Asian market sell-off accelerates

Flight to safety continues, propelling further yen appreciation

Dimon defies sell-off in $26m stock buy

JPMorgan chief sends bullish signal with order for 500,000 shares

Icahn secures AIG board representation

Group strikes deal with activists to avoid battle with investors

Google tells MPs: ‘We are paying 20% tax’

Tech group answers questions on £130m HMRC deal

Market fears are feeding on themselves

Cutting rates would damage banks’ profits and solvency

China high on agenda for new Lagarde term

Bolstering emerging economy safety net a key challenge at IMF

Johnston i move puts Indy fate in doubt

Sale by Lebedevs would leave way open for closure of main title

UK battles Paris and Berlin on City rules

Turf war could be turning point over regulatory responsibility

HSBC drops plans for pay freeze

Staff protest over salary suspension prompts U-turn

Rio Tinto cuts MASTER

Rio just the latest miner to cut dividend

Natural resources sector is reeling from commodities rout that shows no sign of abating

Business braced for cuts to prized tax breaks

Changes on debt interest will raise hundreds of millions a year

Comment & Analysis

Advertising hoardings outside real estate housing development in London. Large group of Estate agents boards in United Kingdom.

Help to Buy? More like Help to Cry

This is one of the most perversely named government policies ever

Kerry faces Munich moment over Syrian war

The costs of sitting back from the conflict are growing, not least for the EU

Maersk stumble highlights sluggish trade

Some freight markets look weak, including air and dry bulk ships

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