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Ukraine’s central bank has said billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky sought to create “chaos” at the bank. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s central bank has said billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky is attacking it in a bid to evade a $5.5 billion (€5 billion) debt and disrupt Kiev’s talk(...)

 Kellyanne Conway has berated the media for not covering a fictitious massacre. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

It is surprisingly easy to move on from fake massacres. Being shallow creatures, most of us have now put the non-events of Bowling Green behind us. On(...)

Ivan Mulcahy says that being a literary agent is “a truly great job, entertaining and always a privilege”. Photograph: Debbi Clark

If Ivan Mulcahy ever writes his life story, the opening chapters will read like an inspirational how-to guide for aspiring corporate high-flyers. Thou(...)

Adam Tanner, author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Back in 1988, journalist Adam Tanner was the victim of what he calls pre-internet era, “old fashioned data gathering”.While in Dresden – then still a (...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Regional indexes hit multi-year highs as the Federal Reserve defied expectations it would scale back its stimulus programme. Photograph: Sonya Schoenberger/Reuters

European stock markets opened higher today after the US Federal Reserve surprised investors by sticking to its programme of economic stimulus, sending(...)

Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House said the company expects the new PlayStation 4 console to be profitable in a shorter time than its predecessor. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony aims to sell five million of its new PlayStation 4 game consoles worldwide in the financial year to March 31st, 2014, Sony’s game unit chief, And(...)

Brent crude rose toward $111 a barrel today, extending gains for a second day after the United States kept its monetary stimulus programme intact, boo(...)