top button fastened, your shoes dark, your jacket on and your hair “neat and presentable”....

  14. July 21, 2014

    San Francisco Ballet, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris – review

    In these straitened times for the arts, San Francisco Ballet’s Paris tour this month happily defies belief. Instead of the...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Larmer Tree 2014, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wiltshire, UK – review

    For its teenagers, the coups of this year’s Larmer Tree festival were Frank Turner and Tom Odell, headlining Friday and...

  16. July 21, 2014

    Intercontinental Exchange starts hunt for interest rates chief

    Intercontinental Exchange is preparing to deepen its push into off-exchange derivatives markets in Europe, beginning with...

  17. July 21, 2014

    Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

  18. July 21, 2014

    MH17 crash: FT photo shows signs of damage from missile strike

    The first apparent hard evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile is emerging...

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    July 21, 2014

    Counting down to Wharton

    While going through the MBA admissions process, I was keen to find out about others’ perspectives on everyday life as an MBA...

  20. July 20, 2014

    EU banks beat bonus cap with cash allowances

    More than half of European banks are using cash allowances to bypass a cap on bonuses for high earners, putting them on a...

  21. July 20, 2014

    American Impressionism, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

    “My God, I would rather go to Europe than go to Heaven,” American painter William Merritt Chase told the New York Times in...

  22. July 20, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office gears up for UK forex trading probe

    The UK’s main anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the...

  23. July 20, 2014

    J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

    J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor specialising in...

  24. July 18, 2014

    Wales grows in confidence as politicians seek more powers

    During four years of austerity under the Conservative-led coalition, it has been easy for the Labour government in Wales to...

  25. July 18, 2014

    Poor health casts doubt on UK state pension

    Many Britons will struggle to remain in good health until the point they qualify for their state pensions, according to...

  26. July 18, 2014

    De Vere launches sale of  Village hotels chain

    De Vere Group is formally launching the sale of its mid-market Village hotels chain, the last and biggest chunk of Lloyds’...

  27. July 18, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . prime London prices

    What does this show? The blue line shows house price growth in Greater London according to data from Land Registry, which...

  28. July 18, 2014

    Shire rises as AbbVie takeover is sealed

    Investor satisfaction over dealmaking at Shire and ITV dominated the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard as end-of-week gains...

  29. July 18, 2014

    Boardroom trades July 19

    Mathematician Michael Evans chalked up the first director buy-in at Zoopla within days of the property group listing in...

  30. July 18, 2014

    Cool summer footwear for men

    When the mercury rises, even the most cool-headed males can get in a spin about what to wear on their feet in very hot...

  31. July 18, 2014

    The List: Cardinal Wolsey’s lost treasures

    The Victoria and Albert Museum has just launched a £2.5m fundraising campaign to buy four bronze angels commissioned in 1524...

  32. July 18, 2014

    Upcoming dance performances

    Restless Creature, Linbury Theatre, London That fine New York City Ballet dancer Wendy Whelan returns to London for five...

  33. July 18, 2014

    Interview: Chemistry’s winning formula

    “I’m proud to be a chemist and proud of chemistry,” says Dominic Tildesley. While such a declaration is hardly surprising...

  34. July 18, 2014

    Five of the best new London pubs

    The Clapton Hart After an unhappy former incarnation as a bar on Hackney’s once notorious “Murder Mile”, this vast space has...

  35. July 18, 2014

    AstraZeneca unveils plans for £330m R&D centre in Cambridge

    AstraZeneca’s commitment to UK science was at the heart of its defence against Pfizer’s £69bn takeover bid in May. Two...

  36. July 18, 2014

    Why Marlborough’s high street is attracting London buyers to town

    Like large swaths of southern England, Marlborough attracts high-end housebuyers because of its good schools and transport...

  37. July 18, 2014

    The Briton who used all her money to open a restaurant in Chile

    There is a touch of culinary England in the government quarter of downtown Santiago, the capital of Chile. Sitting at a...

  38. July 18, 2014

    City planner Peter Wynne Rees on the love of his life: London

    The man who has shaped the face of the City of London more than any other person over the past three decades lives in one of...

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