Cable calls on companies to limit top pay

UK government reviewing first year of “say on pay” reforms

Ukraine appeals for military assistance

Kiev says high-tech gadgetry and training are critically needed

Tech groups pay to get around ad blocking

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Gross calls ECB QE ‘too little, too late’

Pimco founder pessimistic about Draghi bond-buying plan

Concerns mount over HS2 ‘gravy’ train

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Female fund managers in decline

Portfolio manager positions held by women falls for sixth year in a row

Isis says second Japanese hostage killed

Incident reignites debate about country’s tradition of pacifism

Minimal take up of flexible working hours

Men and women too uncomfortable to ask their boss about options

Egypt deports Australian Al Jazeera journalist

Peter Greste on his way home after 400 days in prison

Sergio Mattarella: enemy of the Mafia

At 73, judge is Italy’s first Sicilian head of state

Foreign businesses wary as Cuba opens up

Success hard-won for groups entering communist-ruled island

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Carl Djerassi, father of the contraceptive pill

Careful to give credit to colleagues, he was privately proud to be known as the father of the pill

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Yan Jiehe, CPCG: China’s debt collector

The tycoon says suing local governments helps rule of law

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