Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

Tsipras moves to rein in Varoufakis

Greek PM reshuffles negotiating team as creditors lose patience

Google considers shake-up of News service

Internet company to partner with European media groups

Rain hampers Nepal quake relief effort

International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Shell and Total delay Africa projects

Groups plan to use postponements to cut contractors’ costs

Oil groups have new vigour for cost cuts

Drive to cut suppliers’ bills and get better tax deals

VW chair quit after alienating directors

Ferdinand Piëch had lost the trust of company’s supervisory board

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Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

Size and cost revolution encourages start-ups to launch niche enterprises into orbit

US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

US scuppers $30bn semiconductor merger

Deal between Japan’s Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials collapses

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has his picture taken with people after speaking at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

White House hopefuls court billionaires

Field seeking nomination for US presidential race grows

India’s Ratan Tata buys in to Xiaomi

Investment to aid Xiaomi’s march into fast-growing Indian market

Comment and Analysis

Brussels treads fine line in Gazprom case

Crucial to the action will be the definition of a fair price

Europe must impose tough border controls

Without addressing this key strategic issue, all other tactics are pointless, writes Jim Molan

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

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