Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Humdrum mechanism could mitigate risk of securitising EU banks’ SME lending, says John Dizard

French property CGT relief nears end

Second homeowners have four months to benefit from discount

Ryanair website tumbles in Google ranking

Technical issues with redesign cause it to miss key traffic

Two former Anglo Irish executives guilty

Convictions relate to Ireland’s catastrophic banking crisis

RSA to sell European units for £300m

Hester expected to unveil more deals to turn round insurer

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

Europe’s leading distillers see Asia-Pacific sales decline

European car sales rise for seventh month

Cautiously confident market toasts positive start to the year

SAP earnings hurt by strong euro

First-quarter operating profit rises but misses analyst estimates

Bankers keen to court small businesses

Cash is available but the Mittelstand does not want it

Historic Frankfurt Book Fair retains crucial role in a digitised world

Although the October gathering has declined in scale, its networking opportunities remain second to none

Local lenders to come under pan-EU regulator

The European Central Bank may take a tougher line on the German institutions that it will supervise

Fitzpatrick relief as court ordeal ends

Juncker backs loosening of telecoms rules

Candidate for EC president urges opening of door for mergers

Blancco deal taps into data privacy push

Blancco, maker of data-deletion software, is an inspired buy for Regenersis

Putin: Russia’s great propagandist

Putin’s use of Soviet-era symbolism has alarmed those fearful for the future

Carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU

Gunvor well placed to weather political storm

Company denies that Vladimir Putin has ever held a stake

Time is not on Renzi’s side for reforms

International investors give Italy three months to back up revamps

German publishing head hits at Google

Gunvor’s earnings rise by a quarter

Swiss-based oil trader sees diversification strategy pay off

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