Hedge fund manager appointed to Bank MPC

Gertjan Vlieghe new external member of UK rate-setting committee

UK GDP grows 0.7% in second quarter

Sterling strengthens on expectations rate rise is drawing closer

Zurich Insurance considers bid for RSA

Swiss group confirms it is evaluating possible offer for UK insurer

Melrose shares soar on Elster sale

Honeywell buys meter business for £3.3bn

PM to tackle ‘dirty money’ in UK property

Data on real estate owned by foreign companies to be published

More than 450 staff fly Twitter’s nest

FT analysis shows turnover as board looks for permanent CEO

A Royal Mail post box
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Royal Mail broke price law says Ofcom

Postal service faces fines as watchdog says group overcharged

Turkey blames gas pipeline attack on PKK

Kurdish group had previously claimed responsibility for power line blast

BP hit by oil price slide and writedowns

Chief aims to revive fortunes with reduced capital spending

Sex scandal peer steps down from Lords

Lord Sewel says he ‘can best serve the House by leaving it’

Microsoft aims to woo with Windows 10

Adoption of newest generation of software is critical for the company after several flops

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From jeers to cheers for Osborne

Chancellor has rebuilt reputation to become leadership contender

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Allergan paves way for new mega deal

Chief hints at ‘transformational’ purchase after generics sale

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Turkey’s bombs reveal failed Syria policy

Erdogan fishing for nationalist votes tries to tar as terrorists the pro-Kurdish coalition

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