Banks probed over automated forex deals

New York investigation may result in more damaging allegations

Cameron warns of long path to EU reform

PM says resolving ‘British question’ will benefit entire bloc

Eric Pickles awarded knighthood

Ex-minister given consolation prize after losing job in cabinet

Wall St peak helps global stocks to record

Shanghai and Tokyo touch multiyear highs

Ireland votes on gay marriage

Support for Yes campaign has declined in run up to referendum

Lenders pour cash into UK property market

Funding jumps sharply amid poor returns from other asset classes

Chinese employment of US workers surges

Fivefold increase in 5 years to 80,000 jobs, US study finds

Production line at Warburtons bakery in Burnley, Lancashire
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Warburtons’ best thing since sliced bread

One of UK’s most valuable brands adds value through investment

Reckitt faces regulatory friction on K-Y

UK watchdog raises concern over impact on competition

Nationwide CEO to step down after 9 years

Graham Beale exits as mutual’s profits soar amid rise in lending

Alison Brittain

Whitbread recruits Brittain as CEO

Number of female executives in FTSE 100 rises to 6

Comment and Analysis

The ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Palmyra, Syria
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How to ‘save’ historic monuments in peril

As the destruction by Isis rages on, is it time to rethink our ideas about preserving world heritage?

Saudi Arabia foresees fossil fuel phase-out

Oil minister says kingdom will switch to renewables this century

Douglas Coupland: Red dot

Uber is the poster child of change in the new freeconomy, and how it controls you might surprise you

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