BoJ stimulus sends S&P 500 to new record

Dollar jumps as world’s third-largest economy acts days after US Fed ends QE

Virgin Galactic ship suffers fatal crash

Company says ‘serious anomaly’ resulted in loss of SpaceShipTwo

StanChart pressed over succession plan

Directors expected to discuss plan with chairman within days

Woolf stands down from abuse inquiry

Second investigation chair concedes time she ‘got out of the way’

EU bill not out of control, says Treasury

ONS says net contribution jumped by a third in 2013 to £11.3bn

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Banks’ sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

BoE’s new level of 4.05% lower than feared

Jefferies chiefs take drug tests

Bank fights claims of cocaine use in divorce case

Brazil reveals its largest monthly deficit

Real weakens on worse-than-expected fiscal performance

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UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in ‘4% Consols’ from 1927

Burkina coup threatens anti-Islamist fight

Departure of Compaoré, a western ally, poses dilemma for France and US

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

Part-nationalised bank still manages £1.27bn pre-tax profit

Comment and Analysis

Tower of London poppies herald new era

Sombre memorials upstaged by installation art

Fed’s QE3 was a monetary job well done

Other countries and currency areas can learn from US experiment

US politics: Eyes on the prize

Until recently Rand Paul was seen as a Washington outsider but is now emerging as a potential Republican 2016 presidential nominee

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