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The Business Matrix: Friday 13 September 2013

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The German former fencer replaces Jacques Rogge at the helm of the Olympic Committee

Nokia set to slash 8500 jobs at its equipment arm

The troubled Finnish telecoms giant Nokia is considering slashing 8500 jobs, or around 17 per cent of its workforce, at equipment arm Nokia Siemens Networks, which provides infrastructure for mobile carriers.

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The planning minister has lost powers over wind farm policy because his brother works for a major turbine manufacturer, it has been disclosed.

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Deputy PM wants to more than quadruple industry, but critics say lack of clear targets is holding back confidence

The Business Matrix: Thursday 1 August 2013

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Contract for 600 carriages could go to Bombardier of Derby

Rowing: Money issues cramping style

British rowing's giant oarsmen will have to travel economy class even for long-haul flights unless a new sponsor is found. Many of the GB rowers are over 6ft 6in – Moe Sbihi is 6ft 8in – and team managers believe the cramped leg space is unwelcome but say there is no alternative until a replacement for Siemens is found.

'UK needs national talent bank'

Siemens, BAE and BT call for a skills strategy to boost manufacturing in Britain
The BBC's Director-general, Tony Hall, says the corporation avoided “throwing good money after bad”

Margareta Pagano: Horsemeat chaos shows shops, like banks, got too big for their boots

I had hoped to make this a bank-free zone today but it's just not possible. You see the horsemeat affair has too many parallels with what went wrong with some of our biggest banks to ignore, and both scandals in turn have wider implications for all companies.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 24 January 2013

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G4S seals British Gas meters deal

G4S, the outsourcing group at the centre of last year's Olympic security fiasco, has won a meter-reading contract with British Gas worth £150m.

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