Business chiefs line up against Labour party

100 leaders say Labour would place recovery at risk

Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

Shares priced near top of range as bank moves to list before poll

Reserves in emerging markets shrink

Concerns over US policy trigger first fall in two decades

Iran nuclear talks limp past deadline

Final day ends badly as sanctions issue proves intractable

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Prime Minister David Cameron, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband attend a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Rival economic plans come under scrutiny

Tories would curb growth a little relative to Labour, report says

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Asos reports 10% fall in pre-tax profits

Share price rises 5% as results beat market expectations

Isis cleared from Tikrit, says Iraq PM

Iraqi troops attack after US-led bombing, says Haider al-Abadi

Lubitz reported ‘severe depression’

Airline finds documents on medical troubles of crash co-pilot

HP sues Autonomy founder as battle heats up

US tech group brings High Court action against ex-software CEO

Indiana governor to ‘fix’ religious bill

Pence to amend law that sparked uproar over discrimination fears

Amazon gets its teeth into ‘button’ trial

WiFi-linked gadgets will allow users to reorder food or services

Comment and Analysis

UK election risks drowning in dodgy data

UK politicians err in not trusting their electorate with the truth

Shareholder value not short-term profit

The biggest rewards should go to managers who think long-term, write Dominic Barton and Mark Wiseman

India: At the coalface

Failure to boost energy supplies will hurt Modi’s goal of turning India into a manufacturing force

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