Kiev targets oligarchs with budget bill

Ukraine budget adopted in extraordinary 4.15am vote

Weather hampers Greek ferry rescue

One reported dead after fire breaks out on Adriatic ship

Disrupters, destruction and opportunity

Who has been wreaking havoc on traditional business models in 2014

Malaria: Real and present danger

The disease kills 500,000 a year and a drug-resistant strain in Asia awakens fresh concern

Klarna expands online payments business

Swedish start-up faces tough competition from Visa and PayPal

Viewers set for launch of UTV Ireland

First new homegrown channel for 16 years

Asian paint demand boosts AkzoNobel

High-growth markets offset weakness in Europe

Telecoms providers seek X-factor appeal

BT faces some harsh historical lessons after EE takeover

Nimrod axe ‘poses threat’ to UK sub fleet

Warning over patrol aircraft as Russia steps up submarine capability

Patrizia Grieco, chairman of Enel, at Enel's headquarters in Rome, October 21, 2014. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico
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Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

The chair of the biggest Italian utility is outside the clubby norm of corporate and political life

Polish bank PKO to go international

Country’s biggest bank targets first wave of global expansion as it moves into foreign markets

Theme parks: rollercoaster

Done right a theme park investment can cover the cost of a visit

Russia scales up bailout for banks

Currency rally falters at prospect of multiple rescues

Nestlé vows to make healthier products

Swiss group boosts R&D on alternatives to sugar and salt in food

Nestlé to aid pregnancy diet research

Study on role played by food eaten on the metabolism of babies

Silicon Valley comes under fire in Europe

Year brings focus on worries over surveillance, tax and clout

Russia pledges to help groups with foreign debts

Central bank to assist refinancings in bid to ease crisis

Heidelberg sells brick business for $1.4bn

Lone Star buys Hanson building products

Intu snaps up Spanish shopping mall amid recovery

UK company to buy retail park in Zaragoza for €451m.

Heidelberg sells US, UK building products unit

German group sells building products business to private equity for $1.4bn.


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