Sweden’s sub hunt raises Baltic tensions

Search for presumed Russian vessel evokes cold war era

Britain ‘irrelevant’ without EU, says Barroso

Outgoing European president fires parting shot at Cameron

Companies target $15tn silver economy

Ford develops seat to detect heart attacks

Greene King tops up Spirit offer

Proposed deal would create UK’s largest pubs group

City watchdog in private warnings blitz

Financial Conduct Authority issues 62 so far this year

Pension consultants face fresh calls for oversight

Regulation mooted to curb conflicts of interest

M&A deal failure at highest since 2008

A total of $573bn worth of deals have been withdrawn so far

IBM pays $1.5bn to shed chipmaking arm

Deal to offload lossmaking arm to GlobalFoundries

Abe weighs tax rise against economy

Japan’s PM says consumption levy could be ‘meaningless’

Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s

Moscow launches 200 probes of fast-food chain

Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

Brazil’s president looks to put corruption scandal behind her

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Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

Opec’s main producer absorbs lower prices to defend market share

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Banks scale back global ambitions

Failure to achieve scale or profit forces retail withdrawal

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