BlueCrest to push out external investors

Mike Platt’s hedge fund to become private investment partnership

BoE declares end to post-crisis period

Policy designed to improve resilience rather than tame credit

Nikkei pledges ‘quality growth’ at FT

Online commentary, video and FT Alphaville set for further investment

Commercial property loans set to hit high

Rise fuelled by new acquisitions of sites outside London

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne and New York clubs

UK air strikes in Syria likely within days

PM to hold Commons vote after Labour backs down

PBoC reassures on renminbi after IMF move

Pledge for more market reforms and no ‘sudden changes’ in currency

Daniel Craig in a scene from 'Spectre'

Star Wars and Bond power Pinewood profits

Studio group is expanding to lure more Hollywood blockbusters

Cruz, Rubio emerge from Republican fray

Senators seen as contenders if members sour on Trump and Carson

Flagging global trade hits manufacturing

PMI survey shows ‘lacklustre’ activity at SMEs

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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"The EU needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up : a united states of Europe, a la USA, or not. If not, let it scrap the administrative edifices in Brussels and Strasbourg, sell off the real estate, sack the mandarins, and resort to being a free trade zone. I suspect it will have more adherents, more coherence, and fewer issues to make a hash of if it follows this route."
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