Bankia reports a rise in fourth-quarter profits

Spanish bank to pay its first cash dividend

UK blocks sale of North Sea fields to Fridman fund

Blow to L1’s plan to run a $10bn fund using assets of RWE Dea

China cuts benchmark interest rate

Worries over slowing growth and deflation

Buffett vows no Berkshire spin offs

50th anniversary of shareholder letter defend conglomerate structure

Estonia party linked to Putin heads polls

Edgar Savisaar’s centrist party has slim lead before Sunday vote

UK puts 3,000 extremists on terror watch

Rise of Isis boosts ranks of potentially violent militants

India budget prioritises infrastructure

Jaitley promises change, growth, jobs and upliftment of the poor

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Oil set for biggest monthly rise in 6 years

Prices lifted by upbeat demand and supply disruptions

Fed stimulus ‘only now being fully felt’

Fischer defends low US rates and swelling of balance sheet to $4.5tn

Details of 50,000 Uber drivers breached

Ride-sharing app says unknown party accessed information last May

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Oh, The Dress we’re in

Instead of women with no clothes, internet stuck on some clothes with no woman

Comment and Analysis

Chief who pulled AIG back from the brink

Robert Benmosche, who led insurer’s restructuring, dies aged 70

Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy dies

Actor best known for role as Spock dies after battle with lung disease

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FTSE 100’s record — fact versus fiction

Dividends have been overlooked in the return to the 1999 peak

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