Google break-up plan emerges from EU

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance

China rate cut puts pressure on lenders

Policy changes set to squeeze bank profit margins

BoE probes money auction rigging fears

Suspicion over possible manipulation of liquidity moves in 2007-8

Portugal’s ex PM Sócrates detained

Former leader is a suspect in tax fraud, money laundering probe

Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya kills 28

Islamist extremist group claims responsibility

US citizenship returns to tax Boris

Dual-national London mayor caught by reach of IRS

Senators grill Dudley on bank regulation

New York Fed president accused of being too close to Wall Street

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Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday

Obama warns against clash on immigration

Republicans accuse president of abusing his authority

Crude slide sparks oil-related debt fears

Concern surrounds bonds and loans that fuelled US shale boom

Fed eyes curbs on bank commodities trade

Regulator to propose rule in 2015 to address concern over risk

Comment and Analysis

Carl Djerassi: father of the contraceptive pill

The chemist-turned-novelist and playwright explains why he believes egg freezing is the future

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Why a house-price bubble means trouble

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Oil producers can’t kick drilling habit

It is not enough to find the cash to bail out the feckless exploration addicts, warns John Dizard

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