Greece warned EU will reimpose border controls

Anger in Europe over Athens’ response to migrant crisis

Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

Recession in Latin America’s largest country is worst since 1930s

StanChart and RBS struggle in stress tests

Banks pass regulatory thresholds after action to bolster capital

RWE plans IPO of renewables business

Utility break-up is a response to Germany’s radical energy policy

GCHQ admits hacking computers

Extent of operations comes to light in privacy case

BlueCrest to push out external investors

Mike Platt’s hedge fund to become private investment partnership

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne and New York clubs

The bank of England, City of London.

BoE declares end to post-crisis period

Policy designed to improve resilience rather than tame credit

Mexico shows pros and cons of sugar tax

Food and drink industry is resisting tax to reduce consumption

Commercial property loans set to hit high

Rise fuelled by new acquisitions of sites outside London

Daniel Craig in a scene from 'Spectre'

Star Wars and Bond power Pinewood profits

Studio group is expanding to lure more Hollywood blockbusters

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Web of dealers procures munitions from anyone who will sell

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