Ebay backs Google over Brussels inquiry

Auction site’s CEO says search group is rival in online shopping

UK warns BP over potential takeover

Downing St wants oil group to remain British industrial champion

Piëch departure leaves VW with large void

Chairman and key figure leaves amid power struggle

Apple set to be latest dollar victim

Currency strength set to wipe more than $2bn from quarterly sales

US aided militants in Russia, says Putin

Allegations relate to separatist groups in North Caucasus

Banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

AFL-CIO campaign seeks disclosure of Wall Street handouts

Eurozone in push to spur Greek talks

Finance minister isolated as eurogroup chairman calls premier

Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive officer of Alliance Trust Plc ©Bloomberg

Top earners double share of income tax

Growing reliance on wealthy set to continue after election

Asia bourses start week on positive note

Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen Composite all advance

US banks push for bond trades delay

Wall St alarmed by sharp downturn in market liquidity

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

Comment and Analysis

Share buybacks: who really benefits?

Executives and investors are not always equal beneficiaries

Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

Such a policy would push up rents by creating a buy-to-let bonanza, writes Stephen Howlett

The Iran deal that never was

All the celebrations and lamentations disguise an awkward fact. There is no Iran nuclear deal

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"A central question now is are there similar creditors to Lehman's, investors that have effectively lent hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to Greece when they don't know they have done so and will be shocked if a default leads to losses on their investments? Few Americans know what assets they really own by owning shares in mutual funds."
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"Where does HSBC think it will be able to relocate? Hong Kong? Isn't the concern about China the reason why it moved to the UK in the first place. Singapore? In the long term is that where it wants to be? New York where the regulators are even more difficult? It does not really have too many choices but to sit tight."
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