EasyJet backs Heathrow runway bid

Gatwick dismisses view as based on ‘narrow commercial interests’

Russia startles markets with rate cut

Central bank reduces key interest rate to 15% from 17%

BT to inject £1.5bn to plug pension hole

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Jay-Z buys music streaming service Wimp

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New Saudi king stamps his authority

Salman announces overhaul of key security, political and economic officials

Mortgage approvals rise after 6-month lull

Changes to stamp duty and signs of pay pick-up expected to lift lending

Spain grows at fastest rate in seven years

Recovery broadens, feeding through into all areas of economy

Handling of PPI cases to be investigated

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Spotify hires Goldman to raise near $500m

Funding round could value streaming company at $7bn

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Country’s growth fell to slowest pace in quarter of a century

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