China’s lenders can aid regional growth

Outbound flows of direct investment have overtaken inflows

Optimism on US banks: is it overdone?

Investors have enjoyed another year of rising share prices in the sector

Big banks need to embrace digital era

Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo as they target profitable areas

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition between platforms intensifies

Oil price fall will benefit Europe

Travel and leisure groups, tyremakers and clothing retailers will reap rewards, writes Sarah Gordon

Cooper dispute challenges China investors

Foreigners test their mettle against powerful Chinese interests

Oil price fall could add to banks’ woes

Outstanding loans to energy sector could cause large-scale losses

The risk of banks’ dismissal of P2P lenders

Too much complacency invites disruption akin to that experienced by Uber’s rivals

New York’s British media clan grows apace

US companies seeking digital growth are betting that UK-born journalists may have answers

Hungary cannot bank on state ownership

Foreign banks have been positive for ex-communist countries

China looks for quality investors

Marquee-named backers find favour among Asian companies seeking to raise funds

Doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

Three big questions hanging over banking regulation

Britain’s champions need to up their game

It’s high time for GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce to start earning their national status

Bitcoin 2.0 hopes rest on the blockchain

New version raises more disruptive possibilities than its predecessor

Europe’s patents throttled by red tape

The long-promised single EU patent cannot come soon enough

Falling oil price tests Asia

Malaysia derives almost a third of state revenues from Petronas

More must be done on bank conduct

Some hope is being pinned on the UK’s fair and effective markets review

YouTube stars face authenticity test

Watchdog’s native ads clampdown poses challenge for vloggers

Fraudsters threaten online advertising

Digital platforms are difficult to monitor and vulnerable to abuse

French sell-off plan an optical illusion

Law allows state to rake in billions while continuing to pull strings of leading companies


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