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James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Takeover Panel may have to bare its teeth since playing nice is outmoded

Outlook: Companies pledging commitments may find themselves landed with supervisors to ensure they keep their promises

City watchdog set to clamp down on broken promises in takeovers

Companies that make commitments in a bid to win takeover tussles will be forced to stick to them under new rules being trailed by the Takeover Panel.

Barclays has ended its search for a new chairman by announcing that banking veteran McFarlane will take on the role from next year

Barclays names John McFarlane new chairman

McFarlane will leave insurer Aviva to join the bank

Virgin Money appoints Glen Moreno as new chairman ahead of anticipated flotation plans

Mr Moreno is chairman of the Financial Times’ owner Pearson

Santander's UK boss, Ana Botin, who is mourning the loss of ehr father Emilio, will take her family into a fourth generation at the helm at the firm's parent company

Ana Botin succeeds her father to continue family control of Santander

'Under her tenure, Santander UK appears to have made really significant progress'

The death of a man who built one of the world’s biggest banks out of what was a small domestic lender, could spark a shake up at the operation’s UK arm

Emilio Botin, Santander chairman, dies aged 79

The world banking giant suffered a heart attack

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James Moore: Voluntary groups as risky customers? The banks really need to get a grip

Banks ought to have the wit to be able to differentiate between high risk and low-risk customers for a start

James Moore: Bank of England’s clawback idea is the sensible way to tame City

Outlook: With such a long tail on bonus money we may create senior bankers who look to the long-term health of their institutions

Tyrie hits out at banks over ‘misleading’ debt letters

HSBC, RBS and Lloyds sent debt collection letters appearing to be from independent law firms that were in fact from the banks’ own staff

James Moore: ‘Locust’ Uber gets banned, but don’t write it off yet

Outlook If you add an umlaut to the U in Uber you get a word that’s often used for emphasis in colloquial English. So it’s fair to say that the taxi app of the same name (without an umlaut) has been landed with an über problem.

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