UK seeks emergency electricity supplies

National Grid responds to threat of shortages

Halliburton agrees $1.1bn Gulf spill deal

Settlement will resolve ‘substantial majority’ of legal action

Uber hit with Germany ban

App-enabled taxi service faces fines of up to €250,000

UK to widen corporate criminal liability

Companies face action if they do not prevent fraud

Help to Buy construction rises

More than 11,000 homes backed during spring building season

IMF warns Ukraine on cost of crisis

Conflict may force Kiev to require $19bn more in bailout funds

Aston Martin appoints new chief executive

Maker of James Bond’s getaway car seeks to restore fortunes

Cantor receives $3.4m for joining Moelis

Ex-Republican leader to take seat on boutique bank’s board

Katharine Weymouth steps down as WaPo publisher

Fred Ryan, former Reagan official, first CEO of Politico, replaces her

Misstep fails to slow Silva’s rise in Brazil

Environmentalist is now favourite to win election

Johnson refuses to accept airport defeat

London mayor slams decision as ‘smokescreen’ for Heathrow U-turn

Comment and Analysis

Iran hardliners intensify power struggle

Trial of former president’s son set to be exploited

Nixon, back from dead, helping NuSkin

JP Morgan’s ‘Richard M. Nixon’ signs off on debt covenant

QE would end EU financial fragmentation

Bond purchases by ECB would eliminate yield differences, writes Gene Frieda

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