European Commission reshuffle calls mount

Hill and Cañete struggle to impress in their hearings

Virgin Money pushes ahead with IPO

Newcastle-based lender to join ranks of listed ‘challenger banks’

China backs HK leader over tear gas move

Beijing accuses protesters of creating ‘chaos’

Angry Birds maker to shed jobs as growth slows

Move comes amid mid increased competition and falling profits

Rocket Internet fizzles on market debut

IPO values German ecommerce group at €6.7bn

High earners to gain most from Tory plans

Tax cuts for wealthy to be funded by unspecified spending cuts

Investors pull $23.5bn from Pimco fund

Withdrawals from Total Return Fund rise in September

French carmakers call for faster reforms

Peugeot Citroën, Renault increase pressure on Hollande government

Nedbank set to take stake in Ecobank

Deal raises stakes in battle for control of pan-African lender

IOC hits out as Norway pulls Olympic bid

Oslo exit leaves only two cities in race to host 2022 winter games

LNG boom fuels Australia hopes

Country faces competition from US shale gas

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