Local elections deal blow to Hollande

France’s centre-right UMP party and allies make strident gains

Greece battles to unlock bailout cash

Labour and pension reforms missing from Athens’ proposals

European payouts rise by more than 10%

Banks lead the way as dividends from companies hit €187bn

Bank reform nears end, says Basel head

Committee plans to clarify final rules within the next year

EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy warns

Libyan civil war at top of agenda for Paolo Gentiloni

Online arms race heats up over adverts

Internet media groups fight back against use of adblockers

French business still awaiting recovery

Economists say country is emerging from years of stagnation

LLANDUDNO, WALES - SEPTEMBER 08: Senior citizens walk along Llandudno Pier on September 8, 2014 in Llandudno, Wales. Britain is facing multiple problems stemming from an increase in the elderly proportion of its population, including increasing health care costs, strains on its social security system, a shortage of senior care workers and challenges to the employment market. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) ©Getty

Wall Street banks recover trading revenue

Quarter set for first year-on-year fixed-income rise since 2009

De Beers toughens diamond rules

Companies’ accounts must meet international standards, says group

Glasgow Airport's Sky Hub, a 4,000sqm, two-storey extension, which includes new shops, bars and restaurants on the ground floor and a new purpose built security area and World Duty Free store on the first floor.

Swiss group Dufry snaps up Italian rival

Benetton family deal will create world’s biggest travel retailer

Lubitz: mystery at centre of Alps tragedy

Prosecutors believe co-pilot kept illness a secret

Comment and Analysis

Eurozone’s real problems are hidden

The most important adjustment that needs to take place is a convergence of prices and labour costs

Russia looks to history for a new ideology

Its nationalistic hue is supplied by what Russians see as an external threat, writes Andrei Nekrasov

Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

It will take time but Latin America is working to combat corruption, says John Paul Rathbone

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