Ban high-value bank notes ‘to cut crime’

Big bills have crucial role in underground economy, says report

France fades in Australia submarines race

Bid to build fleet loses ground amid US fears of ‘tech leakage’

Google pushes further into virtual reality

New headset to take on Facebook’s Oculus in latest platform war

Trump and Cruz alarm corporate America

Two candidates seen as intolerable by Republican-leaning business people

Asian equities drift lower in subdued holiday trade

Australia and Japan dip as lunar new year holidays shutter China

Bridgewater’s succession plan in flux

Jensen steps back as co-CEO of world’s biggest hedge fund

Dry bulk crisis threatens shipowners

Companies suspend payments to creditors and make write-offs

Rubio attempts to show spontaneous side

Republican rivals attack Florida senator for over-prepared soundbites

A collection of bitcoins stand in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The International Monetary Fund extolled the potential benefits of virtual currencies and said they warrant a more nuanced regulatory approach, at a time when the future of bitcoin, the most well-known example, is in doubt's. Bitcoin traded at about $379 on Jan. 20, about a third of its peak in 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg

Norway fund urges US banks to split top job

Institutions warned over contentious combining of roles

US steps up pressure against N Korea

Seoul and Washington accelerate Beijing-opposed missile shield plan

China FX reserves lowest since 2012

Monthly drop of $99.5bn as Beijing sells dollars to support Rmb

Europe feels pain from olive oil crisis

Consumers face higher prices while Tunisia becomes top exporter

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Tech sector: curses

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Change in state’s laws was a lifeline for start-up

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