Japan posts record trade deficit

Data show gap widening under Abenomics

Eurozone peripheral interest bills climb

Big deficits mean servicing debt remains costly

US Ex-Im Bank faces fight to survive

Conservative critics regard agency as ‘corporate welfare’

BP refuses to fund spill studies

Arguments over costs central to legal actions

Wage rises seen as threat to low US rates

Economists say long-term unemployment may not curb inflation

Martell Caractère, Martell’s newest cognac expression, at a star studded launch event held at The Paramour Mansion on October 10 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Martell Caractere)

China crackdown hits cognac industry

Closures of karaoke and hostess bars disrupt key profit channel

A plan to free the US mortgage market

Combine government financial muscle with the market’s ability to price risk, says John Delaney

Japan: corporate governance

Returns, though improving, remain stubbornly low