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Online sales climbed a record breaking 58% as HoF celebrated 'best ever' Christmas

Johnston Press to renegotiate £300m debt

Johnston Press will start renegotiating the terms of its £300m debt pile with lenders in the New Year to push back the September 2015 repayment date, the company has said.

Jordan Belfort had to pay $110m to the victims of his fraud

Jordan Belfort: The real Wolf of Wall Street

The anti-hero of Martin Scorsese’s new film seems like a grotesque caricature of the ‘greed is good’ mantra. But he’s real. Nikhil Kumar tells Jordan Belfort’s story

Jim Armitage: Crazy money for bricks and mortar – that we paid for

Outlook Lord Kirkham, King of Sofas, provides us with a tale for our times.

House of Fraser keeps options open as Lafayette bid looms

The French department store Galeries Lafayette is in exclusive talks to buy its British rival House of Fraser.

House of Fraser eyes July float if Lafayette talks fail

House of Fraser could float on the stock market as soon as July, if exclusive talks with French department store Galeries Lafayette collapse.

James Moore: British watchdog will oversee Libor

Outlook We're often told that regulation is a thoroughly bad thing, holding back business and getting in the way of job creation (see repeated Conservative manifesto).

Bumi shakes up management team on way to a 'relaunch'

Embattled coal miner Bumi has revamped its management team in what chief executive Nick von Schirnding claims will be a "relaunch".

Rothschild puts daughter on the board of £2bn RIT

Lord Rothschild has appointed his eldest daughter to the board of his £2bn investment company RIT Capital Partners.

Rothschild daughter Hannah joins RIT Capital Partners board

Lord Rothschild today appointed his eldest daughter Hannah to the board of his £2 billion investment company RIT Capital Partners.

Market Report: Fresh licence lifts Bahamas Petroleum

As the UK was braced for tropical weather with storms on the way, punters decided a bet on an oil explorer in the Bahamas was appropriate yesterday. Bahamas Petroleum gushed as much as 20 per cent in morning trade on news that it had got its licences renewed and extended by the Bahamas Government and the Ministry of the Environment.

Bumi battle nears end with $501m deal

The long-running saga of separating the battle-bruised miner Bumi from Indonesia’s powerful Bakrie family could finally be coming to an end after the parties announced a potentially decisive $501m (£330m) deal yesterday.

Nat Rothschild set for showdown with Samin Tan as Bumi chairman raises stake in beleaguered business

A "furious" Nat Rothschild is set for a showdown with Samin Tan after the chairman of miner Bumi agreed to raise his stake in the beleaguered business to nearly 50 per cent.

Nat Rothschild attacks 'inferior' Bumi deal

The billionaire financier Nat Rothschild has accused the board of the miner Bumi of subjecting long-suffering shareholders to an "inferior" deal, as the scandal-scarred group desperately tries to untangle its convoluted ownership structure.

Banks censured over 'pointless' political lobbying

Senior Bank of England officials today delivered a stern rebuke to commercial banks that have been lobbying ministers to water down regulation of the sector.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 27 June 2013

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee