Google tells MPs: ‘We are paying 20% tax’

Tech group answers questions on £130m HMRC deal

Gold surges to $1,260 an ounce

Investors seek haven amid financial market turmoil

HSBC drops plans for pay freeze

Staff protest over salary suspension prompts U-turn

Hunt imposes contract on junior doctors

Health secretary targets all doctors below consultant grade

EU referendum rivals woo UK press barons

Politicians are trying to win over powerful newspaper owners

A Greek fishing boat (R) evacuates people from a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians arriving after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 30, 2015. There were no casaulties amongst the refugees who were travelling on the catamaran, according to a Reuters witness. The death toll from drownings at sea has mounted recently as weather in the Aegean has taken a turn for the worse, turning wind-whipped sea corridors into deadly passages for thousands of refugees crossing from Turkey to Greece. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Nato joins effort to curb migrant crisis

Unorthodox mission will focus on gathering intelligence

Facebook furore in India has wider roots

Remarks by board member Andreessen come as social network hits snags in key market

Bitcoin threatened by software schism

Developers release rival version of code behind digital currency

EU bank rules attacked amid market tumult

Nascent regime under fire from Italy for being destabilising

Rio Tinto warns miners of long downturn

Group cuts dividends after falling to net loss of $866m for 2015

Tories rebel over Osborne’s pension plan

Backbenchers to ‘riot’ over flat rate of pension tax relief

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Diversion from traditional taxis in Paris

Business model of ride-hailing app Heetch faces test in court

Nick Garrett, signwriter and teacher. photographed for Business life In his studio in Sydenham 7/2/2016
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Signwriting craft revives with a flourish

Painters juggle tutorials with work to pass on a niche trade

Rolls designs revolution on factory floor

Closing gap on rivals’ profit margins requires more efficient manufacturing techniques

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