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Business secretary insists on Lib Dems retaining 24 ministers

McDonald’s reveals its recipe for revival

Burger chain promises to cut costs, reorganise business divisions

Sterling volatility jumps ahead of poll

Hung parliament could trigger fears in foreign exchange markets

PartnerRe rejects $6.4bn offer from Exor

US reinsurance group enhances terms of planned merger with rival Axis

Barclays to sell £2bn of risky loans

Improving economic conditions provide opportunity to offload books

Irish sovereign wealth fund relaunches

ISIF holds bank stakes and will invest in property and food

Gunmen killed at Mohammed art show in Texas

Suspects shot at exhibition organised by free-speech group

Sterling volatility jumps ahead of poll

Hung parliament could trigger fears in foreign exchange markets

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Popular former leader questioned over overseas contracts

Haitong plans to double overseas business

Chinese securities group to hire hundreds in Europe and the Americas

Israel army under fire for Gaza conduct

NGO publishes report based on interviews with IDF soldiers

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Hong Kong handover diplomat Lu Ping dies

Chinese official said last British governor Lord Patten would be ‘condemned through the ages’

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