James Moore: Peppa Pig on the big screen? Time to take cover

Outlook Yesterday’s column featured a little piece of good news. Barbie, the bane of progressive parents everywhere, is in decline. Now here’s the bad, at least if you share your home with toddlers and pre-schoolers: Peppa Pig keeps growing and growing. At this rate Entertainment One, the property’s owner, will have to produce a muddy lake rather than muddy puddles to keep all the pestilential porker’s little fans happy.

James Moore: Greencore should share its spoils with staff

Outlook Remember Greencore, the sandwich maker that said it couldn’t find enough workers close to its base in Northampton to produce its product and so flew its executives off to Hungary to import them?

James Moore: Ofwat has let consumers down over United Utilities

Outlook Did you ever wonder what Harry Potter did after graduating from Hogwarts? It seems he and some of his pals went to work for United Utilities, Britain’s biggest listed water company, which has graciously just decided to accept the pricing regime demanded by water regulator Ofwat.

From the Saudi perspective, the primary benefit of high oil prices has accrued to non-Opec members

Satyajit Das: For the Saudis, low oil prices are a means of exacting revenge

Das Capital: Up to 80 per cent of shale reserves are uneconomic at prices below $80 a barrel

As the world of work changes, so must the way we plan our lives

Job insecurity means saving in the good times to tide over the uncertain ones

James Moore: Barbie gives her boss the cold shoulder

Outlook: It is not only because of the increasingly dated dolls

James Moore: Can BHS be sold – or will another one bite the dust?

Outlook: The deaths of Woolworths and Littlewoods were not pretty

Willie Walsh

James Moore: Dublin faces a Hobson's choice over Willie Walsh's third Aer Lingus offer

Outlook: The only stumbling block that remains is the Irish government

The start of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank weakened the euro and could prompt interest rate cuts by other central banks

David Blanchflower: Hallelujah – the monetary hawks have admitted their mistake

Wages in the UK are not just going to rise by magic, as the MPC and the Office for Budget Responsibility have been expecting

The recovery has been engineered - things can only get worse

No one will admit it, but we are in the middle of a pre-election boom. And we all know what follows...

The world's biggest ego-system generates social insecurity

My Week in Davos

O2 will 'be more dog' but guess who foots bill?

Comment

Mark Leftly: Nuclear clean-up has been a toxic waste of public money

Westminster Outlook A hapless consortium led by URS (now part of US rival Aecom) was finally axed from leading the clean-up of Cumbria’s Sellafield last week.

Railway workers on the tracks outside King's Cross, London

Mark Leftly: If we're to boost rail industry exports, Britain must ditch its underdog attitude

Westminster Outlook The rail sector is, at £9.3bn a year and 212,000 jobs, a surprisingly large chunk of the UK economy, and the industry’s political and business influence is only set to grow with the country’s biggest revamp of major lines and stations in more than a century.

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Nemtsov in 2012; he was, said Britain’s former ambassador to Russia, ‘charismatic, determined, and, finally, brave’
Britain must toughen up on money laundering and corruption in the spirit of Nemtsov, says Jim Armitage
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The rise in net migration was among the items of bad news for the Government
Despite what Governor Mark Carney has claimed the Bank of England does not have the tools to make it go away, says David Blanchflower
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MPs will publish recommendations aimed at improving small business productivity this week
David Prosser: Small businesses hold the key to raising Britain's productivity
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The venture dug a hole for itself when it sought to raise funds for its Russian goldmines
Petropavlovsk's shareholders yesterday voted to wipe out the value of their investment. Jim Armitage reports on how the shine came off the company
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David Potts started out as a Saturday boy in Tesco
After a vertiginous rise through the ranks of rival Tesco, David Potts was yesterday named boss of Morrisons. So are his former employers in his sights? Simon Neville finds out
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Six banks were fined, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), for trying to manipulate foreign-currency prices are a stark reminder of the need for sweeping changes
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The HSBC tax evasion files are just the tip of a probable mountain of tax avoidance hidden in tax havens around the world
The department has spent several years investigating HSBC’s Swiss unit and how it allegedly helped US citizens evade taxes, writes James Moore
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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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