Wells to keep lending to debt-heavy groups

Bank vows to maintain level of loans despite regulators’ guidance

MasterCard to trial robot in Pizza Hut

Childlike android Pepper comes of age taking orders and payments

Wang Jianlin warns Disney over China resort

Vow to ‘make venture unprofitable’ as Dalian Wanda prepares to open rival park

Monsanto did not intend to be a target

US seed maker hoped to purchase other groups in the agribusiness industry, rather than be bought

Old Mutual building at 2 Lambeth Hill, City of London.

Old Mutual nears deal to sell US business

South African group nears deal with AMG as part of retrenchment

Negative rates fuel record Japan buybacks

Analysts predict surge to strengthen over the rest of this year

Brexiters’ insouciance is right of rich

The Leave campaigners’ droll routine is all the worse for their pose as underdog yeomen

Bank of America: the law lost

Cases should be decided by courts rather than settled privately, but there are risks for both sides

Facebook revamps Trending Topics team

Group aims to allay accusations of political bias on the platform

US court opens door over Libor claims

Ruling that threw out private lawsuits is overturned

Google in final pitch over Oracle claim

Group tells court it was covered by ‘fair use’ of software code

BofA’s $1.3bn penalty dismissed by court

Decision reverses government victory in defective home loans case

BHS leaves Goldman with sucker scars

Retailer’s collapse means Arcadia is now an embarrassing client

Lyft to offer scheduled rides

Ride-hailing company looks beyond on-demand model as competition with Uber heats up

Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

Some investors fear German group will have to raise its bid

Battle to control Viacom heads to court

CEO Philippe Dauman alleges Sumner Redstone’s daughter manipulated the infirm billionaire

Fiat hits back at German emissions tests

Carmaker says KBA not a ‘competent’ authority to assess engines

Ares to buy American Capital for $3.43bn

Business development company sector has faced activist attacks

Billionaire buys 13% stake in Tribune

Move comes as LA Times publisher is stalked by rival Gannett

Lending Club boosted by Chinese investor

Shanda takes leading stake in online lender hit by loan scandal

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