Britain and the cuts series

Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

New ‘patient’ judgment replaces forecast of low rates for ‘considerable time’

Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

Taxpayers’ holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election

Rouble rises on government intervention

Capital controls ruled out as finance ministry vows to sell forex

Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits

Ethics head questions whether football body capable of change

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Athens stumbles at first presidential poll hurdle

Fate of coalition could hang on next rounds of voting

Claims of murder by army found to be lies

Inquiry rejects Iraqi detainees’ allegations against UK soldiers

Taxpayers lost £180m in Royal Mail sale

Myners report to say flotation price could have been higher

Classic Blackberry phone

BlackBerry taps keyboard addiction

Classic phone launch aims to push buttons in Chen turnround drive

UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

Pay increases raise hope that living standards are set to recover

EU parliament recognises Palestinian state

Motion gives symbolic backing for an independent state along 1967 borders

Comment and Analysis

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The real story is how well customers and crew members have learnt to get on together

Sebastian James, Dixons Carphone chief executive, at their Oxford Street store. Credit: Daniel Lynch

The hard work after the merger fanfare

Dixons Carphone shows the complexity of managing an integration

Dollar strength set to resume in 2015

Countries with large foreign debts likely to be exposed

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