US regulators to monitor London swaps

Oversight may last until new European rules come into effect

Barrick and Newmont still eye $30bn deal

Talks between the two largest gold producers may yet resume

Tory quango chief resigns over bankruptcy

Caplin steps down from body managing £60bn of public funds

China crackdown hits cognac industry

Closures of karaoke and hostess bars disrupts key profit channel

Fund managers fret as Facebook pushes into financial services

Tech groups seen as future competitors

What is Alibaba really worth?

US IPO filing to give first peek inside Chinese ecommerce giant

Support flows to Greece’s new ‘River’ party

Theodorakis vows ‘logical solutions’ to boost growth

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N Ireland woos Silicon Valley investors

Push to grow private sector and cut reliance on state funding

South Korea ferry death toll reaches 58

Divers finally able to reach submerged vessel’s passenger cabin

Bleak future for Australian manufacturing

Industry woes pose risk to record of 22 years of economic growth

Pakistan journalist attack fuels tensions

Brother of Hamid Mir blames shooting on security services

Comment and Analysis

Craft a cringe-free personal statement

Put more important stuff higher up, less important lower down

Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco, is pictured overlooking Bidco factory buildings at the company's headquarters in Thika, Kenya, on March 18, 2014.
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Vimal Shah, chief executive of Bidco

The Kenyan consumer goods tycoon with ambitious aims

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The hedgefundification of active management can be bewildering

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