China GDP growth slows in first quarter

Expansion of 7.4% is slowest since third quarter of 2012

Kiev sends troops to dislodge separatists

Provincial airport ‘retaken’ in face of Russian concern

Investment bank weighs on Credit Suisse

Decline in debt trading at arm sees pre-tax profits fall 36%

Alibaba helps Yahoo meet profit forecasts

US internet group’s shares rise 10% on quarterly figures

Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

Biggest set of financial rules passed since single market

Co-op pushed to adopt softer reforms

Three board members water down Lord Myners’ proposals

€10,000 fines threat for Uber taxis in Brussels

Court bars taxi-hailing service in latest blow to app

Barclays investors still set for pay protest

Shareholders say pay is not aligned with bank’s weak performance

US Dollar and Chinese Renminbi banknotes in Beijing, China

China’s forex reserves near record $4tn

Rise coincides with renminbi drop that marks central bank action

Berlusconi sentenced to community service

Former Italian PM may still lead his party’s European campaign

Brash IPL cricket league rolls on undaunted

Risk of scandal hangs over India’s lucrative tournament

Comment and Analysis

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Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas

Cuba fed a president’s fears in Venezuela

Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím

Job seekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin University

A game change in public service

Demand for once coveted civil servant jobs in China is declining, writes Patti Waldmeir

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