Business pays price for loyalty to Tories

Tales of apprentices’ floor-sweeping diplomas inspire little confidence, writes Jonathan Guthrie

How do Osborne’s sums add up?

Higher forecasts and taxes spare many departments

Devolution distances Westminster from cuts

No big shrinkage in state but power shifts to cities

‘Lucky’ Osborne sidesteps political threat

Chancellor again shows ability to be flexible

2015/09/09: President of the World Chess Federation FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during the press conference in Baku
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US accuses Syria of buying oil from Isis

Treasury also accuses chess federation head of aiding Assad

GSK confident of China renaissance

Drugmaker looks to repair reputation shattered by corruption scandal

Brazil bank chief held in Petrobras probe

‘Car wash’ corruption case widens with senator arrest

US scours Chinese plan for hacking clues

Link spotted between Beijing’s economic targets and cyber spying

China’s ‘national team’ owns 6% of market

State buyers crucial to recovery from summer equities rout

Asia stocks push higher as tensions ease

Nikkei, Hang Seng and mainland China bourses all advance

Cameron sets sights on Isis in Syria

PM seeks to expand UK’s role in global coalition

Comment & Analysis

US private equity targets Premier League

Fast-rising income and cost control have generated irresistible financial rewards


The riff: Periods and marketing taboos

A tussle over adverts in New York shows how attitudes must change

Islanders on climate change’s frontline

South Pacific island nations raise hopes for Paris talks

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