Laura Chesters

Laura Chesters is a business reporter and covers the consumer, food, drink and luxury goods sectors on the business desk at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday

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French monopolies guru wins economics Nobel Prize

Jean Tirole, who has studied regulation and oligopolies since the 1980s

Jean Tirole wins 2014 Nobel Prize in economics

Tirole’s book The Theory of Corporate Finance analyses the impact of regulation on corporations in the modern economy

Raise finance against your art collection

Falcon’s new Fine Art funds will enable collectors to retain possession of their artwork

Microsoft's Satya Nadella under fire after saying women 'shouldn't as for pay raise because it's not good karma'

Nadella claimed not asking for a pay raise makes a female employee more 'trustworthy' and karma ultimately pays off

Named and shamed: The FTSE 250 companies with no women at the top

Firms have six months to appoint at least one woman to their board

KFC owner Yum Brands issues profit warning on China food scandal

Scare over old meat hit sales  at the fast-food chain’s Chinese outlets

Walt Disney in €1 billion bail-out for loss-making Euro Disney theme park

The funding package includes a share sale and debt restructuring that will see the French theme park de-listed

Dunkin’ Donuts returns to the UK after 20 year hiatus

Brand is going head to head with American rival Krispy Kreme

Vince Cable and Chuka Umunna act on City ethnicity

Both the Government and the Opposition have pledged to make ethnic diversity in the boardroom as high profile an issue as the fight for more women at the top.

Selfridges in £40 million website revamp

Biggest single investment in Selfridges.com since website launch

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders