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Osborne has been repeatedly described by Labour as a 'part-timer'

Budget 2013: Missed targets and more gloom

Editorial: A couple of eye-catching initiatives from George Osborne are not enough to give Britain the lift that it needs. The light at the end of the tunnel is receding

Daily Variety breathes its last

End of an era for Hollywood as Daily Variety goes weekly

Every weekday for 80 years, Daily Variety has brought the latest film news to the doorstep of Hollywood’s great and good.

Cyprus bank savings raid raises fresh eurozone contagion fears

Investors dump bonds raising borrowing costs of Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal

Stake sale to Investec fund arm chiefs

The financial services giant Investec is selling a 15 per cent stake in its fund management arm to its own managers for £180m.

Investment insider: Low interest rates should not mean lower standards

Strange things can happen in a low-interest-rate economy. For instance, the interest that we earn on our savings has dropped to such pitiful levels that our nest eggs are losing money in real terms.

Jim Armitage: Most experts won't touch China with a bargepole

US Outlook Mark Makepeace, chief executive of FTSE, is clearly a glass-half-full kind of chap. He's been in Hong Kong this week, drumming up business for firms to raise money through listing on his indices, and a jolly good job I'm sure he's doing.

Man crisis after arrest and cash leak

The scale of the crisis facing Man Group's new boss was laid bare as clients pulled billions more from its funds and an employee was arrested for insider dealing.

Market Report: Glencore joins the boys in Brazil

The billionaire investor Carl Icahn will be sharing a spot on the share register of a Brazilian miner with Glencore. The world's largest commodities trader is hoping to grasp a share of the lucrative iron-ore market to add to its hold on the tradeable zinc, copper, grain and oil sectors, and has bought a holding in Ferrous Resources. Reports suggest it has offered funding to help develop the Viga mine in exchange for a bigger stake in the group.

Italy fears spark a shares sell-off

Inconclusive election result prompts worries of sovereign debt crisis return

Not bad for a year's work: Hedge fund top five pocket more than $1bn each

Five of the $2trillion (£1.3trn) hedge fund industry's biggest names each took home more than $1bn last year, according to Forbes magazine's latest Rich List for the industry.

Silvio Berlusconi has actually talked some sense – but he terrifies the markets

The view is that Mr Berlusconi would undo all the good work that Mr Monti  has done

The Business Matrix: Monday 25 February 2013

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