Call to rethink hidden tax subsidy

NI tax subsidy for self-employed risen by two-thirds in two years

US urges EU to do more to aid economy

G20 finance ministers seek steps to stimulate eurozone growth

Miliband pledges to raise minimum wage

Promise of £8 an hour as Labour leader focuses on low-paid

Yemen’s prime minister submits resignation

Move to quit comes amid reported advance by Shia Houthi rebels

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Hill prepares for Brussels’ baiting

British commission nomination prepares for hearing

Shadows creep across European newspapers

FT correspondents examine the impact of digital transformation

Brazil election is a battle of styles

Marina Silva is forcing her rivals to adapt to her rapid rise

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Afghan presidential rivals to share power

US-brokered deal gives substantial power to the losing candidate

Japan still on track for second tax rise

‘Abenomics’ minister says stimulus measures will protect economy

Turkey opens border to 60,000 Syrian Kurds

Country also secures release of 49 hostages captured in Iraq

Disney eyes bigger picture in Bollywood

US studio in fresh push to expand in crowded local market

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The union lives, but it may as well be dead

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Markus Persson: a gaming superstar

The shy creator of ‘Minecraft’ has sold out to Microsoft for $2.5bn and quit his company

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