Oil’s fall pushes Germany into deflation

Prices slump for first time in more than five years

Greek banks find support after fall

Share prices bounce back but solvency worries remain

UK house price growth slows in January

Nationwide data show deceleration for fifth month in row to 6.8%

EU holds off on tougher Russia sanctions

Response to flare-up in Ukraine weakened by divisions in Brussels

Shell earnings hit by plunging oil price

Energy group outlines plans to reduce spending by $15bn

Headteachers hit at school league tables

Private providers in UK say comparisons are meaningless

Business Insider and Mashable raise funds

Financing by Axel Springer and others show pull of start-ups

China tallies Communist party suicides

Official survey into ‘unnatural deaths’ among members

Deutsche Bank returns with €441m profit

Boost from lower provisions for legal costs and credit losses

New Air Force One may be last jumbo jet

Contract for presidential fleet could see end of 747 production

Different ball game for new McDonald’s chief

Easterbrook must turn round a company for which playing field has changed

Comment and Analysis

Greek bank crisis adds pressure for deal

Time is running out amid deposit flight and accumulation in bad debts, writes Patrick Jenkins

If Apple were a country…

The accuracy of comparing Apple’s profits with a country’s GDP

Commodities, Geneva and the Swiss franc

Bunge moves its sugar unit to Switzerland at a time of rising costs

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