Business Analysis & Features

High street storm: what happens Next?

The boss of the retail sector bellwether has sounded an ominous warning about the strength of the British consumer. And other shopping heavyweights, from M&S to Primark, have been marked down too

Saudi Arabia versus the great oil stockpile

The kingdom’s struggle with US shale oil producers over market share has led to massive overproduction and forecasts suggest that it will take years to clear the glut. Grant Smith reports on the crisis in the global industry

The return of The King

Mervyn King does not shy from an intellectual tussle in his major new book on economics and finance

Just how did S&G manage to get bowled out by Quindell?

The future of the listed Australian law firm Slater & Gordon is in doubt after a £450m writedown on the assets it acquired from the controversial British business. Jamie Nimmo reports on a financial car crash that many saw coming