UK accountancy watchdog fines Mazars £2m

Financial Reporting Council obtains its largest ever settlement

Swedish PM in final push for third term

Reinfeldt in scramble for votes two weeks before election

Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptics

Up to 100 rebels said to support EU exit

Rate decisions to provide week’s focus

Range of activity indicators also available this week

Tusk named as president of European Council

Poland’s prime minister wins unanimous support

TSB to foot council tax bills

Challenger bank offers help with bills

Promises will not resolve NHS funding crux

Rapidly rising cost of free universal care undermines short-term fixes

Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

Pressure mounts on European Central Bank to ease monetary policy

De La Rue quest for new chief is complete

Martin Sutherland appointed as executive after six-month search

Abe must keep project on track

Japan’s economic recovery hangs in the balance

Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

Hays reports 12% growth in pre-tax profit

UK-listed recruiter sees net fees rise 11% in UK and Ireland

Hollande takes a political gamble

Sacking a leftwing minister was bold but carries risks

Regus hit by strength of sterling

Start-ups find space in growing market

Likes of LoveSpace are using an internet-based approach

The JGB – a strange kind of haven

Foreign investors pile into Japanese bonds as they rarely have before

Crucial test for gold as QE largesse ends

Bullion is highly sensitive to chartism and technical factors

Fed to give clearer signal on rates rise

Draghi must start doing whatever it takes

You cannot conjure recovery just by summoning the confidence fairy

The glitches in government IT contracts


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