BoE unveils stricter rules on bonuses

Proposals include threat of jail for reckless bankers

Barclays halfway through unit’s revamp

First-half pre-tax profit halves at investment banking arm

Dozens die in attacks on Gaza school and market

UN has blamed latest attack on Israel

French and British evacuated from Libya

Paris organises evacuation amid deteriorating security conditions

Q&A: Argentina on the brink of default

Economy minister flies to New York raising hopes of a deal

Amazon sparks India ecommerce war

Investment of $2bn follows rival Flipkart’s $1bn fundraising

China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables

Ripple effects of investigations felt by foreign partners

EU urged to monitor Hungarian democracy

Opposition alarm after Orbán calls for ‘illiberal state’

India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

A very early version of Google’s self-driving prototype vehicle
©Google

Insurers worry driverless cars are ‘existential threat’

Industry responds to announcement giving green light to vehicles

Nathaniel Parker, left, as Henry VIII and Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell in 'Wolf Hall'
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London has world’s biggest theatre audience

Study says 2012-13 attendances put the capital ahead of New York

Comment and Analysis

Twitter finds love, but doubts remain

Market’s euphoria may be unrequited

Top-rated government bonds defy gravity

Yields are low and prices look frothy, but this is not a bubble

Anzac commemorations raise questions

Canberra allocates A$150m despite budget austerity

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