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Barclays and HSBC both announced better than expected rise in profits, boosted by performance in their investment arms. With more banks due to announce similar results, this return to high profits is likely to spark the debate over city bonuses. With bankers at Barclay’s investments banks seeing their pay and bonuses double, up to nearly…

Despite gloomy economic forecasts there are some encouraging results emerging in relation to new business start-ups, according to the chief executive of the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies. George Derbyshire said figures from Barclays show that in the first quarter of this year almost 100,000 new businesses opened, which he insisted was a "very strong…

People’s dreams of being their own boss can blind them to the realities of establishing a business, an industry body has said. According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), establishing a firm is a "kind of lifestyle choice". A spokesperson for the organisation said: "It is a risk setting up a business, there is…