Britain and the cuts series

Swiss central bank moves to negative rates

Action comes after upward pressure on franc

London universities set for research lift

Higher rankings mean capital can expect bigger slice of funding

Obesity can be a disability, rules ECJ

Ruling may change how employers in Europe treat overweight staff

Fed patience a virtue for equity bulls

Rising oil price whets global risk appetite

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

ECB to publish minutes of meetings

Central bank will not reveal how individual members voted

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups

Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

Three companies will dominate processing sector

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

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Phone deal to give 90% of UK mobile cover

Government and operators set 2017 as target in legal commitment

Comment and Analysis

Iranian border town booms from Iraq trade

Kurdish Baneh is a hub for illicit cut-price shopping

Jeb Bush’s interests face scrutiny

Donors are concerned about Bush’s complex business dealings

Aim expands on a flurry of activity

Queue of companies lining up to join junior market getting longer

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