Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNP

Major warns of ‘blackmail’ but Forsyth sees danger in boosting nationalists

UK economy failing to innovate

Key measure of progress in productivity falls for third year

Britain tests US over Berkshire scrutiny

Buffett company left off provisional ‘too big to fail’ list

Asian bourses higher on Wall Street lead

China indices diverge, with Shenzhen up again but Shanghai down

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Lipton raps housebuilders over ‘crisis’

Developer warns new projects are ‘potential slums of the future’

EU set to unveil charges against Gazprom

Energy company accused of abusing dominant position

Abe picks Toyota adviser for BoJ board

Yukitoshi Funo is former head of carmaker’s US unit

US beefs up naval force off Yemen coast

Aircraft carrier and cruiser to help watch Iranian vessels

S Korea PM offers to resign over scandal

Lee Wan-koo faces bribe claims after tycoon’s suicide

Russia’s Lukoil eyes return to Iran

Chief says opportunities sought should sanctions end

Fridman set North Sea sale deadline

UK steps up pressure on Russian billionaire with 3-month limit

Comment and Analysis

Western groups find going tough in Russia

Country is reeling from economic woes linked to western sanctions

Bank regulators fail to spot hidden dangers

Seven years after the crash the authorities still know next to nothing, writes Robert Lenzner

8th March 1974: Roy Mason, the Labour Minister of Defence in the Wilson administration. (Photo by Ian Showell/Keystone/Getty Images)
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Labour peer Lord Mason dies at 91

Former Barnsley MP was Northern Ireland secretary at height of the conflict in the province

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