Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

Fed chair points to rate rise this year if recovery continues

Germany curbs union powers after strikes

Concern that labour relations have fallen to ‘English conditions’

Draghi urges reforms to unlock potential

ECB president says return to prosperity needs government action

Nationwide CEO to step down after 9 years

Graham Beale exits as mutual’s profits soar amid rise in lending

US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

Legislative dance highlights tough balancing act in Congress

Stanley Fischer Governor of the Bank of Israel at his office in Jerusalem, Wednesday June 19 2013. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky

Fischer says euro area can survive crisis

Fed official says monetary union depends on spreading prosperity

IMF predicts upturn for Russian economy

Moscow praised as crisis-fighting measures stabilise currency

Dodd-Frank reform fight ends in stalemate

Chance of near-term changes to post-crisis act seen as remote

Coal and solar executives clash on climate

Hayward rejects solar as power solution for countries such as India

Ghana cocoa woes spark reliability fears

Prices soar as chocolate sector counts cost of missed deliveries

Energy chief says EU coal and gas dying

‘We continue to build big power plants in emerging countries’

Cœuré speech highlights financiers’ links

ECB board member released information to select audience

Investors eye consequences of a Greek default

‘Risk of eventual Grexit should not be underestimated’

Fed minutes show recovery doubts

Prospect of near-term rate rise is dimmed by flat economic data

Money as art: the dollar collection

Sotheby’s to sell ‘prophetic’ Warhol works acquired over 30 years

Culture of impunity and immunity

Big fines show that what was all right before is not all right now, writes Michael Mackenzie