A report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicts a 17% rise in graduate job vacancies this year

Got the degree – now for the job

Many of the students who graduated this summer are having great difficulty finding work and, as Amy Denman explains, it’s often down to not having the necessary work experience

HSBC has already closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK, such as Majid Maghout

Paying the price for sanctions: The customers with Iranian links being ditched by British banks

HSBC and others deny discrimination, but have hefty fines led to some banks being far too cautious?

Gerard Lopez took the wheel at the Lotus team five years ago with his business partner Eric Lux

Gerard Lopez: An F1 car helps for a man in a hurry

He has investments ranging from real estate to Charlie Chaplin. But right now he has Lotus on his mind

Edi Truell wants to emulate the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in boosting pension funds in London

Edi Truell: For his next trick, saving pensions

What do rhinos and retirement funds have in common? This investor and deal maker has an interest in both, and many projects besides. Jamie Dunkley tries to keep up

Tidal Lagoon Power see the proposed structure as providing social space as well as producing energy

Wave hello to British sea power

A seawall and 16 turbines in Swansea Bay could generate electricity for 120,000 homes

A shopper poses on an enamel throne at the Luxury China exhibition in Beijing. The ‘golden age’ of China’s luxury consumption is over – but brands are recovering

Luxury leaps the Great Wall again

High-end goods are starting to recover from the hangover of China’s assault on business ‘gifting’, says Laura Chesters. But the brands can no longer take their cachet for granted

Taking the bull by the horns: miners have been buying into beef to cater for a growing appetite in China

From iron ore to cattle farming: Meat is a richer seam for miners

In Western Australia, industry giants such as Rio Tinto are turning increasingly to cattle farming as beef prices soar and iron ore goes the other way

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt died of an epileptic seizure after he was said to have worked for 72 hours straight

A year on from intern Moritz Erhardt's death, has banking industry changed its ways?

After he was reported to have worked 72 hours straight as an intern at a City bank, Moritz Erhardt suddenly died. On the anniversary of that tragedy, Joshi Herrmann asks this summer’s young recruits whether the Masters of the Universe are keeping their promises to take better care of the little guys
London’s house prices may have peaked, with the rest of the country likely to outperform the capital for the first time in a decade

Capital flight: house prices cause exodus

London’s homeowners are cashing in on the huge rise in property prices to move out to somewhere much bigger in the country

Ernst Mauch’s Armatix iP1 pistol requires a signal from a smart watch in order to fire

Ernst Mauch: The man making guns smarter

He is a legendary figure in the gun world, having worked on the weapon that killed Osama Bin Laden. But now he has become a pariah. Why? Because his deep faith has led to him to assuage his nagging guilt by making firearms as safe as possible

Like Hugh Jackman in the title role of 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, Mr Murdoch may come back fighting

Did Rupert Murdoch meet his match? He failed in his bid for Time Warner, but liberals may be celebrating too soon

Has the “Dirty Digger” really come a cropper, or has that sly old dog Rupert Murdoch simply retreated to his lair to scheme and plan in much more ruthless detail a mega-takeover that will define his storied career?

A tanker laden with oil from Kurdistan off Israel earlier this year

A tanker’s tale: Iraq’s oil divide - caught up in a row between Kurdistan and Baghdad

A ship carrying $100m of oil in the seas off Texas awaits the resolution of a row between Kurdistan and Baghdad which threatens US hopes of a unified Iraq

Freud's back in a flurry of activity

What is the marketing world’s most maverick character up to?

Banco Espirito Santo in Lisbon, Portugal: The bank needed bailing out despite passing stress tests

Why there could be more European banking quakes to come

Portugal has had to rescue the venerable Banco Espirito Santo. But there could be more European banking quakes to come

It could be them: the biscuits you eat and the airports you fly from may be owned by the same organisation that bought the Lottery

Teachers’ success is no lottery

The innovative Canadian pension plan is best known for its £389m takeover of Camelot in 2010, but Jamie Dunkley finds out how it became one of the biggest investors in Britain and across the world

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Construction is among the sectors where growth has slowed since the spring
Don't you believe it, says David Blanchflower
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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
Voices
Ringing the changes: BT has come a long way since the days of the General Post Office
BT's basic business of running wires into homes and businesses is hugely profitable, writes Hamish McRae
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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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The Uber app allows passengers to hail a taxi with a smartphone
Uber facing down the cabbies by recruiting lobbyists to push for law changes, says Oscar Williams-Grut
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VIDEO City analysts sound the alarm over the upcoming Premier League rights auction as shares in TV giant slide
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Self-employment is particularly important in construction
Self-employment conveys considerable risks: many lose their jobs, their houses, and even their marriages, writes David Blanchflower
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