Salvesen shares fall on gloomy forecast

Christian Salvesen saw its shares plunge 14 per cent yesterday after it warned that it would see no profits growth in the financial year that has just started.

Standard Life policyholders in line for cash handouts

Millions of beleaguered savers are in line for windfalls from Standard Life, the life insurer, which yesterday proposed to abandon its staunch adherence to mutuality and convert to a public company.

Fear and loathing

The BBC's post-Hutton investigation into its editorial processes has provoked an outpouring of hostility from staff who claim that their legal rights are being ignored

Daily Telegraph readies compact version with £8m fund

The Telegraph Group has earmarked £8m for the launch of a compact version of The Daily Telegraph, which could be on the streets within a month.

SSL chief leaves 'by mutual consent' after three years of turmoil at Durex maker

Brian Buchan, the chief executive of SSL International, paid the price for failing to sell off its medical division yesterday as the board of the company that makes Durex condoms and Scholl footwear announced his resignation.

Failed Manganese bid prompts former chairman to sell out

Jamie Borwick, who quit as chairman of Manganese Bronze last year to mount a £14m takeover bid for the black cab maker, ended more than 40 years' association with the company yesterday by selling his family's 38 per cent stake.

Discover the joy of offsets

A flexible mortgage that allows you to be prudent or spendthrift from month to month? Christopher Browne finds out more

So what does humiliation in the tabloids get you? 1.7m more viewers than 'Big Brother'

If it was, as conspiracists would have it, a stunt, oh brother did it work. Following the sex 'n' drugs exposé of Angus Deayton, viewing figures reveal 'Have I Got News For You' trounced C4's hugely hyped 'Big Brother'. James Morrison reports

West's house sold for £57,000

Letter: True marriage

Sir: Natasha Walter gets very near the truth but just misses it ("You can't take the romance out of marriage", 6 December).

Outlook: Water protest

ut there's little sign of sunrise yet.
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