Top earners double share of income tax

Growing reliance on wealthy set to continue after election

Piëch departure leaves VW with large void

Chairman and key figure leaves amid power struggle

Apple set to be latest dollar victim

Currency strength set to wipe more than $2bn from quarterly sales

Tight UK election worries EU allies

Weak government would hurt attempts to tackle Russia and economy

BoJ set to cut economic forecasts

Officials signal extra stimulus is unlikely for now

US banks push for bond trades delay

Wall St alarmed by sharp downturn in market liquidity

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

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£100m marks threshold to join UK rich list

Wealthiest 1,000 people worth £547bn, 112% more than in 2009

Russia seeks friends in Latin America

Putin wants to limit his global isolation by stepping up engagement in the region

Rights activist gunned down in Karachi

Sabeen Mahmud killed after hosting discussion on Baluchistan

Diageo faces fresh India drinks headache

Vijay Mallya refuses United Spirits request he quit as chairman

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UK store chain boss says it serves rather than exploits the poor

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Hero of the resistance protected Jews during the Holocaust and later rebuilt relations with Germany

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Non-exec roles help women up the ladder

The value of part-time board positions in your 30s

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