News Moya Greene in red at the London Stock Exchange in October 2013; Moya Greene's £1.5m earnings were modest compared to those of other FTSE 100 bosses

Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.

Trichet hints at rise in European interest rates next month

In a sign of a more aggressive attitude by the world's central bankers to the threat of rising inflation, the President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, suggested yesterday that the ECB would be prepared to raise interest rates as early as next month.

Brown braced for Labour losses after admitting to 'mistakes' over 10p tax

Gordon Brown is prepared for losses by the Labour Party across England in the local elections today after admitting he made a mistake over the decision to increase the tax on the low paid.

Small Businesses: Entrepreneurs promised tax relief and less red tape

Measures aimed at boosting the UK's small business sector and encouraging innovation were at the centre of the Budget, the Chancellor claimed.

US acts to calm world economic jitters

Dramatic rate cut designed to avert global recession; Federal Reserve's intervention raises hopes of cut in UK rates

Sam Wallace: England victims of constant tinkering

He mentioned it again on Tuesday evening. Sven Goran Eriksson says he knows the England team to play Paraguay on 10 June but, with a sigh of resignation, he added, "I don't want to discuss it with anyone but my coaches". Presumably those are the same coaches who were kept so well informed of Eriksson's plans that they responded to news of Theo Walcott's inclusion in the squad with a stunned silence.

Global warming turns pristine coral into rubble

Miles of unblemished coral reefs have been turned to slime-covered rubble because of rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.

Pensions clash between CBI and Institute of Directors

BRITAIN'S TWO largest lobby groups for business have clashed over the issue of whether there should be a compulsory retirement age. It happened as industry groups submitted their proposals to the Pensions Commission, the body set up by the Government to help solve the country's pensions crisis.

Pubs chief to head Institute of Directors

The Management of the ailing pubs group Eldridge Pope was thrown into confusion yesterday after Miles Templeman, its executive chairman, said he is to become director-general of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Brown policies 'mean prudence is lost to profligacy'

Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, is presiding over profligate government spending and has shed his previously prudent approach to the nation's finances, according to the Centre for Policy Studies.

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