Cameron pledges sweeping tax cuts

Personal allowance would rise to £12,500 and 40p threshold to £50,000

BlackRock’s Fink lambasts regulators

Asset management boss says policy makers must take responsibility

Fat-finger trade rattles Japan stocks

Extraordinary volumes in blue-chips such as Toyota and Nomura

IMF urges shake-up of top bankers’ pay

Fund says bonus packages should include debt as well as equity

Fallon warns PM not to cut defence budget

Officials indicate comments were not agreed with the Treasury

Manufacturing activity slows to 17-month low

PMI data suggest rapid cooling of expansion

Sainsbury suffers fall in quarterly sales

First trading statement under new chief executive Mike Coupe

FCA begins full investigation of Tesco

Probe follows £250m overstatement of expected profits

KPMG gains legal services licence

Firm can now operate on a multidisciplinary practice basis

Hong Kong protests mark National Day

Crowds flock to vicinity of government headquarters

France defiant on missed deficit target

Italy also delays its projections for a balanced budget

HK family group snaps up Canary Wharf property

Songbird Estates in sale of 50 Bank Street for £153m

Comment and Analysis

Daniel Ivascyn, managing director of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), is seen in this undated handout photo released to the media on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Ivascyn, who runs the $11.2 billion Pimco Income Fund, was the top performer over the past five years among 26 Pimco bond funds bigger than $1 billion, including Gross's flagship Total Return Fund, according to the BLOOMBERG RISKLESS RETURN RANKING. Source: PIMCO via Bloomberg EDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Ivascyn: Pimco’s straight talking CIO

Investment manager’s dog-loving chief promises to focus on the core

Siemens pays top price to pursue US dream

Dresser-Rand acquisition could help the German conglomerate achieve its goal

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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