‘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

Crude oil extraction in Montana in the US – the country’s output is now at its highest level since 1986

What an $80 barrel of oil means to the world

Prices of the black stuff have fallen by 30 per cent in five months as global supply outstrips demand. Ben Chu answers the key questions, including which nations are set to gain or lose out

Black Friday: From Bicester Village to Amazon, best fashion deals

Updated: The shopping destinations for clothing and accessories in the UK

Google’s distinctive logo has become commonplace all over Europe

Europe Googles ‘monopoly’: A defence of giving preferential treatment to clients is hardly living up to the Don’t be Evil motto

European politicians may vote this week to force the world’s biggest search engine to be broken up. But Andrew Dewson asks if the biggest risk to the company is bad publicity

Jordan Belfont

Jordan Belfort: Is the Wolf of Wall Street just bleating platitudes?

The business guru is in London to show us how to become super-rich. Trouble is, says Oscar Rickett, it's all just boring platitudes

The Week Ahead: Zoopla and AO World have had a choppy time since listing in the summer

Digital businesses Zoopla and AO World will hope to dismiss their doubters when they report this week. Both listed this summer but have had a choppy time amid a wider tech sell-off. Zoopla is down 16 per cent since listing, while online white goods retailer AO World has fallen 45 per cent. Both report tomorrow – Zoopla has its maiden set of full-year figures, while AO World has half-year numbers.

Chris Saul, the senior partner at Slaughter and May law firm in London

Chris Saul interview: Slaughter and May purrs like a Porsche but that doesn’t mean we’re run by Buffy and Bertie

The James Ashton Interview: Slaughter and May is set apart from other City firms because, like the car, it is ‘progressively evolved and high-performance’ – says senior partner who is driving business

Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Special report: The American invention is coming here, with experts predicting it will be the busiest online shopping day Britain has ever known. Brace yourself for consumer frenzy...
Questions over the tax regime when Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg will not go away

Jean-Claude Juncker’s Luxembourg tax haven problem

He may survive a right-wing coup, but the new boss of the EC still faces a struggle to shake off a tax scandal

Peter Diamandis wants to mine asteroids for construction metals, rocket fuel and strategic metals such as platinum

Peter Diamandis: And for my next trick... asteroid mining

The entrepreneur, author and space enthusiast says the human race has its future on another planet, but for now ‘the only constant is change – and the rate of change is increasing’

Alexandra Tolstoy is now living with Sergei Pugachev, once known as Putin's banker, in London

A story of love, power and money beyond the imagination of Tolstoy

The Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev and his English lover Alexandra Tolstoy hit hard financial times when his bank collapsed. Since the High Court froze his assets this year, they have had to live on ‘just’ £10,000 a week

Blame for the return to recession has fallen on Shinzo Abe’s decision to hike sales tax

A tax disaster hits Abenomics gamble

Shinzo Abe spoke of ‘three arrows’ of reform but, as Ben Chu reports, his plan to slash the deficit nosedived, with a shock return to recession

The Week Ahead: Will Mark Carney have to pen his first letter to the Chancellor?

Will Mark Carney have to pen his first letter to the Chancellor this week? October’s inflation figures are out tomorrow and economists are divided as to whether the figure will dip below the 1 per cent threshold at which the Bank of England Governor must write to George Osborne to explain why it has missed the 2 per cent target by such a margin.

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The Louis Vuitton store in Austria had its windows smashed by protesters last year
If there is any lesson to be learnt from the high-profile arrest of the billionaire gas tycoon Dmitry Firtash, it is this: watch where you do your luxury shopping in Vienna, says Jim Armitage
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The assumption that women are not as competent in leadership positions as men are leads to increased stress in the workplace
There has been progress in boosting female entrepreneurship in recent years, but nowhere near enough, says David Prosser
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Ben Bernanke said deflation was usually caused by a collapse in demand
It seems likely the UK will become the 23rd European country to catch the deflation disease, says David Blanchflower
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A piece of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donetsk
Last year was more expensive for air disasters than any year since 2001. Jamie Dunkley examines the cost to the underwriters of aviation risk
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The rise in the number of whistleblowers is impressive whichever way you look at it, says James Moore
News
The institution is now controlled not by a co-operative but by hedge funds, where these sort of payments are par for the course, says James Moore
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The Treasury Select Committee will today take one of its last chances before Parliament’s dissolution to bowl another bouncer at the chest of the Financial Conduct Authority. James Moore on why we must watch over our watchmen
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Princess Anne talks to Anthony Constantinou at the London Boat Show
Anthony Constantinou’s infancy was shattered by tragedy, but he went on to build a multimillion-pound City of London  business. Yet now the shadow of the law hangs over the boss of Capital World Markets, reports Jim Armitage
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USC was put into administration by Sports Direct and was bought back immediately also by Sports Direct, with its £15.3m debts to staff, suppliers and landlords wiped clear
We’ve known for a while that Sports Direct sails close to the wind in terms of its business practices. After the performance of its chairman, James Moore says a more apt metaphor might be that it has been dancing with a hurricane
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Ben Chu has the answers
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MP Stella Creasy
Picking a team is fun, says Mark Leftly
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The law on annuities will be changed from April 2016
History has shown that if you propose even a modest reform to the UK’s pension market you’re guaranteed a migraine from the bellyaching, notes James Moore
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Ticket signs at Victoria Station on January 2, 2015 in London, England. Increased rail fares averaging 2.5% come into effect today, pushing the cost of some commuters annual rail fares to more than �5,000. Earlier this week, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne said that he would not be receiving his annual bonus because of the major rail disruption passengers faced over the Christmas period, which was caused by engineering works that overran.
Far from relieving the pressure on trains, the 16 per cent increase in seats might not even be enough to cope with the growth in passenger numbers, says James Moore
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The story of Georgiou’s alleged fraud snugly fits the victim narrative so beloved of the country’s government, says Jim Armitage
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The law on annuities will be changed from April 2016
Could pension providers’ loss be small businesses’ gain? David Prosser finds out
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George Osborne was accused of a ‘roller-coaster’ approach to public spending
No ifs or buts, says David Blanchflower: last week’s mean-spirited heartless roller-coaster Budget was designed to smash the state and make the poor poorer.
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What a shame that Next doesn’t do more to share that success with its employees, says James Moore
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Spring breakers enjoy a pool party – but some fear that university debt will soon cripple the US economy
The cost of going to college has fuelled a $1.3trn debt bubble that some experts fear could burst just like the subprime mortgage one did. Andrew Dewson reports on how a degree may no longer be the route to an affluent lifestyle in the US
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Now that George Osborne has finished throwing his confetti of numbers down the aisle of the House of Commons in an attempt to prolong his marriage with a weary nation’s finances, James Moore asks an important question: do they add up?
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People queue at a currency exchange office in Geneva on 15 January, after the shock move by Switzerland’s central bank
The spread-betting giant IG has admitted that it may never claw back most of the £18m lost by its clients after the Swiss scrapped their currency ceiling – and now its credit controls are under scrutiny. Russell Lynch investigates
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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
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Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor