Banks face fresh curbs on leveraged loans

Groups that flout Fed guidance to face higher capital penalties

BNP Paribas chairman to step down

Senior adviser Lemierre favourite to replace Prot

London ranked as costliest city

Savills report shows UK capital outpacing Hong Kong

Tesco parachutes in new finance chief

M&S agrees to release Alan Stewart early

BoE wants US consultation on bank fines

Concerns over impact of mounting penalties on financial sector

Miliband targets ‘irresponsible’ business

Labour leader eyes tax on expensive homes and tobacco to fund NHS

Ebola cases could hit 1.4m by January

US authorities warn on huge scale of outbreak

Obama’s grass roots advantage under threat

Democrats can no longer rely on superior campaigning

Google case may be bigger than Microsoft

Almunia predicts further decade of regulatory pain for search group

Deutsche’s Fitschen charged over Kirch case

Attempted fraud charge comes after probe into misleading evidence

China’s booming torture trade denounced

Stun batons among items being exported, says Amnesty International

Jimmy Choo confirms plans for London IPO

Housebuilder Miller joins expected rush of new offerings

Comment and Analysis

US needs precision politics against Isis

Regional consensus is needed to stop the jihadis

President Bling-Bling heeds France’s call

Sarkozy explains his return to politics as a way to save France, writes Adam Thomson

US corporate bond traders go electronic

Secondary bond market adopts more transparency in trading

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"If the EU is simply whinging, it can continue to watch many of its best and brightest leave for Silicon Valley while it demands speed bumps for Google. If the EU is going to be competitive it has to look at employment rules (35-hour work weeks and tech development won't ever work), company registration regulations and ways to encourage finance."
By Tom Groenfeldt on Champion European innovation to challenge Google

"It is somewhat paradoxical that the Tories, who have for generations stood for election as the Conservative and Unionist Party, should now seek to position themselves as the voice of a new style of English nationalism. Surely the question for all our politicians is that if we are to continue to call ourselves a United Kingdom, what institutions other than a monarchy and the armed forces represent that unity?"
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