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Monday 28 January 2013
Saturday 26 January 2013
John Lewis sounded the alarm bell for Britain's retailers yesterday when it warned that snow had hit sales.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Bob Servant apparently owes his existence to email scammers. Like Henry Root, Willie Donaldson's imaginary letter writer, Servant was Neil Forsyth's alter ego in writing to online swindlers and con men, responding to them with a garrulous energy that drove even the most persistent of them to the point of distraction in the end.
Friday 11 January 2013
Adrian Coles, the director-general of the Building Societies Association, has revealed plans to stand down once a successor can be found for him, probably later this year.
Monday 07 January 2013
Rogue traders capable of losing banks and other financial institutions billions in illegal or unauthorised transactions could be caught before their losses soar too high by analysing their email exchanges with colleagues, new research has found.
Friday 04 January 2013
Fears of a triple-dip recession were stoked yesterday after an alarming new survey revealed the UK's powerhouse services sector contracting for the first time in two years.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Outlook Remember when the Office for Budget Responsibility was set up? There was a big song and dance about how it would provide clean and independent fiscal forecasts that would help to prevent governments from fiddling the figures, an accusation repeatedly levelled at Gordon Brown's administration – and most of its predecessors at some point.
Sunday 09 December 2012
That's the strategy used by both men and women to test a potential partner's commitment, claims new research
Monday 03 December 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Chancellor will need to use 'dark arts' to meet targets
Saturday 24 November 2012
Sir Mervyn King took a break from the woes of the economy yesterday as the Bank of England Governor picked up an honorary doctor of civil law degree from the University of Kent.
Thursday 22 November 2012
The eurozone is on course for a deepening recession in the final quarter of 2012 as the worst slump in activity for more than three years looms. The financial data provider Markit's snapshot of manufacturing and services output across the region – where a score under 50 signals contraction – was stuck at 45.8 in November, close to its lowest since June 2009.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme is finally breathing life into a largely moribund mortgage market after a 14 per cent jump in home loans in October, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said yesterday.
Monday 19 November 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Critics of Big Four audit firms see evidence of 'closed shop'
Thursday 15 November 2012
The chief executive of the London-based legal group Norton Rose has predicted the emergence of "15 or 20 truly global law firms" after announcing a merger with the US group Fulbright & Jaworski. Peter Martyr said that the combination will create the world's third biggest law firm.
Thursday 08 November 2012
The accountancy firm BDO, the sixth-biggest in Britain, is to merge with the UK arm of rival PKF, the ninth-biggest, to create a business with 3,500 staff and £400m in revenues that will aim to challenge the "big four" auditors.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27