Dollar soars after BoJ stuns markets

US currency hits 4-year high as central bank expands asset-buying

Woolf stands down from abuse inquiry

Second head of investigation concedes time she ‘got out of the way’

BoE raises bank leverage ratio

Measure is at lower end of analysts’ expectations

Wall St eyes record after BoJ boost

Tokyo at 7-year high, dollar jumps, yen and gold fall

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Traoré assumes power in Burkina Faso

President Compaoré forced to quit as army begins ‘transitional period’

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

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Israeli minister vetoed settlement funds

Finance chief refused funding that would inflame tensions

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

Part-nationalised bank still manages £1.27bn pre-tax profit

Democrats make last stand in Georgia

Demographic changes offer hope to the party in the South

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps

Comment and Analysis

Tower of London poppies take UK into new age of war commemoration

Sombre memorials upstaged by installation art

Markets wobble as policy crutches removed

Stronger growth needed for markets to stand on their own feet

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Operatic outrage trumps pop or hip-hop

Unlike ‘Klinghoffer’, popular music is silent on topics other than sex, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

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