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Jim Armitage: ‘Drastic’ Dave is just what Tesco needs

They don’t sell rocket fuel at Tesco, but its new chief executive “Drastic” Dave Lewis stuck an Ariane under the company yesterday.

Westminster

Mark Leftly: It's in the blind spot of MPs but motoring reforms have hit a dead end

The election must not overshadow the business of government

Jim Armitage: PwC whistleblower deserves a medal, not a jail sentence

Outlook PwC’s request the Luxembourg authorities prosecute the whistleblower who lifted the lid on the vast extent of tax avoidance there is ill-judged and unpalatable.

Shopping baskets featuring the Sainsbury's supermarket logo are pictured in London

Jim Armitage: Time for Sainsbury's to make a bolder move or lose investors

 Surely now is the time to rethink the reason for Sainsbury’s existence

Shoppers across the eurozone have benefited from falling prices thanks to deflation over the past year

Hamish McRae: Deflation – like the falling cost of oil – isn’t a bad thing for most of us

Economic View: The euro has encouraged economic divergence, exactly the opposite to what its promoters predicted

James Moore: Chancellor will have a close eye on the pressure gauge

Outlook Is the UK economy running out of steam? Not yet, at least. But the latest survey data covering some of its most important sectors doesn’t make for happy reading.

James Moore: FCA's first victim of the year should have known better

Outlook Congratulations to Execution Noble, which is enduring a distinctly unhappy start to 2015 as the first recipient of a fine from the Financial Conduct Authority.

James Moore: Banks must start taking soaring customer complaints seriously

The Financial Conduct Authority is currently in the throes of investigating complaints handling, given the lack of anything resembling progress on this front

Upmarket stores such as Fortnum and Mason have done well over the festive season - Waitrose on Tuesday unveiled a seven per cent rise in sales

Chris Blackhurst: A rule for supermarket positioning: the nearer, the better

Midweek View: Surely it would have been obvious that the hypermarket experience was far from satisfactory

Greek exit from the EU could be imminent, for better or for worse

Greece could be to the euro what Northern Rock was to the banking crisis

James Moore: It really was a Black Friday, as retailers are discovering

Outlook: Andy Street wants shops to consider whether the discount day is such a good idea

James Moore: High and electrified, or low enough for a banker to jump?

Outlook: Given that the overall costs of the project could hit £4.4bn, there is likely to be quite a bit of lobbying and horse trading

News
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
News
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
News
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
Video: Oscar Williams-Grut provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
News
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
News
The UK residential property market outstripped its US counterpart, despite Wall Street outperforming the FTSE 100 since its last peak
Markets at the turn of the millennium were overpriced - it was the height of the dotcom boom, says Hamish McRae
News
Card Factory, owned by Charterhouse, was one of several discount retailers to float on the market last year
Last year it was discount stores and online fashion. This spring’s crop of retail floats, Alex Lawson reports, is being led by furniture. They will join a more wary market
News
Video: Alex Lawson provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower