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Labour is right to seek tougher energy regulation

There are 16 investigations going on into the sector already: the big-stick approach to market oversight is past due The Labour party's plan to give a new energy regulator the ability to revoke the licence of power suppliers has been met with a variety ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Chinese economy fears deepen as factory growth slows - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as we get a health-check on the worlds major manufacturing sectors Chinese manufacturing growth hits three-month low Coming up: How are France and Germany faring this month? 8.02am BST ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

No light at the end of the tunnel for rail commuters

Railways are expensive for taxpayers too but both parties say rail users must pay greater share of costs through fare rises Despite fares that climb ever faster than passengers' wages, the railway is far from in the famous phrase of ex-transport secretary ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Markets poised for UK and US inflation data - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest finance and economic news, including the latest inflation reports from the UK and US 8.13am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the financial markets, the world economy, business and the eurozone. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of England minutes to shed light on interest rate rises - business live

Rolling business and financial news, as the City prepare to scrutinise the latest MPC minutes for signs of dissent at Britains central bank 8.12am BST ING also suspects the minutes could show an 8-1 split, although theres little change of a majority ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Latest Royal Mail 'bungle' is a stick too far to beat Cable with

Selling off the government's remaining 30% stake early when the price was higher would have sent the wrong signals There has been great sport to be had poking fun at the business secretary, Vince Cable, for the way he and his department floated Royal ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Markets end week on a higher note - Business live

Poor economic data from the eurozone has left investors betting on more central bank support, driving shares higher. 7.37am BST Weve got the latest UK GDP data coming out at 9.30am, which should show the Britain faring considerably better than its ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Hewlett-Packard allegations: Autonomy founder Mike Lynch tries to clear name

As legal arguments from both sides grind on in the US, Lynch fears UK Serious Fraud Office investigation will not be concluded Three years ago, Mike Lynch was the founder of Britain's most successful software company, which was sold to the US computing ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Eurozone GDP: France's economy stagnates again - live

Rolling coverage of the eurozone growth figures, as fears grow that the euro economy is faltering 6.41am BST Breaking News: Frances economy failed to expand in the last quarter. INSEE, the statistics body, has reported that French GDP was unchanged ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 14 2014]
Entities: Stagnation, Eurozone, France
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Legal & General pulls out of the Association of British Insurers why?

Chief executive Nigel Wilson has taken L&G out of the insurers' trade body; it's hard to see what advantage this will give his firm Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General, seems to be the resigning type. The other day he was advising the UK ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Serco's only good news is first-half loss of £7.3m is just as bad as advertised

New boss Rupert Soames clearly regards firm as manageable but it needs investment to avoid further scandals An optimistic view of Serco is that things haven't got any worse lately under new boss Rupert Soames. First-half numbers were "poor," as Soames ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Markets move higher as tensions in Ukraine ease - Business live

Global stocks rallied after Russia said it had finished military exercises in southern Ukraine. 7.38am BST But the crisis is far from over. Michael Hewson at CMC Markets notes: It remains far too early to celebrate any de-escalation between Russia ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 11 2014]

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Chairman chooses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war to say: "I do not think we have ever had to ask so much of so many." Douglas Flint, the chairman of HSBC, clearly thinks he is the new Winston Churchill...
...he pressed "send"? One assumes not because a well-intentioned colleague would have told him to cull at least one of the two uses of the phrase "the finest of Microsoft's digital work and digital life experiences" in the first three paragraphs
...the fuss? It is, of course, possible for a company's pay committee to operate this way and to congratulate itself on how its judgments have been "corroborated by the support of a significant majority of share owners" as the current annual report described last year's outcome
...It is because, as BSkyB explains, "as customers choose other ways to buy our products, door-to-door sales are becoming less viable" . The review of door-to-door selling, apparently, was already taking place before the allegations were made

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Labour is right to seek tougher energy regulation [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - 16 hours ago]
There are 16 investigations going on into the sector already: the big-stick approach to market oversight is past due The Labour party's plan to give a new energy regulator the ability to revoke the licence of power suppliers has been met with a variety ...
Chinese economy fears deepen as factory growth ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 21 2014]
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as we get a health-check on the worlds major manufacturing sectors Chinese manufacturing growth hits three-month low Coming up: How are France and Germany faring this month? 8.02am BST ...
Bank of England minutes to shed light on intere... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 20 2014]
Rolling business and financial news, as the City prepare to scrutinise the latest MPC minutes for signs of dissent at Britains central bank 8.12am BST ING also suspects the minutes could show an 8-1 split, although theres little change of a majority ...
Latest Royal Mail 'bungle' is a stick too far t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 19 2014]
Selling off the government's remaining 30% stake early when the price was higher would have sent the wrong signals There has been great sport to be had poking fun at the business secretary, Vince Cable, for the way he and his department floated Royal ...
No light at the end of the tunnel for rail comm... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Aug 19 2014]
Railways are expensive for taxpayers too but both parties say rail users must pay greater share of costs through fare rises Despite fares that climb ever faster than passengers' wages, the railway is far from in the famous phrase of ex-transport secretary ...
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