US oil imports from Opec at 30-year low

Domestic production at 9m b/d, its highest since the 1980s

Goldman leads $15m big data investment

Lender is largest investor in financial analytics start-up Kensho

Petrofac shares slump 20% on warning

Oilfield services group hit by lower crude prices

Stocks rally falters in Europe

Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite both jump

Intesa considers bid for UK’s Coutts

Italian bank plans acquisitions to deploy €16bn of excess capital

Salamander board backs Ophir offer

Deal follows collapse of talks with Cepsa-led consortium

Samsung eyes management shake-up

Founding family looks to cement control over S Korean business empire

Neil Woodford

Nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

Discussions shift to international observation and inspection

Working families hit by poverty shift

Employment no longer definitive escape from hardship, study finds

Fortnum & Mason prospers with new stores

Record profits for luxury food and gift retailer

Graphene investors take bite at market

Wonder material developed in Manchester set to go into dentures

Comment and Analysis

Telecoms struggle with content strategies

Companies compete for programming and push up prices, writes Jonathan Ford

Bolt-hole for big chunks of nervous money

The City of London office market has offered investors a pretty rough ride, says John Plender

China cut unlikely to halt slowdown: analysts

PBoC move is fine tuning, not policy reversal

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