Britain and the cuts series

Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery

Court convicts Thomas Kwok but clears brother Raymond

China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

Adjustment pushes country even further ahead of the US

Google accuses Hollywood on censorship

Blog post alleges secret campaign to revive law curbing internet

Seasonal bullishness helps boost stocks

Europe surges, US futures near record after Fed reassures

Smiths Group CEO to step down

Exit comes as engineering group grapples with weaker sales in key divisions

Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’

White House debates response to attack by ‘sophisticated actor’

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

Police drop probe into Serco contract

No evidence found outsourcer falsified prisoner escort figures

BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap

‘Difficult political environment’ blamed for failure of German-Russian deal

Palmer aide charged over banker plot

Spin-doctor detained for allegedly intimidating court witness

Luxembourg old town, shot from the hill

Luxembourg drops bid over secret tax list

EU Commission widens probe and asks all member states to reveal deals

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UK joggers want tax parity with cyclists

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