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Ocado IPO to go ahead despite analysts' doubts on its prospects

Ocado is expected to press ahead with its planned IPO later this week despite growing disquiet in the City about the true value of the grocery delivery group and its business plan.

High-profile divorce stuns art world

Backbiting and turf wars have soured the deal between revered auction house and UK's most influential gallery.

Market Report: ARM touches highest level since January 2002

A flurry of bid speculation drove ARM Holdings to pole position on the FTSE 100 last night.

Investment Column: Capita set to benefit from state outsourcing

Inmarsat; Avon Rubber

Wrangling over Benitez's golden handshake may be all that stops a wave goodbye

With Juventus set to announce his arrival, the Liverpool manager's farewell to Anfield could deliver arch-rivals United a 19th title

International SOS: How to avoid turning a crisis into a drama

The safety company will go anywhere and do anything to get members out of danger, founder Arnaud Vaissié tells Sarah Arnott

Best Buy's man has Britain's electricals giants in his sights

In The Spotlight: Scott Wheway

Twitter set to make money through advertisements

Popular microblogging site Twitter is all set to unveil its advertisement model today, which would mark its first step toward allaying concerns about its revenue generating potential.

Rupert Murdoch: We're going to stop Google taking our stories for nothing

Why did I decide we would charge online? Because I listened to [my] executives, the case they made, and the revenue involved and the success of it.

Financing the film industry

Despite budget cuts, the UK Film Council is helping to promote British talent, says Nick Clark.

Topps Tiles reports sluggish trading

The UK's biggest tile and flooring chain today warned of "subdued" trading so far this year amid little sign of a revival in consumer confidence.

Joan Smith: Hurrah for Murdoch: paid-for news keeps democracy alive

Not long ago, I heard a former government minister boast that he hadn't bought a newspaper for a decade. "I read them free on the net," he declared. Free to him is what he meant, and I could tell that he hadn't thought about how all that "free" material comes to be on newspaper websites. He'd obviously never considered how much it costs to produce newspapers that cover everything from catwalk shows to conflicts where reporters risk serious injury or death.

Games industry praises budget tax cuts

Chancellor Alastair Darling's Budget announcement of tax relief for the UK videogames industry is being hailed a "decisive breakthrough" by a group which has long lobbied for the move.

Co-op hails record results

The Co-operative Group hailed record annual results today but warned a return to "real economic growth" could be a year away.

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