US says axing oil curbs will not aid WTI

Analysis counters arguments that constraints depress price

Brexit campaign targets 8 cabinet ministers

Support hinges on Cameron’s EU negotiations and opinion polls

National Crime Agency hit by revenge hack

Lizard Squad takes down website for several hours after arrests last week

Global stocks lower as China PMI shrinks

Further evidence of slowdown as Chinese factories stall

Migrants barred from Budapest station

European leaders trade barbs as police prevent onward travel

Obama pushes to strengthen Arctic ice fleet

President wants to close gap with Russia in strategic region

Banks face €61.5bn hit from rule change

UK pension group dubs IFRS 9 as ‘fundamentally flawed’

India pulls back from $6.4bn tax raid

Government will not apply MAT to foreign institutional investors

LVMH bags ex-Apple executive

Ian Rogers’ appointment highlights links between digital and luxury

US clean energy suffers from lack of wind

Softest air currents in 40 years cut power sales to utilities

Whirlpool makes approach for Aga

Board says it will recommend earlier bid from Middleby

Comment & Analysis

DDMWGN Kensington Kinema, Leonard Place, Kensington, London, 1928. Artist: Bedford Lemere and Company
©Heritage Image/Alamy

Picture palaces fall prey to developers

Landmark façades in high street being razed at an alarming rate

Moral hazard and abundant seed capital

Selling equity to venture capitalists has become a lucrative business model, writes Murad Ahmed

Business Life. Doctor Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore.
©Andrew Fox

Gordon Sanghera, Oxford genes genie

British scientist behind pioneering DNA sequencer

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