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Our creative powerhouse

The creative industries are the heart (and soul) of the UK’s culture, its international reputation and some of its most exciting businesses, says Shaun Beaney. They are the subject of a new guide by ICAEW and the Creative Industries Federation.

Under the radar

An IPO without publicity’s glare has advantages. Investec’s Andrew Pinder takes us through the ‘stealth IPO’ of financial services outsourcer, Sanne.

Tech me higher

Alibaba’s eye-catching $25bn IPO in September took tech IPOs to a new level. And new data from PwC has confirmed that global technology IPOs are booming. Jason Sinclair looks behind the numbers.

The future is unwritten

We are (finally) into the last month of campaigning for the UK general election. I think it is fair to say that the protracted 100-day battle for the keys to 10 Downing Street has failed to shed any greater light on what can be expected of the potential residents.

Information is power

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard chums had the idea people might want to share life's big moments - and the completely inane - with friends, real and virtual.

New shoots

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In July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its Q2 estimate for GDP growth. At 0.8% it meant annual growth was 3.1% - the highest year-on-year increase since 2007.

Accentuate the negative

Well the Scots not-so-narrowly voted no. I always thought it would be a good plan to get the desired result to be no, as in my experience a Scot’s first reaction to any form of change is usually a very firm no.

Dangers lurking

Equity markets around the world are undergoing turbulent times in the wake of the storms that engulfed the global economy. For private equity-backed businesses looking to list, it is far from straightforward. Is this the market’s fault or a systemic problem for portfolio companies?

We're shopping

With 12 flotations already completed, 2014 is proving to be a boom year for the retail sector. Rebecca Thomson asks why tables have turned and why investors have been out shopping again.

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