BHP’s demerger plans, unveiled yesterday by Andrew Mackenzie, underscore the changing mood in mining over the past 18 months. Photograph: Bloomberg

BHP Billiton, the world’s most valuable miner, is to break itself up via a stock market spin-off, signalling an end to years of deals and expansion dr(...)

 The departure of Angela Ahrendts, who transformed Burberry from its “chav” links into a social media fashion forward, blew a hole in investor confidence leaving its shares 6.2 per cent down. Photograph: Bloomberg

British business lost two of its biggest hitters yesterday when Angela Ahrendts said “adieu” to Burberry and Hector Sants bid Barclays “au revoir”. Ah(...)

M&S chief executive Marc Bolland yesterday reported the retailer’s eighth consecutive decline in general merchandise sales, largely clothing but also taking in home and footwear. Photograph: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise/PA Wire

A cheer echoed around Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, yesterday morning, not in celebration of a goal but in response to news from Mark(...)