EU and US toughen sanctions on Russia

Strongest action against Moscow since cold war

User growth accelerates at Twitter

Stock jumps after earnings beat expectations

UK bankers face tough bonus clawbacks

Bank of England regime to stamp out misconduct

Asia bourses advance ahead of US GDP data

Hang Seng Index up 0.8% and Sydney gains 0.7%

Hedge fund tycoon versus the apocalypse

Singer’s warning on electromagnetic pulse he dreads

SFO sends in specialists to probe Lloyds

Political pressure mounts to take action against individuals

India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

Israeli military pushes deeper into Gaza

Strategy targets tunnels but will attract international condemnation

Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deals

US drugmaker calls for ‘fundamental reform’

December 2004: Banks holding a 75 per cent stake in F1 win a legal challenge against Bernie Ecclestone’s control of the motor sport through a complex web of companies

Ecclestone in talks to have graft case dropped

F1 chief’s lawyers meet prosecutors in Munich

£5.8bn of NHS work could go private

Slow rate of contract awards disappoints healthcare market

Comment and Analysis

Europe’s investment banks fight back

Some banks are regaining ground from US rivals in trading debt and currency instruments

Lloyds and lessons from past scandals

The banking sector is being reformed but more is needed

Expats in China should read GSK potboiler carefully

GSK case has increased the risk factor for foreign executives

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