Rain hampers Nepal quake relief effort

International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Shell and Total delay Africa projects

Groups plan to use postponements to cut contractors’ costs

Sweden’s jet scandal claims fresh victim

Head of powerful Industrivärden business empire sacked

Gloomy outlook for UK banking sector

S&P report forecasts record high of £14bn in charges for 2015

VW chair quit after alienating directors

Ferdinand Piëch had lost the trust of company’s supervisory board

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has his picture taken with people after speaking at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

White House hopefuls court billionaires

Field seeking nomination for US presidential race grows

Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

Size and cost revolution encourages start-ups to launch niche enterprises into orbit

Funds flow wrong way for Aberdeen

Investment group has suffered from downturn in emerging markets

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Katherine Garrett-Cox prepares for showdown

Collision with US hedge fund Elliott just days away

Deutsche Bank seeks to cut €3.5bn costs

Germany’s biggest lender scales back profitability target

Landlords attack Labour’s rent control plan

Business groups say cap would deter investors

Comment and Analysis

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Oxford sums up UK housing challenge

Property prices and shortages of homes resonate in campaign

Apple Watch review: Stylish, but slow

Best smartwatch on the market suffers from slow software

Brussels treads fine line in Gazprom case

Crucial to the action will be the definition of a fair price

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"A central question now is are there similar creditors to Lehman's, investors that have effectively lent hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to Greece when they don't know they have done so and will be shocked if a default leads to losses on their investments? Few Americans know what assets they really own by owning shares in mutual funds."
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"Where does HSBC think it will be able to relocate? Hong Kong? Isn't the concern about China the reason why it moved to the UK in the first place. Singapore? In the long term is that where it wants to be? New York where the regulators are even more difficult? It does not really have too many choices but to sit tight."
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