Negative rates pose corporate conundrum

European companies still unsure about putting cash to better use

Critics attack China draft security law

Human rights groups say law would criminalise free speech

Irish voters back same-sex marriage

Referendum reinforces diminished role of the Church

Japan experts defend ‘go for growth’ plan

Hopes rise escaping deflation will deliver a jolt to growth

Yemen offensive sparks Saudi jingoism

New Middle East order feeds sectarian fervour

Sweden trumps Russia in 60th Eurovision

Italy takes third in songfest, which this year included an entry from Australia

The bank of England, City of London.
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BoE mis-sends Brexit email to press

Officials confirm research into impact of EU departure

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Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

Fed chair points to rate rise this year if recovery continues

No ‘wall of love’ for Cameron at summit

European leaders warn UK PM over reform negotiations

Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

Shift over Luxembourg deal brings revenues in reach of taxman

Eurozone says no Greek deal without IMF

Cash-strapped Athens could be left for weeks with no aid

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James Gorman

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Fifa boss understood very early that there’s a new world order in which westerners don’t matter much

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Products such as the iPhone are hard to imagine without Jensen’s vision of smoothness

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"I think CDS desensitise lenders/arrangers to credit risk. It's like having a quickie divorce available after a drunken wedding in Las Vegas. Debt should be like a marriage with each party knowing it is to a large extent binding. Without the quickie "out" that CDS offer, credit risk would have been respected more and less credit would have been extended."
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