Business chiefs line up against Labour

100 leaders say poll would place recovery at risk

Diplomats race to salvage Iran deal

Final day ends badly as sanctions issue proves intractable

Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

Shares priced near top of range as bank moves to list before poll

StanChart’s Shankar quits for private equity

Lender’s head of EMEA plans to start his own firm

World’s oldest person dies in Japan

Death of Misao Okawa highlights country’s long life expectancy

Reserves in emerging markets shrink

Concerns over US policy trigger first fall in two decades

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Prime Minister David Cameron, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband attend a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Rival economic plans come under scrutiny

Tories would curb growth a little relative to Labour, report says

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Asos reports 10% fall in pre-tax profits

Share price rises 5% as results beat market expectations

Japan Inc reins in spending plans

Tankan survey shows companies expect conditions to deteriorate

China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

Bank set for almost 50 founding members despite US lobbying

Amazon gets its teeth into ‘button’ trial

WiFi-linked gadgets will allow users to reorder food or services

Comment and Analysis

Tough first quarter for commodities

Iron ore and coffee lead the losers as oversupply and strong dollar hit prices

UK election risks drowning in dodgy data

UK politicians err in not trusting their electorate with the truth

India: At the coalface

Failure to boost energy supplies will hurt Modi’s goal of turning India into a manufacturing force

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