US oil imports from Opec at 30-year low

Domestic production at 9m b/d, its highest since the 1980s

Darling warns on bad deal on devolved tax

Ex-chancellor fears increased borrowing costs for whole UK

World Bank warns of climate perils

Governments must tackle threat of man-made change, says president

Asia equities rally after China rate cut

Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite both jump

Goldman leads $15m big data investment

Lender is largest investor in financial analytics start-up Kensho

Shadow trading signals financial crisis in Ukraine

Calls for bailout to avert economic meltdown

BHP Billiton to extend capex cuts

Miner targets lower costs as weak commodity prices bite

Neil Woodford

Intesa considers bid for UK’s Coutts

Italian bank plans acquisitions to deploy €16bn of excess capital

Graphene investors take bite at market

Wonder material developed in Manchester set to go into dentures

Brown set for life beyond Westminster

Former PM has been concentrating on philanthropy

Aviva poised to make new Friends

Tie-up would herald long-awaited consolidation in life assurance

Comment and Analysis

Jeremy Male Chief executive officer, CBS Outdoor in front of the New York headquarters at 405 lexington Avenue in New York
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Jeremy Male: the billboard goes digital

CEO takes CBS’s old outdoor advertising arm into 21st century

Japan setback will not be the end of Abenomics

PM must not let election distract from inflation push

Ichiro Suzuki

Japan’s sporting stars have major league form

All told, 53 players have reached top-level US baseball

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