Swiss banks face uncertainty on ECB move

Lower rates would potentially be destabilising for lenders

UK air strikes in Syria likely within days

PM to hold Commons vote after Labour backs down

RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Greek banks hit by bitcoin ransom demand

Hackers ask for €7m in digital currency to stop website attacks

Dollar bulls usher in pivotal policy week

Expectation of further easing at ECB meeting and of Fed rate rise

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Credit Suisse boosts US parental leave

Bank wants to attract and retain staff in a world of long hours

The headquarters of the Serious Fraud Office in Westminster.
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Standard Bank to pay $25m in bribery case

SFO uses deferred prosecution agreement for first time

Top Kenyan athletics officials suspended

IAAF bars Kiplagat, Okeyo and Kinyua

Vonovia is a significant landlord in Dortmund

Vonovia shareholders to fund takeover bid

Investors agree to capital raise to combine German property groups

Uber extends Pool service to London and Paris

Ride-hailing company launches carpooling offer

An employee looks out across the North Sea natural gas and oil field from the Troll A gas platform, operated by Statoil ASA, in the North Sea offshore from Bergen, Norway, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
©Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Norway urges EU assurances on gas output

Firmer commitments sought to woo pipeline funding

Comment & Analysis

Energy groups face Kodak moment

Fossil-fuel producers still expect growth in their old businesses, inviting disruption

Paris and the challenge of climate equity

Summit must reframe action as an opportunity not a threat to wealth

Tolerance could heal a divided India

Perhaps it is time for south Asia to revive its faded traditions of multiculturalism, writes Victor Mallet

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