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Apple spreads its wings in China

Asian powerhouse is poised to become Apple’s largest market

Tsipras moves to rein in Varoufakis

Greek PM reshuffles negotiating team as creditors lose patience

The numbers behind HSBC’s HQ review

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Shell and Total delay Africa projects

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Two thirds of cars pay no tax in first year

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International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Oil groups have new vigour for cost cuts

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VW chair quit after alienating directors

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

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US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

Deutsche Bank: jam tomorrow

The new cost cutting targets show how far the German lender has to go

Share rally continues, but risk remains

The status quo can go on a long time — but not indefinitely

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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."
By Doug Cliggott on US fears a European sequel to Lehman Brothers

"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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