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Government to end its 100pc guarantee on deposits in the nationalised bank on
Activist investor Nelson Peltz slashed his stake in Kraft Foods just weeks
before the US food conglomerate's £11.5bn takeover of British confectioner
MySpace's chief executive Owen Van Natta has left the music and social
networking site less than a year after joining from rival Facebook to revive
Kraft's Irene Rosenfeld richly deserves public humiliation for her about-turn
on manufacturing jobs.
Mr Kipling-to-Hovis producer Premier Foods is close to wrapping up a deal to
offload the longevity risks of its £2bn Rank Hovis McDougall pension scheme.
Businesses remain unconvinced by Labour's rhetoric about supporting the
private sector despite giving the Government praise for its handling of the
financial crisis, the CBI has said
Kraft Foods has agreed to buy Cadbury in a deal that ends more than 150 years
of independence for the maker of Dairy Milk.
Galiform, the kitchen supplier, said on Tuesday that it expected pretax
profits to be "comfortably above" the top end of market
Children could be missing out on maintenance payments because a third of separated parents do not know where to go for advice
A leading economist predicts that the Bank could lift rates in March though no
change is expected today.
US investment bank is reviewing its London operation, a move that could
eventually see departments shifted overseas.
Waking up to a stocking full of coal is probably not the most exciting start
to a Christmas morning. But at least it's got a better chance of increasing
in value by next year than a Wii Fit or a Zhu Zhu Pet.
Market's rise delivers welcome pre-Christmas cheer, raising hopes that the
global recovery will continue in 2010.
Quantitative easing has not made borrowing any easier or cheaper for most firms says Tracy Corrigan.
We already know that business minister Lord Myners has been considering studying theology once he's done with finance. I wonder whether he's lining up comedy after that.
Programming cuts may have meant a reduction of drama on commercial television but behindthescenes dramas in TVland have certainly made up for the loss.
The UK is facing a tipping point over the next few years in its ability to generate enough power to satisfy an everincreasing demand.
Marks & Spencer will tomorrow launch a new casual clothing range aimed at 30plus women in 100 stores and on its website.
Miner at centre of dispute with China sees profits tumble over 50pc as downturn knocks metal prices.
Shipping group calls on the Government to resolve the row over backdated business rates.
I've found that simplicity often brings success in business and that the most profitable ideas are uncomplicated solutions to everyday problems writes Duncan Bannatyne.
The changes in VAT during the recession will cost British businesses at least £300 million the Treasury has admitted as a leading businessman said only a "congenital idiot" would implement a rise on New Year's day.
UK residents can now send broken or unwanted gold jewellery through the mail and receive its cash value.
Sporting goods retailer Sports Direct has scrapped its dividend after profits fell 91pc.
Almost seven in 10 of those yet to stop work are more worried about their retirement prospects than a year ago.
The European Union's plan for a new machinery of financial regulation is an "opportunistic" attempt to extend EU power a report by the Adam Smith Institute and the London Business School says.
Minimum monthly payments on credit cards could be increased to help people pay off their debts more quickly as part of a shakeup of consumer laws.
The worst of the UK house price falls may be over a Bank of England policymaker and mortgage market expert told MPs on Thursday.
Marks ? Spencer's boardroom woes have deepened with corporate governance bodies coming out in support of a resolution to split Sir Stuart Rose's joint role as chairman and chief executive.
Chairman Lloyd Blankfein apologises for bank's part in the "market euphoria" that spurred the financial crisis.
Investors sell shares in the UK's largest pub operator as it seeks to tackle its mountain of debt.
The leaders of Brazil Russia India and China meet on Tuesday in a widelywatched summit.
No longer is the complex business of restructuring collapsing companies maledominated says Helia Ebrahimi.
Tracy Corrigan believes in second chances for sinners but there are limits...
Black Sunday for the European left. In spite of a deep recession that seemed at times to shake the confidence in the foundations of free markets socialist and social democrats failed to convince voters in all major countries that they had credible alternatives to steer Europe's economies out of the slump.
Australia has narrowly managed to avoid tumbling into recession after a stimulus blitz helped the economy expand.
Virgin Atlantic sees profits nearly double but expects tough 2009.
Oil prices averaged 94 a barrel in 2008. So far this year they've averaged less than 50.
There is no doubt also that there are a few building societies that made loans in the later boom years that they now wish they hadn't.
The Financial Services Authority has criticised building societies for making "fundamental errors".
Imperial Tobacco the maker of Lambert ? Butler cigarettes expects sales to benefit in the second half as the recession forces smokers to switch to cheaper brands or roll their own.
Investors can have full confidence in US banks following the results of the longawaited financial stress tests Tim Geithner Treasury Secretary and Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve chairman promised as America's 19 leading banks prepared for the publication of the findings.
IN 2007 Michael Bloomberg the New York mayor asked McKinsey to find out why his city's dominance in finance was diminishing. The answer shocked the US.
How public borrowing sterling and the gilt yield have fared since Labour took office in 1997.
Auditors of Tiscali the UK's fifthbiggest internet service provider have refused to sign off its annual accounts.
Fiat would walk away from a tieup with US carmaker Chrysler unless unions agreed to a new lower wage deal Sergio Marchionne the chief executive of the Italian motor manufacturer said.
Convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff has received the first prison visit from his wife after spending 26 days in his 8ft by 7.5ft cell.
Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein has admitted that parts of Wall Street have been "greedy" over pay and benefits.
As tipsters go Julian Thick the man responsible for Saturday's Grand National is no longshot.