Taxman kicks footballers in testimonials

Osborne swoops on cash earned from sport stars’ benefit events

Oddo joins fight for BHF Kleinwort Benson

French private bank takes on China’s Fosun with €760m bid

Cameron abandons hope of quick EU deal

PM accepts December summit to focus on terrorism and refugees

Corbyn eyes free vote over Syria bombing

Signs emerge of a compromise ahead of next week’s Commons vote

France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister Fabius sees regime joining forces against Isis

Tax avoiders invited to take the pledge

HMRC nudges previous offenders to abstain from bad behaviour

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French embassy loses battle of the basement

Bid to stop neighbour’s multistorey underground expansion thwarted

BTG Pactual stops making new loans

Brazilian bank’s measures follow chief’s sudden arrest this week

Top UK crime agency to review all warrants

Law enforcement body may have gathered evidence unlawfully

Hollande praises youth at attacks memorial

Amid heavy security president reiterates need to destroy Isis

Black Friday online spending surges in UK

Sites struggle to cope as shoppers turn to the web

Comment & Analysis

The latest forecasts on climate change

‘One possible future for the rich world is as a giant Netherlands, protected by dykes and dams’

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Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

With viewership up 85%, a sleeping giant in streaming may be preparing to make its move

Boom time for builders but not for houses

Even if the money is there Treasury wishes won’t turn it into homes

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