Amazon’s sales surge 31% to $30.4bn

Quarterly results top expectations, boosted by cloud computing

Oracle’s NetSuite bid hands Ellison $3.5bn

US business software group to expand cloud computing operations

IMF swayed by eurozone politics, says report

Damning evaluation of debt-crisis bailouts fuels debate on Greece

Alphabet boosted by mobile advertising

Fastest growth in two years as shift to smartphones accelerates

The Brexit reckoning: UK plc reports

Company performance diverges after Britain votes to leave the EU

MasterCard and PayPal in alliance talks

‘Constructive dialogue’ follows online payment group’s Visa deal

Merkel vows to keep door open to refugees

Chancellor resists pressure to change policy and tightens security

Lloyds to shed more jobs and branches

Bank more than doubles first-half profits

Ford warns of $1bn Brexit blow

Finance chief says UK car prices will rise to claw back losses

Study says EU banks could require €900bn

Academic study says real risks are not reflected in EU exercise

Trump Russia ‘joke’ helps Clinton woo policy experts

Dismay may not help Democrats given anti-establishment mood

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US oil in bear market: 5 things to watch

Crude oil’s quiet slide from its 2016 high sharpens questions about the outlook

Clinton feat highlights workplace sexism

Slow ascent for women especially in media and tech groups

Brexit barometer: slowdown fears v optimism

Gloom deepens in manufacturing and services but job trends unclear

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