Dating is one of the industries transformed by the internet, but that doesn’t explain why Cupid sold a potentially lucrative part of its business

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After a high-profile AIM listing in 2010, the online dating specialist Cupid has become a shell of its former self. Simon Neville reports on what went wrong

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Christmas parties are in the offing and one retailer hoping to flog plenty of festive party outfits is in focus this week: Asos.

Founder of Metro Bank and Atom, Anthony Thomson (left) and Paul Pester, chief executive of TSB

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The latest online lender has attracted top City backers. But can these new challenger banks really change the face of the industry?

PlayStation at 20: how Sony’s console has grown up with its players

PlayStation Europe’s CEO, Jim Ryan, on PlayStation’s 20th birthday, and where it might go in its next 20 years

The brand’s more expensive Cara Delevingne bags have been selling well

Mulberry bags its return to the catwalk

As the retailer reveals dire first-half results, a Christmas campaign, fresh strategy and new creative director offer some salvation

The ‘Magic of Flying’ advertising campaign on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus

Miles Young: Ogilvy & Mather’s secret to attracting top overseas talent

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Autumn Statement: So what difference will it really make to your finances?

The cost of moving home will fall in 98 per cent of sales, while married couples with money to squirrel away will be cheered

Chancellor George Osborne with his Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Borrowing better than expected but the squeeze goes on

Wages in cash terms have been rising only very slowly in recent years

Orion capsule is headed into deep space – and it takes hopes for commercial space travel and Mars with it

After a private rocket blew up just weeks ago, and as public enthusiasm for space travel surges, the Orion launch could make or break commercial space travel and hopes for exploration of Mars

Friends Life, former sponsor of T20 cricket, employs 3,500 UK staff

Insurance merger between Aviva and Friends Life divides the City

The £5.6bn tie-up looks likely to trigger a wave of consolidation, but experts are divided over the deal

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Should we get rid of the penny and 2p coins?

The new twelve-sided £1 coin, for 2017, already has retailers and fruit-machine makers moaning. Sean O'Grady asks whether we really need such small currency any more

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Disney's Frozen: The power of princess merchandising

Disney's films have always been a cash cow, but the success of its latest hit has shown that it's not all down to bums on seats these days

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein negotiated a more favourable deal with HMRC than Switzerland managed

How the HMRC helped tax avoiders stay ahead of the law - by shifting cash for Switzerland to Liechtenstein

The crackdown on wealth stashed in Switzerland has failed. Why? Because of a deal Britain cut with Liechtenstein

The Week Ahead: Economists expect a focus on balancing the books in Autumn Statement

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement dominates the agenda this week, as George Osborne tries to win over businesses and voters ahead of next year’s election.

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, like many staff at the London office clearly enjoys and believes in the product

The man who saved Lego: When life gives you bricks, build something

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp has turned Lego around by going back to basics: making and selling bricks. As James Moore reports, the strategy works

Jérôme Kerviel hugs a member of his support committee after he left jail near Paris
When he was jailed in 2010 the prosecution successfully argued that the Société Générale trader acted alone in losing the bank €4.9bn. But a recent report in the French press has stoked scepticism about that narrative, writes Martin Baker
Fifa president Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Jerome Valcke
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice should give John Malone’s $55bn (£37bn) bid for Time Warner Cable (TWC) the green light
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Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
Tesco has been audited by PwC since 1983
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