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Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

Supercity of north wins more backing

Brics acronym inventor calls for ‘ManSheffLeedsPool’ blueprint

Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Asia bourses follow Wall Street higher

Solid Japan export data buoy Nikkei, Hang Seng stronger

Citi architect criticises its retreat

Reed paints Corbat’s pullback from 11 markets as shortsighted

Investigators probe Total jet crash

Corporate aeroplane struck snowplough on take-off in Moscow

Banks fined €94m for part in two cartels

JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay highest sum for influencing Libor

Osborne’s tax cuts pledge in doubt

Prospect of more austerity after September borrowing hits £11.8bn

Fed did not act on JPMorgan ‘whale’ fears

Report finds regulator failed to share concerns over bank unit

Potential ebola treatment highlights Fujifilm makeover

Nimble transformation belies Japan Inc’s reputation

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons' public accounts committee
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‘Little progress’ in deporting criminals

Spending watchdog attacks efforts to identify foreign offenders

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Debate rages on QE inequality allegations

Officials uneasy over claim that policy directed money to rich

Epitaph for France does a lively trade

Writing the country off has become a popular national pursuit, says Hugh Carnegy

Mexico is struggling over rule of law

The country needs security and order as much as economic reform

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