PayPal on takeover trail after eBay split

Chief says acquisitions a priority using $6bn war chest

Osborne signals cuts to tax credits

Chancellor sets up welfare state revamp with £12bn Budget savings

China scrambles to reassure markets

Beijing launches emergency measures to halt equities slump

Commodities fall saves China’s blushes on growth

First quarter bolstered by collapse in commodity prices

Tunisia declares state of emergency

Army and police handed more authority and some public rights curbed

Here are photos of Yamaha's latest drone called Fazer.

Yamaha aims high with agricultural drone

Group seeks to expand sales of unmanned aerial vehicles

UK protected deposit cap cut to £75,000

Reduction of £10,000 caused by weakening value of the euro

Pavel Durov ©James Ferguson

Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nations

Tokyo boosts influence in region crucial to domestic economic growth

Treasury considers pension tax shake-up

Providers alarmed at call to end upfront relief on contributions

Kids Company chief quits after funds held

Details emerge of government concern over management

N Ireland assembly in £7m payment probe

Claims made over sale of ­property assets by Irish ‘bad bank’

Comment & Analysis

Russia: Powers in the balance

The Kremlin wants to rewrite Europe’s security order as a bulwark against Nato, while wooing China

Irish publicans’ bank run in reverse

Pubs became principal clearing houses during bankers’ strikes in 1960s and 1970s, writes Peter Cunningham

Jonathan McHugh illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

History and the Heathrow expansion

History shows that UK eventually builds the infrastructure it needs, writes Andrew Adonis

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