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Christmas Day heading for record sales

Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday sales

Senior City staff expect 21% bigger bonus

Financial sector confident on payouts despite public concerns

Record number of rich Russians head to UK

Investor visas up 69% this year as Moscow economic woes worsen

Europe set to join global equities rally

Asia stocks advance on Wall Street cue

Whitehall

Private group helps exchequer chase debts

Ministers strike deal with US-owned ‘recovery management’ company

Non-Opec producers blamed for oil slide

Saudi and UAE vow to maintain output targets at 30m barrels a day

House prices falling in a third of UK

Findings suggest tighter mortgage lending rules have cooled boom

Hyundai poaches BMW engineer in quality drive

Part of carmaker’s efforts to boost brand image after recalls

Johnson to woo voters as One Nation Tory

Commons comeback bid includes focus on low pay and infrastructure

Parrot drone

Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

Tech group Parrot suggests ‘selfies’ are set to be usurped as sales of drones soar

Samaras scrambles to avert snap election

Greek PM offers concessions as second round of presidential vote nears

Comment and Analysis

Winning White House race will cost $1bn

A crowded field is already jostling to replace Obama in 2016

Law partner and mother? Do a split shift

A senior lawyer has found a way to combine career and mothering

On Cuba, no side has got it right

It is strange that the island is still a focal point of US foreign policy, says Cardiff Garcia

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