Osborne out to top Thatcher era sales

Chancellor hopes for £32bn of sell-offs this financial year

Karpelès quizzed on great bitcoin mystery

Mt Gox founder questioned on exchange’s missing digital currency

Noble brings forward quarterly results

Commodities trader says it has ‘ample funds’ for bond redemption

Asia bourses start month on negative note

Chinese markets down more than 2% as August kicks off

Commodities fall hits capital expenditure

S&P predicts spending will fall more than 10% this year

Greek investors braced for market restart

Exchange predicted to fall in value after five-week closure

Rolls Royce engines

Rolls-Royce urged to accelerate cost cuts

Largest shareholder wants core aerospace business targeted

Pilot Marc Lajuenesse waits for take off in the cockpit of a Gulfstream jet during a demonstration of a prototype infrared technology developed by Honeywell ©Bloomberg

Puerto Rico set for debt default

Territory fails to make $58m bonds payment, says governor

UK survey shows business confidence up

But level still well below peak of a year ago

London generates half of UK stamp duty

Housing demand subdued in capital after tax reforms

As Clinton slips, some Democrats eye Biden

US campaign gaffes have alarmed many donors and even allies

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Nederland, Amsterdam, 2015 Ralph Hamers CEO ING
foto; Herman van Heusden
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