Dominant shareholders face curbs under new rules

Minority shareholders are to be granted new powers to protect them against dominant investors who attempt to bend companies to their will.

James Moore: Let's hope this brake on heavyweights works

Outlook The invasion of Britain's stock market indices by foreign natural resources companies with dominant shareholders and questionable governance has been a running sore among pension funds and their advisers.

A dejected Freddie Evans after Kazakhstan’s Serik Sapiyev wins their gold medal clash

Boxing: Exhausted Fred Evans forced to settle for silver after a fight too far

It was simply a fight too far for Fred Evans in the welterweight final on the 16th and final day of the truly remarkable boxing tournament at the ExCeL, which was once again deserving of its bear-pit nickname.

Big attraction: A professional career will be calling Anthony Joshua if he wins the super-heavyweight title

Boxing: Anthony Joshua has key to future riches in his fast hands

London's Olympics have been a knockout, but there's no doubt who will be Britain's biggest hit of the Games. If Anthony Joshua, one of the two British boxers in this afternoon's finals, wins the super-heavyweight title, he will be within striking distance of a gold mine.

Rising star Anthony Joshua

Boxing: Former Olympians confident Team GB's Anthony Joshua can secure gold at London 2012

Former Olympians Audley Harrison and David Price are confident Anthony Joshua can secure his reputation as Great Britain's next super-heavyweight star by sealing gold at London 2012.

Yamile Aldama fell 31 cm short of a medal in the women’s triple jump last night

Long journey ends in sand and sadness for Team GB's Yamile Aldama

Cuban-born Briton finishes fourth Games, and her bold quest for a medal, with fifth place

Karina Bryant (top) tussles with Iryna Kindzerska in their bronze medal match

Judo: Bronze is a dream come true for evergreen Bryant

The colour may have been bronze, but it was worth its weight in gold for Karina Bryant and for British judo, which has finally picked itself up off the Olympic mat.

Audley enjoys Sydney gold in 2000

Olympic Moments No 7: Audley Harrison's boxing gold

In our series celebrating GB success, coach Tony Burns recalls a stunning win in 2000

Girl talk: (from left) Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha bake with Fed Cup coach Judy Murray

Meet the Hungaro-Aussie Brit...

Johanna Konta has three passports, a world ranking of 217 – and a wild card into Wimbledon

Corruption risk 'known by ENRC' in Congo mine deal

The controversial mining group ENRC knew there was a risk that Dan Gertler, the owner of the Kolwezi copper mine in the Congo, may have acquired the business through corrupt means but did the deal anyway, it emerged yesterday.

Mine deal corruption risk 'was ignored by ENRC'

Blue-chip group's chairman pledges more transparency to investors at heated AGM

Cycling: Wiggins keeps lead in Critérium

France's Arthur Vichot won stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné yesterday, but Britain's Bradley Wiggins, riding for Team Sky, remained in the overall lead.

Kazakh guard killed 15 and burned border post, says prosecutor

A Kazakh border guard has confessed to killing 14 fellow soldiers and a herder in cold blood at a remote post near the Chinese frontier, prosecutors said today, adding that hazing, or severe bullying, may have prompted the massacre.

Jamie Baker will face Daniel Muñoz-De La Nava

Baker last man standing in qualifying

Britain is used to having a lone Scot flying the flag in men's singles tournaments around the world. That man is usually Andy Murray, but in the qualifying tournament for the French Open yesterday it was Jamie Baker who was the last man left standing after the opening matches in Paris.

Soyuz astronauts arrive at International Space Station

A Russian-made Soyuz craft carrying three astronauts has docked with the International Space Station, putting the crew in place for the imminent arrival of the first ever privately owned cargo ship to the orbiting lab.

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