Shell earnings slide on plunging oil price

Energy group outlines plans to slash capital spending

Deutsche Bank swings back to black

Lower provisions for legal costs and credit losses

Isis sets deadline for hostage exchange

Jordan told to swap prisoner for Japanese hostage by sunset

UK house price growth slows in January

Data from Nationwide shows increase of 6.8%

Amazon launch lands in rivals’ mailbox

New email and calendar service challenges Google and Microsoft

McDonald’s flips chief as burgers go cold

New boss is veteran of UK high street restaurant chains

Carney urges common eurozone policies

BoE governor criticises progress on joint taxation and spending

Network Rail behemoth stuck in transit

Train infrastructure group found wanting

Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

World’s largest social network grows to 1.4bn users

Greek markets hit as debt fears grow

Investors take fright as liquidity crisis looms

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