BPI-BCP tie-up urged to thwart Caixabank

African billionaire says proposal would create Lisbon-based bank

Ukraine sharply raises rates to 30%

Move to shore up plunging currency and temper spiralling inflation

Glencore chief upbeat on oil trading

Strong performance predicted if market trends persist

Venezuela orders US to cut diplomats

Tensions rise between the two adversaries

Dubai property price slide deepens

Emirate’s residential market hit as foreign interest wanes

Thousands pay respects to Nemtsov

Investigators yet to identify any suspects in connection with killing

Clinton defends use of personal emails

Reliance on private account while secretary of state is attacked

BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry unveils touchscreen smartphone

Handset release is first of four planned for this year

Luis de Guindos, Spanish economy minister

Greece in talks for bailout of up to €50bn

De Guindos says no alternative to solidarity

Poland to push EU on coal mine subsidies

Call to loosen rules defies bloc’s embrace of green energy

Photograph by: Rosie HallamPWC
Photograph by: Rosie Hallam

BAT sues PwC over pollution liabilities

Tobacco group and auditor part company after 17 years

Comment and Analysis

Illustration of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage

Luddites are wrong about high-tech sector

If new technologies really cut jobs, we would all be out of work by now, writes Walter Isaacson

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Helping children to master the art of assessing risk is vital, writes Brent Hoberman

Commodities explained: Hedging oil

How companies manage risks as the price swings

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"The Spanish Government 'would contribute 13-14% of the new bailout'. If I were a Spanish citizen, I would be livid. After all the austerity, bankruptcies, property collapse, continuing unemployment in Spain - they have to help the Greeks?? They need their money for their own citizens."
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