Sterling falls below $1.50 against dollar

Doves at Bank of England keep pound under pressure

BoE Funding for Lending Scheme extended

Smaller lenders to be given greater access

Fed limits emergency lending powers

Revised rules aim to quell lawmakers’ criticism of over-reach

Paris climate change talks - live

Global summit on the environment gets under way

Lending rises as BoE ponders new curbs

Financial Policy Committee might introduce measures on Tuesday

Sovereign wealth pullback hits Aberdeen

Investment group hit by oil price drop and emerging market turmoil

Uber extends Pool service to London

Ride-hailing company launches ride-sharing carpooling offer


Employers’ reaction key to living wage

The effects on prices, profits, jobs and skills are uncertain

Billionaires in clean energy push

Gates, Bezos, Ma and Zuckerberg target low-emission technology

Beijing and New Delhi choke on smog

Toxic fog envelops capitals at forefront of surging economic growth

US debate over solar tax credits heats up

Industry pushes for extension of key government support

Comment & Analysis

US credit tightens ahead of Fed shift

Signs of impending downward spiral appear even before policy move

‘No silver medals in social networking’: Bret Taylor’s FriendFeed lost the audience race to Twitter
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‘Like’ button creator bids to remake work

The founder of Quip says technology will end the hell of email and its myriad replacements

Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management.
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Martin Gilbert’s Viennese whirl

A spiralling down of the oil price means outflows from Aberdeen

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