Cameron and Merkel celebrate another year

Festivities were muted by questions over Britain’s EU future

Gross suit throws up battle of bonus pool

Central question of complaint asks how much is a star bond investor worth

StanChart to axe 1,000 top manager jobs

CEO Bill Winters’ move part of new strategy for bank

Apple pulls mobile app adblocker

Move to withdraw Been Choice from app store

Vote Leave outlines Brexit battle lines

Campaign honed by months of polling and research

Russia fails to derail Isis advances

Moscow air strikes accused of helping not hindering terror group

EU launches aircraft maintenance probe

Regulators focus on competition in $60bn repair market

Alan Yau ©Niall McDiarimid
  • The Yau factor

    The restaurateur behind Wagamama and Hakkasan wants to bring old-fashioned glamour back to Mayfair

  • Lights, camera, singani

    The film-maker first tasted the Bolivian spirit while filming ‘Che’. Soon after, he became a global distributor

  • Kenya’s coffee hour

    Café society is taking off in a nation of tea drinkers

Ebola nurse ‘serious’ as epidemic fades

Risks linger even as vaccines tested in Africa

Oil prices rally on Mideast tensions

Brent crude on course for biggest weekly gain in 6 years


Glencore’s cut to zinc output boosts shares

Move addresses concerns about demand in China

Surge of cash buyers in London properties

Homes sold to cash buyers hits record high

Comment & Analysis

Economic slowdown a hangover not a coma

Debt lies behind much of what has happened in the past seven years, writes Kenneth Rogoff

Margaret Thatcher greets a crowd in Moscow during an official visit to the USSR in 1987
©Daniel Janin/AFP

‘Margaret Thatcher’, by Charles Moore

The second instalment of the former prime minister’s authorised biography illuminates her mid-1980s glory years. Review by John Lloyd

Brian Friel, playwright, 1929-2015

Subtle, Irish dramatist who was a great nation builder

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