Russia defies Ukraine and sends in aid convoy

Kiev calls dispatch of 250 trucks an invasion

Global bond sales at post-crisis high

Surge in European issuance is big contributor to total

Drug cost watchdog chief urges honesty

NHS never able to afford every drug, says Dillon

Chinese pilots told to ditch accents

Bid to put an end to cockpit misunderstandings

Digital disruption hits bricks and mortar

Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla hand control to homeowners

US official behind $36bn bank settlements

West’s tough approach brings in record mortgage fines for DoJ

Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses

Lender loses 38,000 current account customers after near collapse

Rosneft to acquire stake in Norway’s NADL

Deal indicates western companies not deterred by Russian sanctions

LSE plans £938m rights issue for US deal

Exchange taps shareholders to fund Russell acquisition

Edward Bramson

Bramson steps up pressure on Electra

Activist aims to appoint himself and Brindle to board

Deng anniversary reflects Xi self-image

Chinese president burnishes his credentials as a transformative leader

Comment and Analysis

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY - JULY 28: Atmosphere at Hudson National Golf Course on July 28, 2014 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Golf loses some lustre as sales decline

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

Tech race fuels Bitcoin mining bubble

Prices for the latest computer hardware have been chased higher

Former governor’s trial transfixes Virginia

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