UK economy 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

Revised data suggest recession was shallower than thought

Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

Redwood warns CEOs to keep out of debate

RBS buoyed by better economy

Improved economic activity and property prices help recovery

Extremists face TV and social media ban

May announces plan that would be implemented by Tory government

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

First UK house price fall in 17 months

Nationwide data show annual growth slowing to 9.4%

US regulators monitor Pimco $223bn fund

SEC warns investors to consider consequences of pulling money

Nauru – from bird droppings to bust

US hedge fund has court order to freeze island’s bank accounts

Oktoberfest beer tops €10 for first time

Annual beer festival a rare example of breweries’ pricing power

Wonga profits halved as clampdown bites

Payday lender reports exceptional charge of £18.8m

Eurozone inflation falls to five-year low

Fresh dip piles pressure on European Central Bank

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We cannot wash our hands of routine tasks

Some vital skills may atrophy as workers get complacent about technological back-up

Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology

Kingdom’s brand of Islam shares characteristics of extremist group

Dollar’s rise threatens EM carry trades

Reversal threatens developing world growth, analysts warn

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