Banks listen in to traders’ phone calls

Challenge is to weed out evidence of market abuse from banter

Market turmoil slams US hedge funds

Weak start to 2016 worries managers fretting about redemptions

Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity rout

Former Soviet bloc allies distance themselves from Moscow

Robots threaten jobs, scientists warn

Intelligent machines will soon replace humans in all sectors

Scalia death sets up Supreme Court battle

Obama rejects Republican calls to leave appointment to his successor

PBoC governor plays down forex fears

Zhou seeks to calm China markets amid global turmoil

Hutchison seeks O2-Three merger clearance

Telecoms consolidation faces test as deal risks market imbalance

C/O Berlin, Stephen Sore

French unions back EDF longer working week

30,000 white-collar employees will be able to work over 35 hours

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EU talks going to wire, says Hammond

‘Still a lot of moving parts’, says UK foreign secretary

Yawning budget hole awaits Spain’s new PM

Madrid will report a deficit of 4.8% for last year and 3.6% this year

Fees in lieu of affordable housing soar

London councils accept more than £250m in 2014 from developers

Comment & Analysis


Clinton’s big, complicated world

The crucial element for her lies in reminding voters that level-headedness is a virtue

Zombi survivor: Yves Guillemot of Ubisoft, which created its first game for the Amstrad CPC in 1987
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Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft: assassin’s siege

The boss of the French video game maker will this week start a fightback against Vincent Bolloré

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Buy to leave: rise of London’s ghost homes

Fears are growing about the impact of ‘ghost homes’ on the UK capital — but what can be done to stop properties being left empty?

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