Pistorius given five years in jail

Penalty for culpable homicide ranged from fine to imprisonment

BCA Marketplace scraps planned IPO

Vehicle auctioneer blames ‘market volatility’

Europe stocks shrug off China GDP data

Gains for Treasuries and yen show underlying caution

Asos reports unstylish profits dip of 14%

Online fashion retailer has been forced to cut prices

Apple smashes through forecasts

Group beats Wall St expectations on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales

Facebook’s new board member apologises for harassment

WhatsApp chief Jan Koum ‘deeply sorry’

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Silver Economy

UK public finances deteriorate

Prospect of more austerity after September borrowing hits £11.8bn

BoE launches review after payments crash

Settlement system down for more than 9 hours

Eurosceptics seek immigration trap for PM

Cameron to outline policy before Christmas

Good payday karma for Microsoft chief

Nadella granted compensation package worth an estimated $84.3m

Comment and Analysis

Cameron takes Britain closer to the exit door

The PM’s pledge to curb EU immigration is an unrealistic gamble

Leader who modernised Australian society

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

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