Amazon’s sales surge 31% to $30.4bn

Quarterly results top expectations, boosted by cloud computing

Oracle’s NetSuite bid hands Ellison $3.5bn

US business software group to expand cloud computing operations

IMF swayed by eurozone politics, says report

Damning evaluation of debt-crisis bailouts fuels debate on Greece

Alphabet boosted by mobile advertising

Fastest growth in two years as shift to smartphones accelerates

Russia-China exercises in South China Sea

Move could worsen tensions after loss of court ruling by Beijing

Last-minute bid to rescue Monte dei Paschi

Ex-minister and UBS team up as stress test results loom

Sean Connery in Dr No (1962) James Bond film that was shot at Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Studios to be sold for £323m

Private equity-backed fund set to speed up group’s expansion plan

Regions seek guarantees over EU funding

Westminster urged to confirm spending plans for local areas

MasterCard and PayPal in alliance talks

‘Constructive dialogue’ follows online payment group’s Visa deal

Merkel vows to keep door open to refugees

Chancellor resists pressure to change policy and tightens security

Lloyds to shed more jobs and branches

Bank more than doubles first-half profits

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Slow ascent for women especially in media and tech groups

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Crude oil’s quiet slide from its 2016 high sharpens questions about the outlook

Trump Russia ‘joke’ helps Clinton woo policy experts

Dismay may not help Democrats given anti-establishment mood

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