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Company pledges to hit higher profit targets after aborted bid raised questions over operations


Unusual move for board of listed business comes as bank deals with accounts scandal

Futuristic 175-acre site in California will take 6 months to populate

Bank’s earnings boosted by sharp decline in cost of PPI mis-selling scandal

Company official suspected of colluding with others to steal from the conglomerate

City promises seven new towers to ‘accommodate the new talent’

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In an era when innovators are prized, fewer investors are able to hold management to account

Kraft Heinz’s failed Unilever bid shows the food industry has run out of growth

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Severstal prospectus warns of risks including state interference

New concessions demanded to cover further delays and technical problems for A400M

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Sector shows signs of revival after deals and new sector alliances shake up market

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