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Trader in fraud inquiry disappears

Businessman walks out of police station after discussing investigation

Basel to cut banks’ reliance on ratings

Measure reduces influence of agencies in risk assessment

Oil price slump to boost growth, says IMF

Fall represents a ‘shot in the arm’ for global economy

Wall Street extends run of gains

Brent crude holds above $60, rouble firm

Russia faces full-blown crisis, says Kudrin

Warning comes as central bank props up midsized lender

Takeover volumes hit post-crisis highs

Global M&A volumes rise by almost half to top $3.3tn in 2014

PM offers ‘generous’ Ulster deal

Cameron’s offer to province intended to clinch political deal

Sony to tighten control of US film unit

Hands-off relationship with entertainment arm is set to change

Industry attacks graduate visas proposal

Tories consider pledge to make students leave after courses end

Gilead drops after hepatitis drug setback

S&P 500 barely higher after recent record-breaking run

The fat lady sings for Earls Court

Demolition work starts on classic 1930s’ venue

Comment and Analysis

For a study in oratory, watch the Queen

In her December 25 broadcast, the monarch shows how it is done

France courageous in diagnosing its ills

Berlin is less reform-minded than Paris on range of issues including labour markets and pensions

Caught on wrong side of the ‘vol’ trade

Volatility is huge risk for those betting on market stability

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