Ukraine shootout puts truce deal in doubt

Kiev rejects Moscow claims that it broke Geneva accord

Barclays to wind down commodities arm

Exit from energy and metals business follows stricter regulation

Japan posts largest-ever trade deficit

$134bn gap underscores wrenching structural shift for economy

Italian newspaper to give away 20m copies

Marketing stunt aims to celebrate Italy’s economic recovery

Investors eye more Apple share buybacks

Impact of iPhone sales in China set to be revealed

BP refuses to fund spill studies

Arguments over costs central to legal actions

Uber’s ‘hustler wonks’ defend taxi app

Setbacks in Berlin and Brussels are only the latest for start-up

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US regulators to monitor London swaps

Oversight may last until new EU rules come into effect

Fund managers adopt smart approach

Use of tracking strategy widens as it delivers solid results

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Injured ex-soldiers bring discipline to work

Chauffeur service hires ex-servicemen and injured military personnel

JLR’s China factory to rival UK quality

Head of operations says company will add new Chinese brand

Comment and Analysis

The left can please neither rich nor poor

Large sections of the lower classes see social change as disturbing, writes John Lloyd

Craft a cringe-free personal statement

Put more important stuff higher up, less important lower down

Time to change the political climate

The world should take global warming more seriously

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