- Bankers’ bonuses are to be capped at two times salary and banks will be subject to a strict transparency regime.
- Switzerland will hold a referendum on a package of strict curbs on executive pay put forward by entrepreneur Thomas Minder, who spoke to the FT about his proposals.
- The Turkish government is negotiating with jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in an effort to end a conflict that has claimed 35,000 lives in the past three decades, but doubts linger about whether a historic deal is within reach.
- If you’ve been using your iPad as a babysitter only to find that your child has managed to rack up a steep bill for a children’s games and apps, never fear – Apple is offering a refund.
- The Obama administration is shifting policy on Syrian rebels. It will help with training and “nonlethal assistance” – vehicles, communications equipment and night vision gear.
- China’s defence ministry claims that rather than being the perpetrator of hacking incidents, China is the victim: “According to the IP addresses, the Defence Ministry and China Military Online websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the U.S. accounted for 62.9 percent.”
- China’s burgeoning tomato-growing industry is troubling traditional tomato-growing countries like Italy.
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