Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015 - Live

Live coverage of statement from Chancellor George Osborne

Chancellor’s speech and Treasury documents

Full text of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement 2015 speech and Treasury documents

Cameron sets sights on Isis in Syria

PM seeks to expand UK’s role in global coalition

Rosneft’s $15bn financing beats sanctions

China likely to be source of advance payments for oil supplies

Germany’s Merkel defends refugee policy

Chancellor defiant amid French criticism

Citic cited for misreporting derivatives

Misreporting equity swaps may have concealed margin lending

‘Excess winter deaths’ stir NHS fears

Last year’s UK figures highest since beginning of the millennium

Mortgage lending hits 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Brazil bank chief held in Petrobras probe

‘Car wash’ corruption case widens with senator arrest

DUP looks to life beyond Robinson

Party likely to remain largest in Northern Ireland’s local elections in May

Macri faces battle with central bank

Order for Argentine banks to sell dollar assets goes to heart of problem

Comment & Analysis

Russian groups’ ties with west unravel

Three companies have signalled plans to withdraw from London

Private equity targets Premier League

Fast-rising income and cost control have generated irresistible financial rewards

East seeks to get a grip on Rolls-Royce

New chief says ‘no’ to wholesale change as he aims to cut costs

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