Germany looks at migrant child benefit cap

Public concern pushes governments towards restrictions

Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

Bank FX trading revenues fall by a third

Biggest year-on-year decline since 2008

BlackRock to advise ECB on bond buying

Central bank weighs move to ease eurozone credit conditions

Zara sparks outcry with star top blunder

Shirt withdrawn after garment compared to Nazi Holocaust clothing

Ryanair introduces basic business class

Move continues policy to soften cold-hearted image

Alibaba sales surge ahead of IPO

Chinese ecommerce group reports leap in revenue from mobile devices

Ukraine rebels extend fight to south

Separatist move adds to western fears of Russia role

Tim Hortons’ Canadian roots run deep

Beloved chain reassures anxious nation over Burger King takeover

Shell nears sale of Nigeria oilfields

$5bn deal with domestic buyers is double initial estimates

Tighter mortgage rules trigger discounts

Two-thirds of owners lowered asking price to sell homes in July

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