Russian law sparks web surveillance fears

New rule requires companies to store data onshore

Low oil price puts pressure on US banks

Regulators urge lenders to classify some loans as troubled assets

China reporter admits ‘panicking’ market

Public shaming comes amid crackdown on media role in market slump

Infineon could be takeover target, says CEO

Ploss says chipmaker has attractive products for cars

Employers call for quality apprenticeships

Fears that preoccupation with 3m target will not fix skills gap

UK tax breaks spur £3bn North Sea project

Maersk-led gasfield development follows measures in March Budget

Weak eurozone inflation revives QE debate

Headline inflation remains unchanged at 0.2%

Macau economy contracts by 26%

Corruption clampdown hits Chinese gambling enclave

Crunch time for insurers on capital rules

Sharp share price falls at two Dutch groups highlight risks

Australia set to rack up world’s longest growth streak

Treasurer says nation on track to beat Netherlands’ 26-year run

Malaysia’s political crisis by numbers

Battle over Najib Razak's scandal-hit premiership is growing

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