Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

Baltimore hit by worst riots since 1968

Police and protesters clash after funeral of Freddie Gray

Tsipras moves to rein in Varoufakis

Greek PM reshuffles negotiating team as creditors lose patience

Google considers shake-up of News service

Internet company to partner with European media groups

Rain hampers Nepal quake relief effort

International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Tax issues behind HSBC threat dissected

Bank’s headquarters review carries widespread implications

Shell and Total delay Africa projects

Groups plan to use postponements to cut contractors’ costs

Oil groups have new vigour for cost cuts

Drive to cut suppliers’ bills and get better tax deals

VW chair quit after alienating directors

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

Japan bourses avoid wider Asian decline

Equities in rest of the region follow Wall Street into the red

US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

Deutsche Bank seeks to cut €3.5bn costs

Germany’s biggest lender scales back profitability target

Comment and Analysis

Singapore rig builders hurt by oil slide

Many existing contracts may be renegotiated as crude price falls

Brussels treads fine line in Gazprom case

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

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

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