Fed in rate dilemma as US growth surges

Second-quarter GDP is revised up to 3.7% annualised pace

Ex-MPs and aides pack list of new Lords

Non-party figures losing ground in upper house

Icahn reveals 8.5% stake in Freeport

Activist to discuss capex, executive pay and production costs

Asian bourses rise as China steadies

Shanghai and Shenzhen indices extend previous day’s solid gains

Net immigration hits high of 330,000

Government calls latest statistics ‘deeply disappointing’

China looms large over Wyoming

Policymakers meet at Jackson Hole amid global market uncertainty

Apple to debut new iPhone

Stakes are high as group strives to defy waning smartphone growth

Tsipras gambles on outright poll victory

Many see the Greek prime minister’s optimism as misplaced

Pakistan said to be building 20 warheads a year

Nation could be No. 3 nuclear power in a decade, says report

Ukraine secures debt restructuring deal

Agreement paves way for $40bn IMF support programme

Spectre of IRA saps Stormont of stability

Fallout from murder of one-time member stirs renewed crisis

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Colm Piercy, CEO of Viatel, photographed at the company's west Dublin data centre.
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