UK tax breaks spur £3bn North Sea project

Maersk-led gasfield development follows measures in March Budget

Beijing scraps large-scale stock buying

Authorities to step up crackdown on those ‘destabilising’ market

Weak eurozone inflation revives QE debate

Headline inflation remains unchanged at 0.2%

Australia set to rack up world’s longest growth streak

Treasurer says nation on track to beat Netherlands’ 26-year run

Macau economy contracts by 26%

Corruption clampdown hits Chinese gambling enclave

Crunch time for insurers on capital rules

Sharp share price falls at two Dutch groups highlight risks

Australia set to rack up world’s longest growth streak

Treasurer says nation on track to beat Netherlands’ 26-year run

China rings alarm for smartphone makers

Share slump raises threat of consumers tightening purse strings

British Airways in landmark pensions case

Millions and role of trustees at stake in pensions clash

Central banks tussle with inflation puzzle

Price growth has doggedly lagged behind the Fed’s expectations

Malaysia’s political crisis by numbers

Battle over Najib Razak's scandal-hit premiership is growing

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S&P is Wall Street’s indicator while Main Street’s is the Dow

Chagos Islands: Long journey home

Islanders were forcibly displaced in the 1960s. Now there is hope of a return, but it is complicated by the US military presence

India faith census spurs debate

Data reignite fears over declining Hindu majority

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