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Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel’s pay hits $638m

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Photo-messaging app founder likely to be best paid chief executive of 2017

Unilever HQ decision fraught with risk and complexity

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The multinational’s choice of location will have far-reaching consequences

Spotify’s listing puts pressure on group to broaden playlist

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Streaming service will have to add more business lines to offset reliance on labels

Rovio shares drop 50% as ‘Angry Birds’ maker falls to earth

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Mobile gaming pioneer warns on revenues and profits for 2018

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Global smartphone sales fall for first time

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Incremental upgrades fail to persuade users to trade up

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SoftBank-backed Improbable files first accounts

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Half of UK tech start-up’s revenues are from US, including $5.8m army deal

Insurers being blamed for equity market turmoil

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Annuity providers in spotlight over ‘managed volatility’ strategies

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HSBC caps back-office bonuses for thousands

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Announcement follows decision to pay ex-chief Stuart Gulliver $8.5m

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‘Soft’ outlook overshadows Deutsche Telekom’s strong results

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Europe’s biggest telecoms company raises dividend but shares fall

Centrica to shed 4,000 jobs as profits fall 17%

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British Gas owner blames looming UK government price cap on energy bills

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Rising interest rates punish US power sector

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Heavily indebted utilities shore up balance sheets as financing costs increase

General Motors asks South Korea to help fund operations

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US carmaker’s proposed $2.8bn investment comes amid speculation it may exit country

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Barclays swings to net loss of almost £2bn

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UK bank hit by one-off charges as it tries to cheer investors with promises on dividend

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Blockchain ‘could save asset managers $2.7bn a year’

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Online ledger technology promises to upend processes linked to buying and selling funds

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Hedge funds fight to save M&A arbitrage strategy

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Challenging deal prices in court has become risky after latest ruling in Delaware

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Ford executive departs over misconduct allegations

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Carmaker finds Raj Nair’s behaviour was ‘inconsistent’ with its code of conduct

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Ford president out due to ‘inappropriate behaviour’

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Raj Nair had been head of the car maker’s North American unit for just nine months

Wednesday, Feb 21

Lloyds’ strategic plan viewed as ‘evolution not revolution’

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António Horta-Osório describes his bank’s 2020 profit targets as ‘ambitious’ and ‘achievable’

JPMorgan plans to build massive HQ tower in New York’s Park Ave

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Rebuilding at existing location instead of Hudson Yards is big boost for midtown

May braced for Unilever decision on headquarters

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Anglo-Dutch group weighs consolidation in the Netherlands amid Brexit pressure

AA shares tumble nearly 30% after dividend cut

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Company slashes payout and warns of lower profits as it embarks on technology drive

Tuesday, Feb 20

Lloyds Bank poised to launch £1bn share buyback

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Move marks switch from last year’s decision to pay special dividend

Deutsche Bank plots March IPO of asset management unit

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German lender aim to sell about a quarter of Deutsche Asset Management for up to €2bn

HSBC warns on $1.5bn penalty as Gulliver bows out as chief

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Group says it could be hit with charge over alleged tax evasion and money laundering at private bank

Walmart’s online challenge to Amazon falters

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Shares pummelled after sharp slowdown in ecommerce sales

Monday, Feb 19

Deutsche Bank cuts up to 500 investment banking and trading jobs

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Some lay-offs at German company will come before 2017 bonus payouts

Reckitt Benckiser shares hit amid concern over margin outlook

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Investors mark down consumer goods group despite promises it will return to ‘outperformance’

Deripaska to quit as president of EN+ and Rusal

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Russian tycoon prepares for battle with Potanin as Norilsk feud reignites

Private equity chiefs face partnership dilemma

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Groups agonise over whether to convert to a corporation following US tax overhaul

Sunday, Feb 18

SoftBank seeks to join Swiss Re board in $10bn stake talks

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Japanese group looks to acquire up to 30 per cent share in reinsurer

T Rowe Price pivots from London to Luxembourg

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Asset manager separates continental operations in preparation for Brexit

Oil majors see expansion in domestic utilities

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Big European groups lay foundations for expansion into the electricity supply chain

HSBC hopes to leave era of scandals behind

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The bank has been held back by big fines and hasty acquisitions but believes it is in a position to grow again