Nikkei pledges ‘quality growth’ at FT

Online commentary, video and FT Alphaville set for further investment

StanChart and RBS struggle in stress tests

Banks pass regulatory thresholds after action to bolster capital

Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

Recession in Latin America’s largest country is worst since 1930s

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne and New York clubs

Nissan eyes raising its stake in Renault

Japanese group aims to nullify France’s influence over companies

Bidders line up for ITC electricity group

Iberdrola, National Grid and Berkshire Hathaway may join auction

Isis: The munitions trail

Web of dealers procures munitions from anyone who will sell

Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine starts production

Iron ore mine begins shipping as prices hit 7-year low

Tehran tightens security amid Isis fear

Iran’s support for Assad regime in Syria makes it a target

RBC loses key deals advice case in Delaware

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Alstom wins €3.7bn India rail contracts

Latest sign of more investment in overloaded and outdated network

Comment & Analysis

Resource sector hopes for brighter 2016

Banks doubt prices have hit bottom

World powers are aligned in Paris

An agreement is needed to prevent countries from freeriding on others’ efforts, writes Jeffrey Sachs

‘No silver medals in social networking’: Bret Taylor’s FriendFeed lost the audience race to Twitter
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‘Like’ button creator bids to remake work

The founder of Quip says technology will end the hell of email and its myriad replacements

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