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

Russian miner turns to Citi in $9bn flotation

Citi, the investment bank, will help to lead the London listing of the Russian coal giant Suek, one of a number of huge initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2010.

Matthew Norman: How about a supertax on Blair?

The ex-PM mirrors the bankers in seeming to be rewarded for poor judgement.

Kingman to take up Rothschild's role after quitting as Treasury's bank chief

John Kingman, the chief executive of UKFI, the body that looks after state-owned stakes in Britain's banks, will be the latest recruit to Rothschild, the blue-blooded bank will announce this week.

UKFI's Kingman heads to Rothschild

John Kingman, the former Treasury civil servant and outgoing chief executive of UKFI, the body charged with managing the taxpayer's stakes in Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland, is expected to take a senior role at Rothschild, the independent investment bank.

48 Hours In: Tel Aviv

Israel's most cosmopolitan city offers beach life, fine dining and a lively cultural scene

For sale: one bridge, a bookmaker and millions of student loans

Brown gambles on huge sale of assets to balance books

How Cameron cosied up to Murdoch & Son

The Sun's decision to turn against Labour was the reward for years of shrewd politicking and social networking by the Tory leader and his team. Andy McSmith reports

Gillett rubbishes Liverpool takeover reports

Liverpool co-owner George Gillett has played down speculation that a buy-out of the Barclays Premier League club is imminent.

Liverpool owners deny selling talk

Liverpool's co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks have issued a joint statement rubbishing reports that either party are preparing to sell their stake in the club.

Liverpool's £20m buying cap revealed in club report

Benitez must work with limited transfer and wages budget for next five years

Yell to seek £350m from investors to ease debt

Yell, the Ftse-250 directories group, is thought to be plotting a £350m rights issue by the end of the year to curb its massive debt burden.

Women at work: As the older generation of YBAs grows up, a new set of female creators is taking over

On the eve of a show at London's Whitechapel gallery that celebrates some of the most talented female artists, Hannah Duguid finds that, though they are less upfront than their predecessors, they are still producing fascinating art

From Libya to London: the world of a wild child turned power-broker

The financier Nat Rothschild is at the centre of a web of international intrigue, reports Lewis Smith

Scottish giant Johnston Press close to refinancing £500m debt

Lloyds and RBS would be performing 'a highly political act' if they pulled the plug on publisher

Osborne versus Mandelson: The grudge match

They both stand at their leader's right hand – smart political strategists and compulsive gossips with a taste for high-living. And there's not much love lost between them.
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Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
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What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
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Florence Knight's perfect picnic

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Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

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Mark Hix's summery soups

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Tim Sherwood column

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Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

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