Business Diary: HSBC cleans up its act at last

Good news from HSBC, which reports its annual results on Monday.

How to stay ahead in your workplace

'You must take what you learn back to your work'

Dig deep: The best ways to fund your course

MBAs can open the door to high-flying careers – but they don’t come cheap, warns Michael Prest

Will full-time study become an expensive luxury?

The demand for flexible learning shows no signs of abating.

The top tables where Brits no longer rule

Vodafone's appointment of Gerard Kleisterlee this week means only two of the top six companies in the UK have British chairmen. But does it matter?

Sex and the salary: Why are women still being short-changed?

Hamish McRae charts a workplace revolution in the UK, while Holly Williams talks to four females succeeding in a man's world

Market Report: Ocado flavour of the day as merger chat returns

The market's taste for online grocery group Ocado continued unabated yesterday as rumours of a takeover refused to die, although some put the rise down to pressure on the City's short sellers.

Konchesky is the victim of Anfield's burning desire to erase the memory of Hodgson

The performance at Wolves suggested that in the short term Liverpool simply need a release from Hodgson's defensive strictures, not a £25m splurge of cash, says Ian Herbert

Vickers to hint at banking reforms

The head of the commission examining the potential break-up of Britain's biggest banks is expected to say today that significant reforms are needed.

Independent/Durham Business School MBA scholarships: High flyers spread their wings

If MBA student Tim Forber was hoping for a quiet fortnight to study for impending exams, he'll have been disappointed. Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the BNP all came to Oldham in the coming days ahead of the by-election – and Forber is the senior police officer in charge.

An MBA culture elective is producing innovative ideas for the arts sector

The NT Live screenings of Rory Kinnear's Hamlet in November and Derek Jacobi as King Lear on 3 February at a cinema near you trace their origins to the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The Independent/Durham Business School MBA scholarships: International high flyers spread their wings

If MBA student Tim Forber was hoping for a quiet fortnight to study for impending exams, he'll have been disappointed. Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the BNP all came to Oldham in the coming days ahead of the by-election – and Forber is the senior police officer in charge.

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated.

No business like show business: An MBA culture elective is producing innovative ideas for the arts sector

The NT Live screenings of Rory Kinnear's Hamlet in November and Derek Jacobi as King Lear on 3 February at a cinema near you trace their origins to the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

'They are a crucial part of the innovation agenda': How business schools benefit the economy

When The Cornerhouse cinema and retail complex needed expert help with using the internet for marketing, it turned to MBA students at its local business school. The recommendations made by the five students from Nottingham Business School have led The Cornerhouse marketing team to develop mobile phone applications to let customers book tickets online and access information on businesses in the complex.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

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Dame Harriet Walter interview

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Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

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England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links