James Moore: EU stance deters investors who could aid recovery

Outlook Welcome to the tax-free recovery. There were hopes that public sector borrowing would at least remain steady this month. Instead, it’s risen by 10 per cent to nearly £12bn.

James Moore: Microsoft boss doesn’t need $84m to keep ship on track

Outlook Nonsensical pay awards are by no means confined to the banking sector, as Microsoft has made abundantly clear with its award of $84.3m to its chief executive, Satya Nadella.

James Moore: The (fat)cat is out of the bag. RBS is thriving despite caps on bonuses

Outlook Sometimes the most revealing testimony is inadvertent, observed the Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie during a grilling of James Leigh-Pemberton, the executive chairman of UK Financial Investments (UKFI).

Chris Blackhurst: Equitable Life campaign proves a gift for opportunist Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Midweek View: Both main political parties have soul-searching to do - as yet again, Farage shows an ability to leave them gasping

Satyajit Das: Of all its weapons, willingness to change is America’s strength

Das Capital: Many of America’s economic competitors find it difficult to embrace change

Danger lurks in outsourcing too much to a small clique of firms

Outlook: Handing over extra cash to companies that mis-price contracts willy-nilly is a dangerous game to get into

Places like Clacton have been left behind by economic growth

Would Ukip’s policies on immigration, tax and education work?

Areas where Ukip is doing well are often places that suffered most during the recession

Shareholders are the only ones who can heal capitalism now

They must find a collective voice to rein in galloping executive pay, which is skewing the entire system

High-frequency traders get the gravy, investors eat their dust

Wall Streeters on the right side of the ethical tracks are miffed about a paltry fine – with good reason

Mark Leftly: New runways will fly – in the face of Lib Dems

Westminster Outlook Earlier this month, Lib Dem activists voted down their leadership’s attempt to make supporting airport expansion party policy.

Mark Leftly: What if everyone said exactly what they meant?

Westminster Outlook One of the more amusing moments at Business Select Committee hearings over the past year was when the plain-speaking Tory Brian Binley railed against financial jargon.

Mark Leftly: It’s easy to set targets for homes, much harder to set them in stone

Westminster Outlook He may not be a mad-eyed, drug-fuelled, alcohol-soaked loudmouth with an axe to grind and an axe in his hand, but Tim Farron is the closest thing to a rock star that the Liberal Democrats have got. A 44-year-old fell running enthusiast, who has made his name with a folksy turn of language, he couldn’t walk a couple of yards at this month’s Lib Dem conference in Glasgow without being mobbed for selfies, autographs or a chat.

James Moore: The Norwegian’s not out of the woods with his pay – yet

Outlook What gets Helge Lund out of bed in the morning is not the performance of Statoil’s share price, he told the FT in a recent interview, it’s what he can do for the wider society. Now he’s set to benefit society not as the boss of Statoil but as the boss of BG, for a barely credible pay package that could hit £29m.

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Carrefour is now just 5 per cent more expensive on brands than Lidl in France
Eyes will be on the firm this Thursday as it unveils half-yearly results. It should look to France, where grocers can show UK retailers how to beat the discounters, says Alex Lawson
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As Philip Morris sues Uruguay over its health warnings, the tiny country has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU, writes Jim Armitage
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Many of America’s economic competitors find it difficult to embrace change, writes Satyajit Das
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The ‘Oasis of the Seas’, the largest cruise ship in the world
Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week. Simon Usborne measures up some giants of the sea
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Places like Clacton have been left behind by economic growth
Stopping immigration won’t create jobs. Unaffordable tax cuts targeted at the better-off won’t help the poor. The real answers are a lot harder than that, writes Jonathan Portes
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Jimmy Choo, whose shoes are designed by Sandra Choi (left), only raised £545m from its London listing
As Virgin Money shelves plans to list on the stock market and designer Jimmy Choo endures a cut-price debut, James Moore considers the outlook for firms wanting to raise funds
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‘People take personally what Marks does,’ says Belinda Earl
Maggie Pagano recently said Marks & Spencer's clothes for middle-aged women were frumpy and boring. Last week, she met its style director
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We should either stay out altogether, or put boots on the ground,’ says Simon Murray as he oversees operations in northern Iraq. ‘Haven’t we got the balls to do that?’
Simon Murray is famed for his views on women executives. Now he’s firmly in a man’s world: finding oil in a warzone
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Tycoons' text: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both cite John Brookes' 'Business Adventures' as their favourite book
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Time to postpone the balanced budget: there’s no alternative to a boost in German domestic public spending and investment, writes Rupert Cornwell
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The BBC’s studios at Media City in Salford, whose mayor typifies the kind of civic leader the regions need
After a decade of wage decline and falling tax receipts, it’s no surprise the deficit is proving hard to clear. Here’s a solution, says Nigel Wilson
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Eurostar’s sale is expected to attract £300m with French state-controlled firm Keolis tipped to bid
A stake in Eurostar is up for grabs and will herald a privatisation jamboree to tackle the nation’s debts and fix the economy. But not everyone is keen, writes Jim Armitage
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American dominance of key industries makes it an indispensable monopolists, says Satyajit Das
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