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 Volkswagen gained 5 per cent to €183.50 after posting quarterly earnings before interest and taxes that jumped 20 per cent to €2.78 billion, exceeding average analyst estimates. Photograph:  Matthias Rietschel

European stocks were little changed at a one-week high, while the FTSE 100 index of London-listed blue chips nudged up to a five-month high, as invest(...)

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Former TV presenter Emma Ledden has honed her presentation skills over the years and has branched out into business consulting, specialising in presen(...)

 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(...)

Every year there are more than two million would-be entrepreneurs in the UK trying to get businesses off the ground and 15 million in the United State(...)

A Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader, right, and the Amazon Kindle. A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages(...)

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(...)

Apple is going to trial alone after five US publishers agreed to eliminate prohibitions on ebook wholesale discounts. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Apple goes to trial tomorrow in the US over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of ebook(...)

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