Oil falls as Opec tests US shale industry

Cartel decides against production cut despite 40% price-slide since mid-June

PM seeks ‘English votes for English laws’

Proposals to curb Scottish MPs’ power at Westminster

Germany acts on Russia’s Balkan designs

Putin’s visit to Serbia viewed as mission to extend influence

Hohn in record-breaking $530m divorce

Hedge fund billionaire’s ex-wife wins largest award given by English court

China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Ultra-loose monetary policy and lack of oversight blamed

Mitchell faces bill for ‘Plebgate’ case

Tory former minister ‘bitterly disappointed’ by court decision

Tesco parts company with three executives

Moves pave way for CEO to making changes to UK management

George Osborne, the chancellor, announced a future Conservative government would freeze working age benefits for two years
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Osborne offers branch to annuity industry

Chancellor set to revamp “death taxes” on payments in Autumn Statement

Net UK migration surges 43%

Bulgarians and Romanians drive total to 260,000

Brazil’s new finance minister sets targets

Levy commits to restoring fiscal surplus to 2% of GDP

European Parliament backs Google break-up

Resolution comes as Paris and Berlin call for level playing field online

Comment and Analysis

The Pope’s Chaka Khan model for Europe

The pontiff’s words in Strasbourg displayed the dexterous feminism for which the Holy See is famed

Westminster cuts purse strings to Scotland

Scottish nationalists should accept Smith commission proposals

Fraudsters threaten online advertising

Digital platforms are difficult to monitor and vulnerable to abuse

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