Market fears are feeding on themselves

Cutting rates would damage banks’ profits and solvency

Johnston i move puts Indy fate in doubt

Sale by Lebedevs would leave way open for closure of main title

Google tells MPs: ‘We are paying 20% tax’

Tech group answers questions on £130m HMRC deal

UK battles Paris and Berlin over City rules

Turf war could be turning point over regulatory responsibility

Challenges face Lagarde in new IMF term

Bolstering safety net for emerging economies to be high on agenda

EU referendum rivals woo UK press barons

Politicians are trying to win over powerful newspaper owners

HSBC drops plans for pay freeze

Staff protest over salary suspension prompts U-turn

Rio Tinto cuts MASTER

Rio just the latest miner to cut dividend

Natural resources sector is reeling from commodities rout that shows no sign of abating

Facebook furore in India has wider roots

Remarks by board member Andreessen come as social network hits snags in key market

Business braced for cuts to prized tax breaks

Changes on debt interest will raise hundreds of millions a year

Bitcoin threatened by software schism

Developers release rival version of code behind digital currency

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Help to Buy? More like Help to Cry

This is one of the most perversely named government policies ever

Kerry faces Munich moment over Syrian war

The costs of sitting back from the conflict are growing, not least for the EU

Maersk stumble highlights sluggish trade

Some freight markets look weak, including air and dry bulk ships

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