Politicians named in Petrobras scandal

Brazil supreme court to investigate heads of both houses of Congress

GSK fires staff in China over corruption

About 110 employees dismissed in relation to bribes in 2013

Brazil inflation hits highest in a decade

Rising prices add to woes confronting Rousseff government

US jobs surge sends dollar soaring

295,000 jobs figure fuels expectations that Fed will raise rates

Greece proposes tourists as tax inspectors

Varoufakis sets out seven measures to unlock €7.2bn aid

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$10,000 watch tests Apple’s luxury appeal

A gold watch could alienate fans or add a halo to the brand

Jobs report deepens emerging market rout

Scale of the week’s sell-off sparks fears of a new taper tantrum

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Google making Android for virtual reality

Company looks to compete with Facebook’s Oculus headset

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TV debates will go ahead, say broadcasters

Channels stick to schedule despite Cameron refusal

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The reinvention of George Osborne

The chancellor has been out and about, talking up his long-term plan for the nation. But what of his own?

Going the extra mile to win a $21bn deal

How AbbVie came out on top in pharma’s most competitive auction

Comment and Analysis

UK Muslims should keep faith with west

We learn the ‘who’ of those who leave for Syria; we need to know the ‘why’, writes Adnan Sarwar

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New Young Puritans: student life isn’t what it used to be

Study hard, volunteer, write your CV . . . a serious-minded generation has emerged out of the crisis

Irving Kahn, stockbroker, 1905-2015

Determined market doyen who delved deep for value

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