Argos to open outlets in Sainsbury stores

Supermarket is one of many groups grappling with excess space

Google suffers shortfall in paid clicks

Growth slows in desktop search business

Apple Pay revives mobile wallet drive

Google and PayPal race to catch up with payments app

Asia underpinned by late Wall Street rally

Japan’s Nikkei shrugs off batch of uninspiring economic data

UK 10-year borrowing costs hit record low

Falling inflation and ECB bond-buying create demand for gilts

Russia buys record amounts of gold

Central banks boost gold price as they diversify currency reserves

Headteachers hit at school league tables

Private providers in UK say comparisons are meaningless

EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions

Foreign ministers split on response to collapse of Ukraine truce

McDonald’s struggles to maintain empire

New chief inherits challenges worldwide

Oil’s fall pushes Germany into deflation

Prices slump for first time in more than five years

Tsipras to meet eurogroup chief in Athens

Creditors fear Greek plans to roll back reforms

Comment and Analysis

Schools data should assist parents

The British government is right to change how performance is ranked on league tables

Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

World Bank expects global inflation to fall 0.4-0.9 percentage points this year

Mutual gain that blights science industry

Low-level corruption is disturbingly common in health and medicine, writes Anjana Ahuja

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