Washington weighs in on Google probe

Senate and House express alarm at EU vote on break-up

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

Drop of $1 in a day after lack of consensus on supply glut

Australia equities buoyed by currency dip

Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 jumps as Aussie falls back

China ‘fines’ Microsoft $140m for tax evasion

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

China accuses west of blocking graft probe

Beijing says ‘Operation Fox Hunt’ hampered by biased western judges

Apple joins the one-company $700bn club

New high for the stock reflects hopes for iPhone and new products

MPs slam Facebook in Lee Rigby case

Killer of UK soldier in London had discussed murder online

Reform of banks ‘will take a generation’

Messages from top executives do not reach frontline, study finds

Samsung to sell chemicals and defence stakes

Sales worth $1.7bn part of heir apparent’s moves to cement control

Taylor Swift at the O2 Arena, London, UK

Spotify pays most turnover to rights holders

Revenues surge but music streamer fails to turn profit

Private schools hit back at Labour threat

Plan to remove tax privileges harms social mobility, say heads

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