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Coffee chains brew robust future in China

Starbucks and Costa expand amid surging popularity

Rush for exposure to US fuels ETF inflows

Trend contrasts with fading investor enthusiasm for Europe

Yahoo targets wearables and mobile growth

Internet group seeks to transform itself into world of apps

Disrupters, destruction and opportunity

Who has been wreaking havoc on traditional business models in 2014

Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

Contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

Tanker market benefits from oil rout

Rates for crude shipping soar to 6-year highs

Bankers wrangle over China megadeals

State sector reforms offer opportunities for lucrative fees

Buddhist militancy sparks concern

Rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim organisations

‘Frozen’ fever grips cultural landscape

Merchandise from hit film pushes up revenues at Disney and partners

Doubts dog India’s banks’ sell-off plan

Questions persist over the viability of recapitalisation

Swedish prime minister cancels snap elections

Cross-party deal blocks anti-immigration populists

Comment and Analysis

Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

Son of a Flemish mechanic who did more than most to shape the EU

Old-fashioned discipline at hip start-up

Unruly is a case study in trying to achieve urgency without panic

©Peter Frank Edwards

How (not) to break the ice at parties

Try asking: ‘What’s all the fuss about the central banks?’

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