Ruby McGregor-Smith says teachers are often unable to give the right careers

Ruby McGregor-Smith: 'I couldn’t be a senior female CEO and not help others'

Ruby McGregor-Smith, the head of  Mitie, wants to remove barriers for women. She tells Margareta Pagano why quotas are not the solution

RAF photos of a Soviet spy trawler in 1968: there are now concerns that national hostilities have moved into the digital age

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan

Problems at RBS suggest that lack of focus persisted during Stephen Hester’s tenure

More skeletons in the RBS closet?

As a £14.5m fine for poor mortgage advice highlights organisational issues at the bank, James Moore wonders what other revelations may emerge

Down time: an employee of Google uses the slide to get to the canteen

Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff

Burger King buys Tim Hortons: The 'hypocrisy' of Warren Buffett

As Warren Buffett is criticised for helping the fast food chain move to Canada, it’s clear the issue of good corporate governance in the US is not going away

The Week Ahead: Antofagasta, Petrofac and 888 Holdings among companies giving results in four-day week

It may be a four-day week but there’s a slew of companies putting out results.

Day-to-day life in a slum in the Ebola-affected Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone, where mining had been thriving before the outbreak

Along came a virus and hauled three nations out of recovery

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had all been shaking off recent unstable histories until Ebola decimated mining production, halted economic recovery and sent it back into reverse

Shoppers are happy with lower prices but Tesco is mulling a dividend cut which could affect our pension funds

War on the aisles sees first fall in food sales

Supermarkets have cut prices so hard that we’re actually spending less. But what’s good for shoppers will be bad for shareholders

A report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicts a 17% rise in graduate job vacancies this year

Got the degree – now for the job

Many of the students who graduated this summer are having great difficulty finding work and, as Amy Denman explains, it’s often down to not having the necessary work experience

HSBC has already closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK, such as Majid Maghout

Paying the price for sanctions: The customers with Iranian links being ditched by British banks

HSBC and others deny discrimination, but have hefty fines led to some banks being far too cautious?

Gerard Lopez took the wheel at the Lotus team five years ago with his business partner Eric Lux

Gerard Lopez: An F1 car helps for a man in a hurry

He has investments ranging from real estate to Charlie Chaplin. But right now he has Lotus on his mind

Edi Truell wants to emulate the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in boosting pension funds in London

Edi Truell: For his next trick, saving pensions

What do rhinos and retirement funds have in common? This investor and deal maker has an interest in both, and many projects besides. Jamie Dunkley tries to keep up

Tidal Lagoon Power see the proposed structure as providing social space as well as producing energy

Wave hello to British sea power

A seawall and 16 turbines in Swansea Bay could generate electricity for 120,000 homes

A shopper poses on an enamel throne at the Luxury China exhibition in Beijing. The ‘golden age’ of China’s luxury consumption is over – but brands are recovering

Luxury leaps the Great Wall again

High-end goods are starting to recover from the hangover of China’s assault on business ‘gifting’, says Laura Chesters. But the brands can no longer take their cachet for granted

Taking the bull by the horns: miners have been buying into beef to cater for a growing appetite in China

From iron ore to cattle farming: Meat is a richer seam for miners

In Western Australia, industry giants such as Rio Tinto are turning increasingly to cattle farming as beef prices soar and iron ore goes the other way

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As new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is rushed in, Jim Armitage takes a look at the best (and worst) kitchen sinkers in the FTSE
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RAF photos of a Soviet spy trawler in 1968: there are now concerns that national hostilities have moved into the digital age
Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan, Oscar Williams-Grut
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With such persuasive Establishment friends, little wonder Evraz is not overly concerned Westminster will turn against it, writes Jim Armitage
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Problems at RBS suggest that lack of focus persisted during Stephen Hester’s tenure
As a £14.5m fine for poor mortgage advice highlights organisational issues at the bank, James Moore wonders what other revelations may emerge
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As Warren Buffett is criticised for helping the fast food chain move to Canada, it’s clear the issue of good corporate governance in the US is not going away
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In the game: EA's 'Fifa 14' is very popular with online scouts
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The MBA has a vital role to play in changing the face of company boardrooms
Getting a chief executive to leave with as little fuss as possible has long been a dilemma for corporate boardrooms, now data-centre operator Telecity has come up with an alternative
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Ian McCafferty, left, and Martin Weale, second left, are the ‘irrelevant minority’ of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee
Martin Weale voted for rate rises in 2011, but his predictions of rising inflation did not materialise, writes David Blanchflower
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If so, you are worryingly accurate, as the most important economic measure can only be guessed at, Ben Chu reports
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Supermarkets have cut prices so hard that we’re actually spending less. But what’s good for shoppers will be bad for shareholders, writes Simon Neville
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A report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicts a 17% rise in graduate job vacancies this year
Many of the students who graduated this summer are having great difficulty finding work and, as Amy Denman explains, it’s often down to not having the necessary work experience
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David Cameron is planning to revive the Communications Data Bill
His comments risk stoking the potent fear that immigrants are coming here and taking our jobs, says Ben Chu
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Howls of outrage would normally ensue, but the housebuilders have gotten away with it, says Russell Lynch
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Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board
The Federal Reserve has become a rogue hedge fund, taking massive, wildly speculative positions
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The Ummah Welfare Trust called on its supporters to boycott HSBC
Customer with Iranian links are being ditched by HSBC and others. They deny discrimination, but have hefty fines led to some banks being far too cautions? By Maria Tadeo
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'Political Ravishment - Or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger!' from 1797 by James Gillray
Like Caesar’s wife, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is supposed to be above suspicion. But some members of Parliament have suspicious minds, writes Ben Chu
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Detroit’s once glorious and now decrepit Michigan Theater now operates as a car park
They forgot the motor city in the years of American urban renewal, but now JP Morgan is writing a $100m cheque to kickstart Detroit. Some doubt the bank’s motives
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Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone