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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.

Number crunching

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves” was a saying my gran didn’t coin, but loved to say, invariably as she handed me a handful of pennies that was well short of a pound. But that phase has been turned on its head post credit crunch. Marc Mullen explains.

Back in the loop

With the window for IPOs open, Jason Sinclair speaks to Chilton Taylor of Baker Tilly about the firm's survey into UK small and mid-cap investor attitudes

The state we're in

The UK government still has its work cut out to get infrastructure projects flowing despite encouraging signs. Andy Thomson looks at the state of the nation.

Little black book

IPOs in Italy have been thin on the ground, but upmarket notebook producer Moleskine shows the art of the possible.

Challenges remain for businesses

Steps towards economic recovery may have been tentative in 2010, but the amount raised globally for IPOs was the second best on record. By Marc Mullen.