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

As the London office of the world’s largest ad group celebrates its feted campaign for BA, the agency's chairman and chief executive on the changing face of advertising

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

Pre-decimal penny

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

Princess Elsa from 'Frozen'

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

‘The potential to apply our technology to organisations in every sector around the world is limitless,’ says Martina King

City, watch out: the new codebreaker is coming

A Cambridge company is emulating Alan Turing with tools for detecting and predicting corporate crime and problem gambling

High-flyer: Harriet Green has overhauled Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

Green - who would fire her first work emails at 5.30am - told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Shoppers at Selfridges department store in central London

Black Friday: Five ways retailers are tricking you into buying stuff you probably don't need

With shoppers more savvy than ever, retailers are having to find new ways to get us to open our wallets. Some of their ideas are better than others

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Construction is among the sectors where growth has slowed since the spring
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Premier Foods changed its policy on 'pay to stay' contracts for its suppliers after they were exposed
If you’re a large company with hundreds of suppliers, each individual firm is entirely expendable, writes David Prosser
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow
While low oil prices are toxic for the energy export-dominated Russian economy, they are a boon for Western consumers, says Ben Chu
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Bankers who reach the dizzy heights of partnership status at Goldman Sachs achieve legendary status in the bank’s London office
Exclusive: Being a partner at the bank has an almost mythological status, and an internal memo seen by Jim Armitage shows the qualities needed to make it - like charging a pension fund $70m
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Rocket Internet’s founder Oliver Samwer, centre, with the incubator’s chief executive and finance director when it listed in October
The German-based start-up factory has churned out more than 100 businesses in recent years. And now it’s looking to replicate its success here, says Oscar Williams-Grut
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The rouble staged a brief recovery yesterday before resuming its slide
A massive central bank interest rate hike failed to support the rouble. This crisis is slipping out of Moscow’s control, says Ben Chu
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Ringing the changes: BT has come a long way since the days of the General Post Office
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Satyajit Das: Donors are free to channel funds to their chosen causes, some noble, some hubristic and some just plain odd
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