Pro-Russia militants die in Ukraine clash

Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, US and EU to meet

Google shares dip as earnings disappoint

Weakness bodes poorly for internet stocks

China’s Weibo raises $285m in US IPO

Company overcomes jitters after earlier cutting size of offering

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

Europe’s leading distillers see Asia-Pacific sales decline

Ambani’s Reliance in gasfield legal spat

Indian conglomerate accuses author of defamation

Amazon faces fresh wave of German strikes

Pay negotiations with country’s second-largest union break down

Worst start for hedge funds since crisis

Performance hit by Ukraine, tech stock slump and yen reversal

NY’s attorney-general subpoenas HFT firms

Schneiderman targets six traders as investigation widens

RSA to sell European units for £300m

Hester expected to unveil more deals to turn round insurer

Anger over S Korea ferry rescue efforts

Divers make desperate search for 287 missing people

Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

Remarks raise possibility of easy monetary policy for longer

Comment and Analysis

Kerowa Gram Panchayat, Purulia, West Bengal. The tailor Yudhishthir Mahto and Bheem Chandra Mahto, his brother
©Swastik Pal

Uncertain future for India’s middle class

Aspiring vulnerable to economic and political change

The challenges for Labour pile up

Miliband must say how he will improve the cost of living

When use of pseudo-maths adds up to fraud

Many models tweak strategy to fit data or are just statistical flukes

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