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The uproar over his wife's currency dealings may have cost Swiss National Bank governor Philipp Hildebrand his job, but the auditors have at least given his likely successor Thomas Jordan a clean bill of health.

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Wigan's net loss rose by £3.2million last season but chief executive Jonathan Jackson believes the club's overall results are "encouraging".

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Aurora seeks to exit investment in luxury label Bastyan

The retail group Aurora Fashions has appointed advisers to sell its stake in the luxury womenswear label Bastyan after just two years.

Britain's global ambitions hit by migration cap

Britain's efforts to further globalise its economy will slip backwards over the next three years because of new immigration rules that will hit the hiring of foreign nationals.

Brake on hiring foreigners set to slow UK's globalisation efforts

Britain's efforts to further globalise its economy will slip backwards over the next three years because of new immigration rules that will hit the hiring of foreign nationals.

Rescue group offers last hope for Darlington

Meeting set for Monday when new investors will try to avert liquidation of 129-year-old club

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WSJ Europe cleared in cut-price row

The Wall Street Journal Europe has been cleared of wrongdoing in the circulation row over cut-price copies that cost the paper's European publisher his job last year.

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