BoE warns banks of need for extra capital

Counter-cyclical capital cushion set to rise from April

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne City and New York City clubs

Senn to step down as Zurich Insurance head

Chief executive has faced pressure since failed bid for RSA

MPs warn on Heathrow air pollution

Airport told to prove it can expand within air quality limits

Leaders pledge billions to curb emissions

Talks tinged by anxiety amid outpouring of promises

UK air strikes in Syria likely within days

PM to hold Commons vote after Labour backs down

Competition watchdog probes online storage

Regulator responds to complaints about poor deals and data safety

UK warned of north-south schools divide

Ofsted chief to call for effort to close standards gap with London

Conservative party chairman Lord Feldman

Feldman fights for political survival

Backroom fixer thrust into the limelight

RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Credit Suisse boosts US parental leave

Bank wants to attract and retain staff in a world of long hours

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