EU tells Britain to pay extra €2.1bn

Better-performing UK economy leads to bigger slice for Brussels

Sweden abandons submarine hunt

Poor end to biggest mobilisation of Swedish forces since cold war

Pearson reiterates guidance as sterling slips

Sales rise 1% at constant exchange rates in first nine months

TSB attracts one in ten new accounts

Challenger takes on traditional high street lenders

US accuses allies of buying Isis oil

US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Aid agency worker recently returned from Guinea, west Africa

City dwellers carry $650bn homes burden

Mix of rapid urban growth and housing shortage boosts costs

EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

Leaders overcome resistance from eastern member states

Morgan Sindall shares tumble on warning

Construction group cites ‘delivery pressures’ in London and south

Airbnb valued at $13bn with staff sale

Ranked among Silicon Valley’s most valuable private companies

Figure from LME Sumitomo scandal returns

Former principal at Winchester Commodities re-emerges on scene

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Facebook seeks to reinvent the chatroom

Social network launches anonymous app – with a touch of Pinterest

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