UK economic growth revised up

GDP expanded 0.4% in first quarter, up from 0.3%

Willis and Towers Watson in $18bn merger

Combined group to have $8bn of revenues

Simulated terror attack to test London

‘Strong Tower’ exercise will deploy 1,000 police officers

Europe stocks and Bund yields dip

China rebounds as US futures signal Wall Street rally

Merger boom means ‘2015 is the new 2007’

Record valuations set to make year strongest since crisis

Ray Barry, who has set up the Society of Professional McKenzie friends
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Controls urged on paid courtroom aides

Cuts open door to ‘Mckenzie friends’ with limited grasp of law

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015

Pinewood feels the force as revenues rise

Net profit climbs amid strong business from US filmmakers

From the chocolate board at Wild Honey, Mayfair
©Charlie Bibby

Cocoa price rise eats into chocolate bars

Industry turns to ‘sharing bags’ to protect margins

Land Rover Defender production line
©Neville Williams

Last chance to buy that new Defender

JLR’s all-terrain vehicle to be taken out of production this year

At least 20 per cent of homes and 90 per cent of hospital wards are designed in a way that puts their occupants at risk of overheating, a government adviser warns

Home design adds to heatwave problems

Architecture raises overheating risks, warn experts

China at pains to calm stock market

Rules drafted to let state pension funds invest in equities

Comment & Analysis

Signs of market panic over Greece are hard to spot

The euro ends the day up but its rally may not be as hopeful as it seems

The Steinmetz affair

The Dictator’s Wife: part two of an FT podcast mini-series on a corruption investigation spanning three continents

Q&A: Chris Christie’s White House run

Once-favoured Republican candidate now seen as long shot

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"French and Spanish radio broadcast daily press reviews covering major European and non-European newspapers. I do not know of any British station which does the same. The power of English as a language is in danger of turning native English speakers into provincials - and Britain's progressive detachment from the EU is perhaps a reflection of such provincialism."
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"What is termed 'insouciance' on Greece could simply be the US and Asia not focusing on Greece, or Europe. I have noticed in 30 years of global travel and having lived in both Europe and the US that the European markets, players, and commentators speak and behave in a very insular fashion while Tokyo and New York take a more global perspective."
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