BoJ stimulus sends S&P 500 to new record

Dollar jumps as world’s third-largest economy acts days after US Fed ends QE

Virgin Galactic ship suffers fatal crash

Company says ‘serious anomaly’ resulted in loss of SpaceShipTwo

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Hungary abandons plan for internet tax

Orban’s announcement follows demonstrations against government

Fed risks credibility, says official

Kocherlakota warns of dangers of undershooting inflation goal

Burkina coup threatens anti-Islamist fight

Departure of Compaoré, a western ally, poses dilemma for France and US

Jefferies chiefs take drug tests

Bank fights claims of cocaine use in divorce case

Brazil reveals its largest monthly deficit

Real weakens on worse-than-expected fiscal performance

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Israeli minister vetoed settlement funds

Finance chief refused funding that would inflame tensions

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in ‘4% Consols’ from 1927

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps

Comment and Analysis

Fed’s QE3 was a monetary job well done

Other countries and currency areas can learn from US experiment

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Operatic outrage trumps pop or hip-hop

Unlike ‘Klinghoffer’, pop music is silent on topics other than sex, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

US politics: Eyes on the prize

Until recently Rand Paul was seen as a Washington outsider but is now emerging as a potential Republican 2016 presidential nominee

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