Business Diary: Analysts hitch their wagon to wedding

We don't want to be royal wedding killjoys, but is Panmure Gordon's attempt to get in on today's fun pushing things just a little too far?

Elop helps 4,000 staff off his 'burning platform' as Nokia slashes jobs

Nokia boss Stephen Elop yesterday fleshed out his plan to salvage the struggling mobile phone group from the "burning platform", revealing that the company was preparing to axe thousands of employees.

Nokia to axe 700 UK jobs

Mobile phone giant Nokia is axing around 700 UK jobs as part of plans to reduce its global workforce by 4,000 within two years.

Soapbox: 'The most successful time for a company is also its most dangerous. The reasons for its success can be its downfall'

Business history is littered with highly successful and admired companies that then went into decline and ended up beset by crises and outrun by the competition. They failed to understand that the most successful time in a company's life is its most dangerous time, because the very reasons for its success can also be the seeds of its downfall.

Media Diary: Did we need double Times?

Web watch

Those fascinated by the great News International online paywall experiment can't help but be intrigued by the joint Facebook page set up by The Times and The Sunday Times.

David Prosser: Obama plays for time as the deficit hawks begin to circle

Outlook: In the absence of an agreement on how much to cut, a deal on legal backing for a multi-year deficit plan would reassure critics of US fiscal credibility

Nokia bets farm on Microsoft merger

The struggling Finnish phone company hopes to take on Apple's dominance of the smartphone market

Nokia teams up with Microsoft

Nokia and Microsoft have teamed up to take on Google and Apple in the fast-growing smartphone market as the Finnish mobile phone maker attempts to regain its leading position in the sector.

David Prosser: Don't sneer at Nokia's chief executive

Outlook Stephen Elop: a paragon of leadership or a David Brent for our time? Well, let's put it this way: the extended "burning platform" metaphor with which the Nokia boss has been regaling his staff was so excruciating in places that technology bloggers at first assumed it was a spoof, rather than a genuine leak. No prizes for literary prowess.

Forget the spin, we're doomed: Nokia boss does a Ratner

As rallying cries go it was less "we will fight on the beaches" and more "we must plunge into the icy sea".

New Year's resolutions for the new bosses on the block

As 2011 dawns, a clutch of new-in-the-job and soon-to-be appointed chief executives at some of the world's largest corporations have a challenging 12 months ahead

Nokia delays N8 launch to October

Nokia's new chief executive suffered a blow on his first day, after it emerged that the mobile phone giant had been forced to delay the release of its flagship N8 smartphone yet again.

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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

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, 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
11 best winter skin treats

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

Paul Scholes column

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

Frank Warren's Ringside

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