Leaders condemn murder of Boris Nemtsov

But rival conspiracy theories pitch Kremlin against the west

China cuts benchmark interest rate

Worries over slowing growth and deflation

UK blocks sale of North Sea fields to Fridman fund

Risk that Russia sanctions could affect UK energy production

WoodMac considers £1.6bn takeover bids

Buyout group Hellman & Friedman exploring exit options

Vedanta aims to cut debt despite oil slump

India-focused resources group responds to fall in commodity prices

Buffett vows no Berkshire spin-offs

50th anniversary of shareholder letter defends conglomerate structure

Ukip promises electoral reform

Carswell tells party conference voters would get power to sack MPs

China’s wild panda population rebounds

Intensive conservation efforts and a decline in poaching pay off

Mise en lumière de la Tour Montparnasse

Investors optimistic about Modi budget

India to slow pace of fiscal consolidation and focus on infrastructure

Pegida brings anti-Islam message to the UK

German group holds rally in Newcastle

Bankia reports a rise in fourth-quarter profits

Spanish bank to pay its first cash dividend

Estonia party linked to Putin heads polls

Edgar Savisaar’s centrist party has slim lead before Sunday vote

Comment and Analysis

Fed stimulus ‘only now being fully felt’

Fischer defends low US rates and swelling of balance sheet to $4.5tn

Photobooks at Donlon Books in Hackney, east London, including Lorenzo Vitturi’s ‘Dalston Anatomy’
©Andy Sewell

Why photobooks are booming in a digital age

Instead of killing off the printed page, technology has enabled photographers to design and print their own books

Blue dress

Oh, The Dress we’re in

Instead of women with no clothes, internet stuck on some clothes with no woman

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