Italian banks test ‘safe hands’ Padoan

Finance minister’s low-key competence is not enough, some say

US-led globalism is dying with the TPP

A U-turn on the trade deal she once backed would only confirm prejudices about Hillary Clinton

Chinese province buys up mouldy wheat

Effort to help flood-hit growers will degrade strategic stocks

China struggles to stem outflow of wealth

Mainland demand for Hong Kong insurance products soars at AIA

Egypt close to $7bn IMF support deal

Three-year programme would help ease currency crisis after tourism hit

Rosneft bids in oil group ‘privatisation’

Russia’s largest oil producer eyes controlling stake in Bashneft

Venezuelan ills send chill over ally Cuba

Warnings of rationing revive memories of post-Soviet austerity

South Korea GDP growth quickens pace

Consumption and construction help economy expand in second quarter