Comcast and TWC weigh $20bn asset sale

Deal talks with Charter to allay concerns about proposed merger

JPMorgan’s China head moved to fresh role

Zili Shao ran unit at centre of ‘princeling’ scandal

Senior adviser to Hollande quits

Morelle quits over alleged conflict of interest – and shoe collection

China Resources head under investigation

Company chairman Song Lin faces money laundering allegations

Rio’s Olympics preparation faces crisis

Brazil’s lack of forward planning made worse by bureaucracy

BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

Asset manager pursues £25bn ‘money in motion’ after annuity reform

The Awesomes

Online originals face fight for advertising

Programming is proliferating but needs to secure viewers

Umer (right) and Taz Sheikh, founders of e-cigarette manufacturer Gamucci ©Paul Zak

Japan strengthens defensive front line

New military radar base to provide surveillance of South China Sea

China admits widespread soil pollution

At least 20% of agricultural land contaminated

Hunt for scapegoats traps Irish in past

Bankers’ trials fixate country – and stop it moving on

Jury still out on Barclays’ ‘Saint Antony’

Next few weeks will be critical for group chief’s five-year plan

Comment and Analysis

The Fragile Middle

Rising inequality weighs on African consumers

Fragile Middle: Retailers see sales slow as jobless growth and inequality bite

Strong pound - Jonathan McHugh illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

Time we learnt to love a stronger pound

Traditional models no longer match our economic reality, writes Stephanie Flanders

GHL210064 View of London, published 1647 (engraving) (facsimile copy) (detail) by Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607-77); London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; Czech, out of copyright
©London Metropolitan Archives

Shakespeare at war

A lady as potent as a lord: The story of the battle that led to the creation of the Globe theatre

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