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HellermannTyton is set to launch €35m listing in London

The cabling products maker HellermannTyton is planning a London listing at the end of this month to raise €35m (£30m) to finance its growth.

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Following Andy Mason's controversial resignation letter, here are six other employees that turned on their bosses in public

The resignation letter of Groupon CEO Andy Mason is not the first to cause a stir. Many disgruntled workers have used their final days to issue a parting shot to their colleagues, an apology for their incompetency, or even an exposé of their firm’s inner workings.

Market Report: 'Dig into miners' as gold trail goes cold

Cocky investors were dumping gold and buying in to equities, showing that safe havens are out and riskier assets are in. The move out of the precious metal and into equities sent its price to a sixth-month low, below $1,600 an ounce, while the FTSE 100 index reached a five-year high.

Traders sued over Heinz share bets

Warren Buffett’s takeover of Heinz, the American food giant, is at the centre of an insider-trading case after regulators filed suit against unknown traders operating via a Swiss account who they allege had placed bullish bets on the ketchup maker on the basis of privileged information.

The Business Matrix: Monday 11 February 2013

Woollens come back into the fold

The week ahead: Monitise will show it is on the move

Why are people waving their phones around at the cash desk to pay for their shopping? Why is a mobile easier than putting your hand in your pocket for some cash or swiping your debit card? Well, more than 18 million people think paying for your lunch by swiping your mobile is the way to go. That's how many customers the mobile payments specialist Monitise has.

Goldman veteran Rizzo is leaving

Luigi Rizzo, the veteran Goldman Sachs rainmaker, is leaving his position as managing director in the financial institutions group after 20 years at the US investment bank. Mr Rizzo, who worked on Barclays' deal with South Africa's Absa and the three-way merger of Spain's Liberbank, Ibercaja and Cajatres, became a partner in 2008.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 26 January 2013

Snow hits John Lewis's sales

Head of Goldman Sachs warns David Cameron on tax

The head of Goldman Sachs has cautioned politicians against subjecting companies to public opprobrium for responding to incentives in the tax system.

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Goldman bankers get rich betting on food prices as millions starve

Bank criticised for making £250m after destructive spikes in global food market

Sir Mervyn King: The Governor of the Bank of England was warned in August 2007, a month before everyone else, that Northern Rock had serious problems, but did nothing to prevent the first run on a British bank in decades. He then 'panicked', according to angry MPs, yet stayed in his job and last year picked up a knighthood.

Bank of England boss Sir Mervyn King slates bank bonus tax move

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King today said it would be “depressing” if bankers choose to defer their bonuses until after the introduction of the new 45p income tax rate.

Simon English: Memo to Goldman Sachs: This is (partly) why people hate you

The great vampire squid’s move to even consider delaying bonus payments to some of its staff just to save them a few quid in tax indicates that it continues to live in a separate world to the rest of us.

Billions in bankers' bonuses could be delayed until April when top rate of tax is cut

City firms planning to defer bonus payments until after top 50p tax rate drops to 45p

James Moore: Bankers and bosses in line for bonuses – whether they deserve them or not

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Goldman bankers' £8bn bonus after bumper year

Goldman Sachs is likely to revive the controversy over excessive bonuses as it kicks off the banking results season this week by announcing total pay awards for its staff totalling more than £8bn.

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