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Tony Blair was certainly not shy about championing the interests of British oil companies in Iraq

Time is starting to run out on Doha trade talks

The Prime Minister used his visit to the World Economic Forum yesterday to launch a new initiative he said he hoped would focus the minds of countries around the world on finally getting a deal from the Doha round of world trade talks.

Davos Diary: Bigwigs choose to fill their boots

In Davos, it's the footwear that tells you everything you need to know about the seniority of the delegate.

Adrian Hamilton: We shouldn't give up on the euro just yet

International Studies

Profile: Elusive chairman who now has to face the President

He has been the invisible man of the BP oil spill disaster – but next week he takes centre stage.

BP's rivals rally round as industry faces turning point

The oil giant's competitors just want to help – despite feverish talk of a takeover. But whatever happens, the huge spill spells profound change. By Mark Leftly

The City Diary: Publicity spotlight turns now to the Duke of York

Slackbelly exposes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Square Mile

BP boss scoops 41 per cent raise despite profits slump

BP'S chief executive, Tony Hayward, was awarded a 41 per cent pay rise in 2009 despite the company's profits coming in more than 50 per cent down on the previous year.

BP springs surprise as Swedish telecoms boss gets chairman's job

Ericsson CEO Carl-Henrik Svanberg will replace Peter Sutherland later this year

BP appoints new chairman - at last

BP's two-year hunt to fill one of Britain's most prestigious corporate jobs ended today with the appointment of Carl-Henric Svanberg as chairman.

Third of BP's shareholders reject director bonus plans

Chairman's links with RBS draw ire from investors

Credit Crisis Diary: 16/04/2009

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McKillop quits as director of BP as controversy over RBS role continues

Sir Tom McKillop, the embattled former chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, resigned as a director of the energy giant BP yesterday, despite previously putting his name forward for re-election at the group's annual general meeting on 16 April.

Niall Fitzgerald favourite to take over chair of BP

Niall Fitzgerald, the deputy chairman of Thomson Reuters, has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Peter Sutherland as chairman of BP when he steps down in April.

Rio Tinto plans $19.5bn Chinese deal to pay debt

Convertible bonds scheme will double Chinalco's stake to 18 per cent once exercised

RBS set to be first test of bank bailout scheme

Under majority state control, RBS faces a boardroom overhaul
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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
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Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

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It's all bright on the night
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Bread from heaven

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Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

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