Westminster cuts purse strings to Scotland

Scottish nationalists should accept Smith commission proposals

Opec flounders in a flood of cheap oil

The cartel’s weakness is welcome now, but a warning for the future

Chancellor George Osborne
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Osborne’s fiscal vow is pointless machismo

There is no need for vacuous and irrelevant balanced budget laws

Obama needs more than a team of loyalists

Replacing Hagel will not solve America’s foreign policy issues

The absurdity of German energy policy

Berlin increasingly needs dirty coal to make up for scrapping nuclear

An answer to Britain’s schools divide

Labour’s education policies need to focus on the state sector

Home secretary Theresa May
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UK home secretary and the Isis challenge

The Conservative minister is right to opt for new anti-terror laws

Obama should unblock Keystone pipeline

The long-delayed project is needlessly poisoning the climate debate

How to respond to new patterns of world trade

Deals encouraging FDI are now more important than trade treaties

Japan setback will not be the end of Abenomics

PM must not let election distract from inflation push

Grand Cayman Island
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No need for Tiger’s elaborate camouflage

Short selling is a legitimate activity that does not need to be disguised

Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip

Rochester result proves that aping Farage does the PM no favours

Scots’ chance to build a shale industry

Edinburgh needs to match the commitment of Ineos to fracking

The World Bank risks sliding into irrelevance

Kim’s continuous upheaval is no substitute for strategic vision

The little guy gets a last drink on the House

Commons vote against tied pubs unlikely to save the British pub

Eurozone stagnation demands real solutions

Juncker’s EU investment plan is noble – but much more will be needed

China emerges from US dollar’s shadow

A new equity scheme reveals Beijing’s geostrategic priorities

Juncker should step back on tax avoidance issues

EU chief must formally remove himself from commission probes

How bankers are paid is now everyone’s business

To reform their culture banks must also become smaller and simpler

Abe must fight to keep project on track

Japan’s woes highlight the need for more of prime minister’s ambitious mix of economic policies

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