Osborne to pledge £500m to submarine base

Fresh sign of government commitment to £23bn renewal of Trident

Beijing scraps large-scale stock buying

Authorities to step up crackdown on those ‘destabilising’ market

Toshiba delays earnings report once more

Group unable to close books due to accounting irregularities

China reporter admits ‘panicking’ market

Public shaming comes amid crackdown on media role in market slump

China reporter admits ‘panicking’ market

Public shaming comes amid crackdown on media role in market slump

Investment banks outshine parent groups

Widespread belief that earnings prowess has been restored

Australia set to rack up world’s longest growth streak

Treasurer says country nation on track to beat Netherlands’ 26-year run despite China slowdown

British Airways in landmark pensions case

Millions and role of trustees at stake in pensions clash

Migrants on agenda in Cameron’s EU quest

Home secretary wants incomers barred unless they have secured job

French PM vows deeper economic reform

Valls pledges revision of labour laws to provide more flexibility

Central banks tussle with inflation puzzle

Price growth has doggedly lagged behind the Fed’s expectations

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BofA investors to vote on Moynihan roles

Some upset over chairman and chief jobs being recombined

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Chagos Islands: Long journey home

Islanders were forcibly displaced in the 1960s. Now there is hope of a return, but it is complicated by the US military presence

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