Obama plans to tax overseas cash piles

One-off $238bn levy on earnings held abroad to fund infrastructure

Eurozone alarm grows over Greek brinkmanship

Brussels fears Athens unaware of its perilous situation

Ukraine appeals for military assistance

Kiev says high-tech gadgetry and training are critically needed

Genel to part with founding CFO

Metherell to be replaced by Monaghan at oil group

Japan fury as Isis claims hostage killing

Incident reignites debate about country’s tradition of pacifism

Creditors set to seize control of Towergate

Lenders to endure 60% losses on £1bn debt

Sebastian James, Dixons Carphone chief executive, at its Oxford Street store. Credit: Daniel Lynch

Dixons Carphone to launch mobile services

Branded tariffs using Three network will allow easier management

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Gross calls ECB QE ‘too little, too late’

Pimco founder pessimistic about Draghi bond-buying plan

CRH to acquire €6.5bn in cement assets

Holcim and Lafarge are shedding business to win merger approval

Concerns mount over HS2 ‘gravy’ train

The IoD calls rail link a ‘vanity project’ - yet it has its fans

Foreign businesses wary as Cuba opens up

Success hard-won for groups entering communist-ruled island

Comment and Analysis

Carl Djerassi, father of contraceptive pill, dies

Polymath who gave chemistry a public face of warmth and humanity

Big data homes in on risk

The tool can be useful in sharing a risk — or giving it a wide berth

Yan Jiehe, CPCG: China’s debt collector

The tycoon says suing local governments helps rule of law

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"Unfortunately there have been so many predictions of a hard landing for China that the market ignores them. Maybe 2015 is the year."
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