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New chief Andrew Mackenzie confident BHP Billiton can achieve 16% growth in two years

The Investment Column: Can-maker Rexam has the mettle to withstand slowdown

National Express; Sterling Energy

Green investor group targets nickel firm

Norilsk Nickel, the Russian nickel producer at the centre of a takeover battle, is the first target of a new activist investor group which aims to put pressure on polluting companies and industries.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Ofcom sidelined in broadband review

Francesco Caio, former chief executive of Cable & Wireless, is no doubt a talented chap who knows an awful lot about modern telecommunications. The future of broadband Britain is an equally worthy cause.

China signs partnership deals with aluminium and mining firms

Two of China's biggest state-owned companies have signed partnership agreements with Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, and Anglo American, the mining giant, to develop mining projects in China and Africa.

Chinalco in talks with Australian officials over plans for Rio Tinto

Senior managers from Chinalco, the Chinese mining giant that made a dawn raid on Rio Tinto stock last week, have flown to Australia for talks with government officials over their plans.

Preview: Oedipus Loves You, Riverside Studios, London

The mother of all plays – in a modern style

Fee facts: Is the price right?

The implications of tuition fees for new students

India 241 & 521-6 dec West Indies 371 & 13-0: Jaffer's guile and Dhoni's style puts West Indies on back foot

Controversy and confusion over a disputed catch that ended a typically explosive Mahendra Singh Dhoni innings took some of the gloss off Wasim Jaffer's 212 against the West Indies that swung the balance back to India on the first Test's fourth day here yesterday.

Poisoned: The Camelford scandal

Victims of the Camelford scandal, Britain's worst water supply contamination incident, are starting to die of mystery diseases

Paul Weller: The perfect guitar for The Jam

It had fallen out of fashion, but the Rickenbacker, with its Swinging Sixties, Carnaby Street vibe, not to mention its unique jangly chime, was the obvious choice for The Jam, says Paul Alcantara

The shock of the mostly new

John Simister previews Jaguar's attempt to update its image with the remodelled XK

Scarred by the aluminium wars, Oleg the oligarch steels himself for a new battle

He's gone from Siberia to Belgravia, but now Russia's second-richest man faces a $300m lawsuit over a joint venture that turned sour
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The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on