Coke deepens cost cuts as profits fall

Drinks maker expects to be below its 2014 EPS growth target

Pistorius given five years in jail

Sentence ‘fair and just’ to society and athlete, says judge

McDonald's vows review as profits slide

Revenues at the fast food company drop 5 per cent to $7bn

Stocks jump on hopes for more ECB stimulus

Euro slips and Bund yields rise as havens wane

China growth slowest since global crisis

Decline in quarterly GDP expansion raises fear for global economy

Assad looks to still use chemical weapons

Syria seen as flouting 2013 deal while world focuses on Isis

Apple smashes through forecasts

Group beats Wall St expectations on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales

Silver Economy

Facebook’s new board member apologises for harassment

WhatsApp chief Jan Koum ‘deeply sorry’

Good payday karma for Microsoft chief

Nadella granted compensation package worth an estimated $84.3m

Takata sinks as US urges airbag fix

Unusual warning from NHTSA sends company’s shares down 23%

AbbVie hits at Treasury as Shire deal dies

González calls for comprehensive US tax reform

Comment and Analysis

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Leader who modernised Australian society

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98

China steel exports disrupt markets

Faltering domestic demand leaves producers looking abroad

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