Draghi urges ECB to take Greek, Cypriot ‘junk’

Relaxation of rules likely to face staunch opposition in Germany

Ebay to spin off payments arm PayPal

Move follows pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn

Rouble hits low on capital control fears

Central bank declines to comment as currency tumbles

UK economy 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

Revised data suggest recession was shallower than thought

Extremists face TV and social media ban

May announces plan that would be implemented by Tory government

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

Sainsbury fifty pence employee advert

Covert Sainsbury 50p campaign exposed

Supermarket embarrassed on social media

HK sees protests lasting for ‘long period’

Massive pro-democracy crowds expected on streets on Wednesday

First UK house price fall in 17 months

Nationwide data show annual growth slowing to 9.4%

RBS buoyed by better economy

Improved economic activity and property prices help recovery

Nauru – from bird droppings to bust

US hedge fund has court order to freeze island’s bank accounts

Oktoberfest beer tops €10 for first time

Annual beer festival a rare example of breweries’ pricing power

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