Chinese banks shun month-end deposits

Lenders scramble to comply with new rules to limit window-dressing

ECB pushed to take ‘junk’ loan bundles

Relaxation of rules likely to face German opposition

Ireland under pressure over low tax rates

Country at centre of controversy over corporate tax avoidance

UK economy 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

Revised data suggest recession was shallower than thought

Euro drops as inflation hits new low

Fresh dip piles pressure on European Central Bank

Hollande warns France of spending cuts

Berlin puts pressure on Paris to adopt robust reforms

Pakistan seeks $2bn from privatisations

Return to global markets marks end of crisis, says Islamabad

Nauru – from bird droppings to bust

US hedge fund has court order to freeze island’s bank accounts