BoE unveils stricter rules on bonuses

Proposals include threat of jail for reckless bankers

Barclays aims to ‘streamline’ and shed assets

First-half pre-tax profit halves at investment bank

At least 19 die as Gaza school is shelled

UN has blamed latest attack on Israel

French and British evacuated from Libya

Paris organises evacuation amid deteriorating security conditions

Q&A: Argentina on the brink of default

Economy minister flies to New York raising hopes of a deal

India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

Airbus examines sale of Dassault stake

Commercial airliners drive increase in group earnings

UK ban upheld on fund manager Micalizzi

Italian academic was behind $550m hedge fund that collapsed

Scottish businesses lack Yes vote plan

Survey finds companies relaxed about referendum

Total suspends Russian share purchases

Energy group halts buying of stock in Novatek after MH17

A very early version of Google’s self-driving prototype vehicle
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UK gives green light to driverless cars

Cable announces £10m competition for testing in British cities

Comment and Analysis

Twitter finds love, but doubts remain

Market’s euphoria may be unrequited

Top-rated government bonds defy gravity

Yields are low and prices look frothy, but this is not a bubble

Anzac commemorations raise questions

Canberra allocates A$150m despite budget austerity

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