Bono hires Douglas Alexander as adviser

Former Labour MP may have found what he was looking for

Deutsche Börse to encourage hidden trades

Exchange to promote ‘dark pool’-style dealing ahead of Mifid II overhaul

Virgin hits at broadband payments to BT

Operator says rival receives ‘hundreds of millions’ from state

Corbyn asserts authority over Labour MPs

Leader tells party to ‘look very carefully’ at Cameron’s Syria plan

Putin decree raises isolationism fears

Ghost of the iron curtain returns as president bans holidays to Turkey

ECB ponders economic stimulus options

Central bank eyes raising QE and rate cut before Thursday meeting

IMF to include renminbi in currency basket

Critics accuse fund of bending rules for China

Rail network

Dreyfus family asks to be bought out

Commodity trading dynasty seeks deal with heiress

Shenzhen property boom leaves HK in dust

Prices in tech hub up 30% despite China slowdown

Alex Schneiter, Lundin Petroleum, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ian Lundin, Chairman of the Board. Photographer Johan Jeppsson
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Lundin plots ice-free route to Arctic oil

Independent driller undeterred by rivals’ polar setbacks

Universities face up to hacking threats

Experts warn of attacks on student data and research

Comment & Analysis

A continent overwhelmed by crises

Too many major events are occurring simultaneously: soon we will need a database to keep track

Crises spur opening of EU’s public purse

As terrorists and refugees capture headlines Europe’s leaders finally change tack on tax and spending

Noble liquidity squeeze in the spotlight

Trader strives to preserve investment grade rating by raising $500m from investors or asset sale

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