Volkswagen recall to begin in January

Most of 11m vehicles only require software update says Mueller

Cameron eyes home ownership ‘crusade’

Revamp of planning rules to boost market for starter homes

Profits halve at Tesco amid price war

Sale of data analysis business Dunnhumby shelved

Stocks firm amid oil rise boost

Sentiment supported by £68bn drinks bid

Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC, attends the Lincoln Center Fall Gala at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The event raised $3.2 million. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Dan Loeb

Hedge funds suffer worst month since 2008

Stock pickers battered by market turbulence

Tech companies thrown by data ruling

Post-Snowden backlash hits Facebook and Google

US admits ‘mistake’ in Afghan air strike

Médecins Sans Frontières calls attack in Kunduz a ‘war crime’

Rajan urges IMF and World Bank reforms

RBI governor calls for emerging market needs to be met

Surface Book – The most powerful laptop Microsoft Book is the most powerful laptop in its class, built for the most demanding tasks, from design to gaming.

Microsoft launches first laptop

Windows maker wants to build on success of tablet device

Royal London extends profit-share scheme

About 600,000 existing customers of the mutual will be eligible

China groups eye vast Australia land sale

Bidders line up for 100,000 sq km of cattle stations

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The student who sunk EU data-sharing deal

Four year campaign was inspired by Austrian’s spell in Silicon Valley

Economists should keep to the facts

‘Mathiness’ is use of data to give an appearance of scientific content to ideological preconceptions

A commission for firing up UK’s bulldozers

Adonis is right choice to grapple with the politics of infrastructure

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