Start-ups soar despite tech bubble fears

Study finds big rise in telecom, food, drug and property ventures

Local elections deal blow to Hollande

France’s centre-right UMP party and allies make strident gains

Iran nuclear talks approach critical point

Arrival of ministers raises hopes for progress to the next step

Mideast tensions heighten over Yemen

Joint Arab armed force declared as Iran nuclear talks go to wire

Quindell nears Slater & Gordon deal

Controversial British claims processor aims to return £500m

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London faces steep rise in business rates

Businesses outside the capital set to gain from revaluation

Greece battles to unlock bailout cash

Labour and pension reforms missing from Athens’ proposals

LLANDUDNO, WALES - SEPTEMBER 08: Senior citizens walk along Llandudno Pier on September 8, 2014 in Llandudno, Wales. Britain is facing multiple problems stemming from an increase in the elderly proportion of its population, including increasing health care costs, strains on its social security system, a shortage of senior care workers and challenges to the employment market. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) ©Getty

Online arms race heats up over adverts

Internet media groups fight back against use of adblockers

Australia latest to back China-led bank

Canberra plans to join AIIB despite US opposition

De Beers toughens diamond rules

Companies’ accounts must meet international standards, says group

EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy warns

Libyan civil war at top of agenda for Paolo Gentiloni

Comment and Analysis

Eurozone’s real problems are hidden

The most important adjustment that needs to take place is a convergence of prices and labour costs

Russia looks to history for a new ideology

Its nationalistic hue is supplied by what Russians see as an external threat, writes Andrei Nekrasov

Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

It will take time but Latin America is working to combat corruption, says John Paul Rathbone

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