BGC in hostile $675m bid for rival GFI

Interdealer broker acts after ‘delays’ in striking negotiated deal

SuperGroup founder Dunkerton steps down

Former Co-op Group chief Euan Sutherland takes helm

Homebase cutting stores in digital shift

Quarter of branches to be closed as group reports profits fall

Supercity of north wins more backing

Brics acronym inventor calls for ‘ManSheffLeedsPool’ blueprint

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Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

Citi architect criticises its retreat

Reed paints Corbat’s pullback from 11 markets as shortsighted

Peugeot turnround boosted by China sales

Latin American operations are still struggling

New heir apparent named for GDF Suez

Latest management change in the French energy sector

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Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Fed did not act on JPMorgan ‘whale’ fears

Report finds regulator failed to share concerns over bank unit

Potential Ebola treatment highlights Fujifilm makeover

Nimble transformation belies Japan Inc’s reputation

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Debate rages on QE inequality allegations

Officials uneasy over claim that policy directed money to rich

Epitaph for France does a lively trade

Writing the country off has become a popular national pursuit, says Hugh Carnegy

Tajikistan eyes China as Russia dries up

Planned $6bn investment latest sign of Beijing’s expansion into central Asia

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