AbbVie in $21bn swoop on Pharmacyclics

Company trumps J&J to acquire US cancer drugmaker

Betfair beats rivals as it raises forecast

Shares soar after online group outperforms high street bookmakers

Hanergy’s Li tops Forbes’ China rich list

Stock jump of 75% in 3 days swells wealth of solar group founder

UK house prices fall 0.3%, says Halifax

Slowing market contrasts with better economic activity, low mortgage rates

ECB prepares to give details of QE scheme

Euro falls to 11-year low ahead of announcement

China lowers growth target to ‘around 7%’

Goal signals acceptance country’s economy has entered ‘new normal’

Rape film row shines harsh light on India

Backlash after ban on documentary deemed conspiracy to malign nation

US envoy suffers knife attack in S Korea

Nationalist assailant angered by Seoul’s military ties with Washington

Cameron rules out Miliband TV face-off

PM offers single, seven-leader election debate

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Quindell offloads past acquisitions

Law firm sells car repair service at loss and settles legal case

Mortgages help Virgin Money double profit

Challenger bank expects to join FTSE 250 this month

Comment and Analysis

Browne should think twice on gas deal

If other nations follow London on L1, former BP boss may regret move, writes Sarah Gordon

Hong Kong’s lucky revolutionaries

Despite tear gas attacks and violent confrontations, protests ended without bloodshed

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Canadians move to the UK and Brits return the favour

What is it about the vast empty spaces that brings so many of them here?

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