Santander HQ evacuated after white powder sent to executives

Twelve employees who handled the envelopes were being kept under medical observation, bank says

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 5:44 pm

Russian billionaire turns to Norway oil and gas after UK snub

LetterOne, the investment vehicle led by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is in taks to buy assets off the coast of Norway for $1bn

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 4:53 pm

Online flight comparison site Skyscanner set to be valued at £1bn

The online flight comparison service, is en route to land a £1bn valuation, as one of its early investors Scottish Equity Partners seeks to sell part of its stake

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 3:30 pm

Five charts that show why it's time to worry about world economy again

From the most depressed regions in the world to a mediocre outlook for global growth, here are the latest findings from the IMF's economic healthcheck

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 3:24 pm

Storm clouds gather over global economy as world struggles to shake off crisis

IMF warns of increasing risks to medium-term growth as 2008 financial crisis continues to cast long shadow over global economy

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 3:23 pm

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Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 3:00 pm

Sports Direct needs to move beyond 'Dickensian age'

How many of Sports Direct's customer feel the company should be able to get away with some of its alleged poor practices simply because it's good at selling cheap trainers and tracksuits?

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 2:54 pm

Do you want free Facebook or a say in where your personal data are stored - it's unlikely you will have both

The European Court of Justice has just dealt a massive blow to the business models of the global tech giants

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 1:50 pm

Virgin Active slumped to a loss before £682m deal

New accounts show the gym chain suffered a £89.5m loss last year, before it was bought by South African billionaire Christo Wiese

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:54 pm

Questor share tip: Melrose £2.3bn cash return lays foundations for future

The industrial turnaround specialist has a successful track record and is getting ready for some big deals, says Questor

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:46 pm

Shell pledges to keep dividend despite slump in oil prices

Estimated reduction in investment in oil projects globally this year, with crude now trading at less than $50 a barrel

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:42 pm

SABMiller seeks to strengthen hand in £70bn takeover talks

Beer company says it has "exceptional long-term prospects", as Takeover Panel deadline for ABI approach looms

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:30 pm

Chancellor's luck runs out as emerging markets slump looms

Global headwinds are once more threatening to knock the Chancellor's plans for the UK economy off course

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:21 pm

Six ex-brokers accused of Libor interest rate conspiracy

The group faces five charges between them of trying to influence the key inter-bank interest rate for financial gain

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 12:02 pm

Shares in Acacia Mining plummet on 'disappointing' production update

The FTSE enjoys gains for a fifth consecutive trading session, but Acacia Mining falters after third-quarter production disappoints.

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 11:58 am

Britain should not join euro, Lord Mandelson finally admits

The Labour veteran has given up on his calls for the UK to adopt the common currency

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 11:49 am

Tesco in 'secret talks' with fraud office over accounting black hole

The retail giant may choose to admit wrongdoing and pay a hefty fine in a bid to avoid criminal sanctions

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 11:20 am

Facebook can be blocked from passing data to US after treaty ruled invalid

Landmark ruling from European Court of Justice invalidating 'Safe Harbour' treaty says US companies cannot freely send data to America

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 11:10 am

Property developers and IT workers lose '5pc income tax' fight

Engineer Robert Huitson's appeal against a backdated £195,000 tax demand was rejected. The decision confirms HMRC can enforce anti-avoidance laws retrospectively

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 10:15 am

Tesco slashes payments terms to 14 days for small firms

The supermarket giant will pay its tiniest suppliers in just two weeks, but larger companies will still have to wait up to 55 days

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 10:05 am