GCHQ admits hacking computers

Extent of operations comes to light in privacy case

StanChart and RBS struggle in stress tests

Banks pass regulatory thresholds after action to bolster capital

BlueCrest to push out external investors

Mike Platt’s hedge fund to become private investment partnership

Nikkei pledges ‘quality growth’ at FT

Online commentary, video and FT Alphaville set for further investment

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne and New York clubs

The bank of England, City of London.

BoE declares end to post-crisis period

Policy designed to improve resilience rather than tame credit

1st January 1909: A young boy mule spinning at Jones's Cotton Mill, Manchester. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Manchester sees rebirth of cotton industry

New mill will supply luxury British clothing makers

Luxembourg accuses EU of tax uncertainty

Minister criticises EU’s challenge to corporate levy agreements

Commercial property loans set to hit high

Rise fuelled by new acquisitions of sites outside London

Daniel Craig in a scene from 'Spectre'

Star Wars and Bond power Pinewood profits

Studio group is expanding to lure more Hollywood blockbusters

Bidders line up for ITC electricity group

Iberdrola, National Grid and Berkshire Hathaway may join auction

Comment & Analysis

VTech hack shines light on connected toys

Cyber attack gains access to data of 5m and highlights challenge of children going online

Signs of froth in China’s debt market

Investors are driven by same quest for yield as counterparts elsewhere

Virtual reality is bigger than it appears

I under-exaggerated last time: a video of the Wright brothers’ flight was utterly lifelike

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