Apple faces multibillion tax bill in EU ruling

Brussels decides tech group received illegal state aid from Ireland

YouTube livestream views grow 80%

Video website playing catch-up with Facebook and Snapchat in real-time content

Statoil project turns profit at $25 a barrel

Norwegian oil company squeezes costs at North Sea discovery

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into petition protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

Merkel keeps Germans guessing

Chancellor refusing to say if she will be her party’s election candidate

BMW 330e handout

Salary sacrifice schemes face reform

Treasury to review pay-for-perks swap as cost to public purse rises

Chinese oil majors scale back output

Beijing eases pressure to increase domestic supply at all costs

Brexit prompts UK insurance sell-offs

Phoenix chief says vote will move foreign players to offload life books

US banks in activists’ sights

Activists circle as many US banks fail to make a double-digit return on equity

Uzbekistan president suffers stroke

Karimov’s illness raises prospect of first transfer of power since independence

Fitbit steps up digital health ambitions

New trackers mark first foray into ‘mindfulness’ trend

Comment & Analysis

Cinemas go upmarket with menus and loungers

Luxury in-screen dining cinemas attract bigger audience

Obama’s healthcare problems turn critical

Malfunctioning insurance exchanges are undermining president’s signature reforms

Jet scandal redraws Sweden’s corporate landscape

Cross-shareholdings built around Industrivärden have now been dismantled

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