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Outlook First Standard Chartered, then Experian, and now Sainsbury’s. It’s shaping up to be a year of boardroom upheaval, and it’s still only January. Who next? Well, a little bird tells me Schroders’ veteran chief executive Michael Dobson has sounded out confidants in the City about the idea of him becoming chairman of this granddaddy of fund managers, succeeding 69-year-old Andrew Beeson.

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A dealer at the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul, where the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 37.82 points to 1,850.49

Markets plunge in fear of end to US money-printing

Global sell-off on Fed move wipes out the last of the gains made by London's benchmark FTSE 100 this year

QE hopes raised for Carney despite final defeat for Sir Mervyn

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King tasted defeat in his last bid to spur on the UK economy but successor Mark Carney may yet win support for a return to the printing presses, it emerged today.

Hedge fund big-hitter Loeb ups Sony stake as he targets entertainment arm spin-off

The billionaire investor Dan Loeb has increased pressure on Sony's board by lifting his stake in the electronics group to 7 per cent.

AA to split from Saga as huge pre-crash takeover unravels

The AA is to split from its silver-haired sister company Saga in a multibillion-pound deal that undoes one of the biggest corporate takeovers of the pre-crash credit boom.

Co-op Bank strikes deal to fill £1.5bn black hole

Co-operative Bank today secured a deal with regulators to address the  £1.5 billion hole in its balance sheet without any injection of cash from  the taxpayer.

Cineworld stands tall with a 4.5 per cent yield as well as strong earnings growth of 12 per cent a year

Mark Dampier: Slater’s investment mix gives balance

At the time of writing, the UK stock market, as measured by the FTSE All Share Index, has fallen around  7 per cent from the high it reached just a few weeks ago.

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Tokyo refuses more stimulus

Japan holds steady on stimulus policy

Japan's central bank has refrained from promising more stimulus for the world's third-largest economy despite equity and bond market turbulence in recent weeks.

SoftBank raises offer to $21.6bn in battle for Sprint

Japan's SoftBank has secured the backing of a major Sprint shareholder after raising its bid for the American wireless carrier to from $20.1bn to $21.6bn (£13.9bn) to counter a rival proposal by Dish Network, the US satellite firm.

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Ricoh Arena offered to Coventry rent-free

A row over the stadium has been going on for months

More security chaos for G4S in face of investor and activist fury

More than a fifth of shareholders revolt over pay awards at annual meeting

Hamish McRae: Interest rates are on the way up at last … but don't hold your breath

Economic View: We will need all sorts of devices in the future to stop government borrowing crowding out everyone else

Margareta Pagano: Goldman's role in the Royal Mail sell-off is a red rag to the unions

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