The Week Ahead: The City to get snapshot of the recruitment sector

The City will get a snapshot of the recruitment sector this week, as both Robert Walters and Hays update the market.

Dame Sue Ion says the turning point was when a teacher suggested she read material sciences

If engineering is hot, will it expand to meet demand for new recruits?

A video of dancing engineers has gone viral, with the side effect of drawing inquiries from prospective students. But Dame Sue Ion says many more graduates are needed, particularly women. She spoke to Margareta Pagano

Osamu Masuko expects Mitsubishi’s hybrids production to be about 20 per cent by 2020

Osamu Masuko: Any colour car, as long as its green

The Mitsubishi chief executive, in London this week, spoke to Mark Leftly about his vision for a low-emissions future and the role Britain has to play in it

Kristin Forbes is also a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kristin Forbes: Hawk or dove? No, she’s a data hound

Having joined the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee in July, she has come under intense scrunity. Russell Lynch spoke to her on the day of her first MPC speech and asked how she would describe herself

Carmen Segarra had said she was surprised by a remark at Goldman. A fellow regulator told her, ‘You didn’t hear that’

Goldman Sachs: the secret tapes

The leaking of confidential conversations with the Federal Reserve reveals an alarming truth about financial oversight: Wall Street regulators are paid by Wall Street to take Wall Street at its word. No wonder the banks always seem to get away with it, says the acclaimed author Michael Lewis

The Week Ahead: New Sainsbury’s chief executive to present second-quarter trading figures

Like most of the 'Big Four' Sainsbury’s has come under pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl

What the Sunday papers said

Independent on Sunday: Headhunters push for more women bosses

Egon Zehnder, one of the world’s leading executive headhunters, has vowed to unsettle the male-dominated executive positions of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies, and its newly appointed UK managing director Miranda Pode is leading its charge.

Tesco has a reputation as a cut-throat employer where staff are pushed hard to achieve targets

Inside Tesco’s bonus-fuelled regime of fear and machismo

As the supermarket giant is brought low by an accounting scandal, Simon Neville examines the culture of fear and intimidation that kept suppliers in line and staff ‘motivated’ and asks whether it helped to dig the £250m black hole

Russell Crowe played a former tobacco company employee who blows the whistle on the industry’s underhand tactics in the film ‘The Insider’

Who would be a whistleblower?

Despite compensation payouts in the millions, few are ready to speak out against Wall Street. But, as Mark McSherry discovers, the US is serious about clamping down on fraud

Tesco will try and bill suppliers for wastage if goods are unsold, an anonymous source says

Tesco crisis: ‘They say every little helps, but supermarket’s demands are never little’

As the grocer stuns the markets by saying it has overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m, a supermarket supplier describes his trading experiences in the cut-throat market

Yahoo emerges as biggest loser from Alibaba IPO as investors dump stock

Mayer's turnaround strategy for Yahoo's core business takes centre stage- and investors are worried

Lending puzzle still has missing pieces

Aldermore’s float has been touted as a sign that challenger banks are coming into their own. But there is still a long way to go before SMEs are properly served

The Week Ahead: Emeralds, black tie, milk, cake and allergy medicine on the slate

Emeralds, black tie, milk, cake and allergy medicine may sound like an odd mix, but that’s exactly what’s on the slate for investors this morning.

Rich store of controversy: the freeport is detested by the Richtung22 collective for keeping art behind closed doors

Inside the storage city where treasure is buried deep

Fine wine, cigars, paintings ... the Luxembourg Freeport has it all under lock and key – and away from prying eyes. But a band of artists see a new style of tax haven

Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 with a website offering 22 items. It now accounts for 70 per cent of all packages delivered in China

Alibaba IPO: What to expect as Chinese giant goes public in New York

Alibaba on track to become the biggest IPO in history

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David Prosser: Small businesses hold the key to raising Britain's productivity
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The venture dug a hole for itself when it sought to raise funds for its Russian goldmines
Petropavlovsk's shareholders yesterday voted to wipe out the value of their investment. Jim Armitage reports on how the shine came off the company
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David Potts started out as a Saturday boy in Tesco
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The department has spent several years investigating HSBC’s Swiss unit and how it allegedly helped US citizens evade taxes, writes James Moore
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