Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet

Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’ to ‘stab in the back’

Cryan sees no virtue in bankers’ bonuses

Deutsche’s new chief say big pay packages do not add up

France will live under terror threat for ‘years’

French PM vows to clamp down on jihadis

Defence deepens Corbyn rift with party

Labour leader ignored shadow defence secretary before review

Carney hints at bank capital rise

BoE looks at curbing excessive lending while rates remain low

Political risk clouds Pfizer-Allergan deal

Transaction is seen as vulnerable to change in ‘tax inversion’ law

East seeks to get a grip on Rolls-Royce

New CEO says ‘no’ to wholesale change as he aims to cut costs

MP resigns SNP whip amid funds allegations

Probe into £30,000 ‘discrepancy’ at Women for Independence group

VW faces probe over suspected tax evasion

CEO says cost of emissions fix will be less than expected

Hedge funds’ oil shorts reach 2015 peak

Bets on further pressure on crude build ahead of Opec meeting

Virgin Mobile engineers connecting a house to the Virgin telephone, internet and cable television network in North London

Liberty Global sees potential in Europe

John Malone’s group is well-placed to lead shake-up of cable industry in the continent

Comment & Analysis

Corporate tax: The $240bn black hole

The $21bn tax savings from Pfizer’s merger with Allergan make need for US to close loopholes more urgent

Draghi prepares for more monetary easing

The ECB should give QE more time and more firepower to work

Defence review: Rules of war have changed

Whitehall has neither the structure nor culture to tackle the threats we face, writes Jonathan Shaw

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