In France growth is flat and unemployment is rising, but more austerity is on the menu

David Blanchflower: The European Central Bank is a crawling tortoise – six years behind the curve on stimulus

More austerity in France when fiscal and monetary policy are both too tight is a plan for disaster

Who gets credit from our banks? Not small firms…

In July loans to SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) fell £400m

Why Tesco should stop being all things to all men (and women)

Dave Lewis has to understand quickly that retailing is about much more than logistics and production

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

Eurozone flames were doused, but those coals still smoulder

When the crisis was tackled by the ECB two years ago it merely bought time that has not been used well
Protests against the government of Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan have created uncertainty – causing Western investors to flee

Clean-up on every Tesco aisle: where to start

Comment

James Moore: Funding for Lending flops, but firms still need help

Outlook When it comes to getting finance into the hands of small business, the Funding for Lending scheme has been a flop.

James Moore: Deutsche fine highlights the danger of poor IT systems

Outlook And so the fines continue. Deutsche Bank is the latest to make a contribution to HM Treasury’s coffers. The Chancellor’s been giving the cash to military charities. No don’t laugh, we should have got past all those war jokes by now.

James Moore: This boardroom stand-off is unseemly now AA is a public company

Outlook The AA’s boss Chris Jansen has all of a sudden found himself in the position that his customers hire his company to get them out of.

The Bank of England’s Funding for Deleveraging

The Bank of England and the Treasury released data on the usage of their Funding for Lending Scheme in the second quarter of 2014 this morning.

Jim Armitage: Rural businesses let down by poor internet connections

Outlook The criticism of David Cameron for being on holiday while Isis loonies ran amok last week seemed unfair. After all, the poor man was only in Cornwall – hardly the most impenetrable part of the planet for modern communications. Or is it?

Why the Chelsea oligarch’s steel giant is losing no sleep over sanctions

Outlook Russian steel giant Evraz says it has so far managed to steer clear of any sanctions or financial restrictions arising from the war in Ukraine.

Satyajit Das: Mario Draghi may as well roll the dice – we’ve tried everything else

Das Capital: It is unlikely the policies will result in an immediate return to the required levels of growth

James Moore: Storm in a Canadian coffee cup over Tim Hortons deal

Outlook Canada looks set to lose one of its icons.

News
Tesco will build thousands of homes on land previously destined for its own stores
Dave Lewis has to understand quickly that retailing is about much more than logistics and production, writes Chris Blackhurst
News
In France growth is flat and unemployment is rising, but more austerity is on the menu
More austerity in France when fiscal and monetary policy are both too tight is a plan for disaster, writes David Blanchflower
News
Zurich's Langstrasse (Long Street)
Workers in the financial sector are spending less on the sex industry
News
Small Talk: Lord Bilimoria speaks to Lucy Tobin
Life and Style
The iPhone maker's cloud service has been implicated in the leaks
News
In July loans to SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) fell £400m
News
The brand is marking the achievement with a pop up shop on the Southbank in London
News
As new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is rushed in, Jim Armitage takes a look at the best (and worst) kitchen sinkers in the FTSE
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Money & Business

Technical Software Consultant (Excel, VBA, SQL, JAVA, Oracle)

£40000 - £50000 per annum: Harrington Starr: You will not be expected to hav...

SQL DBA/Developer

£500 per day: Harrington Starr: SQL DBA/Developer SQL, C#, VBA, Data Warehousi...

.NET Developer

£650 per day: Harrington Starr: .NET Developer C#, Win Forms, WPF, WCF, MVVM,...

Java/C++ Developer

£350 - £375 per day: Harrington Starr: Looking for a Java/C++ Developer to wor...

Day In a Page

Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor