US third-quarter growth revised higher

Strong economic momentum boosts Fed case for rate rise next month

Brussels plans for bank guarantee fund

Deposit guarantee seen as ‘final pillar’ in EU banking union

Chinese bid for grid tests Australia

State-owned utility fuels unease over infrastructure investment

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Mobile to lead surge in digital wallets

Card transactions to fall from two-thirds to half of all payments

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South Africa and the ‘Belindia’ trap

The legacy of injustice has shaped the country. Now it needs growth, of the right kind

Draghi prepares for more monetary easing

The ECB should give QE more time and more firepower to work

Socialist leader becomes Portuguese PM

António Costa’s appointment ends weeks of political uncertainty

World trade heads for worst year since 2009

Growth rate of 0.7% in third quarter underlines fragility of economic recovery

Emerging European banks: turnround time?

Credit supply and funding turn positive, tentatively

Europe, unreconstructed

Italy’s bank rescue shows bad old ways not forgotten

QE has clouded market vision of normal

Changes in policy are often accompanied by market disruption, writes John Plender

Italy squares up to bad loans problem

Newly created bank resolution fund will raise €3.6bn to restructure four small lenders

Portugal president urges EU compliance

Costa tasked with producing ‘a credible government solution’

Alberta outlines plan for carbon tax

Heartland of Canada’s oil industry targets emissions cut

Business warned of cyber enemy within

Companies advised to adopt better safeguards against inside jobs

BoE urged to aid bond investors in rout

Nervousness about prospective rate rises and unwinding of QE

CMA CGM in exclusive talks with NOL

French shipping group eyes Singapore rival

End the folly of a borderless Europe

There are two fixes, repair Schengen or revert to national systems

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