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They pay your wages and run your local shops. Their shares might feature in your pension fund or belong to you as a taxpayer. As the London-based City Editor, I keep an eye on the companies that dominate our economic life and the men and women who run them.

Latest articles from Tim Sharp

A golden hello of £2.2m for Aggreko's new chief

The temporary power company confirmed that longstanding executive Angus Cockburn, who has run the company since the departure of Rupert Soames for outsourcing company Serco, did not apply for the permanent position and is leaving the company.

FirstGroup loses out in commuter franchise race

FirstGroup's performance in the latest allocation of rail franchises is being closely watched by the City as the company seeks to rebuild from a £615 million fundraising to boost its stretched finances last year.

Glasgow profitability drives FirstGroup on

An overhaul of the board under Mr McFarlane will see prominent Scottish non-executive directors David Begg, the former transport leader on Edinburgh City Council, and ex-SSE executive Colin Hood step down.

Interest-only mortgage holders still owe £28m

The ability of customers to repay interest-only home loans has become a major concern of financial regulators as an estimated 260,000 home owners with no repayment strategy come to the end of their deals.

ITV boss Crozier expects boost from World Cup

ITV's shares fell 11.9p or 6 per cent to 179.1p, after the company reported that its channels took a 21.6 per cent share of viewing in the year to April 30, down from 23.4 per cent in the same period last year.