Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas deal

A photo taken on September 30, 2014 shows barbed wire set near an underground gas storage in the village of Opari, some 70 kms south-west from Lviv
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Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Dublin’s technology cluster effect

Low tax and big-name neighbours are not the only advantages

How heavyweights took off overseas

The ambitious generation of 1970s and 1980s entrepreneurs took their start-ups to the top

the National Ploughing Championships
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Economy remains rooted in agriculture

Technology and pharmaceutical companies get the attention, but farming is at the nation’s heart

Jaguar Land Rover readies for China push

British carmaker plans to build premium sedans on mainland

JLR China plant caps five-year resurgence

First factory in key car market to feed domestic demand

China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

Italy has been focal point of Beijing’s €5bn Europe investment push

Europe needs will to build energy union

A bitter row between France and Spain exposes the bloc’s inefficiency

Investigators probe Total jet crash

Corporate aeroplane struck snowplough on take-off in Moscow

‘Deep bench’ at Total found reassuring

Potential successors to late chief are steeped in the group’s culture

Banks fined €94m for part in two cartels

JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay highest sum for influencing Libor

Bertelsmann purchase boosts education arm

Biggest acquisition for publisher since Random House

Christophe de Margerie, 1951-2014

Energy industry loses one of its great contrarian characters

EU leans on big banks for bailout fund

System favours Germany and Spain but not France

European banks: light Sunday reading

Results of the Asset Quality Review and stress tests are due this weekend

Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

Private jet carrying head of French oil group hit snow-clearing machine

Amazon strikes new Simon & Schuster deal

Publisher regains some control over ebook prices as others feud

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

Electrolux expresses concern on Europe

US remains bright spot for appliance maker as housing recovery continues

Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan venture

Georgian businessman claims bank failed to get best price

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