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'Venez a Londres, mes amis': Boris Johnson woos steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in India

Boris Johnson waded in to the row between steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and the French government today as he urged Indian businessmen to set up in the United Kingdom.

The Business Matrix: Monday 12 November 2012

John Lewis enjoys Christmas boost

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin opens trading on London Stock Exchange to mark his firm's 20 years as a listed company

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin marked his company's 20 years as a listed company today by opening trading on the London Stock Exchange.

The Occupy protest camp at St Paul’s Cathedral

Top Bank of England director admits Occupy movement had a point

Andrew Haldane praises ‘loud and persuasive’ protesters who succeeded because ‘they are right’

BP due to announce £17bn deal with Rosneft

BP could unveil a $28bn (£17bn) deal with the Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft as early as today.

BP and Rosneft in talks to finalise details of £17bn Russian oil deal

BP could unveil a $28bn (£17bn) deal with the Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft as early as today.

Reckitt admits chief may have broken rules on shares

Rakesh Kapoor, the chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser, may have broken stock market rules, it was revealed yesterday.

Market Report: WANDisco results are a cue to party

A Sheffield business park wedged between the bus and railway station might be a long way from sun-drenched Silicon Valley but for technology investors it could be just as important. The strangely named AIM-listed WANDisco was London's sole technology IPO of 2012.

A summer of discontent as the markets stagnate

The summer stagnation of financial markets was laid bare yesterday as the London Stock Exchange, one of the world's largest brokers, Icap, and a swathe of smaller City firms revealed sharp falls in trading.

US broker in software bug fiasco gets a credit lifeline

The Wall Street firm at the centre of the latest New York stock-market calamity got an emergency cash injection yesterday that will keep it – at least for now.

James Moore: LSE's Rolet must tread warily with LCH.Clearnet

Outlook Is Xavier Rolet the only good thing to come out of Lehman Brothers? It's beginning to look that way.

Birley is clearing boss at NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext has hired Patrick Birley, the former head of clearing company LCH.Clearnet, as chief commercial officer at its London-based clearing house, which the exchange plans to open next June.

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