Juncker regrets Luxembourg tax failings

European Commission president says he should have reformed law

Germany acts on Russia’s Balkan designs

Putin’s visit to Serbia viewed as mission to extend influence

Hohn in record-breaking $530m divorce

Hedge fund billionaire’s ex-wife wins largest award given by English court

China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Ultra-loose monetary policy and lack of oversight blamed

Brewer sweet on Africa’s soft drinks market

SABMiller’s bottling deal with Coke is about gradual exposure

Lukoil VP sees fall in Russian oil output

Fedun cites effect of falling oil prices and western sanctions

Dubai World moves to restructure debt

State-owned company eyes fresh investment as economy improves

European Parliament backs Google break-up

Resolution comes as Paris and Berlin call for level playing field online

Uber forced to stop operating in Nevada

Taxi app hit by first statewide ban in its home market

New Brazil finance minister sets targets

Levy commits to restoring fiscal surplus to 2% of GDP

Draghi steps up push for economic union

ECB calls for eurozone states to hand more powers to Brussels

Comment and Analysis

The Pope’s Chaka Khan model for Europe

The pontiff’s words in Strasbourg displayed the dexterous feminism for which the Holy See is famed

The good, the bad and the ugly of EM debt

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Careful botanists have replaced the adventurers of the past

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