UK manufacturers pull ahead of EU rivals

Britain becomes cheapest place for production in western Europe

Nadella sets out vision for Microsoft

Chief sees world of computing powered ‘by ambient intelligence’

Barclays feels shareholder anger on pay

Over third of investors refuse to back board

Amazon overseas arm hit by China spending

International business in loss but group sees 23% sales rise

The Co-op, the bananas and the £2.5bn loss

Board of crisis group was more focused on groceries than finance

Star of Ukip TV advert suspended

Broadcast posterboy said Islam ‘evil’ and Africans should ‘kill themselves'

HSBC tower sale points to property boom

£1.1bn minimum price tag for bank’s Canary Wharf HQ building

Miliband targets zero-hours ‘exploitation’

Labour leader pledges to bolster workers’ rights

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Netanyahu blames Abbas deal with ‘terrorist’ Hamas

UK science drive shaken by takeover fears

Pfizer’s interest in AstraZeneca raises concerns for key asset

Google logo is seen on a wall at the entrance of the Google offices in Brussels on February 5 2014
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Google+ chief quits ahead of shake-up

Vic Gundotra’s departure comes as group fails to unseat Facebook

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College life ain’t what it used to be

The dream of escaping Loserville and meeting Miss Perfect has been shattered by nerdy needs

Investors renew interest in commodities

Asset class once again seen as way for portfolio diversification

Pictures paint a thousand words at ECB

Graffiti artists are making their mark at the central bank’s new base

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