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Tensions rise ahead of vote on break-up call

Osborne to pledge balanced budget law

Trap for Labour in statute to eliminate deficit by 2017-18

Apple joins the one-company $700bn club

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

HSBC to pay $12.5m over tax business

Almost 400 client accounts not properly registered with SEC

MPs slam Facebook in Lee Rigby case

Killer of UK soldier in London had discussed murder online

Total to face corruption trial in France

Case is a setback for a group under pressure from falling oil prices

Pope calls Europe ‘haggard’ grandmother

Pontiff outspoken in address to European parliament

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Sales of £10m-plus London homes jump

Knight Frank says transactions up amid return of Russians

Botín replaces CEO in Santander overhaul

Board changes expected to herald corporate governance modernisation

France suspends Russian warship delivery

Hollande toughens his stance over controversial arms sale

AstraZeneca considers post-Pfizer course

Cooling-off period ends with pressure mounting on CEO Pascal Soriot

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