Virgin Galactic flight crashes in Mojave

Company says status of two pilots on board is ‘unknown’

StanChart pressed over succession plan

Directors expected to discuss plan with chairman within days

Dollar soars after BoJ stuns markets

US currency hits 4-year high as central bank expands asset-buying

Woolf stands down from abuse inquiry

Second head of investigation concedes time she ‘got out of the way’

Banks breathe sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

BoE’s new level of 4.05% lower than feared

UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in ‘4% Consols’ from 1927

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Traoré assumes power in Burkina Faso

President Compaoré forced to quit as army begins ‘transitional period’

Silicon Valley Special

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

Yair Lapid
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Israeli minister vetoed settlement funds

Finance chief refused funding that would inflame tensions

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

Part-nationalised bank still manages £1.27bn pre-tax profit

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps

Comment and Analysis

Tower of London poppies take UK into new age of war commemoration

Sombre memorials upstaged by installation art

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Gourmet gastropubs take centre stage

Venues where top-class food is the focus win high acclaim

Alan Opie and Jesse Kovarsky in 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
©Ken Howard

Operatic outrage trumps pop or hip-hop

Unlike ‘Klinghoffer’, pop music is silent on topics other than sex, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

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