UK to hold inquiry into Litvinenko death

U-turn comes as EU discusses Russia sanctions

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone

Entrepreneur says £448m deal is not calling top of property market

Cath Kidston sells stake to fund Asian push

Target of 100 shops selling designer’s chintzy prints eyed in China

UK borrowing higher than expected

Public finances fail to keep up with recovery

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

Government to spin off more public jobs

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

Apple eyes return to high of $100 shares

Earnings expected to buoy tech group with new products on horizon

Foreign food chains face China disruption

Checks ordered after key supplier accused of selling expired meat

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners

Global fund managers gain direct access to $530bn bourse

Credit Suisse trims operations after loss

Bank to quit commodities trading business

Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone

Price less than half that of the similarly metallic iPhone 5s

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