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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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