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Past articles by Emily:

A ‘Nike swoosh’ recovery or a V-shaped rebound? City views on the UK’s prospects

Should we be braced for a prolonged period of pain? Or is a sharp recovery expected? City experts give their view → Read More

M&G half-year profits drop by 57% amid pandemic turmoil

Pre-tax profits dipped from £714m to £309m for the first six months of this year → Read More

UK CEOs ‘lead the charge’ against employee stress, says survey

Nine in ten UK leaders surveyed by PwC offered wellbeing initiatives to employees → Read More

Financial services incentives set to drop as pandemic hits profits

Trading and underwriting managed to buck the trend, due to strong performance during the pandemic → Read More

Top CEOs’ pay drops below £6m — and shareholder protests quieten

Pay for the top 30 FTSE companies's executives was clipped by 7% in 2019 → Read More

One in three UK firms will slash jobs as governments ends furlough scheme in third quarter

The CIPD's latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook predicts a 'sombre autumn for jobs' → Read More

Yours for £185m – Regent’s Park mansion hits the market

If the deal is successful it will become the second most expensive property to ever be sold in the UK → Read More

Euronext rejects calls for a shorter trading day across its six venues

The decision from Euronext leaves the London Stock Exchange to work out its next move on whether or not to trim its trading day → Read More

Boris Johnson postpones UK lockdown ease on infection fears

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows infections are increasing in communities in England. The ONS estimated that 35,700 people in England had coronavirus → Read More

Audit sector sees 65% drop in watchdog’s fines for misconduct

The dip in fines comes despite the FRC's promise to bolster its oversight of the auditing sector → Read More

Seven in 10 City workers don’t want to take public transport to work over virus fears

The research demonstrates the clear desire for people both in the City and finance teams not to return to their pre-Covid working environments, regardless of the calls from business leaders → Read More

Cross-party MPs call for inquiry into Herbert Smith Freehills over Post Office advice

Adding to the mounting pressure on the City law firm over its “unethical” conduct while advising Lloyds Banking Group → Read More

BDO fined £160k for AmTrust Europe audit

‘The Auditors relied on the opinions of independent expert actuaries without taking sufficient steps to gain an understanding of or to evaluate their work’ → Read More

PwC stands down at Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk after CEO ousted

PwC told the gold mining company it would not accept its role as auditor because of ‘significant’ board changes, including the sacking of its previous boss → Read More

Clifford Chance advises UK government on £100m vaccine facility investment

The investment will fund a manufacturing site that will produce millions of doses of the vaccine each month → Read More

KPMG appoints new global head of tax and legal services

KPMG International has selected David Linke to succeed Jane McCormick on 1 October → Read More

Britain’s economic recovery will take four years, EY predicts

The EY Item Club forecast also predicted the UK’s economy will shrink by 11.5% by the end of 2020 → Read More

PwC chair Kevin Ellis joins Twitter boycott over anti-Semitic posts from Wiley

Lead judge of the BBC series The Apprentice and chair of Amshold Group Lord Sugar, the personal finance journalist Martin Lewis and the Lloyds Bank Foundation also joined the campaign of social media silence → Read More

Men still get top roles at financial firms, despite diversity push

Only 21% of the City's most senior roles go to women, a survey from Pinsent Masons has revealed → Read More

Call for evidence on lining up virus response with 2050 green targets

The influential cross-party group of MPs wants to investigate whether the level of the Treasury's support should depend on the extent to which companies pollute → Read More