‘Death bond’ CEO faces record £75m fine

Keydata’s 2009 collapse was one of UK’s biggest investment scandals

Regulators await Charter’s $92bn plan

Malone victory aims to create second-biggest US broadband and video group

Amazon tax probe to go ahead, EU warns

Decision to report sales will have no bearing on inquiry

EDF seeks to cut holiday entitlement

Effort to roll back annual leave strikes at 35-hour working week

Critics raise concerns about equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube

Market leader rejects concern over amateur investors’ protection

Athens and Berlin try to ease default fear

Varoufakis says he expects deadline to be met on IMF loan

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Odey raises stake in Plus500

Hedge fund manager is trading platform’s largest single investor

Pan Sutong, chairman and chief executive of Goldin Group
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ETFs endure Goldin-Hanergy rollercoaster

Vanguard and BlackRock among largest shareholders in volatile HK groups


Japanese youth turns its back on fish

Fisheries ministry gets creative in attempt to boost demand

China rebukes US for stoking sea tensions

War of words comes as Beijing releases robust defence white paper

Labour MP, Chukka Umunna, visits a stained glass factory in Brighouse and gives an interview to the FT on the train today.
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End silence on Brexit, says Umunna

Labour urges companies to speak out on benefits of EU membership

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Sackings are never simple and can go haywire in a way that is all too common

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Rishi Khosla: challenger banking pioneer

Fundraising difficulties inspired the creation of a start-up lender

Duda’s agenda: Poland’s new president

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