Apple’s profits top forecasts

Group beats Wall St expectations on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales

Cameron caught in trap over immigration

PM’s curb pledge risks angering everyone while pleasing no one

Facebook sues US law firms

Claim they knowingly represented fraudster who said he was owed shares

S&P 500 regains 1,900 but nerves remain

European stocks slip while Nikkei jumps 4%

Labour ‘mansion tax’ to cost £250 a month

Charge on £2m-£3m properties revealed by shadow chancellor

Sweden shuts airspace as sub hunt grows

Search for presumed Russian vessel involves hundreds of military personnel

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Silver Economy

IBM shares slide as profit and sales fall

Third-quarter results blow to largest shareholder Warren Buffett

Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

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

High Street Banks.

Basel to speed up leverage ratio work

Fast-track of process means rule may be unveiled in 2015 or 2016

Technology filters through to funerals

Demand grows for more nuanced end of life celebrations

Comment and Analysis

The quiet art of being a good listener

The most persuasive strategy may be to stop talking

Cameron takes Britain closer to the exit door

The PM’s pledge to curb EU immigration is an unrealistic gamble

Ebola highlights Nigeria’s potential

Nation faces battle against corruption and Islamist insurgency

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