The Week Ahead: Dave Lewis will present his first set of annual results as the boss of Tesco this week

Dave Lewis will present his first set of annual results as the boss of Tesco this week and the City is expecting more of the same: cleaning up past mistakes while setting out a plan for the future.

Still more questions than answers over the future of BHS

A month ago Philip Green flogged his department store chain to a mysterious consortium. Joanna Bourke outlines what we do – and don’t – know

‘Missing our deals will haunt you’ – Phones 4U’s TV ad came back to haunt it

Phones 4U collapse: guess who profited - hedge funds or taxpayers?

It seemed bad enough that a popular retailer could be allowed to collapse simply because its suppliers suddenly decided to pull the plug. Now we know who got their money back – and who didn't

Margrethe Vestager wants small businesses to have a fair representation on search engines

Google vs the EU commissioner: Is this a David and Goliath struggle?

Margrethe Vestager, the EU's new competition watchdog and one of the most prominent and well-liked figures in Danish politics, has taken on the technology giant over its alleged abuse of the market

Margaret Thatcher with the new owners of a property in Essex which was sold for just over £8,000 in 1980

Is this really the right time for a Right to Buy comeback?

The Tories want to revive and extend Margaret Thatcher’s flagship housing policy. Ben Chu looks at what the possible consequences could be

The Week Ahead: Fashion is in focus this week

It’s a quiet day in the corporate calendar today

Vernon Hill is quietly confident that Metro will finally be in the black by the end of this year

'British banks just don't understand customers'

Vernon Hill’s Metro Bank has made its mark in Britain, even if it has yet to make a profit. With an approach to customer relationships that owes more to Steve Jobs than his industry rivals, he’s ready to break the mould

Some of the bigger players in the delivery market are looking to become more dominant through mergers and acquisitions

Why Britain's parcel couriers are still struggling to deliver

The rise and rise of online shopping should be a bonanza for Britain's package delivery firms. Yet one of them has gone bust and others are losing money. What's going wrong? And is consolidation the answer?

Helge Lund, chief executive of BG Group, was offered a £12m ‘golden hello’ when he joined the oil group

Helge Lund: The man who could make £25m on the Shell-BG deal

He only joined BG two months ago. Now he looks set for a tidy windfall

The Week Ahead: Recruiters Robert Walters and Hays to update the market

Cash-strapped Gulf Keystone Petroleum has its annual results on Thursday

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin has so far endured no legal or regulatory sanction for the role he played in the near death of the bank

RBS: The tortuous battle to bring former chief Fred Goodwin to justice

Could a cache of private emails blow open the case against the man who sank the Royal Bank of Scotland? James Moore investigates

Maksim Bakiyev was found guilty of attempted murder in Kyrgyzstan

London property used for money laundering: the curious case of a despot's son

As writs fly over an alleged murder attempt, campaigners are also questioning UK property laws. Jim Armitage reports on a Kyrgyz millionaire now living in London

Philip Smith quit RSA in November 2013, calling the internal investigation ‘fundamentally flawed’

Tears, bullying and playing the blame game at RSA’s Irish unit

The former chief executive, Philip Smith, is taking the insurer to a Dublin employment tribunal for constructive dismissal. Joe Brennan reports on the scandal that triggered the biggest sell-off in the company’s shares for almost a decade

Kingfisher boss Veronique Laury to set out stall when she presents finals

Veronique Laury, the new boss of B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher, will set out her stall when she presents finals tomorrow – and there’s a lot to be done. UBS’s Andrew Hughes says: “The areas of focus will be any downsizing plans for B&Q, how to tackle the wider trade market in the UK, any update on the Mr Bricolage acquisition, any further targets for global sourcing, and whether Kingfisher continues to push into new markets with associated start-up costs.”

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards is now in its 16th year

Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2015: Meet the accomplished females who are flying high and mighty

Not 'at home cooking onion pakora', but at the top of their profession - that's where you'll find this year's candidates. Mollie Goodfellow profiles those in the social and humanitarian category

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‘Missing our deals will haunt you’ – Phones 4U’s TV ad came back to haunt it
It seemed bad enough that a popular retailer could be allowed to collapse simply because its suppliers suddenly decided to pull the plug. Now Simon Neville reveals who got their money back – and who didn't
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Tesco’s new boss Dave Lewis has decided to buy out Euphorium completely. Jim Armitage reports
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Bernanke’s move does show the more subtle side of the Washington-Wall Street nexus, says Jim Armitage
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For Britain’s multinationals, a global economic recovery looks to be under way, says Jim Armitage
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There is no reason to expect secular stagnation – even if it is hard to see quite where growth will come from, says Hamish McRae
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Margrethe Vestager wants small businesses to have a fair representation on search engines
Margrethe Vestager, the EU's new competition watchdog and one of the most prominent and well-liked figures in Danish politics, has taken on the technology giant over its alleged abuse of the market. Oscar Williams-Grut reports
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A Lehman Brothers employee leaves the bank’s European headquarters
Ben Chu asks: has the industry really absorbed the fund segregation lesson? And are regulators succeeding in enforcing the rules?
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David Cameron unveils the Conservative party manifesto in Swindon (PA)
The OBR was told by the last government not to audit the election manifestos. Jamie Murray on why that should change.
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Margaret Thatcher with the new owners of a property in Essex which was sold for just over £8,000 in 1980
The Tories want to revive and extend Margaret Thatcher’s flagship housing policy. Ben Chu looks at what the possible consequences could be
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Tony and Cherie Blair on the day he was elected
Mark Leftly with Parliamentary Business
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British Gas announced yesterday that it will cut bills – but only by 5 per cent, and not until the end of next month, when the coldest weather is likely to be over
But shareholders in Centrica will take heart. Even as customers may brace for  the worst, says Jim Armitage
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Paper trail: Deidre has a crack team of letter-writing lieuten-aunts, armed with cups of tea and a bank of good sense
Just when you thought banker bashing might finally come to an end, another hideous toad crawls out from under a rock to stir the public’s justified indignation yet again. Jim Armitage takes a peek
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Shopping on Oxford Street: the new year begins with a rise in VAT, which will impact on high-street spending
There’s something perverse about the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to block Poundland’s attempted takeover of 99p Stores, says Simon Neville
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Ferdinand Piech, the chairman, at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany
Ferdinand Piëch, the powerful chair of VW, has fallen out with his chief executive and protégé Martin Winterkorn. Tony Patterson lifts the bonnet and examines what’s going on at the German automobile giant
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The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)
Be sceptical when you hear tales of impending financial panic during election campaigns, warns Ben Chu
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China’s size and complexity frequently obscures its reality, says Satyajit Das
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Max-Hervé,  a Frenchman who lives in Switzerland, does not immediately strike you as a financial terrorist or a man who might be a billionaire by the end of the decade.
The Frenchman could end up destroying, or owning, the company which runs the pension funds for hundreds of thousands of people. John Lichfield speaks to him
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Labour says higher corporation tax would be used to finance a cut in business rates. David Prosser reports
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The trade deficit has worsened amid difficulties in export markets
The UK’s trade deficit worsened by much more than had been expected, says David Blanchflower
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Number 16: ExxonMobil President and CEO Rex Tillerson, his company is the world's biggest oil and gas producer
Even taking Exxon’s recent chest beating about its appetite for deals Jim Armitage thinks it's unlikely
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