World powers agree swift Syria ceasefire

Munich talks spark US-Russia led move for nationwide truce

Dimon defies sell-off in $26m stock buy

JPMorgan chief sends bullish signal with order for 500,000 shares

US toxic security settlements hit $64bn

Morgan Stanley is the latest to settle over selling bad RMBS

Rush for havens as market turmoil deepens

Fears over impact on banks from negative central bank rates

Market fears are feeding on themselves

Cutting rates would damage banks’ profits and solvency

Ex-trader files Carlyle whistleblower suit

Nikhil Dhir says he warned of Enron-like situation at hedge fund

Rio Tinto cuts MASTER

Rio just the latest miner to cut dividend

Natural resources sector is reeling from commodities rout that shows no sign of abating

China high on agenda for new Lagarde term

Bolstering emerging economy safety net a key challenge at IMF

Bitcoin threatened by software schism

Developers release rival version of code behind digital currency

India central bank warns of ‘deep surgery’

Governor stresses need to repair damaged banking system

Icahn secures AIG board representation

Group strikes deal with activists to avoid battle with investors

Comment & Analysis

Handsome young man throwing money over dark background

Currency turmoil casts doubt on forex pegs

Central banks engaged in game of dare with market participants

Kerry faces Munich moment over Syrian war

The costs of sitting back from the conflict are growing, not least for the EU

Facebook furore in India has wider roots

Remarks by board member Andreessen come as social network hits snags in key market

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