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Non-Opec producers blamed for oil slide

Saudi Arabia and UAE vow to maintain production targets at 30m barrels day

Record number of rich Russians head to UK

Investor visas up 69% this year as Moscow economic woes worsen

Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness

Chief seeks to mend fences after year of missteps

US regulator probes ETF pricing

NY Fed fears unit prices might not always reflect underlying asset values

Make foreign graduates leave, says May

UK home secretary seeks inclusion of pledge in election manifesto

Grim year for UK profit warnings

Worst period for large listed companies since 2008

Pakistan executes four convicted militants

Sharif seeks to show he is getting tough on terror

Russia blocks Facebook protest page

Thousands sign up in support of opposition leader facing jail

Podcast: ‘Ambition’ by Helen Simpson

Ebola-hit countries still servicing debt

Repayments go through despite international pressure

Falling oil price hits South Sudan hard

Pipeline contract means war-torn nation gets under $25 a barrel

Barclays limits potential Asia clients

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

Rising olive oil price is pressing matter

Output falls sharply in Spain and Italy, with prices back at 2008 levels

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Investment: Loser’s game

With as few as 10 per cent of US active managers beating their benchmark in 2014, they are having to employ new tactics

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...Jeremy Helsby, the CEO of Savils. Photographed at their central London HQ. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Jeremy Helsby: beyond country houses

The CEO of estate agent Savills remains a London property bull

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