World’s biggest hedge fund gains $22m state aid

Loan and grants will keep Bridgewater in Connecticut

Navy officers face ‘Fat Leonard’ inquiry

Admirals investigated over allegations of bribes and prostitutes

US regulators approve implant for addicts

Titan Pharmaceuticals shares leap 25 per cent on drug clearance

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Scarcity of basic goods threatens to worsen social unrest

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Official documents contain claim over role of socialite financier

IMF economists re-examine ‘neoliberalism’

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Ai Weiwei brushes aside criticism of show

Artist speaks of Greek tragedies behind refugee-inspired exhibition

China companies borrow to repay debts

Credit deluge fails to boost growth in an economy already saturated with liquidity

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Banks pressed to step up online defences

Swift unveils new measures to improve customer security

Zoomlion abandons $3.4bn Terex takeover

Latest failure by a Chinese bidder to gatecrash an M&A deal

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Gawker fight pits Valley against media

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