US growth slows to 2.6% in fourth quarter

Marked slowdown from 5% pace in third quarter

Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in IAG

Bid to strengthen ties with owner of British Airways and Iberia

EasyJet backs Heathrow runway bid

Gatwick dismisses view as based on ‘narrow commercial interests’

Success for Deloitte in MG Rover appeal

Tribunal throws out 8 of 13 charges against accountant

Jay-Z buys music streaming service Wimp

Rapper to pay $56m for Nordic business

New Saudi king stamps his authority

Salman overhauls security, political and economic officials

Mortgage approvals rise after 6-month lull

Changes to stamp duty and signs of pay pick-up expected to lift lending

Apartheid murderer de Kock given parole

‘Prime Evil’ release in the ‘interests of nation-building’

Spain grows at fastest rate in seven years

Recovery broadens, feeding through into all areas of economy

Banks hail possibility of PPI time limit

Financial watchdog will review handling of mis-selling complaints

China provinces miss GDP targets

Country’s growth fell to slowest pace in quarter of a century

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FT readers help raise £1.9m for IRC

UK government matched funds raised by Seasonal Appeal

Comment and Analysis

Israelis transfixed by ‘bottlegate’

Controversy swirling around Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife

Syriza ties could leave Podemos in a bind

Spanish voters will be keeping a close eye on the progress of the Greek party

Miners eye another round of spending cuts

Investors are taking a bleak view of commodities price falls

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"Unfortunately there have been so many predictions of a hard landing for China that the market ignores them. Maybe 2015 is the year."
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