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Bradford & Bingley's public sell-off 'flawed'

Shareholders claim 2008 privatisation was contrary to democracy
Martin Wheatley aims to have a more predictable relationship with City financial firms

Friendlier, but watchdog will still have teeth

The new City regulator is going to adopt a more conciliatory tone but, its chief warns, that doesn't mean its predecessor's hard line will be entirely jettisoned

Rich Ricci is arguably Britain's most appropriately named banker

Burying bad news on Budget day? It's bumper bonuses for Barclays fat cats

Banks 'wildly out of touch with real world'

Esure seeks buyers for Go Compare ahead of IPO

Go Compare, the insurance price comparison site fronted by fictitious opera singer Gio Compario, is up for sale for at least £275m.

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Rangers post loss of £7m

Charles Green's consortium purchased the business and assets of Rangers last summer

RSA Insurance shares plunge after it warns over payouts

RSA Insurance has spooked investors by cutting its dividend for the first time in 10 years. The FTSE 100 insurer, best known for its More Than brand, blamed falling investment income as its shares tumbled by 14 per cent. The company said its final dividend would be 3.9p this year, 33 per cent down on last year.

Billionaire Radovan Vitek battles board in Ablon bid

Czech billionaire Radovan Vitek is fighting for control of Ablon, a shopping centre, hotel and office building developer that is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 14 February 2013

Polo club in receivership

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 13 February 2013

Johnson: LSE needs scientists

Former JJB Sports chairman and his son are bailed on fraud charges

The former chairman of retailer JJB Sports and his son have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office in connection with allegations of forgery and making misleading statements during their time at the failed sportswear chain.

Moscow bourse 'worth £3bn'

The upcoming float of the Moscow Exchange could see the Russian stock index valued at nearly £3bn, it was revealed yesterday.

Mark Leftly: Peppa Pig's breakthrough may finally stop Canada hogging all the action

Outlook As ever in life, Peppa Pig is the best barometer of cultural advancement. Today, the co-owners of the bossy animated porcus, Entertainment One, completed its $228m (£142m) purchase of Alliance Films, a Canadian distributor of flicks ranging from quip-laden classic Pulp Fiction to the dreadful Twilight series.

Betfair's chief starts to rein in costs

Betfair's chief executive, Breon Corcoran, will outline a strategy of cost cutting on Thursday, following his recent decision to withdraw from Germany and not to enter Greece.

Crack in the glass ceiling as more women reach boards

A jump in the number of women in the boardrooms of Britain's biggest companies was hailed yesterday by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable.

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