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Dark pools allow big investors such as pension funds to trade big parcels of stock without other traders knowing
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Lifted its profit forecasts by £25 million to between £775 million and £815 million after strong second quarter
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Profits for the quarter rose by 34% to $3.64 billion from a year earlier
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Edward Bramson’s tactics are controversial because he takes control without full-scale takeover bids
Activist investor wants a seat on the company’s board and launch a review of its strategy
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Call for stronger ethics in banking comes after a series of high-profile scandals in the City
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The Swiss Re tower or 'Gherkin' was at one time the UK’s most expensive office when German bank IVG and private equity firm Evans Randall bought it
Skyscraper expected to be snapped up by a foreign buyer looking for exposure in London property market
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The Hague arbitration court rules Moscow deliberately set out to bankrupt the company and acquire its assets
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Suboxone heroin addiction treatment makes up around 7% of Reckitt’s sales.
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Simon Fox, who succeeded Sly Bailey as chief executive of Trinity Mirror in September 2012
Chief executive Simon Fox promised shareholders a 3p divi at the end of the year
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But chief executive Michael O'Leary warns against 'irrational exuberance' in the second half
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A girl lights a candle next to a message reading 'Pray for MH370' during a candlelight vigil for passengers of the Malaysia Airlines flight
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Barclays is expected to report profits of £3.4bn, followed by Lloyds with profits expected to come in at £3.5bn
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Tesco has been accused of attempting to be 'everything to everybody'
It is thought that the levy, which would be similar to business rates could raise £400m a year
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Vince Cable wrote that the recovery ‘needs to be better balanced’
Cable has warned that wage growth is sluggish and the economy remains stubbornly imbalanced
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George Osborne
The UK economy grew by 0.8% in second quarter but fears remain about economy's reliance on consumer spending
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Demonstrators carry placards as they gather for an anti-fracking protest in London last week
As developers get set to bid in the UK’s biggest sale of onshore gas licences, the commercial benefits of drilling remain far from clear
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We’ll just have to wait and see if Sir Andrew’s apparent wit goes hand in hand with the wisdom to cure GSK’s problems, says James Moore
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Burberry is opening new stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles this autumn
From discount to luxury, UK brands are vying to conquer the States. Laura Chesters asks if they can succeed in a graveyard for our retailers
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is obsessed by sales
As its new smartphone makes its debut, it is sometimes hard to keep track of what Amazon does. And that's not a good sign
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When God was giving out the moral outrage, Wall Streeters were inventing credit-default swaps. It's no surprise Ackman failed to take down Herbalife, says Mark McSherry
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Fallen star Bo Xilai in court, in September last year; he was given a life sentence
The rules are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos , as he learns the dark arts from a master
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A brand new prescription: ‘Only using healthy mice and rats to find cures for ill humans is old-fashioned,” says George Freeman
The UK’s first-ever minister for life sciences tells Margareta Pagano about his new role at the departments of business and health, transforming how the UK develops and finances medicine
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Rich, young Russians won’t dump their English lives unless they have absolutely no other option, says Jim Armitage
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It’s not a question of if, but when... interest rates have been kept artificially low for long enough, says Hamish McRae
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There may be trouble ahead … David Levy has very rarely been wrong in his forecasts
David Levy’s family has correctly called every major financial event in the US for decades. Now he’s warning of a global recession next year. Bernard Condon investigates
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Another week, another inch forward in the grindingly slow battle against vested interests and uncompetitive markets that do so much damage to consumers and small businesses alike. Six days after announcing the referral of the banking sector for a full-scale competition inquiry, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced the next step in its investigation into the energy market, which has already been referred for the same process.

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