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Goldman and SocGen join race to stake claim in disruptive technology

Deutsche Bank swings back to black

Lower provisions for legal costs and credit losses

Isis sets deadline for hostage exchange

Jordan told to swap prisoner for Japanese hostage by sunset

UK house price growth slows in January

Nationwide data show deceleration for fifth month in row to 6.8%

Diageo’s first-half profits sink 23%

Distiller shows optimism for second half of year

New Air Force One may be last jumbo jet

Contract for presidential fleet could see end of 747 production

Different ball game for new McDonald’s chief

Easterbrook must turn round a company for which playing field has changed

Amazon launch lands in rivals’ mailbox

New email and calendar service challenges Google and Microsoft

Samsung mobile revenues tumble

Quarterly sales crunch contrasts with surging Apple performance

Carney urges common eurozone policies

BoE governor criticises progress on joint taxation and spending

Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

World’s largest social network grows to 1.4bn users

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