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Relative of President Xi Jinping accused of being a director of an offshore company based in the British Virgin Islands

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham

Soca's 'seven-year dither' may impede justice over blue-chip companies' links rogue private investigators

Information watchdog defends failure to take action over companies named in dossier

Foxtons set to double in size as it pushes to raise £55 million

London's most aggressive estate agent Foxtons today said it would double in size over the next five years as it announced plans to raise £55 million next month.

The bank, Credit Suisse, is alleged to have used corrupt PIs

Hacking scandal: Blue-chip firms that used corrupt private investigators are identified

Financial institutions among those on a list from Serious Organised Crime Agency to MPs

Market Report: N Brown looking good, says the City

City analysts were thinking big yesterday – Credit Suisse said plus-size fashion group N Brown is a good investment on the grounds of its expanding business. N Brown owns catalogue and online clothing brands Simply Be and Jacamo, which cater for larger sizes, as well as the lingerie business Figleaves. Credit Suisse's Guillaume Gauville said the "traditional credit-driven mail order business" can be "transformed into a more competitive and profitable apparel company with scalability overseas".

It's the end of the world – and ITV is smiling

ITV is expected to confirm that an advertising recovery is boosting profit when the Broadchurch broadcaster reports half-year results on Tuesday.

China is likely buyer as Glencore Xstrata offloads Peruvian prize

Glencore Xstrata put its $5 billion (£3 billion) Las Bambas copper project up for sale today to meet a crucial condition of being allowed to form the wheat-trading-to-coal-mining empire.

Market Report: Film has bad ending for Reckitt Benckiser

A decision by America's largest pharmacy group dispensed a large dose of panic yesterday to shareholders in the consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser.

Swiss face losses in tax payments deal

Swiss banks could be left out of pocket as a result of a tax-evasion deal agreed between the Alpine state and the UK.

Tax evasion deal threatens to leave Swiss banks out of pocket

Swiss banks could be left out of pocket as a result of a tax-evasion deal agreed between the Alpine state and the UK.

Jamie Oliver opening his restaurant at Gatwick airport

Gatwick stays grounded in the red despite increase in passengers

Gatwick airport posted a £29.1 million loss today, despite new routes to Beijing and Istanbul boosting the number of passengers in its arrivals and departure lounges in the year to April.

Simon Nixon, co-founder of price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com

£165m windfall for Moneysupermarket co-founder Simon Nixon

University dropout cashes in 15 per cent stake in the business

Google chairman Eric-Schmidt has rejected claims that the company is not paying their fair share of taxes

£1.6bn refinancing lifts the debt cloud for Thomas Cook

Travel giant Thomas Cook today took a huge step towards recovery with a £1.6 billion refinancing of its vast debt pile, just 18 months after the 172-year old company veered close to collapse.

Market Report: Centrica feels chill from customer drift

Rising gas and electric bills are making energy providers extremely unpopular. There is outcry over the bonuses paid to its executives and now British Gas has even become unpopular with its shareholders. Its owner, Centrica, will update the market today. Analysts think it will admit it has been hit by business and home customers looking elsewhere for better deals to reduce their ever-increasing bills.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 25 April 2013

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