Ebay backs Google over Brussels inquiry

Auction site’s CEO says search group is rival in online shopping

HSBC’s HK shares jump on threat of HQ move

Turnover soars as more than 104m shares change hands

Piëch departure leaves VW with large void

Chairman and key figure leaves amid power struggle

Deutsche Bank figures hit by legal costs

Germany’s biggest bank posts net profit of €559m

Landlords attack Labour’s rent control plan

Business groups say cap would deter investors

Eurozone in push to spur Greek talks

Finance minister isolated as eurogroup chairman calls premier

Apple set to be latest dollar victim

Currency strength set to wipe more than $2bn from quarterly sales

Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive officer of Alliance Trust Plc ©Bloomberg

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

Banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

AFL-CIO campaign seeks disclosure of Wall Street handouts

India’s Ratan Tata buys in to Xiaomi

Investment to aid Xiaomi’s march into fast-growing Indian market

Top earners double share of income tax

Growing reliance on wealthy set to continue after election

Comment and Analysis

Scottish nationalists need tougher audit

Scottish National party has a mixed record in government

Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

Such a policy would push up rents by creating a buy-to-let bonanza, writes Stephen Howlett

The Iran deal that never was

All the celebrations and lamentations disguise an awkward fact. There is no Iran nuclear deal

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"A central question now is are there similar creditors to Lehman's, investors that have effectively lent hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to Greece when they don't know they have done so and will be shocked if a default leads to losses on their investments? Few Americans know what assets they really own by owning shares in mutual funds."
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"Where does HSBC think it will be able to relocate? Hong Kong? Isn't the concern about China the reason why it moved to the UK in the first place. Singapore? In the long term is that where it wants to be? New York where the regulators are even more difficult? It does not really have too many choices but to sit tight."
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