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Investors complain about ‘lack of visibility’ around bonus scheme for directors

Did Cameron's dinner with Murdoch break ministers' code?

David Cameron was challenged last night to explain why he held a secret dinner with James Murdoch as the Government prepared to take a crucial decision on the Murdoch media empire.

Hacking: Call to investigate police

MP demands independent review of Met's inquiry / Cameron faces anger over dinner date with Murdoch

Diary: Rupert speaks – and the Tories lap it up

Doing time inevitably dulls the sensibilities and sours the sweetest of natures, so forgive Conrad Black if bitterness seasons the transition back to freedom. It isn't easy, how-ever, because his attack on Rupert Murdoch, in a book review, is disgraceful. Connie not only refers to Rupert's "orange-dyed hair" (long since shaved off) and his "coarse sense of humour", but describes him as "monotonous as a public speaker".

Sarah Sands: My BBC is slightly highbrow – and so it should be

The BBC, like the NHS and other national treasures, wilts under criticism. It does not much like contact sport – which is maybe why it surrendered football to Sky.

For BBC chief Mark Thompson, revenge is a dish best served cold

A year after James Murdoch's attack on the Corporation, its director-general hits back

Too high a price: Why huge executive salaries are the bane of the BBC

When James Murdoch attacked the BBC for its size and dominance last year, he failed to mention the big issue behind the corporation's woes.

Murdoch prepares to tighten his grip

News Corporation's bid for Sky is a smart commercial move that will worry those who already fear its power

British Library newspaper archive plan riles James Murdoch

The heir to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire attacked the British Library yesterday for "harming the market" in print journalism by allowing online access to its vast newspaper archive. James Murdoch, head of News Corp in Europe and Asia, spoke out days ahead of his company's big gamble in introducing charges for access to the websites of The Times and The Sunday Times.

The feral beast: Will Sky be the limit?

Will James Murdoch have to reach for his cheque book again?

BBC delays mobile apps

The BBC has delayed launching mobile applications delivering its news and sport free to devices like Apple's iPhone after newspapers expressed concern about direct competition.

James Murdoch signals reduced role for his family's newspapers

Future profits will come from television, not press

Has Cameron done a deal with Murdoch?

Lord Mandelson's attack shines spotlight on Tory leader's links with media mogul

Business Diary: 24/10/2009

Murdoch's board all look the same

James Murdoch was on good form at Sky's AGM yesterday, gently chiding one shareholder who asked why the broadcaster did not screen a more ethnically diverse range of shows. His answer, that "Sky is all about inclusiveness; we strive to do that", was only slightly undermined by the company's board, who were all sat behind him. It consisted of 13 white men and one white woman.

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