How has the picture of the UK economy changed?

Number-crunchers have been in overdrive today because the Office for National Statistics has unveiled how a pan-European overhaul of GDP statistics has affected its estimates of the performance of the British economy in recent years.

James Moore: ‘Locust’ Uber gets banned, but don’t write it off yet

Outlook If you add an umlaut to the U in Uber you get a word that’s often used for emphasis in colloquial English. So it’s fair to say that the taxi app of the same name (without an umlaut) has been landed with an über problem.

James Moore: You can bet Betfair’s investors are not happy

Outlook Talk about getting egg all over your face. A couple of weeks ago it emerged – via the small print in Betfair’s annual report – that the betting company paid dividends in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and bought back shares in the 2011/2012 financial year that it shouldn’t have. And now corporate governance watchdog Pirc wants investors to vote down the company’s annual report.

James Moore: Housebuilder Redrow is soaring, but what about affordable housing?

Outlook It’s boom time for housebuilders, and it says it all that their biggest concern is now a shortage of skilled employees. Only a few short years ago it was a shortage of anything resembling buyers.

Chris Blackhurst: It’s right that we get tough on economic crime, but we've a lot of catching up to do

Midweek View: In its annual performance report for 2013/4, the UK Financial Conduct Authority disclosed how many prosecutions it had brought in the year for market abuse: one

Redrow chairman Steve Morgan rakes in £3m as annual profits double

Redrow unveiled a 91 per cent jump in full-year pre-tax profit to £132.6 million for the year to June

PPI complaints were down by about a half

Just saying sorry – and meaning it – could save banks money and effort

Outlook: The Financial Ombudsman today reports that complaints are on the rise again

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

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

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

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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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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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Minecraft has won praise for its minimal violence and for stimulating spatial awareness
Minecraft is the most successful game since Angry Birds, but will it retain its minimal merchandising strategy once it’s in the hands of Microsoft? Gideon Spanier reports
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A recent manufacturing surge is running out of steam with industrial production now down 9.6 per cent from the pre-downturn peak in 2008
The growth surge enjoyed by UK manufacturing over the past year is running out of steam, writes David Blanchflower
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Banks fear imminent Russian cyber-attack
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Campaigners say it is no coincidence the EU is looking at consumer-facing companies such as Amazon
The EU’s Joaquin Alumia wants to know if Luxembourg gave the online retail giant a ‘sweetheart’ deal. If it did, that could change everything, Simon Neville reports
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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

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