Leaders pledge billions to curb emissions

Start of climate talks tinged by concerns about outcome of talks

UK banks likely to pass BoE stress tests

This year’s exercise models severe emerging markets crisis

Ball to raise €1.5bn to fund Rexam deal

Acquisition of UK group will create biggest drinks cans maker

Standard Bank to pay $25m in bribery case

SFO uses deferred prosecution agreement for first time

Sterling falls below $1.50 against dollar

Doves at Bank of England keep pound under pressure

Fed limits emergency lending powers

Revised rules aim to subdue lawmakers’ criticism of over-reach

Unsecured credit and mortgage debt rise

Financial Policy Committee might introduce measures on Tuesday

Sovereign wealth pullback hits Aberdeen

Investment group hit by oil price drop and emerging market turmoil

Uber extends Pool service to London

Ride-hailing company launches ride-sharing carpooling offer


Employers dissect minimum wage gamble

The effects on prices, profits, jobs and skills are uncertain

Billionaires in clean energy push

Gates, Bezos, Ma and Zuckerberg target low-emission technology

Comment & Analysis

US credit tightens ahead of Fed shift

Signs of impending downward spiral appear even before policy move

‘No silver medals in social networking’: Bret Taylor’s FriendFeed lost the audience race to Twitter
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‘Like’ button creator bids to remake work

The founder of Quip says technology will end the hell of email and its myriad replacements

Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management.
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Martin Gilbert’s Viennese whirl

A spiralling down of the oil price means outflows from Aberdeen

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