Hedge fund economist named to Bank MPC

Gertjan Vlieghe new external member of UK rate-setting panel

UK GDP grows 0.7% in second quarter

Sterling strengthens on expectations rate rise is drawing closer

Zurich draws up plans for RSA bid

Swiss group confirms it is evaluating offer for FTSE 100 insurer

Melrose shares soar on Elster sale

US industrial giant Honeywell buys meter business

PM to tackle ‘dirty money’ in UK property

Data on real estate owned by foreign companies to be published

More than 450 staff fly Twitter’s nest

FT analysis shows turnover as board looks for permanent CEO

Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya

Saif al-Islam found guilty in absentia over war crimes

Volkswagen sales nudge past Toyota

German carmaker outsells Japanese group despite declines in China

Europe seeks diplomatic gains in Iran

Hopes emerge after nuclear deal of discussing regional security

BP hit by oil price slide and writedowns

Chief aims to revive fortunes with reduced capital spending

Sex scandal peer steps down from Lords

Lord Sewel says he ‘can best serve the House by leaving it’

Comment & Analysis

Microsoft aims to woo with Windows 10

Adoption of newest generation of software is critical for the company after several flops

MSCI’s index decision spares EM investors

Active fund managers trying to navigate the bad headlines may still be torpedoed by passive funds

From jeers to cheers for Osborne

Chancellor has rebuilt reputation to become leadership contender

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