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    1. October 16, 2014

      Interactive tool: disease in emerging markets

      Explore the leading causes of illness and death in 21 emerging markets in an interactive tool developed for the FT by the...

    2. October 3, 2014

      UK service sector activity dips to three-month low

      Momentum in the UK service sector remained strong in September, according to the latest purchasing managers’ survey, but...

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    1. September 18, 2014

      Sterling rise hits profits at UK’s biggest law firms

      The rise in the value of the pound this year has hit profits at the UK’s biggest law firms, data show. The top ten UK firms...

    2. September 16, 2014

      Health of high streets revives as economy gains strength

      The health of one in four British high streets is improving as the economic recovery reduces numbers of empty shops, though...

    3. September 9, 2014

      Blur group seeks to reassure investors after profit warnings

      Blur Group, the embattled “eBay for business services” company, sought to reassure investors on Tuesday with its first...

    4. September 8, 2014

      Law firms scrutinised in anti-money laundering push

      Specialist teams are to be sent in to scrutinise law firms amid mounting concerns they are failing to fulfil obligations to...

    5. August 26, 2014

      Regus hit by strength of sterling

      Regus, the UK-listed serviced office provider, has seen half-year profits from its growing network of international business...

    6. August 21, 2014

      Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

      A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

    7. August 17, 2014

      Councils privatise their legal departments

      A growing number of councils across the UK are trying to privatise their legal departments as they seek to bolster their...

    8. August 15, 2014

      Lib Dems plan freedom of information rules for private companies

      Water companies, the “Big Six” energy suppliers and housing associations would be forced to open their books to the public...

    9. August 15, 2014

      Ecigarette shops lead high streets’ transformation

      The smell of lychees, bubblegum and strawberries fills the vapour filled room in Vape Lab, an ecigarette store in east...

    10. August 15, 2014

      UK ‘sharing economy’ companies told of £9bn potential

      Companies in the UK’s nascent “sharing economy” could generate annual revenues of about £9bn by 2025 but only if they fulfil...

    11. August 14, 2014

      Carillion steps up pursuit of Balfour Beatty

      Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of construction rival Balfour Beatty, telling investors that its proposed deal to...

    12. August 8, 2014

      Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

      This is a tale of four dogs. They feature in most portfolios, and in that financial Battersea Dogs Home of unloved...

    13. August 5, 2014

      Services survey signals strong UK growth

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

    14. July 23, 2014

      Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing

      Capita reported a 16 per cent surge in interim pre-tax profits to £238m bolstered by a deal to run partly privatised...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. July 6, 2014

      UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

      The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

    18. July 4, 2014

      ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

      It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

    19. July 3, 2014

      Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

      The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

    20. July 3, 2014

      Services sector survey points to rapid UK growth

      Britain’s vast services sector grew strongly last month, according to a survey, spurring companies to embark on the biggest...

    21. July 1, 2014

      Call for pensions consultants to be regulated

      The Law Commission has urged the UK government to consider regulating pensions consultants as concern grows over the power...

    22. June 30, 2014

      Indian restaurant serving curried goat’s brain wins top award

      A new Indian restaurant serving delicacies including curried goat’s brain has topped the table of the UK’s finest...

    23. June 29, 2014

      DHL plans £156m investment in the UK

      Deutsche Post DHL is planning its largest investment in Britain in 14 years as it seeks to address the dramatic rise in...

    24. June 27, 2014

      Money Advice Service offered outdated UK pensions information

      A service tipped to deliver a key plank of the government’s radical pension reforms continued to make available outdated...

    25. June 27, 2014

      UK business investment bounces back

      UK business investment has risen to its highest level since the financial crisis, in a further sign the economic recovery is...

    26. June 23, 2014

      Council and school staff vote to strike

      Britain faces one of its biggest protests against the effects of government spending cuts after local government workers...

    27. June 22, 2014

      Barristers’ income falls 12% in two years

      The squeezing of the barristers’ profession has been highlighted by new figures that show their income has decreased 12 per...

    28. June 20, 2014

      Spire dreaming of £1bn flotation after Cinven ends sale talks

      Britain’s second-largest chain of private hospitals is finalising plans for a £1bn stock market flotation, as it seeks to...

    29. June 20, 2014

      Large UK law firms outpace competitors

      The UK’s largest law firms are growing much faster than their mid-market counterparts, according to new research that...

    30. June 10, 2014

      Growth in UK manufacturing sector fastest in 3 years

      Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated in April in a further sign that the economic recovery is broadening....

    31. June 8, 2014

      Big UK groups urged to track suppliers on social value

      Fifty of the UK’s largest companies are to be urged to show corporate responsibility by tracking how their small suppliers...

    32. June 4, 2014

      UK service sector activity powers ahead

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector motored along in May, as extra work and increasing business confidence...

    33. June 1, 2014

      UK’s City and Guilds in deal to help train 500m workers in India

      A UK charity is to become the first overseas group to run vocational education for the Indian government’s skills agency,...

    34. May 29, 2014

      Three-quarters of litigants in UK commercial court are foreign

      More than three-quarters of those who use London’s commercial court to settle disputes are from outside the UK, according to...

    35. May 22, 2014

      Matthew Warchus has hard act to follow at London Old Vic theatre

      Matthew Warchus, who has just been announced as the next artistic director of London’s Old Vic Theatre when Kevin Spacey...

    36. May 8, 2014

      Intu seeks investors to fund leisure development plans

      Intu, the FTSE 250-listed retail landlord, plans to sell off chunks of its biggest shopping centres to investors to raise...

    37. May 8, 2014

      Hedge fund chief donates £5m to Natural History Museum

      Facing government cutbacks, London’s Natural History Museum has found a welcome new source of funds: a £5m donation from a...

    38. May 6, 2014

      OECD upgrades UK growth forecasts to 3.2% in 2014

      The OECD upgraded its growth forecasts for the UK on Tuesday as the dominant services sector rose for the 16th straight...

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