Russia scales up bank bailout

Rouble’s rally falters at prospect of multiple rescues

Big pharma cashes in on M&A fever

Promising signs from companies’ drug development pipelines

Warning signs after bumper IPO year

Clouds on horizon after 1,205 listings raise $258bn globally

Japan inflation slips to 14-month low

Fall in CPI threatens exit from ‘deflationary mindset’

US equities push higher in thin trading

Russian rouble slips while oil see-saws on Libya concerns

Fire engulfs Libya’s largest oil terminal

Facility shut down as Islamist militias seek to seize control