Britain and the cuts series

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

Cheil shares double on trading debut

Investors drive up value of Samsung’s de facto holding company

Swiss central bank uses negative rates

Action comes after upward pressure on franc

Fed patience a virtue for equity bulls

Rising oil price whets global risk appetite

China interest rates rise despite PBoC

Expectations of more easing propel stock market

BYD sheds 29% in mystery sell-off

Heavy trading volume in Buffett-backed Chinese electric carmaker

Rouble crisis opens up Putin to attack

Financial upheaval alters terms of Russian political debate

Oracle catches up in the cloud

Larry Ellison challenges Salesforce.com as results beat forecasts

China housing market trims losses

Prices still falling but at slower pace

China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

Beijing ban cost trading houses hundreds of millions of dollars

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BlackBerry Classic: hands-on review

Upgrade is a reminder that the keyboard king has not kept up

Comment and Analysis

Asia’s agribusinesses enter new fields

Flurry of dealmaking aimed at greater global food chain presence

Uranium miners upbeat on China growth

Price still not high enough to incentivise new supply

Dollar strength set to resume in 2015

Countries with large foreign debts likely to be exposed

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