UK growth slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates

Tsipras names new deficit fighting cabinet

Former economics professor appointed to oversee public spending

Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers 26% decline as London property market slows

Q&A: What the downgrade means for Russia

S&P’s ‘junk’ rating underlines challenges facing the economy

Employee with heap of documents and papers

National Grid ends quarterly reporting

Frequent updates an “unnecessary focus”

Facebook and Instagram suffer outage

Cascade of failures hits apps using social media sites for logins

Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers

Scottish club accepts £10m loan from retail tycoon

IAG seeks to quell Aer Lingus bid fears

BA owner says Irish airline to recommend deal if conditions met

Microsoft warns over PC software unit

Shares fall nearly 4% after hours as shine is taken off cloud growth

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

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Obama’s trip to New Delhi was really about forging an alliance in the Asia-Pacific region

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