Bank of England pauses RTGS payment system

‘Most important payments’ to be made manually

Boston Fed chief urges end of QE

Blow to calls for delay in ending bond purchases

Sweden’s sub hunt raises Baltic tensions

Search for presumed Russian vessel evokes cold war era

Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

Shift in policy as US drops weapons to city’s defenders

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A total of $573bn worth of deals have been withdrawn so far

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Greene King tops up Spirit offer

Proposed deal would create UK’s largest pubs group

IBM pays $1.5bn to shed chipmaking arm

Deal to offload lossmaking arm to GlobalFoundries

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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TV’s big guns take on the disrupters

HBO and CBS fight back with own streaming services

Banks scale back global ambitions

Failure to achieve scale or profit forces retail withdrawal

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