China GDP growth slows in first quarter

Expansion of 7.4% is slowest since third quarter of 2012

Women to the fore in corporate Italy

Companies had to improve governance to attract foreign capital

Fragile Middle: Brazil aspiration at risk

Revolution of social expectations spirals into malaise

Stocks end higher after volatile session

Concerns about Ukraine situation intensify

BoJ chief reassures Abe over inflation

Kuroda promises further easing should price rises stall

Osborne welcomes fall in UK inflation

Decline expected to be followed by further good news

Japan goes part-time as economy revives

Vacancies outnumber applicants, but only for temporary roles

Southern Europe trainees overwhelm German scheme

Youth programme closes after 9,000 apply