US east coast braced for blizzard

Airlines cancel hundreds of flights ahead of snowstorms

IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

Calls grow for fund to step up aid to prevent financial crisis

Marubeni in $1bn writedown as oil slumps

Japanese trading house also hit by impairment charges on Gavilon

Equities find poise after Greece vote

Euro bounces off 11-year low but Greek bank stocks hit hard

Puzzle of low wage rises tests the Fed

Feeble pay data could add to calls for a delay to US rate rises

Republican hopefuls woo the Iowa faithful

Gathering for would-be candidates shows their ideological diversity

Bettencourt case set to grip France

Ten go on trial in Paris accused of exploiting L’Oreal heiress

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Axis-PartnerRe deal reshapes reinsurance

Merger is latest sign of industry consolidation

Obama challenges Congress on Arctic oil

Attempt to protect 12m acres opens battle line with Republicans

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Human investment managers risk obsolescence

Computerised hedge funds will ‘dominate’, says Braga

Abbott rebuked for knighting Prince Philip

Gaffe-prone Australian PM sparks another controversy

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Anne Stausboll, Calpers: the $300bn woman

The mighty US pension fund boss squeezing fund managers’ fees

Saudis prize stability above all else

The early appointments made by King Salman represent a delicate balancing act within the family

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