EU blow to UK energy-intensive companies

Cement and ceramics industries hit by state-aid ruling

Carmakers lobby to delay emission rules

Claims industry has used outdated tests on efficiency

Japanese ship seized in wartime claims row

First case of Chinese court seizing assets for reparations

Japan posts largest-ever trade deficit

Deficit has ballooned wider under Abenomics

Barclays to wind down commodities arm

Exit from energy and metals business follows stricter regulation

S Korea president criticises ferry captain

Death toll from capsized ship rises to 64

2014’s worst hedge fund performers so far

Alternative managers made their weakest opening since the crisis

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Myanmar media freedom under attack

Worries stoked ahead of first free elections in half a century

Investors eye more Apple share buybacks

Impact of iPhone sales in China set to be revealed

Banks fear impact of stress on workforce

Competition and long hours take their toll in finance

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Injured ex-soldiers bring discipline to work

Chauffeur service hires ex-servicemen and injured military personnel

Comment and Analysis

The master of cold war diplomacy

Two books that laud the impact of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kissinger’s great rival

The left can please neither rich nor poor

Large sections of the lower classes see social change as disturbing, writes John Lloyd

Northampton fight is the soul of football

Game with Portsmouth is life or death for the Cobblers

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