Abu Dhabi kicks off Claridges bidding war

Trio of London hotels targeted in £1.6bn deal

Rangers chairman resigns ahead of EGM

Somers takes swipe at ‘rules’ and ‘behaviour’ in football

Brooks set for return to Murdoch empire

Cleared tabloid chief to run Dublin social media unit Storyful

European stocks firm after China rate cut

Futures show positive start for Wall Street

Iraq launches offensive against Isis

Military operation to clear fighters from Salahuddin province

Thousands march in memory of Nemtsov

Moscow awash with conspiracy theories as critics blame Putin

February UK house prices fall 0.1%

Index highlights slowdown in property market

Fridman legal threat over North Sea block

Russian billionaire’s plans run in to fear of more sanctions

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BBC argues for licence fee extension

Broadcaster against Netflix-style subscriptions

Aston Martin to target new buyers

Prestige carmaker seeks to attract women and younger people

Buffett letter sparks succession talk

Shareholder communiqué spells out qualities that will be needed by next chief

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UK’s ‘march of the makers’ gathers pace

Signs of hope in bid to boost manufacturing and rebalance economy

The shameless rise of the thirdpartybrag

Retweeting compliments may seem polite; I find it objectionable

Europe puts future at risk playing safe

There exist perfectly rational reasons to op­pose membership both of the eurozone and the EU, writes Wolfgang Münchau

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