HSBC speeds up exit from emerging markets

‘World’s local bank’ plans to become simpler and smaller

Russia data blunt Putin optimism

Rouble and GDP fall despite president’s TV reassurances

Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Banker claims she was cheated out of millions in bonuses

Australia police arrest teenagers in terror plot

Anzac Day attack foiled, say police

Tesco set to report loss of up to £5bn

Raft of write-offs and charges in full-year results

Bloomberg global outage paralyses investors

Failure delays £3bn UK debt sale and highlights market dependence

Is Apple’s watch a must-keep?

We all want an Apple Watch — but does it have heirloom potential?

Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

Deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent is the latest reinvention for the telecoms group

Anderson takes record England Test wicket

Lancashire bowler beats 30-year-old Botham benchmark

Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

Rodrigo Rato’s latest scandal comes as local election looms

Comment and Analysis

LONDON - OCTOBER 18: The BBC logo is displayed on entrance gates to Television Centre on October 18, 2007 in London. In order to make £2 billion of savings the BBC will sell off it's famous television studios, make up to 1800 staff redundant and cut back on programme making. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Run the BBC as a company

The power of more than 25m licence-holders should be harnessed, writes Evelyn de Rothschild

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Generation K: what it means to be a teen

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Power of the US presidential partner

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