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Banks took a battering yesterday as traders ditched financial stocks after a shock profit warning from Deutsche. Traders feared that news of the German bank’s €1.1bn (£910m) fourth-quarter loss could mean other banks may still have issues to work through and further regulatory fines to deal with.

Market Report: Balfour Beatty builds on US expectations

Balfour Beatty was among the major gainers as the markets limped to the end of a tough week.

The Business On... Ben Gordon, Chief executive, Mothercare

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The Week Ahead: Sir Stelios's shadow is still hanging over easyJet

It was easyJet's 15th birthday last week, but when the budget airline releases its final results tomorrow, it will be its chief executive Carolyn McCall's plans for the future that investors will be focusing on. Ms McCall, who joined the company in July from Guardian Media Group, is set to outline the outcome of her strategic review.

Cameron to play balancing act with trade and human rights

David Cameron will fly to China today at the head of a delegation of more than 40 business leaders in a drive to win a multi-billion pound export boost for British business in the world's fastest-growing major economy.

Market Report: Shock Chinese rate rise turns blue chips red

The top tier was listless yesterday until it was hit late in the session as China surprised the market by raising its interest rates, the first such change by the government in three years.

Investment Column: Mothercare is having a few teething troubles

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The Week Ahead: Analysts expect sales rise at coveted Burberry

The luxury fashion group Burberry is due to announce a first-half sales update on Wednesday, shortly after market speculation re-emerged that it could be the subject of a takeover approach.

Investment Column: Bag Halfords as it hits the acquisition trail

At first glance, the writing is on the wall for listed non-food retailers. The confidence of consumers, who are feeling the pinch from rising petrol and grocery prices, as well as tax increases, already seems to be faltering.

There's an art to persuading your child to become potty-friendly

If your little one finds it tough switching to the toilet, try to make it fun. And, as Amy McLellan reports, patience is key

Market Report: British Land tries to build on its financial advantages

British Land was in the spotlight last night as analysts argued that the property group was well placed to stand firm in an environment where bank financing remains a fraught topic.

The Week Ahead: Will Domino's Q2 results show it powering ahead?

Domino's Pizza will be in focus this morning as the City finds out whether the fast-food chain has managed to sustain the pace of sales growth seen in the first quarter of the year.

Use of BPA must be limited, say scientists

A group of 60 scientists backed by environmental, health and women's organisations from around the world have called for action to reduce exposure to a chemical in plastics found in everyday products.

Michael Clark, Barbican, London <br/>Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London

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Consuming Issues: Crackdown on banks and power suppliers

A new government can look afresh at the landscape and the coalition has realised it can help the public make the most of its money by reforming two of the worst corporate sectors: banks and energy suppliers.

Step2 buggies withdrawn in safety alert

Two types of children's buggies have been removed from the shelves of some British stores after their manufacturer said they they posed a serious risk of injury to infants.

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