Shopping centres, like the Hammerson one proposed for Leeds, have created opportunities, but more needs to be done

From mines to malls: introducing the new North

The death of traditional industries has left the region in need of regeneration. Retail developers are moving in – but is the Government doing enough to help?

The banker who spent his bonus on 400 pubs could save the British pub

After being hit by the smoking ban, recession and cheap supermarket booze, the pub industry is finally fighting back. Matthew Boyle finds a new breed of  investor is moving into the sector

The Week Ahead: Economic policy makers in the spotlight

Economic policy makers will be in the spotlight this week, with the world’s three most powerful central bankers all facing up to politicians.

What the Sunday Papers Said

Independent on Sunday: Fears trade deal will ‘carve’ up health service

Hundreds of people marched on the European Commission offices in London to protest against a free-trade deal being negotiated with the United States that some claim could lead to the privatisation of the NHS. War on Want claimed more than 1,000 people took part  in the protest.

Global Outlook: Holy mackerel – are short-sellers the new caped crusaders in the fight to uphold corporate integrity?

Has an obscure short- seller called Gotham City Research managed to elevate the reputation of its trade from profiteers of doom to superheroes and saviours of the universe?

Blade runners return to the war in the sky

In a hangar in France, a plane manufacturer is going back to the future, writes Mark Leftly in Toulouse. Amid high fuel costs, a design that restores propellers to prominence could catch on

A worker arranges pasta at a factory in Allahabad. India’s finance minister said he hoped that growth would soon reach 7 or 8 per cent

Will Modinomics get India going?

A budget targeting growth and reducing the deficit has been praised, but will it be enough to help the country regain its economic footing?

Andrew Miller’s £1.4m bonus reflected the sale of Auto Trader

Andrew Miller: The death of newspapers has been exaggerated

As the owner of The Guardian overcomes the decline of print with strong digital revenues, its chief executive tells Gideon Spanier how it is adapting to the new age of publishing

Fortune Global 500: Shell yields the top spot as world’s No 1 but top firms stay in rude health

The oil giant was overtaken by Wal-Mart as the world’s biggest revenue earner but, as Mark McSherry reports, 27 other UK firms made it to the Fortune Global 500 list of biggest companies

Transformers woo China as Michael Bay defies critics with box office hit

Transformers on track to become China’s highest-grossing film ever

The Week Ahead: Housebuilders to reveal property boom effect

Has the runaway housing market kickstarted a boom in housebuilding? We’ll get a better idea this week. A quartet of housebuilders are reporting: Taylor Wimpey today, Bovis Homes tomorrow, Galliford Try come Wednesday and Barratt Developments on Thursday. Investors will be hoping for strong figures from all four. The building materials group Grafton, reporting Wednesday, may also see a boost.

Frames of mind: Ray-Ban adds new twist to classic sunglasses

The iconic eyewear firm’s new collection puts experimental materials in the frame

Jim Armitage: Isis is refining terrorist marketing

Global Outlook: They know all about corporate branding in war zones

The value of luxury: America becomes absolutely fabulous

The US has a taste for European luxury goods, as Francois Henri Pinault tells Laura Chesters, and labels like Mulberry and Burberry are betting their shirts on it

News
Pro-democracy protesters fill the streets in front of the Hong Kong government offices on a third day of the Occupy Central campaign
China is likely to prevail over the Occupy Central movement. But in doing so, it will undermine the longer-term economic vibrancy of both, writes Mohamed El-Erian
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Tesco and Sainsburys both receive some bad news
Video: The Independent's Alex Lawson provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
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Banks getting round the table with the watchdog to negotiate their fines shows what’s wrong with the system, writes Chris Blackhurst
News
Mr Osborne, who is on a two-day trip to India with Foreign Secretary William Hague, said the two countries would see greater investment in each other’s economies and more job creation.
The Independent's economics editor Ben Chu takes a closer look at the revised GDP figures
News
Carmen Segarra had said she was surprised by a remark at Goldman. A fellow regulator told her, ‘You didn’t hear that’
The leaking of confidential conversations with the Fed reveals an alarming truth: 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
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Mario Draghi
The Italian banking system has been under severe pressure for years, losing money in 2011, 2012 and 2013, according to ECB figures, says David Brierly
News
Tesco has a reputation as a cut-throat employer where staff are pushed hard to achieve targets
On Sunday, we went to bed thinking that while Tesco had its problems, it was still a giant of a company and would soon correct itself. On Monday morning, we realised we were mistaken, writes Chris Blackhurst
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An employment office in San Francisco during the 1930s: it took a war to end the Great Depression
the risks of raising interest rates too soon are greater than inflation overshooting, writes David Blanchflower
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UK managing director of Egon Zehnder
Initiative aims to end male dominance in the boardrooms of top firms, Serina Sandhu
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Labour market experts Stephen Machin and David Blanchflower argue Threadneedle Street will have to revise forecasts
News
The intense pressure to conform, to not make waves, has got to be the most depressing part of all, for a genuinely ambitious young person, writes Michael Lewis
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Russell Crowe played a former tobacco company employee who blows the whistle on the industry’s underhand tactics in the film ‘The Insider’
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
News
Midweek View: None of it mattered until sales dropped. Then, Tesco lashed out, blaming everybody but itself for its fading performance
News
Tesco will try and bill suppliers for wastage if goods are unsold, an anonymous source says
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
News
Mayer's turnaround strategy for Yahoo's core business takes centre stage- and investors are worried
News
Former Tesco chief executive Phil Clarke, who began stacking shelves, left the company in July
With so many unanswered questions, shareholders must be hoping the former boss’s love of Tesco will help them understand what went wrong, writes Simon Neville
News
This isn’t the fault of Aldi or Lidl, or austerity Britain, or recession in Europe. This is to do with Tesco’s own housekeeping, writes Chris Blackhurst
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As four executives are suspended, The Independent looks at four key issues as the latest Tesco disaster unfolds.
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Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
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The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
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