Isis sets deadline for hostage exchange

Jordan told to swap captive for Japanese hostage by sunset

McDonald’s flips chief as burgers go cold

New boss is veteran of UK high street restaurant chains

Amazon launch lands in rivals’ mailbox

New email and calendar service challenges Google and Microsoft

Carney urges common eurozone policies

BoE governor criticises progress on joint taxation and spending

Fed stays on steady course with rates

Central bank says economy is expanding at ‘solid’ pace

Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

World’s largest social network grows to 1.4bn users

Asia equities slide on Fed rates hint

Bourses across region fall after US implies midyear rate rise

Greek markets hit as debt fears grow

Investors take fright as liquidity crisis looms

BP scales back on Gulf of Mexico fields

UK energy group takes steps to pare back its balance sheet

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Smaller oil groups’ borrowing costs soar

Investors sell bonds in producers struggling with cheap crude

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Company now must live up to its own raised expectations

Comment and Analysis

West must help Ukraine to defend itself

US and allies should give weapons to prevent Putin’s aggression

Mixed messages for Bank of England

In this world, wait and see is the right course for UK monetary policy

Uncertainty on oil unsettles investors

Lower bond yields add to concerns that global growth may be stalling

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