Margareta Pagano: Extend the festivities with retailing's AAAs

The shares of Asos, Argos and Apple could help soften the blow of Christmas spending for the canny investor

Margareta Pagano: He's no messiah, but can Mark Carney lead us to growth?

He's been hailed as the banker who saved Canada from the Great Crash, but the UK is a far tougher hand for the new Bank of England Governor

Margareta Pagano: To stay in touch with the EU, we need a third way

With fewer officials in Brussels corridors of power, the UK's voice is being stifled, but that doesn't mean the choice is the stark in or out

Margareta Pagano: Bank of England needs to keep its brave maverick

If, as the noises off suggest, Paul Tucker is the next Governor, he has to persuade Andy Haldane to stay and maintain his fight against the system

Margareta Pagano: Last chance saloon for private-equity cowboys

Comet tale of woe shows that so-called knights on white chargers who help companies have questionable motives, and their time should be up

Margareta Pagano: Trinity Mirror’s Simon Fox must box cleverer than this

The boss of one of biggest newspaper groups cannot afford to sound so dismissive of phone-hacking claims. Has he learnt nothing from News International?

Margareta Pagano: Those banking problems just keep on coming ...

Another week and another litany of wrangles emerges – from a bigger PPI bill than expected for Barclays, to a collapse in lending for businesses

Margareta Pagano: Merkel's heart forced the 'nein' on BAE merger

The German Chancellor's veto of the EADS deal has left both companies' bosses and investors with questions to answer on their future strategy

Margareta Pagano: We need a railway to make the Stephensons proud

The West Coast Line shambles is the end result of a franchising system that has made our once-great network a global laughing stock

Margareta Pagano: Candid truths on the euro crisis from a man who knows his facts

Midweek View: Issing fears that giving more power to Brussels and Frankfurt and sharing financial risk will lead to a backlash

Margareta Pagano: It's time to try new ways to fill the business funding gap

Midweek View: Crap mortgages brought down Lehmans in the crash. We don't want crap business loans leading to the next

Margareta Pagano: It's Murdoch's fault he hasn't built a dynasty

Now the media tycoon must anoint an heir and sort out the succession

Margareta Pagano: Dr Doom predicts a housing disaster – and he's got history on his side

Midweek View: Prices are at least 20 per cent too high or earnings are 20 per cent too low. We know the answer to that

Margareta Pagano: BAE shows attack is the best method of defence

The proposed tie-up with EADS is a bold move by Britain's military giant in the face of tough competition and cuts in spending in the West

Margareta Pagano: Don't tell anyone, but Britain has an industrial policy

Midweek View: The big test will be how politicians and business people nurture them future gazelles
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Google’s distinctive logo has become commonplace all over Europe
European politicians may vote this week to force the world’s biggest search engine to be broken up. But Andrew Dewson asks if the biggest risk to the company is bad publicity
News
Jordan Belfont
The business guru is in London to show us how to become super-rich. Trouble is, says Oscar Rickett , it's all just boring platitudes
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Video: The Independent's Jim Armitage provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
News
Brace yourself for consumer frenzy, but is worth the hype?
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Bill Gross has the opportunity to demonstrate he still retains some old magic after being handed $500m to manage by George Soros
The investment management industry is in its death throes. At least according to new research published by State Street, erm, a Wall Street investment management group. Honesty on Wall Street? What madness is this?
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Transport and storage is among the industrial sectors where pay has been falling
Wages are down 8.8% since 2010. In only three sectors out of 19 was pay growth above 2%
News
Video: The Independent's Alex Lawson provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
News
This year, more than ever, Britain will be swamped with discounts promising average discounts of 40%
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Questions over the tax regime when Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg will not go away
He may survive a right-wing coup, but the new boss of the EC still faces a struggle to shake off a tax scandal
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The Independent's Jamie Dunkley explains how the EU cap on bankers' bonuses works - and what it means for the City
News
The EU move will only serve to jack up salaries and allowances — it will not reduce their overall pay, writes Chris Blackhurst
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Peter Diamandis wants to mine asteroids for construction metals, rocket fuel and strategic metals such as platinum
The entrepreneur, author and space enthusiast says the human race has its future on another planet, but for now ‘the only constant is change – and the rate of change is increasing’
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Video: The Independent's Simon Neville provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
News
The Barclays Premier League trophy
What took Ofcom so long? It’s been obvious for a while now that something is wrong with the way TV Premier League football rights are sold, says Chris Blackhurst
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Alexandra Tolstoy is now living with Sergei Pugachev, once known as Putin's banker, in London
The Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev and his English lover Alexandra Tolstoy hit hard financial times when his bank collapsed. Since the High Court froze his assets this year, they have had to live on ‘just’ £10,000 a week, Jim Armitage reports
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron
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Video: The Independent's personal finance editor Simon Read offers some advice on ensuring you enjoy Christmas without the financial hangover
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Discussion of further fiscal stimulus ignores the high levels of debt, low growth rates and increasing borrowing costs that make the public finances of many countries unsustainable, writes Satyajit Das
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