Miliband to purge zero-hours contracts

Business leaders say Labour threatens recovery

Business chiefs line up against Labour

100 leaders say poll would place recovery at risk

UK manufacturing hits eight-month high

PMI data suggest economy set for healthy expansion in first quarter

StanChart’s Shankar quits for PE fund

Lender’s head of Emea plans to start his own venture

World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

Death highlights country’s ageing population

Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

Shares priced near top of range as bank moves to list before poll

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Prime Minister David Cameron, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband attend a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Rival economic plans come under scrutiny

Tories would curb growth a little relative to Labour, report says

Reserves in emerging markets shrink

Concerns over US policy trigger first fall in two decades

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Asos reports 10% fall in pre-tax profits

Share price rises 5% as results beat market expectations

China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

Bank set for almost 50 founding members despite US lobbying

Amazon gets its teeth into ‘button’ trial

WiFi-linked gadgets will allow users to reorder food or services

Comment and Analysis

Tough first quarter for commodities

Iron ore and coffee lead the losers as oversupply and strong dollar hit prices

UK election risks drowning in dodgy data

UK politicians err in not trusting their electorate with the truth

India: At the coalface

Failure to boost energy supplies will hurt Modi’s goal of turning India into a manufacturing force

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