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Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Universal postal service 'at risk'

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".

UK business spending in surprise fall

Business investment in the UK fell unexpectedly in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, although consumer spending remained strong.

IoD attacks 'excessive' BG pay deal

A proposed £25m pay package for the new head of oil and gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive" and "inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

A 'generation to change bank culture'

A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.

Degree apprenticeships launched

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.

Come clean on adverts, vloggers told

Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.

BT shares rise as EE confirms talks

The FTSE 100 rises, with BT shares higher after the owners of the EE mobile phone network confirm they are in talks over selling the business to the UK firm.

HP revenues fails to impress markets

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's fourth quarter earnings failed to impress investors ahead of its big business split next year.

Asia shares mixed despite US growth

Asian shares had a mixed session, with the upward revision to the US economy's third quarter growth figure failing to provide much of a boost.

Botin ousts Santander chief executive

Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.

US economy grows faster than forecast

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.

Dairy industry in 'desperate state'

The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.

Mortgage approvals fall by 16%

The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.

Sport events 'give no economic boost'

A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.

Star Wars and Avengers lifts Pinewood

Big budget productions including the latest Star Wars and Avengers films have helped profits higher at Pinewood Shepperton.

Steve Jobs biopic moves to Universal

Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.

Holy trademark! Batman v Valencia

La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.

Young and workers at risk of poverty

The elderly and the unemployed used to be most at risk of poverty, but a new report claims it is now the young and those in work who are most vulnerable.

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.

Warning over 'fake' offshore bank

Regulators have issued a warning to consumers over a bank falsely claiming to operate in the Channel Islands.

Eurozone 'persistent stagnation' risk

The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.

Nigeria devalues currency on low oil

Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.

Service sector optimism 'falls'

Optimism among companies in the UK services sector is at its lowest for 21 months, according to a survey by the CBI.

Tips from banker turned shoemaker

An entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company shares his tips for success as part of the African Dream series.

How McDonald's conquered India

How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.

UAE's female fashion designers

As more Emirati women enter the private sector, a growing number are going into fashion design, reports Verity Ratcliffe from Dubai.

Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge

Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.

Javid wants Fifa to publish report

The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.


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