Cracks show after 10 years of woes at HMRC

UK tax authority fears the effect of £80m extra spending cuts

PayPal on takeover trail after eBay split

Chief says acquisitions a priority using $6bn war chest

Osborne signals cuts to tax credits

Chancellor sets up welfare state revamp with £12bn Budget savings

Commodities fall saves China’s blushes on growth

First quarter bolstered by collapse in commodity prices

A Chinese investor looks his mobile phone in front of a big screen showing stock market movements in a securities brokerage house in Beijing
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China scrambles to reassure markets

Beijing launches emergency measures to halt equities slump

StanChart joins pact to prevent deforestation

Ten banks have signed up to push clients to stop forest clearing

Malaysia PM fights for political life

Fallout grows over claims Najib took $681m from state fund

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: An employee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. carries a box out of the company's headquarters building (background) September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ©Getty

Brazil reforms to ease Petrobras pressure

Law changes will open up offshore oil discovery

Tunisia declares state of emergency

Army and police handed more powers and some public rights curbed

Here are photos of Yamaha's latest drone called Fazer.

Yamaha aims high with agricultural drone

Group seeks to expand sales of unmanned aerial vehicles

UK protected deposit cap cut to £75,000

Reduction of £10,000 caused by weakening value of the euro

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Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nations

Tokyo boosts influence in region crucial to domestic economic growth

C262KH Duekoue, Ivory Coast
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Violence casts long shadow in Ivory Coast

Government’s focus has been on economy, not reconciliation

Treasury considers pension tax shake-up

Providers alarmed at call to end upfront relief on contributions

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