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Isis morale falls as momentum slows

Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing

Rouble crisis hits former Soviet states

Belarus imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50%

‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2bn UK court fight

Pugachev fails to overturn High Court order freezing his assets

US private equity beaten by Russell Brand

Victory for protesters after affordable housing campaign

2015
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A year of change for your money

The general election looms large over prospects for wealth

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant

Wanda frontrunner for Infront Media deal

Chinese conglomerate nears €1bn deal for Swiss sports marketer run by nephew of Fifa chief Sepp Blatter

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

Miami’s Cuban old guard loses its grip

Growing number of Cuban-Americans are less ideological

Airbus A350 readies for take-off

Innovative 10-year project poised to wrap up with Qatar delivery

Caesars unit eyes bankruptcy protection

Restructuring agreement reached with some senior creditors

Comment and Analysis

What if we abolished Christmas?

One possibility is that the economy would be just fine. This is the classic view of macroeconomics, writes Tim Harford

Russian central bank shows how not to intervene

Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly

A falling oil price is good for the world economy

Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced

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