BP refuses to fund spill studies

Arguments over costs central to legal actions

Banks warn as low rates squeeze returns

Average net interest margin falls to 2.64% at biggest US banks

Fund managers adopt smart approach

Use of tracking strategy widens as it delivers solid results

Alibaba’s worth is flotation teaser

Group’s value ahead of US IPO is anything from $80bn to $150bn

Italian newspaper to give away 20m copies

Marketing stunt aims to celebrate Italy’s economic recovery

Investors eye more Apple share buybacks

Impact of iPhone sales in China set to be revealed

Reversal sought on insider trading convictions

Defence lawyers to seek acquittal or new trial

Martell Caractère, Martell’s newest cognac expression, at a star studded launch event held at The Paramour Mansion on October 10 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Martell Caractere)

China crackdown hits cognac industry

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