Companies warned on insurance rules revamp

Business must take policies more seriously, says pension trustee

Dufry snaps up Italy’s World Duty Free

The €3.6bn deal will create world’s biggest travel retailer

Sturgeon calls on Labour to form anti-Conservative pact

SNP leader lays down challenge to Ed Miliband

Islamist groups seize Syrian city of Idlib

Hardline insurgents gain control of second province

Iran nuclear talks edge closer to agreement

Delegates adamant that resolution with Tehran will be substantial

Cameron promises ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

Prime minister tells supporters election is on a knife edge

Activist fund targets Kyocera and Canon

Oasis helped prod Nintendo out of consoles-only strategy

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India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

Growth stalling and profits dwindling for country’s diamantaires

Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

Saudi-led coalition bombs Houthi fighters advancing on Aden

Yellen says rates likely to rise gradually

Fed chair presents arguments for central bank’s caution

Lubitz: mystery at centre of Alps tragedy

Prosecutors believe co-pilot kept illness a secret

Comment and Analysis

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Westminster women: the gender gap

Elizabeth Rigby asks leading female politicians why the UK parliament remains a men’s club

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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The prince plots to steal Cameron’s crown

Those who think the Tories would not move against a sitting prime minister forget Thatcher’s fall

Singapore: Life after Lee

The death of its founding father has triggered questions over the future of the tightly controlled city-state

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