Europe’s banks: dividend doubts

Pedestrians pass the Intesa Sanpaolo SpA logo

Investors might have to look north for healthy payouts

JLR’s China factory to rival UK quality

Head of operations says company will add new Chinese brand

KfW lobbies for unit to come off ECB list

KfW Ipex is undergoing ECB asset quality review and stress tests

Martell Caractère, Martell’s newest cognac expression, at a star studded launch event held at The Paramour Mansion on October 10 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Martell Caractere)

China crackdown hits cognac industry

Closures of karaoke and hostess bars disrupts key profit channel

Regulators warned on monitoring risk

EU watchdogs will need to increase collection of data

Monte dei Paschi lifts share sale to €5bn

Italian bank lifts offering to accelerate restructuring

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Banks retreat from Moscow deals

Japanese lead pullback over fear of wider Ukraine sanctions

VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria

51% of Djezzy arm sold for $2.6bn to sovereign fund

Global carmakers seek China inroads

Beijing auto show highlights carmakers’ dependence on China

Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Humdrum mechanism could mitigate risk of securitising lending

French property CGT relief nears end

Second homeowners looking to sell 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

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

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