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Household income forecast to rise in 2015

But pre-crisis levels not expected until after election year

Putin outlines dangers to Russia’s security

Military review shows president sees Ukraine as threat to his leadership

Swedish prime minister cancels snap elections

Cross-party deal blocks anti-immigration populists

Star fund manager of 2013 falls to earth

Michael Aronstein’s fund drops 13% and faces redemption requests

Cable urged to act after City Link collapse

Business secretary to meet RMT within days to discuss the situation

Bricks and mortar loses out in online rush

Amazon reports US surge while UK high street stores suffer

Gamers question companies’ call of duty

Sony and Microsoft’s defence criticised after Christmas Day cyber attack

Brian Chesky ©Luke Waller
Bad Säckingen bridge
©Christian Kleis

Switzerland dismantles cold war defences

Explosives network was designed to make invasion an expensive prospect

Oil price plunge raises producers’ fears

Roots of collapse lie in the US shale oil boom

Empty rail tracks

Politicians row over Boxing Day trains

Labour and Tories trade accusations over lack of services

Qatar pits A350s against A380s

Fresh shadow cast over future of superjumbo programme

Comment and Analysis

©Peter Frank Edwards

How (not) to break the ice at parties

Try asking: ‘What’s all the fuss about the central banks?’

Pope takes on the Catholic bureaucracy

The Argentine Jesuit’s reformist zeal is matched by steely pragmatism

When to follow the investment herd

Strong dollar trade is most crowded, but crowd could be right

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