Osborne vows to boost UK bank competition

Chancellor also promises ‘financial fairness’ review

Goldman Sachs banker Sonia Pereiro-Mendez arrives with an unknown man at the Central London Employment Tribunal in London, after she claimed she was cheated out of millions of pounds in bonuses and subjected to sexist comments because she is a woman.
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Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Banker claims she was cheated out of millions in bonuses

Imperial College's proposed plans for White City

Overseas students drive university boom

Threat of potential EU exit is one of many risks to costly growth

Vinyl and pies mash-up is retail hit

Record stores seek niche to attract new wave of customers

Unemployment falls to seven-year low

Employment rate of 73.4% is highest since records began in 1970s

Argentina sues UK oil groups in Falklands

Buenos Aires threatens to extradite and jail company executives

G4S chief receives 73% pay rise

Outsourcer returned to profit after scandals

Sharon White, head of UK media regulator Ofcom, is conducting the first review of the communications market for a decade
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Ofcom eyes TV and telecoms deregulation

New head says she will look at effect of competition from US internet groups

Political pledges hit by fickle forecasts

IMF warning shows folly of promising ‘things you can’t guarantee’

Entrepreneurs back Lib Dems in letter

UK would benefit from party in coalition, say 50 business people

Northeast business battles for investment

Call for single body to co-ordinate public and private joint push

Long live the UK — but not at any price

The SNP has no interest in my country’s success. It cares only about what it can extract from us

Business paints bleak picture of UK

Four City financial hub leaders describe as ‘adversarial’ the country’s regulatory environment

Surveyors warn on UK house prices

Properties coming on to the market fell for second month

UK payday lenders under renewed pressure

New rules are causing many providers to consider exiting the market

IMF warns UK on deficit reduction plans

Britain will struggle to balance books by end of decade, says fund

Royal Opera House escapes industry pain

At least 60 works lined up, including Haas’s ‘Morgen und Abend’

Brussels to investigate Google’s Android

Separate probe will look at whether uncompetitive terms are foisted on platform users

Tory minimum wage plans to cost £3.7bn

Think-tank lays out implications of a rise in personal allowance

HSBC hires recruiters for board roles

Five directors could be replaced within a couple of years

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