Quindell nears Slater & Gordon deal

Controversial British claims processor aims to return £500m

London faces steep rise in business rates

Businesses outside the capital set to gain from revaluation

BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses

Agreement settles London’s role in the single market but outside the euro

Bank reform nears end, says Basel head

Committee plans to clarify final rules within the next year

Online arms race heats up over adverts

Internet media groups fight back against use of adblockers

UAE looks east in finance centre drive

Abu Dhabi shuns ‘dead Swiss model’ in push to become wealth hub

Australia latest to back China-led bank

Canberra plans to join AIIB despite US opposition

LLANDUDNO, WALES - SEPTEMBER 08: Senior citizens walk along Llandudno Pier on September 8, 2014 in Llandudno, Wales. Britain is facing multiple problems stemming from an increase in the elderly proportion of its population, including increasing health care costs, strains on its social security system, a shortage of senior care workers and challenges to the employment market. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) ©Getty

De Beers toughens diamond rules

Companies’ accounts must meet international standards, says group

EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy warns

Libyan civil war at top of agenda for Paolo Gentiloni

China industrialist criticises US over visas

Pirelli’s controlling shareholder missing out on American deals

French business still awaiting recovery

Economists say country is emerging from years of stagnation

Comment and Analysis

Eurozone’s real problems are hidden

The most important adjustment that needs to take place is a convergence of prices and labour costs

Russia looks to history for a new ideology

Its nationalistic hue is supplied by what Russians see as an external threat, writes Andrei Nekrasov

Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

It will take time but Latin America is working to combat corruption, says John Paul Rathbone

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