Willis, Towers Watson merge in $18bn deal

Combined group to have $8bn of revenues

Simulated terror attack to test London

‘Strong Towers’ is capital’s biggest ever anti-terrorism exercise

Ocado profits rise as overseas talks continue

Online grocer focuses on US for partnership deal

Europe stocks and Bund yields fall

China rebounds as US futures signal easing tension

Merger boom means ‘2015 is the new 2007’

Record valuations set to make year strongest since crisis

At least 20 per cent of homes and 90 per cent of hospital wards are designed in a way that puts their occupants at risk of overheating, a government adviser warns
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Home design adds to heatwave problems

Architecture raises overheating risks, warn experts

Q&A: Chris Christie’s White House run

Once-favoured Republican candidate now seen as long shot

Shoppers are in a ‘sweet spot’, with low inflation, unemployment falling and wages starting to rise
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Consumer confidence reaches 15-year high

Inflation, unemployment and wages create ‘sweet spot’

New strategy lifts Carpetright profits

Flooring specialist further shrinks store estate and revamps brand

Microsoft shake-up sees ad switch to AOL

Latest move by Satya Nadella to narrow company’s strategic focus

China at pains to calm stock market

Rules drafted to let state pension funds invest in equities

Comment & Analysis

Signs of market panic over Greece are hard to spot

The euro ends the day up but its rally may not be as hopeful as it seems

The Steinmetz affair

The Dictator’s Wife: part two of an FT podcast mini-series on a corruption investigation spanning three continents

Online dating: Mr Right Now

How much will a Tinder user pay to view a few more matches?

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"French and Spanish radio broadcast daily press reviews covering major European and non-European newspapers. I do not know of any British station which does the same. The power of English as a language is in danger of turning native English speakers into provincials - and Britain's progressive detachment from the EU is perhaps a reflection of such provincialism."
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"What is termed 'insouciance' on Greece could simply be the US and Asia not focusing on Greece, or Europe. I have noticed in 30 years of global travel and having lived in both Europe and the US that the European markets, players, and commentators speak and behave in a very insular fashion while Tokyo and New York take a more global perspective."
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