European Commission reshuffle calls mount

Hill and Cañete struggle to impress in their hearings

Virgin Money pushes ahead with IPO

Newcastle-based lender to join ranks of listed ‘challenger banks’

Rocket Internet fizzles on market debut

IPO values German ecommerce group at €6.7bn

China backs HK leader over tear gas move

Beijing accuses protesters of creating ‘chaos’

High earners to gain most from Tory plans

Tax cuts for wealthy to be funded by unspecified spending cuts

Investors pull $23.5bn from Pimco fund

Withdrawals from Total Return Fund rise in September

French carmakers call for faster reforms

Peugeot Citroën, Renault increase pressure on Hollande government

Argentina’s central bank chief quits

Fábrega’s resignation comes after being criticised by president

Banks pull out of dozens of benchmarks

Withdrawals in wake of rate scandals could leave investors blind

IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Olympics bid

Oslo exit leaves only two cities in race to host 2022 winter games

LNG boom fuels Australia hopes

Country faces competition from US shale gas

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