Murdoch and the politicians
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  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)

‘News of the World’: author Nick Davies did the most to expose  criminality and cover-up at the tabloid

It’s a deeply disturbing and yet at times blackly comical read featuring people that go by names such as the Wolfman, the Corporal, the Ace Trace f(...)

Obama’s authorisation of air strikes against militants in Iraq is accelerating a retreat in European stocks that started weeks ago. Photograph: Joshua Card/EPA

The first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent markets tumbling across the continent yesterday. US president Barack Obama’s(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has been nominated for the Financial Times’s 10th business book of the year. (Ed Alcock/The New York Times)

ANDREW HILL Two of this year’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys – will (...)

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Image of the week: The ‘anti-selfie’ This is Tani Currin, marketing events manager for computer security software and hardware developer Sophos(...)

Aer Lingus closed down 1.6 per cent at €1.314 after it emerged that Denis O’Brien had sold 4.1 million shares in the airline, to reduce his stake to 2.4 per cent. Photograph: Peter Muhly/Getty

European stocks dropped to their lowest level in more than three months as concern mounted about a build-up of Russian troops along the border with(...)

A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

Gannett took full ownership of Cars.com, buying the 73 per cent stake in Classified Ventures for $1.8 billion from its joint-venture partners. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Gannett said today it would spin off its print operations, including USA Today, becoming the latest media company to separate slower-growing publishin(...)

 Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion (€6.18 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy. Photo: PA Wire

Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion (€6.18 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowi(...)

A ‘Scotsie 100’ index would have underperformed the FTSE 100 over the last 59 years, a new London Business School report shows, with investors making (...)