Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

Tsipras moves to rein in Varoufakis

Greek PM reshuffles negotiating team as creditors lose patience

Google considers shake-up of News service

Internet company to partner with European media groups

Rain hampers Nepal quake relief effort

International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Shell and Total delay Africa projects

Groups plan to use postponements to cut contractors’ costs

Oil groups have new vigour for cost cuts

Drive to cut suppliers’ bills and get better tax deals

Sweden’s jet scandal claims fresh victim

Head of powerful Industrivärden business empire sacked

VW chair quit after alienating directors

Ferdinand Piëch had lost the trust of company’s supervisory board

US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

Size and cost revolution encourages start-ups to launch niche enterprises into orbit

Deutsche Bank seeks to cut €3.5bn costs

Germany’s biggest lender scales back profitability target

Landlords attack Labour’s rent control plan

Business groups say cap would deter investors

Comment and Analysis

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Oxford sums up UK housing challenge

Property prices and shortages of homes resonate in campaign

Brussels treads fine line in Gazprom case

Crucial to the action will be the definition of a fair price

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

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