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Obama rebukes Sony for scrapping film

Pyongyang urges joint investigation after FBI accuses it of cyber attack

Abbott shuffles cabinet in bid to refocus

Australian PM vows fresh focus on economy as popularity slumps

India football league off to winning start

Financial future not certain despite encouraging debut season

Barclays prunes Asia client list by a third

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

Rouble crisis hits former Soviet states

Belarus imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50%

China eases rules for foreign banks

Move largely symbolic as Beijing makes good on reform pledges

US private equity beaten by Russell Brand

Victory for protesters after affordable housing campaign


A year of change for your money

The general election looms large over prospects for wealth

Isis morale falls as momentum slows

Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant

US labour regulator targets McDonald’s

National Labor Relations Board files 78 cases against group

Comment and Analysis

The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm

Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998

What if we abolished Christmas?

One possibility is that the economy would be just fine. This is the classic view of macroeconomics, writes Tim Harford

A falling oil price is good for the world economy

Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced

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