Britain and the cuts series

Putin predicts rebound to take 2 years

President blames external factors for rouble’s rout

Alibaba flies flag in banner year for IPOs

Several records shattered as debuts hit highest since dotcom boom

Saudi minister says oil drop is temporary

Naimi rejects claims that kingdom is pushing down prices

Fed patience a virtue for equity bulls

Rouble hit as oil prices reverse early gains

Reliance retainers raise questions in India

Ambani conglomerate paid undisclosed monthly fees to lawmakers

Swiss central bank uses negative rates

Action comes after upward pressure on franc

Wilders charged over remarks on Moroccans

Politician accused of discrimination and encouraging hatred

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

Three companies will dominate processing sector

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups

Comment and Analysis

London May 3, 2011 - Early morning street view off London Blackfriars Bridge, man jogging and man walking with coffee in opposite directions

The rise of running to the office

UK joggers want tax parity with cyclists

North Sea worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

Crumbling confidence in the energy sector is starting to be felt

Uber, Lyft Line: car trips with strangers

Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost

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"Finally the US can have a realistic Cuban policy that offers a real chance of gradually influencing them toward a more open and free society. Opening trade and travel can do that. Holding your breath until you turn blue doesn't."
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"No matter how much more oil may be extracted with new technologies, it is still ultimately a finite resource and once used, it ain't coming back. As such, 'alternative' and renewable energy sources make sound sense. Leaving it until the last minute just because oil prices are down at the moment is short-sighted and downright selfish for future generations."
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