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Legal & General hits out at sky-high pay, incompetent auditors and a lack of women in boardrooms 15 Apr 4:51pm Legal & General hits out at sky-high pay, incompetent auditors and a lack of women in boardrooms
The business – which looks after more than £1 trillion for savers – voted against the reappointment of 3,864 directors in 2018, up 37 per cent on the previous year.
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Goldman Sachs to slash staff pay by 20 per cent as slump in share trading hits profits 15 Apr 4:51pm Goldman Sachs to slash staff pay by 20 per cent as slump in share trading hits profits
The investment bank made a £2.1bn profit in the first three months of 2019, down 20 per cent on a year earlier. The decline was largely driven by a slump in share trading due to quieter markets, it said.
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Monsoon and Accessorize to axe stores as carnage on the High Street continues 15 Apr 4:51pm Monsoon and Accessorize to axe stores as carnage on the High Street continues
The clothing and jewellery retailer is also seeking rent reductions on its shops as part of a controversial insolvency procedure called a company voluntary arrangement.
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Chinese web tycoon calls for his countrymen to work 12-hour days, six days a week 15 Apr 4:51pm Chinese web tycoon calls for his countrymen to work 12-hour days, six days a week
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba – China's version of eBay – described the opportunity to put in more hours as a 'blessing'. Richard Liu, the boss of online shopping giant JD, has echoed Ma's calls,.
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IN THE MONEY: Greggs boss Roger Whiteside handed the rights to shares worth £658k under bonus scheme 15 Apr 4:51pm IN THE MONEY: Greggs boss Roger Whiteside handed the rights to shares worth £658k under bonus scheme
Whiteside took charge of Greggs in 2013 and has presided over a near-quadrupling in its share price through a combination of store openings and savvy marketing campaigns.
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MARKET REPORT: £320m Japanese tie-up vindication for IWG boss 15 Apr 4:51pm MARKET REPORT: £320m Japanese tie-up vindication for IWG boss
Worth £320m, more than double the best-case estimates of analysts at Peel Hunt, the Japanese agreement comes as vindication for IWG's chief executive Mark Dixon.
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Provident Financial chief Malcolm Le May distracted as he fights off hostile takeover bid 15 Apr 4:51pm Provident Financial chief Malcolm Le May distracted as he fights off hostile takeover bid
Malcolm Le May – who is leading the doorstep lender’s efforts to fend off rival Non-Standard Finance – has been tasked with recruiting a chairman at trading company IG Group.
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Ineos warns it could be forced to give up fracking because limit on causing earth tremors is too low 15 Apr 4:51pm Ineos warns it could be forced to give up fracking because limit on causing earth tremors is too low
The petrochemicals giant, run by Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe (pictured), argued that the current limit on the size of earth tremors allowed before mining is halted was 'artificially low'.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Soak-the-rich tax policies drive businesses and managers offshore 15 Apr 4:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Soak-the-rich tax policies drive businesses and managers offshore
Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will kill the golden goose which delivered record employment in Britain if they are able to put their plans into place.
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FTSE LIVE: Debenhams boss to quit; Shopper numbers pick up; TSB to refund fraud victims 15 Apr 12:20pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Debenhams boss to quit; Shopper numbers pick up; TSB to refund fraud victims
The FTSE 100 closed down 0.19 points at 7436.87 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.
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SMALL CAP IDEAS: Ambitious bus group Rotala looks ready as the market heads for a shake-up  15 Apr 8:50am SMALL CAP IDEAS: Ambitious bus group Rotala looks ready as the market heads for a shake-up 
Arriva is too big for Rotala but if its German owner decides to sell the bus operation piece-meal the group would be very interested in some of the parts, says Simon Dunn, chief executive.
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Vernon Building Society launches offset retirement interest-only deal 15 Apr 8:40am Updated Vernon Building Society launches offset retirement interest-only deal
Vernon Building Society has launched an offset retirement interest-only mortgage - allowing borrowers to offset part of their loan against their mortgage, and only pay interest on the difference.
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Warmer weather gives footfall a lift but Brexit uncertainty still hampers spending 15 Apr 5:56am Warmer weather gives footfall a lift but Brexit uncertainty still hampers spending
The total number of people visiting shops across the UK rose 1.4 per cent in March, according to Springboard and the British Retail Consortium.
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SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: The £220m Scottish fund... scouring the world for stocks 15 Apr 5:31am SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: The £220m Scottish fund... scouring the world for stocks
Although Securities Trust of Scotland has underperformed its global equity income peer group over the past three years, it has outperformed them over the past year.
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SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: The £220m fund Scottish fund... scouring the world for stocks 15 Apr 5:16am Updated SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: The £220m fund Scottish fund... scouring the world for stocks
Although Securities Trust of Scotland has underperformed its global equity income peer group over the past three years, it has outperformed them over the past year.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Tablets and debit cards... how Morses is taking doorstep lending upmarket 15 Apr 4:57am Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Tablets and debit cards... how Morses is taking doorstep lending upmarket
Morses is run by Paul Smith, a competent, clever and driven 52-year-old, who took the helm in 2015, with a mission to modernise the doorstep lending business and expand into new areas.
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Brexit has caused summer holiday prices to beach destinations to be cut falling by up to a third 15 Apr 4:52am Updated Brexit has caused summer holiday prices to beach destinations to be cut falling by up to a third
Brexit uncertainty, alongside a more competitive holiday market and the aftermath of the slow end to last summer has resulted in year on year package holiday price drops.
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Property prices in Britain see big jump in April as house hunters are ‘bored of Brexit’ 15 Apr 4:43am Updated Property prices in Britain see big jump in April as house hunters are ‘bored of Brexit’
The average price of new-to-the-market properties increased by an average of £3,447 in April, equivalent to 1.1 per cent, making it the biggest month-on-month increase since March 2018.
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