IBM shares tumble as profits and sales fall

Blow to largest shareholder Warren Buffett

ECB starts buying covered bonds

Central bank’s purchases are latest attempt to rescue eurozone from stagnation

Sweden’s sub hunt raises Baltic tensions

Search for presumed Russian vessel evokes cold war era

Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

Shift in policy as US drops weapons to city’s defenders

City watchdog in private warnings blitz

Financial Conduct Authority issues 62 so far this year

Broadband rollout drives BT jobs boost

UK telecoms group to recruit a further 500 people

Boston Fed chief urges end of QE

Blow to calls for delay in ending bond purchases

Apple Pay gears up for launch

Digital payments service attracts 500 banks and retailers

Pension consultants face fresh calls for oversight

Regulation mooted to curb conflicts of interest

A pint of Greene King IPA ale is poured in the Blue Posts pub, operated by pub and brewing company Greene King, in central London.
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Greene King tops up Spirit offer

Proposed deal would create UK’s largest pubs group

Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s

Moscow launches 200 probes of fast-food chain

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Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

Opec’s main producer absorbs lower prices to defend market share

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TV’s big guns take on the disrupters

HBO and CBS fight back with own streaming services

Banks scale back global ambitions

Failure to achieve scale or profit forces retail withdrawal

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